THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF CHRONIC DISEASE
Did you know that there are a few key bodily processes that, if damaged or harmed, can lead to not just one health issue, but a whole range of chronic diseases? Learn about this common denominator for chronic disease and what you can do to avoid it.
* Chronic diseases in the USA (and world)
* Heart disease (CV) – heart attacks, CHF as it relates to CAD and HTN, strokes, vascular dementia, erectile dysfunction, PVD.
* Metabolic syndrome — diabetes, diabesity, HTN, hyperlipidemia, elevated glucose, insulin resistance
* Pulmonary diseases such as COPD and asthma
* Inflammatory arthritis and other joint diseases
* The Common Denominator is “inflammation”
* And the result of systemic inflammation is > Endothelial Dysfunction
* People die with a diagnosis (label); but people really die from:
* Poor nutrition
* Lack of physical activity
* Use of harmful substances > tobacco and recreational drugs
* What CHIP teaches is a lifestyle which decreases health risk factors and improves overall health > a health care solution!
* Can you explain “antioxidants” and “free radicals” (16:13)
* What effect will a plant-based diet have on cortisol output? (18:23)
* Can you explain probiotics and if they are good to take as supplements? (20:24)
* What is the connection between type 2 diabetes and inflammation? (24:49)
* “Eat Plants Feel Whole” by George Guthrie. www.amazon.com
* “Eat for Health” by Joel Fuhrman. www.drfuhrman.com
* “How Not to Die” by Michael Greger. www.nutritionfacts.org/cookbook/