The association between obesity / overweight problems and the over consumption of junk food, fatty food, sugary foods, large portions of food etc, have all been well documented. However, the association between INFLAMMATION and many of these chronic, overweight problems has gone completely unnoticed.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is a swelling of the tissues as a result of injury, infection or toxin. In addition to swelling, the damaged tissues fill with fluid, produce excessive mucus and become sensitive, hot and painful.
How does inflammation start?
Inflammation occurs as a result of injury: – You fall and bash your knee against the ground and as a result the knee swells, fills with fluid and becomes red and hot and is sore and painful to touch. This is inflammation.
Inflammation occurs as a result of an infection (i.e. pneumonia): – The infection attacks your lungs and they fill with fluid and mucus. You develop a high temperature and your chest is sore to touch and coughing can be painful. This is inflammation.
Inflammation occurs as a result of food sensitivity – Poorly digested or undigested food is one such very common toxin. Such undigested food (food intolerance) will begin to ferment (putrefy) within the digestive tract. These decomposing foods feed and encourage the nasty intestinal bacteria. The end result is a build-up of intestinal toxins. Over time, these gut toxins eventually begin to seep into the general circulation causing a generalised inflammation throughout the body. This causes much of the generalised swelling and bloating and fluid retention associated with obesity. Yes, obesity is a condition where the body becomes waterlogged as a result of inflammation.
What is food intolerance?
Food intolerance is a slow, insidious poisoning of the body. It is caused by common, everyday foods which are poorly digested. These undigested foods end up as toxins within the digestive tract. Left undiagnosed, these toxins irritate and inflame the gut wall making it porous and eventually they seep into the general blood circulation causing problems throughout the body.
No more dieting
The reality of the food intolerance / inflammation approach to weight loss is that it is not a diet. There is no counting of calories. The primary thrust of this approach is to find and eliminate your specific problem foods.
Of course you have to exercise and of course you have to restrict the fatty and high sugar junk foods from your diet but the primary trust of this approach is to – totally eliminate your specific, intolerance foods, completely from your diet.
Could This be an INFLAMMATORY Condition?
Yes – overweight & obesity is primarily an inflammatory condition. People are starting to recognise that specific foods are triggering these symptoms. However, unlike normal, immediate, allergy reactions, these particular food reactions are delayed (hidden) reactions. This is classic food intolerance (undigested food in the digestive tract causing inflammation).
An increasing number of people have resolved these symptoms by using the food sensitivity test to help them find their problem foods.