Regular readers will be more than familiar with the Inflammation Pyramid by now. Well, here’s something that takes that concept one step further and allows you to identify the diet best suited to you in terms of inflammation and longevity.
Identifying your personal Low Inflammation Diet:
In order to identify the diet best suited to you in terms of inflammation, proceed as follows:
- Start at the far right of the above graph at the “Meat & Water” diet. Wait until you are fully in ketosis by measuring your serum ketones before moving on to the next step..
- Carefully start to add in individual food items according to your preferred diet. Record everything including amounts & keep monitoring ketone levels.
- If at any time you drop out of ketosis, STOP what you are doing and remove whatever it was you added last. Wait until you fall back into ketosis before continuing.
- Continue adding/ removing further items to your diet in this manner until you have achieved your desired dietary intake in terms of both types of food & amounts. Assuming you are still in ketosis, this is now your personal Low Inflammation Diet.
Use the Inflammation Pyramid as your Guide
When considering the individual types & amounts of food items you wish to include in your diet, use the Inflammation Pyramid as your guide. Remember that just about all of us will be affected by the “BIG 3” inflammatory agents in one way or another: carbohydrates, dairy & industrial seed oils. It’s just the proportions of these that will vary according to the individual. You should be able to easily identify your personal IP as you progress through steps 1-4, above. Once identified, stick to it rigorously at all times for minimum inflammation & maximum longevity!