This might be the most important topic I will ever blog about. It is the reason I had a heart attack, and the reason for so many health problems today.
In January, I asked my cardiologist how it was possible for me to have a cholesterol blockage in my artery when my cholesterol is super low (Total=117, LDL=59, HDL=58).
He said, “You have inflammation in your arteries. If you don’t have inflammation in your arteries, the cholesterol runs right though. If you have inflammation, it gets trapped and builds up.”
He said “You can compare it to rubbing your skin with a brillo pad, and just continually rubbing it. Your skin becomes raw and inflamed. That’s what’s happening to your arteries–they are in a constant inflamed state.”
So, I started researching inflammation, and then a few months later my dentist actually recommended “Inflammation Nation.” In the book, the author says half of Americans suffer from inflammation.
The cause: Affluenza.
We have rich, processed and refined foods too readily available. He explains inflammation from top to bottom and provides an eating plan to reverse it.
All kinds of things can cause inflammation:
- lack of sleep
- food alergies
A few articles I have found interesting:
- 14 Foods that cause inflmmation
- Foods that Fight Inflammation
- General info on inflammation (this article is in line with the book)
Wouldn’t that be crazy if so many of our health problems could be cured with a simple eating plan? ❤