Inflammatory Disorders and Weight Loss

Actions that promote disease create chronic inflammation, which is correlated with just about every disease known to man. Time Magazine called inflammation “The Secret Killer” and each day we make choices about this so called “secret killer”. For example, every food we choose to eat, every pill we take, the time we decide to go to bed, the city we choose to live in, the job we choose to have… each one contributes to chronic inflammation or helps calm it down.

Chronic Inflammation ~ The FIRE Inside You

Inflammation is a normal immune response in your body. It’s usually our friend. Think of it like the first responder to the scene of the injury. Pain, swelling, redness, and warmth are all signs of inflammation arriving at the site and helping your body with the healing process.

Pro-inflammatory vs Anti-inflammatory

  • Working 100 hours a week at a stressful job with no sleep? Pro-inflammatory.
  • Eating a high-carb, low-fat diet filled with grains and sugar? Pro-inflammatory.
  • Drinking a few beers a night? Pro-inflammatory.
  • Eating meats (red or white) on a daily basis? Pro-inflammatory.
  • Eating lots of breads, sugars? Pro-inflammatory.
  • Taking Fish Oil? Anti-inflammatory.
  • Getting 8 hours of sleep? Anti-inflammatory.
  • Avoiding all grains (especially gluten)? Anti-inflammatory.

Years of making pro-inflammatory choices add up to chronic inflammation…

 

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