What is gluten and how is it potentially impacting your health? And how can you manage chronic inflammation? In this episode, I dive into all things gluten and share some simple things that you can do to optimize your health and your hormones and manage inflammation.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- What you need to know about gluten
- Why you need to consider going gluten-free
- Acute inflammation versus chronic inflammation
- What causes chronic inflammation and its long-term health effects
- The ways to manage inflammation and optimize your health
- Gluten causes gut inflammation in at least 80% of the population.
- Thirty percent of the population that develops antibodies against gluten proteins in the gut.
- At least 99% of the population has the genetic potential to develop antibodies against gluten.
- Especially if you have an autoimmune condition or you are type 1 diabetic, cutting out gluten is going to lessen the inflammatory load on your body.
- Gluten’s inflammatory effect on the gut causes intestinal cells to die prematurely and the oxygenation of those cells, which results in a leaky gut.
- Chronic inflammation isn’t just caused by inflammatory foods but also by psychological stress and sleep deprivation.
- Go on a 21-day gluten elimination diet and then re-introduce it slowly and see how you feel.
- Think about long-term health and not just how you want to feel now but also how you want to feel in the future, especially as you start to age.
- Manage your inflammation and optimize your health:
- Eat real, whole foods and remove the toxins and inflammatory foods in your diet. Cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar.
- Manage your stress.
- Eat organic as much as you possibly can, and buy from local sources.
- Get enough good quality sleep.
- Exercise regularly and build and maintain muscle mass.
“A lot of products will list that they are gluten-free, which is great. But because it’s gluten-free that doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s the better option.”
“We can’t take charge of our life if we don’t have optimized health. So that’s truly where it starts.”
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