Grains cause inflammation

In case these 9 issues with grains… were not enough to get you to consider your Food Guide choices, you may want to read this. Inflammation plays a key role in chronic […]

In case these 9 issues with grains…

were not enough to get you to consider your Food Guide choices, you may want to read this.

Inflammation plays a key role in chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis and a vast array of other medical conditions – including rapid aging…yes ladies, want to be wrinkle free longer?  Then pay attention.

Atherosclerosis (build up of plaque in the arteries) seems to have made itself common in todays society, and just like the aforementioned is driven by inflammation.

Once you start taking a cholesterol medication…

to stop or prevent atherosclerosis (statins like crestor), when can you expect to get off of it?  Never – you are on it the rest of your life.  However, you have preventative options:

Option 1 - You can take an aspirin a day (to “thin” your blood).  But do you really think this problem is caused by a lack of Aspirin in your system?

Option 2 - You can address the cause of the problem instead of using band-aid solution.  Get rid of the inflammation.

The same 2 options apply for all chronic disease:   (1) Drugs or surgery (2) Prevention

How do you know you are suffering from inflammation?

Are you consuming the 5-12 servings of grains a day as recommended by the Food Guide?  If yes, then you are inflamed!  In the diagram below, check out the physiological and biochemical pathways that start with “grains” that ultimately end with inflammation.  Remember, grains are rich in omega 6 fatty acids which can be inflammatory.  Chronic consumption of grains yields chronic inflammation.  Chronic inflammation yields chronic disease.

Maybe you are 20, or 30 and don’t have a chronic disease YET.  Take a look at your parents: how many medications are they on?  How is their lifestyle shaping up?  Are they going to live to a spry old age?  Do you want to follow in their footsteps?  Do you want you or your kids to follow the trends of 90% of North Americans today with one or more chronic disease, on 14 or more prescriptions?

One more point - the absence of symptoms DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE HEALTHY.  Your daily actions determine whether you are healthy or not.  Are your daily actions feeding your body with the ingredients it needs for success?  Or driving it into a pit of failure?

Fighting for a less inflamed human race -

Dr. R

“the key to successful aging and longevity is to decrease chronic inflammation”

Inflammaging as a major characteristic of old people:  can it be prevented or cured?

“the high incidence of death due to infectious, cardiovascular and cancer diseases underlies a common feature in these pathologies (chronic disease) that is represented by dysregulation of both instructive and innate immunity. Several studies show that a low-grade systemic inflammation characterizes ageing and that inflammatory markers are significant predictors of mortality”

Low grade inflammation as a common pathogenic denominator in age-related diseases

References:

Low grade inflammation as a common pathogenic denominator in age-related diseases Curr Pharm Des. 2010;16(6):584-96.

Inflammatory Networks in Ageing, age-related diseases and longevity Mech Ageing Dev. 2007 Jan;128(1):83-91.
Inflammaging as a major characteristic of old people:  can it be prevented or cured? Nutr Rev 2007 Dec;65(12 Pt 2):S173-6.
Osteoporosis and Inflammation Nutr Rev 2007 Dec;65(12 Pt 2):S147-51.
Clinical Nutrition for Pain Inflammation and tissue Healing  Seaman, David NutrAnalysis Inc. 1998

 

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About Dr. Adrian Raphael

Dr. Raphael has an extensive background in science, health and wellness. He has had formal training in nutrition and wellness at the postgraduate level, as well as a deep engagement in study of leading health and wellness research. In addition to his full time Chiropractic Wellness practice out of Port Credit, Ontario, he also maintains his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, and is a CrossFit L1 Trainer. He is 1/20 Paleo Physicians in all of Canada, and one of a small handfull in Ontario who is a member of the Wellness Council with the ICA. The human species is the sickest it has ever been in the history of time - Dr. Raphael lives and breathes to change this sad truth around.