“If you don’t address inflammation by eliminating hidden food allergens or sensitivities and by eating an anti-inflammatory diet, you will never succeed at effective and permanent weight loss.” ~ Dr. Mark Hyman
Inflammation is your body’s natural defense mechanism to injury or infection. The red, swollen response turns into a health concern when your body remains in a state of inflammation. Chronic inflammation causes or negatively triggers a range of prevailing health concerns from heart disease and cancer, to obesity, arthritis and digestive disorders.
Stress, lack of exercise, a diet high in sugars, refined flours, processed foods and trans fats also contribute to inflammation and auto-immune disease. Hidden or chronic infections with viruses, bacteria, yeasts or parasites, and environmental or food allergens that you may even be unaware of also send your body into a state of defense. Mold toxins, allergens, mercury, and pesticides a trigger inflammation.
If you are looking for a lifestyle change that will rejuvenate, revitalize and renew your health from the inside out, one very effective approach is to identify which foods and toxins sensitize your body. By taking on an elimination diet and incorporating a primarily plant-based diet, you will find that you not only have less inflammation and belly bloat, but more energy too!