The Livewell Clinic - June 2019


Sticking to an anti-inflammatory diet can be one of the best ways to lead a healthier, stronger lifestyle, but knowing where to start can be tricky. Instead of muddling through your new diet, keep these two tips inmind as you start. Check Your Fats In the 1950s, scientists began preaching against saturating your body with fats. Dieting and nutrition experts became obsessed with cutting eggs and supplementing diets on fat-free products, but today, nutrition science has proved this fad wrong. When you’re focused on creating a diet that eliminates inflammation, focus on your fat intake. Choose foods that are full of good fats, like omega-3s, which are good for your heart, and shift away from omega-6s and saturated fats. These compounds are comprised of the bad trans fats that add to the high

cholesterol and heart disease scientists were so afraid of in the ‘50s. Adding nutritious fats into your diet can be simple, but it’s important to pay attention to the source and makeup of your food. Avocados, wild-caught salmon, chia seeds, and cage-free eggs are great sources of fat that will stimulate heart health and limit the inflammation your body is fighting. If you’re looking for a healthy and fat-filled snack, Dr. Watkins recommends wrapping smoked salmon around slices of avocado! No Cheese, Please Dairy can be a major culprit when it comes to inflammation, and the source of trouble can be found in farming practices. This ultimately creates dairy products that have a mucus-like makeup, and every time you eat or drink a bovine dairy product, you’re likely consuming the junk the cowwas fed with. One of the easiest ways to determine if dairy is causing you to feel this way is to cut it out for a fewweeks. After your purge, try goat’s milk. Goats are typically raised more humanely and with a better diet, so their milk can be a great alternative. When you take these two steps, you are already making a big difference for your body and its fight against inflammation. Stay connected withThe Livewell Clinic for more information about our next detox to reap even more benefits of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Learnmore by visiting

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Nothing feels more paleo-appropriate than digging into a giant rack of beef ribs. This largely hands-off recipe requires plenty of hands-on eating, making you feel like one of our cave-dwelling ancestors.

Ingredients • 1 5-lb. rack of beef ribs • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

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Directions 1. Heat a charcoal, wood-burning, or gas grill to medium-high. Once heated, move heat source to one side or turn off half of the burners to create an indirect heat zone. 2. Season ribs with salt and pepper and char on the hotter side of the grill, turning occasionally, for 12–15 minutes. Once charred, transfer to the other side of grill and cook until the thickest part of the rib reaches 130 F, about 2 1/2–3 hours. 3. Let meat rest for 15 minutes. If desired, serve alongside grilled veggies.

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