What Causes Inflammation in Your Body? – How they are affected by “Lifestyle”

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Nutrition and Lifestyle factors can improve your Health. If you are over 50 and have been to the Doctor recently with a diagnosis of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Over weight (Excess BodyFat), or if you have sleeping problems switching to a plant based Diet would greatly benefit you and eliminate your Inflammation.

Heart Disease is a major Cause of Death in USA, Canada, Australia, and European Union. 2006 was when researchers discovered Inflammation and Heart Disease were linked. Beginning with “atherosclerosis” oh boy! – first stage of Heart Disease.

Inflammation is VERY Hard on your body! Atherosclerosis starts to happen when there are too many “free radicals” floating around inside your blood vessels. Some of the causes are: high blood sugar, high levels of oxidized fats in the blood, (from too many free radicals), low levels of homocysteine (Anti-inflammatory molecule), etc. All lead to damaging inside the inside surfaces of the blood vessels allowing a buildup of plaque (Including immune system cells) which will increase chronic inflammation. Then the plaque narrows the inside of the vessels which leads to complications – obviously like hear attacks. After a heart attack – inflammation increases to even higher levels.


When you have too much fat that your body has to carry around this is linked with both diabetes and heart disease. In 2003, scientists also found Body Fat linked with Inflammation. Immune cells are activated with high body fat. The fat tissues will produce their own inflammatory markers. This usually happens with fat around the belly, liver, and heart. When your body has excess fat – will have an increased need for insulin, and negatively affects insulin-producing cells. Losing excess body fat will reduce many chronic diseases.


There are many studies that improved nutrition and lifestyle will help with many chronic diseases and reduce inflammation. FACT: According to National Institute of Health https://www.nih.gov/ “People with insulin resistance and prediabetes can decrease their risk for diabetes by eating a healthy diet and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, increasing physical activity, not smoking, and taking medication.” “The main treatment for atherosclerosis is lifestyle changes.” Inflammation is the immune system’s response which also involves arteries, veins, and all other molecules. One of these is called “free radicals”. The molecules are highly reactive with oxidants to fight off infectious cells. But, if these cells are in overdrive they may not counteract with many antioxidants resulting in damage to healthy cells. High levels in your blood will show increase in markers like CRP and are associated with heart disease and diabetes. These markers in the blood can predict when and if you will eventually develop these diseases. Inflammation is a natural process that are bodies use to protect against infections, irritants, and damage. Inflammation helps fight the infection. The body eliminates damaged cells and tissues and helps them repair. Inflammation comes from the Latin word – “inflammo,” meaning “I set alight, I ignite.” Inflammation sometimes can help the body – but if it sticks around too long causes chronic – long sustaining conditions – helping the body for injuries and healing. But, Chronic can damage the body if it stays around a long time. Chronic creeps up slowly and even can have mental health concerns.


Acute is when inflammation lasts for a short time – such as redness, pain, swelling, loss of function. DIABETES AND INFLAMMATION Diabetes is a very complex condition when you body does not manage blood sugar properly. As you know your blood sugar goes up and down throughout the day. Your levels will go up after you eat and down when you are hungry. When someone has a system with good blood sugar control — when when blood sugar gets high, then insulin will be released. This will tell our cells to absorb sugar out of blood levels and level out to a healthy amount. This system of controlling your blood is a tightly controlled system. When your sugar levels are not good – stay too high for longer than normal – this can lead to diabetes. Being diabetic will have long-term serious health issues – blindness, amputation and kidney disease. Most Diabetes is Adult onset – 95% – Type 2 used to be know as Adult Onset Diabetes. Usually sets off when an adult due to the fact your body has had years of abuse not eating proper nutrition. These lazy habits of not controlling your nutrition will lead to excess body fat and inflammation – leading your body to being out of balance – causing an imbalance between insulin and insulin production. Inflammation is one of the causes of insulin resistance + a key factor when it comes to diabetes. Research has shown that inflammation and diabetes are linked.


Upgrade your knowledge of Proper Nutrition – eat a Diet Low Inflammation foods. This will reduce Chronic diseases. Eating lots of Fruits, Vegetables, legumes, grains, beans, seeds, berries, cocoa, red wine, and herbs and spices.

What food have you found that are super healthy that you can incorporate into your eating for a long life?

Blackberries are one of the healthiest fruits! A slice of Red Pepper is super healthy! Sesame Seeds help with Arthritis. Keep reading on here and I will share more tips for over fifty!

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  • November 23, 2023 at 9:05 am

    It’s commendable how you’ve linked dietary habits with serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, providing a clear and detailed explanation of their interrelations. The emphasis on an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and other healthy foods offers practical advice for readers looking to improve their health. Your insights into how inflammation works and the distinction between acute and chronic inflammation are particularly valuable.


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