Do you live with Chronic Inflammation?
The Wall Street Journal published an excellent article today about a chronic condition effecting so many people; a condition that has been found to in fact be a causative factor in many serious and deadly diseases.
So serious, with such a profound effect on your health, I feel a strong need to share it with you. Chronic inflammation is a condition that I have personally lived with for many, many years, along with a number of serious health challenges. I encourage you to read the article and take steps now to lose your excess weight; not only to feel better about yourself, but also to prevent the long-term consequences of chronic inflammation.
My hope is that you take from this article a new and better understanding of the long-term effects that Chronic Inflammation has on your body and on your health. Essentially the long-term effects that Chronic Inflammation has on your quality of life and your actual life expectancy. You’ll be interested to note that obesity … being overweight … promotes inflammation; inflammation causes disease processes in your body, many of these diseases are often fatal. At the end of the article I share with you what changed my life, it will change yours too.
The article is titled:
Chronic inflammation: The new science behind America’s deadliest diseases
What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cancer have in common?
Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and outside irritants. But when the irritants don’t let up, because of a diet of high-fat foods, too much body fat and smoking, for example, the immune system can spiral out of control and increase the risk for disease. Experts say when inflammation becomes chronic it can damage heart valves and brain cells, trigger strokes, and promote resistance to insulin, which leads to diabetes. It also is associated with the development of cancer.
Much of the research on chronic inflammation has focused on fighting it with drugs, such as cholesterol-lowering statins for heart disease. A growing body of research is revealing how abdominal fat and an unhealthy diet can lead to inflammation. Some scientists are investigating how certain components in foods might help. Dietary fiber from whole grains, for instance, may play a protective role against inflammation, a recent study found. And dairy foods may help ease inflammation in patients with a combination of risk factors.
Chronic inflammation is perhaps best understood in its relation to cardiovascular disease.
The immune system’s white blood cells rush to the arteries when the blood vessels are besieged by low density lipoprotein, or LDL—the “bad” cholesterol. The cells embed themselves in the artery wall and gobble up the invading cholesterol, causing damage to the arteries that can lead to heart attack or stroke.
“You need to have inflammation when you have a wound and the immune system goes in to heal it. Yet we don’t want too much inflammation in our system causing damage to our arteries” and other harm, says Wendy Weber, a program director at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health.
One significant discovery concerns obesity and the ways it promotes inflammation. Fat cells, particularly those in the visceral fat that settles in the belly and around organs, were long thought merely to store excess weight. Instead, fat cells act like small factories to churn out molecules known as cytokines, which set inflammation in motion, says Peter Libby, chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School.
I understand how challenging losing weight can be; how demoralizing you can feel when you try to lose weight, yet the pounds simply don’t come off. It can affect every area of your life; I know because I’ve gone through it too. There are reasons why our bodies don’t release the fat, we’re all unique with our own unique challenges.
Slenderiix and Xceler8 turned my life around. I realize that’s a strong statement to make. Yet I’m fully aware of what I’ve tried and done in the past … and the results from it. I’m fully aware of the health issues I live with every day, the medications I have to take to function, the medications that I must take by law, to drive my car. I understand challenges.
I know Slenderiix and Xceler8 helped me lose 17 pounds in 6 weeks, something that I’ve never been able to do. That’s 17 pounds of fat, I feel wonderful, I’m functioning better, I have less pain and more energy. And that’s from 17 pounds of weight loss, I will lose more. Heck I’d have been happy to lose 10 pounds, losing 17 pounds of fat, my shape changing, more importantly, my health is noticeably better.
Wishing you success, health and well-being,