Did you realize Diabetes type I and Diabetes type II, heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and Cancer have a common element? In this article, from the Wall Street Journal an inappropriate amount of inflammation is the common link. Your immune system will have an inflammatory response to protect your body from foreign elements such as bacteria. However, when the inflammatory response spirals out of control, and becomes chronic, it can damage heart valves, brain cells, trigger strokes, and lead to insulin resistance or type 2 Diabetes. Factors such as smoking and too much body fat will increase inflammatory factors. The good news: weight loss will lower these factors within weeks or months. To see the full article and an informative video, please click here!
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