Are Foods Causing Inflammation?

//Are Foods Causing Inflammation?

Mike Westerdal, RKC, CPT & Injury Specialist and Kinesiologist Rick Kaselj, MS talk about the role foods play in creating inflammation in the body.

Are the Foods You’re Eating CAUSING Inflammation?

Here’s a quick quiz for you today to find out if your body is “on fire,” or chronically inflamed…

  • Do you feel stiff when you get up from sitting?
  • Are any of your joints sore when you fully move them?
  • Do your hands feel stiff?
  • Do any of your joints feel swollen?
  • Do you have unexplained nasal congestion?

If you answered “YES” to any of these you really need to read this…

What most people — and even most doctors — don’t know is that one of the major causes of pain comes from foods that you eat.

Here’s what you should focus on removing from your diet:

1 | Sugar

This one is obvious. Nothing damages the digestive track like sugar. The medical community is starting to agree on the fact that chronic inflammation often starts in your gut, the biggest part of your immune system.

2 | Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages damage your gut flora and liver when consumed in excess.

3 | Grains

Refined or not, grains are inflammatory. That’s even worse if you’re gluten-sensitive, like 10-15 % (depending on the sources) of the world’s population.

The phytic acid and lecithins in grains are a problem for most people, even without allergies or intolerance.

4 › Refined Vegetable Oil (Canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and sunflower oils)

Even though these oils are advertised as healthy and trans-fat free, turns out the heavy refining which they go through destroy the healthy fats and turn them into highly inflammatory by-products. You should also assume that vegetable oil, canola oil, soybean oil and corn oil are genetically engineered.

5 › Pasteurized Dairy

75% of the world’s population is intolerant to lactose. That’s because the pasteurization process destroys the healthy bacteria and enzymes in raw milk, and makes milk very hard to digest.

There are also a ton of superfoods that can REDUCE your inflammation and pain and help heal your joints.

Chronic Inflammation Can Cause the Following Diseases & Health Hazards

  • Joint Pain
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arterial Diseases
  • Obesity & Weight Gain
  • Tumor Formation
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s