So what is inflammation. Among other things it is fluid and frequently that fluid causes swelling and swelling causes pressure and that causes pain. Maybe a over simplification, but none the less true.
Our diet? Yep, sugar and carbs. You eat those things and up goes your insulin level in reaction to it, then the blood level drops suddenly and that causes inflammation. BTW, the sugar free do the same thing. What else? Hunger for more sugar and carbs and of course that causes weight gain in reaction to the insulin levels being high. All that in reaction to sugar ( carbs turn into sugar when digested). Calcium also gets deposited in places it should not be.
Then the cartilage between joints start to wear out and you get bone on bone and that area becomes larger and larger as we age. The joints wear out and the cartilage is not replaceable. ( At least not now. Medicine is working on it and in the very young some success has happened already).
So what to do. Cut the sugar and carbs. ( you will lose weight too). It has to help some. What else? Well vitamin D is a big anti inflammatory, krill oil ( one a day and smaller and better than fish oil), Turmeric a anti inflammatory. There are preparations that are juiced up in potency and can be quite helpful. The preparation is BCM-95. More. Well glucosamine and chrondroitin help many people. ( It takes a month to kick in and many give up because they don't see progress sooner). It is a more of a lubricant and not a anti inflammatory.
There is another helpful thing you can do. Some just don't believe it, but as Mom used to say the proof is in the pudding. I have seen it work over and over again. Once people start it they don't like being without.
Sauer kraut home made. It is a natural anti inflammatory and a natural anti depressant. You will never be constipated again. Start out slow as it will kill off resident non helpful bacteria suddenly and that is not a pleasant sensation. Also it creates a vitamin K2 in your gut that tells calcium to go where it should go. The bones. Also, calcium in the coronary heart arteries is the leading indicator of heart attack. Not cholesterol as popularly believed.
I recommend maybe a teaspoon the first day and then keep doubling for a week. After that two to four ounces a day. If you eat yogurt that has a natural and live cultures you can skip the slow process as you will tolerate it well. At least I did and friends of mine did too. The two kinds of bugs do not co habit well and sugars and carbs tend to kill these natural cultures. If you eat the paleolithic diet your gut is probably already inhabited by the a good probiotic culture.
Anything else. Yes there are lots of things but I will not go into them here. Maybe just one more. Boswellia Serrata is available in a popular glucosamine chrondroitin mixture. It is a natural anti inflammatory and has been used for centuries without problems.
Remember the three kings brought gifts to the baby Jesus. One of those gifts was Frankincense. Frankincense is the other name for boswellia serrata!
Hope you do not find these words inflammatory.