Is "Inflammation" the "Fire" that causes "Weight Issues"?
So what does "inflammation" have to do with "weight issues"?
Well . . . inflammation is a common underlying factor in "all" major degenerative disease - including heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes and yes even . . . "weight gain". This is why it's so difficult to lose weight. Excessive or persistent "inflammation" leads to tissue destruction, disease and weight gain. And sadly, Chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death in the world today, with more than 50% of all deaths attributable to inflammation.
But the good news is . . . the fire of "inflammation" can be put out by changing diet and lifestyle. This is doable!
Okay . . . and now I'm sure you're saying . . . "NO CAN DO"!!!!! I've tried losing weight!!!!
But my question to you would be . . . is that because you've tried losing weight "without" eliminating the "inflammation" that causes weight issues in the first place?
Now . . . chronic inflammation goes hand in hand with Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBD) which puts the body in a catabolic state. This means that it's constantly using up our energy. IBD disrupts the "Ghrelin" hormone, which is the hunger hormone, and the "Leptin" hormone, which is our fasting hormone (we spoke of these two hormones in a previous Health Tip).
You see . . . it's kind of a viscous cycle . . . The more inflammation the body produces by the diet we consume . . . the more the fat cells inside the abdomen secret molecules that increase inflammation.
But a healthy diet and lifestyle can help keep "inflammation" under control so we can lose the extra weight.
So how do we fix this . . . . I know losing weight is a chore that no one want's to do and some just can not do. So here's what can help.
There are 2 elements that I feel are very important to weight lose, and again it has to do with putting out the "fire of inflammation" first. I'll talk about 1 of them today and the other in tomorrows Health Tip.
So to accomplish this mission, we must go back to basics and use what nature has to offer. There's a blue-green algae that's a high-nutrient, low-calorie food that contains a lot of nutrients. And introducing this algae into the diet can help w