Inflammation and Weight Loss

One of the causes of excess weight is excess fluid in your body. The reason for this is often due to generalized inflammation. There are a number of possible causes for this. Minor food allergies are a common issue. Not every food allergy will result in hives or closing of the throat. They can be seen as irritants by the body. Inflammation is often an inappropriate immune response by the body. If the body perceives something as foreign or “unwelcome”, it activates white blood cells. However, in this case, there is no invading organism for these cells to attack. Their activity results in retention of fluids around the tissues – inflammation. With food allergies, it is generalized throughout the body. So part of the excess weight and inches can be from fluids, not just fat.

Using the Body Code or NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique), food allergies can be identified and in many cases, eliminated. As part of the Ohana Ideal Weight Loss System, we will be checking with your body regarding the foods that you typically eat to see if allergies or intolerances exist. Where possible, these sensitivities will be removed. These foods can then be eaten without any problem. In some cases however, your body knows that, allergy or not, it cannot lose weight effectively with certain foods. We will also be checking for non-food irritants that may be causing generalized inflammation in your body.

Certain types of foods naturally contribute to inflammation. One of these is omega-6 fatty acids. While this is an essential fatty acid that we need to have in our diet, many Americans eat far too much of it. This is safflower oil, canola oil, corn oil, etc. It’s found in great abundance in french fries, potato chips, and other deep-fried foods. Not only should these foods be avoided, but the omega-6 fatty acids need to be balanced out with omega-3 fatty acids. A good source is fish oil or krill oil. We recommend taking one of those supplements every day. Make sure that what you’re taking has been purified to remove mercury, which is extremely toxic and can be concentrated in fish oils.

Gluten is another food that creates inflammation for many people. We can often eliminate your sensitivity to it. There are also many gluten-free products on the market, especially in health food stores.

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