The 10 Root Causes of Inflammation
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Anti-inflammatory drugs are the #1 selling drugs in the world. Discover 10 underlying causes of inflammation and some of the best ways to reduce it.
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0:00 Introduction: What is inflammation?
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In this video, we’re going to look at the root causes of inflammation and the best natural remedies for inflammation.
Here are 10 common causes of inflammation.
1. Gluten consumption and food allergies
Gluten can lead to a leaky gut, a condition where food particles leak through the small intestine. Leaky gut is one of the most common causes of inflammation. Pinpointing a food allergy can also help clear up gut inflammation.
2. Ultra-processed food ingredients
Ultra-processed foods like synthetic sugars, modified food starches, and seed oils go through several industrial processes to the point that they no longer resemble their original form. These foods cause free-radical damage and inflammation in the body.
Viruses can go in and out of remission, causing inflammatory conditions that come and go. This is often triggered by stress which increases your cortisol levels, suppressing your immune system. Viruses can also block vitamin D.
4. Insulin resistance
Frequent eating and carb consumption leads to insulin resistance. Most of the population is insulin-resistant.
5. Lack of cortisol
Chronic stress over a long period and medications like Prednisone can lead to cortisol resistance.
6. Old injuries
Lack of movement and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to inflammation.
7. Sludge in bile ducts
Without adequate bile salts, bile sludge can back up into the liver causing right shoulder pain and rhomboid pain. This can be corrected by a healthy diet.
8. Too much iron
This is typically caused by a genetic issue and is more common in men.
Conditions like COPD, cirrhosis of the liver, clogged arteries, and sleep apnea can cause hypoxia—a lack of oxygen.
10. Uric acid
Uric acid is one of the most common causes of high blood pressure and comes from high fructose consumption.
Here are the best remedies for inflammation:
•Kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, or a probiotic
•Intermittent fasting and periodic prolonged fasting
•Cruciferous vegetables and salads
•Stretching and exercise
•Omega-3 fatty acids (cod liver oil, sardines, salmon)
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness of the common causes of inflammation and the best natural remedies. I’ll see you in the next video.