More and more in my patients, I have noticed that they have some issues regarding their health and at the same time, they don’t seem very physically fit. The reality is that there are many connections between weight gain, inflammation, and different illnesses. Only a professional help can solve them for a long term.
According to WebMD, “Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce to protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.” So it means that the body can be an underlying issue to various diseases and disorders. We are not talking about cases when inflammation is a good thing. There are many negative aspects that more people, especially women experience. I as a Board certified nutrition specialist, Chen Ben Asher, suggest to draw attention to following indicators of inflammation (which can also be signals of illnesses):
- Swollen joints
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Excessive fat especially around the waist
- Skin problems like eczema or psoriasis
- Red or blotchy skin
- Gum disease
- High blood glucose level
- Depression, brain fog or anxiety
Each of these symptoms is unpleasant and can negatively affect anyone’s life. Inflammation is a part of various chronic diseases like autism, Parkinson’s, etc. There are numerous studies on this issue, so it is undoubted that there is a connection between different neurological and cardiovascular diseases. There is no doubt that inflammation level can negatively impact the brain and also mood. At the same time, one of the triggers of inflammation is weight gain. It might become problematic for the body to store the excess fat, so it triggers inflammatory markers.
The most efficient way how to stop is to deal with weight because only then the fat cells shrink and don’t send signals that trigger inflammation. Laboratory testing can help to provide some more detailed information and further options for the treatment. People should also know that inflammation has adverse effects on aging and oxidative stress. You should try fish oils or other supplements that can help to treat different problems. Look for some at our store.
With the right treatment, it is possible to avoid further health problems even regain a healthy body weight. If you are still not convinced, you can look at our Inflammation Effects on Weight Loss article with more detailed information. There are also various other aspects that you should consider, and only a specialist can point out what to do first and how to deal with different things like inflammation, weight, and illnesses.
 What is inflammation? Accessed from: http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/about-inflammation#1