What Does Inflammation Do to Your Body…

How Does Inflammation Affect Your Health?

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Inflammation is always present in diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, periodontal disease, stroke, and heart disease. Chronic inflammation can greatly affect the function of the immune system and the brain.

Dr. Joseph Mercola states that the majority of diseases would not even exist without inflammation. What’s more, most inflammatory diseases originate in the gut, including diabetes.

The Link Between Diabetes, Obesity, and Your Gut Health

Obese people are more likely to acquire diabetes because their intestinal bacteria are compromised when compared to slim people. They are more susceptible because the pathogenic bacteria colonize the excess weight they carry.

Cytokines, which are molecules that promote inflammation, are released when harmful gut bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (staph) and E. coli, stimulate the fat cells. Studies show that this interaction also triggers diabetes, which is one of the side effects of obesity.

Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Heart Health

The health of your mouth may determine the health of your heart. Research shows that there is a link between oral and cardiovascular health, and that the frequency of brushing your teeth has an important role when it comes to heart health. A study found that those who practice good oral hygiene have a lower risk of heart disease than those who brush their teeth once a day. Improving gum health also lowers the risk of contracting periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease triggers heart disease through toxic compounds that enter through the blood stream. Once it has reached the blood stream, it can damage the lining of the blood vessels, which may cause stroke and heart attacks.

That is why keeping your teeth and gums healthy is important for your READ MORE: http://www.drmercola.com/digestive-health/inflammation-affect-health/

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