Listen to our Go Wellness Podcast: “Germ Theory and Chronic Inflammation” by clicking the play button below.

In this Go Wellness Podcast Episode, Regan details why inflammation is doing what it’s doing to the body, how we can reduce inflammation, and what lead absorption can do to the liver.

Key Takeaways:

[1:36] New research shows our health is very dependent on bacteria. But what about germ theory?

[2:18] The loss of bacteria is leading to more systemic inflammation which is causing a host of other diseases.

[3:20] The link between inflammation and metabolic syndrome.

[4:06] 70% of the US population is obese or overweight. Reducing inflammation can help reverse some weight gain.

[4:43] 70% of diseases result from chronic conditions emerging from low-grade systemic inflammation.

[6:04] How is our sedentary lifestyle contributing to inflammation?

[6:26] What’s causing the link between weight gain and inflammation?

[7:17] Eating too many refined carbohydrates or too many sugars? Well, that sugar that’s not used as an energy source will get converted into a fat cell.

[7:33] There is a direct link between the obesity epidemic and too much inflammation. Which tests can you take to measure that?

[8:30] One of the biggest issues triggered by inflammation is intestinal permeability or leaky gut. How can a leaky gut cause a host defense reaction?

[9:44] We are so pro on you getting some type of food sensitivity test to see what foods may be causing a host reaction in your body.

[10:00] Inflammation – The good and the bad.

[11:19] The pharma industry has not done anything as far as reduction in heart disease.

[11:35] Certain deficiencies in micronutrients include folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc and Magnesium.

[12:48] Look at your finger nails, if you’ve got little white dots on your fingernails, there’s a good chance you’ve got a zinc deficiency.

[13:30] Western diets are void in a lot of these essential vitamins and minerals.

[14:40] There are some really good foods you can eat to reverse inflammation. Just Google #fatbomb.

[16:10] Inflammation and diabetes.

[16:39] Inflammation begins in the fat cells. As the fat mass expands, inflammation increases.

[18:20] How does this inflammation cause insulin resistance? Cytokines!

[19:13] What is Leptin resistance? How can inflammation prevent leptin from telling your brain you’re full?

[20:44] Leptin resistance is linked in with insulin resistance which is linked in with too much inflammation.

[21:05] Start focusing on how your body feels when you eat.

[21:38] One thing to measure if you’re looking at decreasing inflammation: Lipopolysaccharides.

[21:47] What is zonulin? What happens with too high levels of zonulin?

[22:54] Harmful bacteria are a major cause of excess levels of zonulin.

[23:18] What are some major foods that can cause zonulin levels to rise?

[24:21] Some main things to check up on: look at balancing vitamin & mineral deficiencies, oxidative stress damage, detoxification abilities, bacterial overgrowth, & vascular system.

[25:08] What lifestyle changes and actions can help reduce chronic inflammation?

[26:49] Foods that will help decrease inflammation: avocados, walnuts, organic leafy greens, apples, garlic, turmeric, cumin, cabbage.

[30:36] Let’s get rid of the heavy metals like lead. The lead toxicity ruined Flint, Michigan residence’ health.

[33:15] In children, 50% of ingested lead is absorbed into the blood, in adults only about 25% gets into the blood.

[34:56] Getting lead in your body is one of the major causes of inflammation and chronic disease.

[35:23] Inflammation goes far beyond just arthritis and joint pain.