Following a specific diet can help prevent or treat aliments such as:
Kidney Stones, Diverticulitis, Low Iron, Lactose Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn's and Colitis (IBDs), High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, and High Blood Sugars.
Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.
One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is to try an anti-inflammatory diet. An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases.
Diet to Prevent Kidney Stones
If you've had kidney stones in the past, this diet will help you reduce your risk of having them again.
You may need to limit foods high in oxalates including: spinach, rhubarb, beets, peanuts, soy, and black tea. This diet also looks at the amount of animal proteins, fibre and sodium in your diet. Foods such as lemonade (made with real lemons) is high in citrate, and may also help prevent kidney stones.
Diet for Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is when the pouches or sacs in the colon get inflamed or infected. Symptoms are pain or tenderness, usually in the left lower abdomen, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, fever, chills or cramping.
A soft or liquid diet might be needed for a short period to give your bowel a rest. Once your symptoms improve, you can slowly start to eat more solids and in time return to a high fibre diet. Nuts, seeds and skins may also need to be restricted.
High Iron Diet
If you have low iron levels you may feel tired all the time and get sick more easily. Without enough iron, your body will not have enough hemoglobin, and you may develop iron deficiency anemia.
A high iron diet will increase iron levels, improve energy and help you feel well again. This diet also includes tips for how to can get the most iron from your food, including iron-fortified foods, vitamin C, non-heme food combinations, and using cast iron pans.