Both the initiation and resolution phases of inflammation are under strong dietary control. The goal of anti-inflammatory nutrition is to discover which combination of nutrients and what levels are required to manage the inflammatory response for optimal wellness. This becomes the basis for “evidence-based wellness”.
Understanding the role of nutrients and their impact on hormonal responses and gene transcription factors that control inflammatory response is the core of anti-inflammatory nutrition. At the Foundation, we are focused on three areas of anti-inflammatory nutrition.
- The effect of dietary composition on hormonal and inflammatory responses.
- Impact of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on both the initiation and resolution phases of the inflammatory response.
- Impact of dietary polyphenols on gut microbes and inflammation.