The Three Must Know Facts About Our Diet – Secrets Revealed By A Weight Loss Doctor
“Let Food Be Your Medicine, Medicine Be Your Food” – Hipporcrates
Here are three things that happened to the modern diet that contribute to the high levels of inflammation that we currently see in the population at large leading to increased disease burden. Understanding these three fundamental principles forms the foundation for a healthy and long life with reduced inflammation level in the body, according to Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD, a practicing obesity medicine physician and founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America.
First, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, that affects one in three Americans and leads to belly fat accumulation. Unlike the subcutaneous fat which is protective, studies have shown that belly fat produces cytokines and other inflammation causing chekicals leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. In fact, waist circumference of over 40 inches in men and 36 inches in women(lower in Asian Populations), is one of the five criteria for metabolic syndrome.
Second, lack of polyphenols and other antioxidants in the diet. Before the modern food processing era, our diet used to have more than 50 percent unprocessed and uncooked food items such as colored fruits, vegetables, and other natural ingredients that are high in antioxidants such as polyphenols. Studies have shown that lack of polyphenols leads to increased inflammation in the body.
Third, the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids used to be 1:1 but is now at 1:16 which also increases inflammation.
With the above 3 factors, the inflammation levels rise significantly thereby increasing the risk of many health problems including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even increased risk of certain types of cancers! in this context, it is important to remember that most human diseases start with inflammation.
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Reversing these factors under the supervision of a physician familiar with wellness forms the basis for health, prevention and well being.
With a fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, and extensive experience in dealing with the metabolic and nutritional aspects of health and weight gain, W8MD physicians are uniquely qualified in providing proper guidance on nutrition and wellness.
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