• Martin Healy Lic Ac

How To Lose Weight

Updated: Apr 9, 2021

People frequently ask about how to lose weight. If you understand the root cause of the problem, you will achieve lasting weight loss. Regrettably, treating the symptoms of obesity with a “diet” approach (Atkins diet, low carb diet, etc) has become the norm. It does not work in the long-term and that is why obesity has become a chronic, relapsing condition for many people. Only science can offer us a trusted weight loss approach.

The Scientific Evidence:

Being overweight is not simply a case of overeating, it is a medical condition.

The emerging scientific evidence (1) indicates that being overweight is an inflammatory disease. Obese people tend to suffer with a type of inflammation commonly referred to as low-grade inflammation.

Low Grade Inflammation:

The outstanding feature of low-grade inflammation is that is does not cause any obvious pain or noticeable stiffness or discomfort. It causes low grade tissue damage throughout the body and in most cases, it progresses totally unrecognised. It causes waterlogged tissues to become bloated and swollen. This type of inflammation is at the root of many overweight issues.

Overweight people have elevated levels of inflammatory markers in their blood.

What is Driving This Inflammation?

The scientific publications (2) show that one of the causes of inflammation could be a response to food triggers. The body uses inflammation as a mechanism to rid itself of these food triggers. The same as it uses inflammation to rid itself of an invading virus or bacteria. However, the low-grade inflammation associated with these food triggers is not obvious to the person. Consequently, the person continues to blindly eat these inflammatory foods.

How to Lose Weight:

The testing technology is now available to help us find

  1. If we suffer with low grade inflammation -using an inexpensive (€65) blood test.

  2. Which food triggers are causing this exaggerated inflammation response.