Anti-Inflammatory Diet David Leopold, MD

David C. Leopold, MD, Director of Integrative Medical Education at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine Inflammation is emerging as the core of many chronic disease states, and is not limited to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Multiple diverse disease entities such as Alzheimer’s disease, coronary artery disease, colon cancer and many autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases, are now felt to have an inflammatory process either at the core of the disease, or acting to significantly exacerbate or perpetuate the condition. Alterations in the Standard American Diet can result in a significant decrease of inflammatory burden for many people. While these diet changes will benefit almost all people to some degree, they may be especially significant for those with inflammatory driven diseases.