Inflammation & Obesity
Could Inflammation Be Making You FAT?
Obesity rates in the United States have been steadily increasing for years. From 1962 to 2010, obesity rates have increased from 13% to 35.7%. Many experts say that problems associated with obesity will bankrupt our healthcare system. Obesity may cause conditions such as: cardiovascular disease, hormonal imbalance, Diabetes, Cancer, Osteoarthritis, etc.
Over the years there have been many approaches to combat obesity. Regardless of the approach, it appears that people attempting to lose fat fall into two groups. Those who respond well to diet and exercise and seem to lose fat “easily”. The second group is people that cannot seem to lose fat with regular diet and exercise. These people have tried everything, and never seem to get any results. This second group of people is increasing becoming bigger, as our obesity rates are showing.
Why Is It That Some People Lose Fat Easily While Others Cannot?
Chronic Inflammation may be the answer. Inflammation is the body’s response to attack, whether it is infection or trauma from the inside or outside of the body. This is accomplished by the body’s immune system. While good on the short term, chronic inflammation is the root cause of many diseases and conditions. One condition that chronic inflammation will cause is obesity.
How Does Inflammation Cause Obesity?
Chronic inflammation will negatively affect all aspects of fat metabolism or fat burning. Ultimately, chronic inflammation will increase your ability to gain and store fat and impair your ability to burn fat. This happens by a variety of different pathways. Chronic inflammation will create hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, liver detoxification problems and blood sugar problems; all of which will eventually make you fat and unhealthy.
What Causes Chronic Inflammation?
The root cause of chronic inflammation is Nuclear Factor Kappa Beta or NF-kB. This little protein is the cellular origin of inflammation in the body. There are many things that will stimulate NF-kB to begin the inflammation process. This problem is so efficient, that sometimes even after you remove the trigger that began the inflammation; it will continue to be inflamed. For example, gluten, a protein in wheat, causes inflammation in many people. Sometimes, even after gluten is removed from the diet, the inflammatory process will continue. Some people are “wired” to be more prone to become inflamed. In these people, it takes less to trigger inflammation.
How Do We Stop Chronic Inflammation?
While diet is obviously important, if chronic inflammation is not effectively handled, losing fat and getting healthy can be close to impossible. Luckily, there are powerful methods for bringing down inflammation. Research has proven that certain nutritional supplements such as curcumin (turmeric), resveratrol, specific enzymes, etc. can be some of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory supplements available. Taking these along with following a health and nutrition program based on your individual physiology can produce amazing results.
At Advanced Healthcare of the Palm Beaches, our doctors can order specific tests to determine what type of health program and supplements will produce the best results for your individual physiology and health problem.
If you are continuing to have problems and symptoms and you are not getting answers, then stop being frustrated! Help is available!
Call Advanced Healthcare of the Palm Beaches at 561-296-1715 to schedule a free 20 min. consultation to see if you are a candidate for this program.