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Meal-Induced Inflammation

From eNewsletter 6/21/2021

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DID YOU KNOW that bone mineral density (BMD), which is one of the most frequently discussed topics amongst post-menopausal women and their physicians because of osteopenia and osteoporosis, is dependent upon numerous dietary factors, as elucidated in a new study from The Journal of Nutrition? The study followed women with the average age of 57 for 6.5 years. Those who took optimal doses of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D3 supplements, ate one extra protein serving daily, and were screened for vitamin D genetic mutations, had significantly better femoral neck BMD than those who lacked the aforementioned.

Announcements Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated June 21st.

Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. We highly recommend continuing your immune support. See our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.

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Steve and Bonnie: You may be aware that the composition of your meals can lead to chronic inflammation, either through foods you are intolerant to, or simply consuming foods that are inflammatory. What you may not be aware of is that your meal can create acute inflammation that occurs immediately after the meal and can last for more than six hours afterwards. This acute inflammatory (non-allergic) response is what eventually leads to chronic inflammatory conditions.

In a new study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers examined meal-induced acute inflammatory response through a battery of test biomarkers. Would it surprise you that the dominant foods that led to the largest spikes in acute inflammation were certain carbohydrates and select fats?

The three main biomarkers that indicated the study subjects were consuming too much of, or the wrong kind, of carbohydrates (i.e. baked goods and alcohol) and select fats (i.e. omega-6 sunflower oil) were elevated triglycerides, elevated hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1C), and elevated IL-6 (an inflammatory cytokine).

Guess who the researchers found had the lowest acute inflammatory response after their meals? Those who consumed low-glycemic foods, high-dose marine foods, fiber, low alcohol, polyphenol/antioxidant-rich foods, as well as exercise in 12 hours preceding meals.


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