How to Prevent Disease with an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Stephanie McClellan, M.D., and Beth Hamilton, M.D., both educated at USC, are partners in a thriving medical practice specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology based in Newport Beach, CA. As a team, they are affiliated with Hoag Memorial Presbeterian Hospital in Newport Beach. They have become widely known for their "outpatient hysterectomy" procedure, which is done with laparoscopy, almost no pain, little blood loss, and much faster recovery--2 days to 2 weeks. Additionally, Dr. McClellan has served as Charman of the Ob/Gyn Dept. and as a consultant to the hospital on women's health for ten years. She helped to coordinate the founding and building of their renowned Women's Health Pavilion. She raised an unprecedented 70 million dollars for that project and her vision shaped the highly regarded women's health center.

Eat these anti-inflammatory foods like salmon and vegetablesSick of being sick? Incorporate these healthy foods into your diet — they’ll help you become more stress-resilient, but also reduce the inflammation in your body that can lead to illness. From The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women: Heal the Destructive Effects of Stress on Your Body by Stephanie McClellan, M.D., and Beth Hamilton, M.D.

Vegetables: arugula, asparagus, bean sprouts, bell peppers, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, collards, cucumber, endive, escarole, garlic, green beans, kale, leeks, mushrooms, onions, olives, romaine lettuce, scallions, shallots, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini.

Fruit: apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, clementines, guavas, honeydew, kiwifruit, kumquats, lemons, limes, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes.

Animal proteins (grass-fed or wild preferred): skinless and boneless chicken breast, turkey breast, anchovies, cod, halibut, herring, mackerel, oysters, rainbow trout, sablefish, salmon, sardines, shad, snapper, striped bass, tuna, whitefish.

Nuts and seeds: almonds, flaxseeds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts.

Oils: extra-virgin olive oil.

Herbs and spices: cocoa (70 percent cocoa), ginger, oregano, turmeric.

Drinks: Green tea, ginger tea, red wine (one glass a day).


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