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Chronic inflammation and chronic disease, what is the link?

In today’s busy society chronic disease states can creep in when you are least expecting. Off to the GP for a minor ailment and low and behold you’re informed you are “at risk of XYZ, you need to look after yourself better”. Just what you wanted to hear.

Leaving the clinic a bit bewildered, you wonder if all this could have been nipped in the bud.

The experts are telling us that managing our weight through a healthier lifestyle will decrease our risk of developing a chronic disease dramatically. The progression of most pre-disease states occurs over many years, through many habits that are ‘acceptable’ in our everyday lives……or are they?

Chronic inflammation is connected with being overweight, (and vice versa) so it makes sense to understand this physiology and make permanent changes to minimize the risk of developing a chronic disease, (such as heart disease, some cancers, some autoimmune diseases and type 2 diabetes) or decrease the effects of the condition.

To decrease your exposure to known inflammatory promotors, think about decreasing or eliminating the following from your current lifestyle.

  • Smoking

  • Processed foods and fluids

  • Being overweight

  • Stress

What can you do today to proactively make changes to decrease your inflammation load?

Need help? Contact me.

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