About Us

DeFlame.com is devoted to nutritional and other lifestyle approaches for reducing inflammation.

Deflame.com was started by Dr. David Seaman, the first person to author a scientific paper that specifically hypothesized that diets can be pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Since that paper about the “diet-induced proinflammatory state” was published in 2002, thousands of papers and numerous books have been published on the topic of diet and inflammation, which is now accepted as mainstream. Dr. Seaman’s original paper was referenced by researchers at the CDC and Harvard University.


  • BS from Rutgers University in 1982
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 1986
  • MS in Bio/nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 1991

While in clinical practice in the late 1980’s, he became aware of the developing research that linked nutrition to the inflammatory process and noticed that appropriate dietary changes could significantly improve various musculoskeletal and visceral conditions. Based on this experience, he began to focus on nutritional approaches for inflammation/pain control and has followed the related scientific literature ever since. This led to the publication of the first book on nutrition for pain and inflammation, which was followed by many articles and book chapters devoted to this topic. His educational efforts resulted in being awarded the 2006 Academician of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association.

While no one can be certain of their disposition for disease expression, Dr. Seaman’s goal is to live as long as his grand/great grand parents who lived into their 90’s. Here he is pictured with his Great Aunt who lived to be 100 years old.

His goal is to live as long as his relatives and hopes to do so by following an anti-inflammatory nutrition program and a vigorous exercise program.


Dr. Seaman’s favorite spare time activity:

Books, articles, and chapters by Dr. Seaman


  • Seaman DR. The DeFlame Diet. 2016.
  • Seaman DR. Clinical nutrition for pain, inflammation and tissue healing (1998).


  • Seaman DR. Toxins, toxicity, and endotoxemia: a historical and clinical perspective for chiropractors. J Chiro Humanities. Published online September 3, 2016.
  • Martin BR, Seaman DR. An overview of the identification and management of the metabolic syndrome in chiropractic practice. J Chiro Med. 2015;14(3):205-11.
  • Seaman DR, Palombo AD. An overview of the identification and management of the metabolic syndrome in chiropractic practice. J Chiro Med. 2014;13(3):210-19.
  • Seaman DR. Is weight gain an unavoidable consequence of living a modern lifestyle? J Chiro Humanities. 2013;20(1):27-35.
  • Seaman DR. Body mass index and musculoskeletal pain: is there a connection? Chiropractic Man Ther. 2013;21:15.
  • Seaman DR. Anti-inflammatory diet for pain patients. Pract Pain Management. 2012;12(10)36-46.
  • Gala TR, Seaman DR. Lifestyle modifications and the resolution of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a case report. J Chiro Med. 2011;10:118-25.
  • Seaman D. Health care for our bones: A practical nutritional approach to preventing osteoporosis. J Manip Physiol Ther. 2004; 27:591-95.
  • Seaman DR. The diet-induced pro-inflammatory state: A cause of chronic pain and other degenerative diseases? J Manip Physiol Ther. 2002; 25: 168-79.
  • Seaman DR, Cleveland C. Spinal pain syndromes: nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychologic mechanisms. J Manip Physio Ther. 1999; 22:458-72.


  • Seaman DR. Anti-inflammatory nutrition for spinal pain. In Murphy DR. Ed. Clinical reasoning in spine pain. Volume I. Primary management of low back disorders using the CRISP protocols: A practical evidence-based guide. Pawtucket, RI: CRISP Education and Research; 2013: p.195-204.
  • Wessely MA, Grenier JM, Scordilis PJ, Seaman DR, Young M. The lumbar spine. In: Wessely MA, Young M. Essential musculoskeletal MRI: a primer for the clinician. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2011: p.59-79.
  • Seaman DR. A sports nutrition: a biochemical view of injury care and prevention. In Hyde TE, Gengenbach MS. Eds. Conservative management of sports injuries. 2nd ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett; 2007: p.1067-1092.
  • Seaman DR. Nutritional considerations in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. In Hammer WI. Editor. Functional soft-tissue examination and treatment by manual methods. Boston: Jones & Bartlett; 2007: p.717-734.
  • Seaman DR. Nutritional considerations for pain and inflammation. In Liebenson CL. Ed. Rehabilitation of the spine: a practitioner’s manual. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 2006: p.728-740.