5 Answers: What is The Chronic Life Diet?

If your waistline is quite particularly bloated or your belly hangs over your pant belt line, this is for you. If you need to lose 150 pounds or have a chronic illness(es), or have had failed back surgery, you may have chronic inflammation that leads to chronic metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, and diabetes.

When a body process becomes “chronic”, that usually means it lasted three months or longer. The body’s response to acute or chronic conditions leaves the cellular milieu with cytokines and signaling factors in abundance: T and B cells, macrophages, substance P, tumor necrosis factor, COX2, glutamate, NMDAR, TGF-Beta, IGF-1, PDGFR, VEGF, and PGE2.

At The MD, PhD is In, we have a key focus on chronic diseases and pain. The key is diet. So let’s learn about a logical and lifetime-worthy endeavor to fight such things as heart disease, diabetes, bacteria, fungus, viruses, parasites, aging, cancer and infections. But now, we’re calling it

The Chronic Life Diet

~ by Dr. Margaret Aranda

What is The Chronic Life Diet? It is anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting, promoting the body’s own defenses. It’s also immunonutrition. The immune system benefits by molecules that fight infection. And of all things, it turns out that proper and focused nutrition and encourages a healthy lifestyle improves this process.

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Immune System Boost


                 Targeted Nutrition                   

= “Immunonutrition” = “The Chronic Life Diet”

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5 Facts about “The Chronic Life Diet”

  1. History: The Chronic Life Diet increases anti-inflammation and decreases allergic or histamine-releasing foods. It is founded on the concept of immunonutrition, studied and used in worldwide Intensive Care Units (ICUs) since at least 2003. Today, we extend it from the ICU to the breakfast table as The Chronic Life Diet. Fish oil, for example, when given to patients in the ICU, prevents heart attacks and other inflammatory processes:


Immunonutrition has been used in worldwide Surgical Intensive Care Units.
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2. Anti-inflammatory: Foods with anti-inflammatory properties can slow aging, and decrease the chance of chronic metabolic syndrome:  obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. All the major killers can be linked to inflammatory processes. Read our article,  The Chronic Metabolic Syndrome is Killing US. It is a major predictor of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.


The Top Killers, all Treated by The Chronic Life Diet.

3. Immunity in the Gut: The gut contains over 70% of the body’s immune system. Foods in The Chronic Life Diet change the gut flora to increase the “good” bacteria and decrease the “bad” bacteria. It cleanses out toxins and boosts the immune system. It lowers anti-oxidants, restores gut lining leaks, and fosters good health, from the inside out. This is exactly why probiotics are so important to your overall health.


The Importance of the Gut in Fighting Infection.

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Rich sources of anti-inflammatatory foods:

fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables and herbs.

~The MD, PhD is In

4. Food is Medicine: What you eat either makes you well or makes you sick; it is also good for mental health due to sensory stimulation of the nose, eyes, ears and taste buds.


The only sensation of the 5 senses that is ‘left out’ of the food sensory stimulation is the ears.

This is why the tradition of “toasting” wine glasses was founded, as the ears then get to participate in the dining experience.

The Chronic Life Diet focuses on food that is good medicine to the body, mind and soul.

The dining experience is to be enjoyed, food brings a certain happiness or hedonics to our lives, so make sure and surround yourself with positive people who love lifting you up to keep moving onward and forward!

5. Anti-Inflammatory: Don’t eat out of a box. Eventually, one should be free of sugar, processed foods, artificial color, preservatives, cereal, bread, pasta, rice, carbonated soda, power bars, yogurt with fruit and sugar, and other foods that just do not decrease inflammation.

When you eat food, it needs to fight for your health.

It needs to reverse (or at least not aggravate) your body systems.

This is the concept:

We Combat The Chronic Life’s inflammation with

The Chronic Life Diet.

~ The MD, PhD is In


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Additional Articles by Dr. Margaret Aranda

Organic Orange Blueberry Scones

Organic Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Organic Paleo Muffins

Organic Carrot Cake

Diabetes & Obesity

How are you Aging?

10 Complications of Diabetes

10 Health Benefits of the Low-Glycemic Diet

Chronic Metabolic Syndrome is Killing US

What does ‘Iatrogenic’ Mean?

What is a Diagnosis?

7 Ways that Chronic Pain Changes the Brain

What Matters to You: Patient Advocacy

From Dr. Forrest Tennant: Hyperalgesia: No Reason to Stop or Reduce Opioids

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Read Dr Margaret Aranda’s Memoirs:

Age 1: A Baby in the Sky for Father’s Day

Age 2: The Making of a Woman Intensivist

Age 3: In the Blink of a Car

Age 4: Respond, Don’t React

Age 5: A Baby on the Edge

Age 6: Glistening in the Moonlight

Age 7: The Pigeon Boy, The Suction Bush and The Darkness

Age 8: Selling Cupcakes

Age 9: Sitting on the Edge of a Cave

Age 10: Mr Bubble Strikes Again

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3 thoughts on “5 Answers: What is The Chronic Life Diet?

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  1. I can testify to the efficacy of this diet.

    In June 2017, I suffered a severe IBS attack. I weighed 205 lbs. My gallbladder and intestines were inflamed. Diarrhea was a daily occurrence.

    After three months on the diet, I lost 26 pounds, had NORMAL bowel movements ( I’d forgotten what that was like!), and the inflammation in my gallbladder subsided. Short-term it’s expensive; long-term, it’s NOT ( no more hospital bills!), and even though I have a severe rotator cuff tear, it hurts far less than it’s supposed to.

    I’m still losing weight, btw. I’m going to a nearby teaching hospital to see if they’d trade an operation for the removal of loose skin for fresh skin mesh material.

    I feel better than I have in 30years


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