In this episode we dive deep into inflammation, but more specifically chronic inflammation. Topics discussed:
Acute inflammation and how that process works and why it's absolutely essential to life.
Chronic Inflammation, also referred to as systemic inflammation or cellular inflammation. What is it and what diseases, disorders, and maladies is it starting to be connected to.
We introduce some of the major players which are pro-inflammatory cytokines, the free radical chain reaction, and AA/EPA ratios. Insulin resistance may be one of the largest contributors, but we don't address that until later in the episode.
Then we move into the various pathways that will lead you to be chronically inflamed and I give you 10 different pathways. You may not be affected by all of them, but I guarantee you are affected by at least a few of them.
The 10 pathways I explain are:
The free radical chain reaction
Polyunsaturated fatty acids
AA/EPA ratio also referred to as Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio.
Excess body fat, more specifically excess visceral fat
Afterwards we talk about how 7 of those pathways are diet related and 3 are lifestyle related.
And in our Call-to-Action we talk about the best ways to reduce or eliminate sources of chronic inflammation. This includes a ceiling on daily carbohydrate intake, some foods to avoid, some foods to add, as well as some possible supplements that can help you combat your inflammation.
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