Finally, main street media acknowledges what Dr. Hartford has been telling her patients for nearly 3 decades. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that inflammation increases the risk of heart disease, type2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and lifestyle related cancers.
According to the Wall Street Journal in their article titled The New Science Behind America’s Deadliest Diseases, Laura Landro, columnist, asked, “What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cancer have in common?” She reported that “Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders.”
This is something that our patients have been hearing for nearly 3 decades!
Science has found that a Mediterranean-style diet, combined with exercise and the non-use of tobacco, can prevent over 70% of cancer. We know that lifestyle plays a major role in the prevention of cancer, which is why information like this is so important.
Studies have confirmed that as overweight people lose weight through lifestyle changes, those inflammation-producing cytokines are reduced and numerous health measures improve. These improvements are clinically proven through, not just weight loss, but actual changes in blood pressure, blood fats, blood sugar and other parameters. Fit, Fun and Fabulous at Any Age, teaches you how to achieve these changes in 12 weeks, which normally take two years, through diet alone.
Laura Landro of the WSJ further reports, “While much focus has been on fighting inflammation with drugs, researchers are getting a better understanding of the links connecting diet, inflammation and illness and discovering ways that foods can help keep inflammation in check.
One significant discovery concerns obesity and the ways it promotes inflammation. Fat cells, particularly those in the visceral fat that settles in the belly and around organs, were long thought merely to store excess weight. Instead, fat cells act like small factories to churn out molecules known as cytokines, which set inflammation in motion, says Peter Libby, chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School.
“We’ve learned that abdominal fat tissue is a hotbed of inflammation that pours out all kinds of inflammatory molecules,” Dr. Libby says. The most important step patients can take is to lose excess weight, which can reduce inflammation in a matter of weeks or months, he says.”
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CREDENTIALS: Dr. Kathleen Hartford, a licensed Integrated Wellness Practitioner, Healthy Aging Expert, and NET licensed specialist, has dedicated herself to improving her patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness. The author of FIT, FUN & FABULOUS AT ANY AGE, Dr. Hartford speaks all over the world to promote understanding among the healing disciplines and to help people reclaim their health and vitality.
To read the Wall Street Journal article, The New Science Behind America’s Deadliest Diseases, in its entirety, click here.