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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chronic Inflammation Makes One Fat by Blocking Insulin Receptors

I had to mention this when I read it. I was in a bit of shock at this revelation! I guess it makes sense: Jonny Bowden's article.

Roger Deutsch, co-author of the excellent book, "Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat" had this to say: "Now we know that chronic inflammation, caused primarily by exposure to incompatible foods, is at the root of metabolic problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. The immune system chemicals block insulin receptors; so, guess what happens to the sugars we eat? - they get stored as fat. Cut the inflammation, cut the fat storage."


Vikki said...

Actually chronic inflammation is the route of many chronic diseases such as arthritis, asthma and diabetes. Since all run rampant in my family I've done a bit of research and testing. Watching what I eat (highly processed, high carb, faux foods) I have been able to keep most of them at bay in myself. However lately I've been eating just those foods and my asthma and arthritis are both in high gear. Big surprise right? giggle.

Darn those hormones they are at the route of all my issues. Cortisol, estrogen, insulin.. name a hormone and mine is out of whack! But I'm working on it.

Jennifer said...

Hi Vikki,

I replied last night, but our internet connection was flaky, and it lost my reply.

Anyway, just wanted to say, you are right about inflammation increasing on a high carb diet. If you do a search on my blog, you'll find quite a bit I have written on inflammation and how to reduce it. A little know fact: low dose doxcycline reduces inflammation in the body substantially and heals bad gums. Just remember to take a probiotic or eat enough plain yogurt with live bacterial culture.

I know about the hormones. Mine are moaning too - seriously, I do feel something is out of whack - but maybe not so unusual as I am peri-menopausal. Sympathies!

Vikki said...

The sad thing is I've been peri-menopausal since my mid to late 30's. I'm so over it, just wish my body were...giggle

I have everything from itchy dry skin to dry eye, night sweets and insomnia and they all seem to be getting worse. I'm hoping that's a sign the end is near...(please, please, please)

Is doxcycline a prescription? sounds like it. Not sure I want to take another medication, but it might be something I need to discuss with my dr. However, I already take a probiotic and normally have a cup or so of yogurt a week. Which I up to every day if I'm on any kind of antibiotic. Not taking any chances with yeast over growth.

I'll have to do a search and read all you have on inflammation. It really has become an issue for most of us around here.

Hope your having a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer said...

Wow - that is a while to be peri-menopausal. Yes, doxycycline requires a prescription, however, there are places via the internet (such as in the UK) that don't require one. I think "Importation of prescription medications for personal use is allowed in most countries provided the medication is for personal use and is not a controlled substance."