Inflammation – The Silent Killer – What is It and What’s Causing It?

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‘It’s empowering to understand your DNA and how your body works’

Our environment, lifestyle and nutrition are playing a major part in the rapid advancement of chronic diseases and in this episode, Angela explains the impact Nutrition, Stress and Sleep have on inflammation and shares the ways you can make positive changes.

If you are living life at 5 out of 10 most days and wonder why you are always tired and have low energy levels it may be because you are suffering from chronic inflammation. When you lower inflammation you lower your risk, improve your energy and make your body  easier to maintain.

There are lots of things you can do to protect yourself and improve your health, we are entering a new age of personalised health and that means you can track your own personalised journey back to health. It’s going to become increasingly affordable to take charge of your life so this is a wonderful time to be alive, take charge and influence your health and well-being.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • We are now seeing the rapid increase of chronic diseases and our lifestyle, diet and environment are largely responsible for this.
  • Acute inflammation happens in the body to heal you.
  • When you lower inflammation you lower your risk and can improve your energy and have an easier body to maintain.
  • Nutrition, Stress and Sleep all impact on inflammation.

Nutrition

  • It’s important to look at a variety of factors.
  • If you are having too much processed food and sugar then you will be driving up inflammation.
  • Fats become incorporated into your cell membrane so taking in processed fats will result in them becoming part of your cell membranes.
  • You can now personalise your nutrition. If you do a DNA test you can find out what sort of fats and carbohydrates your body can tolerate.
  • Once you know your baseline you can layer in the nutrition you require and get exactly what’s right for you.
  • Latest research makes the connection between our circadian rhythm and our organs.
  • We have clock genes that regulate our circadian rhythm and our organs take cues from these clock genes.
  • If we align our eating with  our circadian rhythm we can lower inflammation and sleep much better.

Stress

  • Acute  stress is when cortisol is released in response to a specific situation.
  • Chronic stress results in continual releases of cortisol and raises inflammation.
  • We can suffer from both physical and biological stress.
  • There are simple things you can do  in your everyday life to lower the factors that cause inflammation.

 Sleep

  • Sleeping well will lower levels of inflammation.
  • The quality of your sleep tonight has begun to be determined from the moment you woke up this morning.
  • Eating at the right time and within a 12-hour window can massively impact on the quality of sleep.
  • Optimise your lifestyle around having good sleep patterns.

 

BEST MOMENTS

Go out and get lots of blue light first thing in the morning and making sure you have opportunities to be outside barefoot will help with better sleep’

‘We now know 90-95% of disease is  not caused by genetics alone and we have an amazing area of epigenetics where we can begin to express the influence of our genes in a powerful way’

Go out and get lots of blue light first thing in the morning and making sure you have opportunities to be outside barefoot will help with better sleep’

‘We now know 90-95% of disease is  not caused by genetics alone and we have an amazing area of epigenetics where we can begin to express the influence of our genes in a powerful way’

ABOUT THE HOST

Angela Foster

Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

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