Six-S Diet to Balance Inflammation
Following Dr. Bill’s own life-threatening “-itis” illness, he thoroughly researched what diet would best balance his inflammation. After a few years of experimentation – and taste-reshaping – he came up with a simple, delicious and nutritious diet. We’ll call it the six-S diet. (“Diet” simply means a way of eating. We’re all on a “diet.”) Instead of a diet, call it a “do-it.”
- Seafood: primarily wild pacific salmon.
- Smoothies: multiple dark-colored fruits, berries, organic yogurt, ground flaxseeds, and more. The sipping solution is one of the best inflammation solutions. (See Sipping Solution, page 57).
- Salads: go as deeply colorful as you can. Go green, such as organic arugula, kale and spinach; go red, such as tomatoes and red peppers; add red or black beans.
- Spices: turmeric, black pepper, ginger, garlic, rosemary, chilis, and cinnamon
- Satisfying snacks: graze to your body’s content. (See why grazing is good for you, page 119)
- Supplements: The three inflammation-balancing ones I use in my medical practice and those supported by science:
- Omega-3 fish oils, primarily salmon oil from Alaska
- Astaxanthin, the natural anti-inflammatory nutrient that makes salmon pink. We recommend Hawaiian astaxanthin.
These science-based supplements are meant to fill in the gaps in the first three S’s: seafood, salads, and smoothies, since few people consistently eat an average of two ounces of wild salmon every day and ten servings (ten fistfuls) of combined fruits and vegetables every day.