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Natalie: Today we are talking about one common link that ties together over 20 different diagnoses in different medical conditions. These include asthma allergies, arthritis, psoriasis and cardio vascular disease just a name of few. So what is that common link well that's what we are talking about today? So today we are talking about inflammation an inflammation symptoms are usually redness swelling pain and it's a condition that is activated by your immune system. So your immune system is actually reacting to something and that's causing these symptoms of inflammation. So what actually is inflammation well let me go a little bit deeper and explain what's really going on in the body.
So inflammation is in an immune response your immune system is involved in the degree of information that's going on, so when strength is not right in your body your immune system is going to protect you as best it can and actually inflammation is a protector its trying to cataract what ever is going on and the way that it does that is it releases certain types of immune cells one is called prostaglandins and another one is called leukotrienes and you don't have to memorize these names but its important to realize that when there is an inflammatory response going on in your body, your body your immune system might starts making these cells and especially in a large number if it's a big, something a big is happening, and so the more of prostaglandins and leukotrienes that are gone on in your body the higher the degree of inflammation that you are going to have. So here is the breaking news there is this substance called arachidonic acid and it is present in a lot of foods that we eat especially in the western diet and it not only promotes inflammation but it actually directly causes inflammation in the body.
So I am going to go over ways to decrease this type of acid in your diet and to of course prevent inflammation. Arachidonic acid is in a omega 6 fatty acid so omega 6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids they are necessary to have those in our diet so we don't have a deficiency your bodies don't make all of the omega 6 fatty acids. How ever arachidonic acid is a little bit different because we can still have omega 6 is in our diet so that we are not deficient without consuming the specific omega 6 arachidonic acid. So the reason why you don't want to have too much of arachidonic acid is because it actually causes your immune system to make those 2 immune cells that we just talked about prostaglandins and leukotrienes so you are basically can eat food that has arachidonic acid in it and then just because you've eaten the food now your body is signal to start an inflammatory response and your immune system will get all ready to fight this symptom or fight this condition when there is actually nothing even there so you basically your starriness inflammatory process for no reason.
So now we know that arachidonic acid directly causes inflammation, so what types of foods and you know where is this arachidonic acid present in? Well it is highest in farm raised animals and farm raised sea food. And the reason why this is, is because the food that they are given in the farms and the farm raised setting is different from what their natural diet should be, so for example with farm raising animal which happens to be the, the animal or the fish that is highest in arachidonic acid. They are given a food that is not natural to what they are supposed to have in nature. And that difference in diet changes the composition of their own tissue, so then when we now eat that farm raised animal we are getting that elevated amount of arachidonic acid which makes our immune system promote inflammation. So without getting 2 complex just one is reiterate the point that farm raised animals and meat products have more arachidonic acid then non farm raised an organic has. So now that we have this inflammation what do you do with it? Well here some recommendations especially for those of you who are currently inflamed or currently have one of these diagnosis that we mentioned.
Number 1 reduce your intake of farm raised animals and farm raised sea food. And especially of farm raised salmon that's the number 1 food containing the highest amount of have the arachidonic acid.
Number 2 eat grass fed animals and animal products rather than the grain fed animals and animal products. So if you are buying organic that is the safe that to know that they are going to be grass fed and that is going to allow you to have lower amounts of arachidonic acid in the food and high amounts of omega 3s, and omega 3 fatty acids are the fats that are considered in time inflammatory, so the more omega 3 is you have in your diet the less inflammation you can have.
Number 3 consume foods low on the glycemic index, now if you are not sure with the glycemic index is we have made some other videos about that so please refer to those for answers to any questions that you might have. The basically this would be cutting out over fine sugar limiting the high starch foods and specifically just avoiding like desserts and sugar basically. And the reason why that's so important in regards inflammation is because when you have a high sugar diet your pancreas is constantly secreting insulin and the higher amounts of insulin that you have in your body the more that the signals arachidonic acid to be converted to those immune cells that cause inflammation.
Number 4 you want to have a nutrients diet and especially have enough of the vitamins and minerals vitamin B3 which is niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin C magnesium and zinc because these nutrients are going to help produce the inflammatory response that your immune system goes through as well as decrease that inflammation of a arachidonic acid and compact the effects of inflammation.
And also when we give you some really good ideas and tips on what sea food you choose when you are at the grocery store and there is good choices and then there is not so good choices and it depends on how these types of sea food affect your inflammatory response. So good choices would be ensure these herring, mackerel and sockeye salmon and good choices are also pink and chum salmon hallow bit king crabs, sea basin tuna and the poorest choices are tilapia, grouper and catfish unfortunately tilapia is you know one of the most popular fishes in the United States. Its eaten very commonly you know as well as catfish so those are the two fish that promote inflammation the most and have the least amount of omega 3 fatty acids which are the entire inflammatory facts.
So over all those would be the fish that you would, should least likely eat. Videos coming up that Alabama fat tax should obese people be text more than every one else, and a video of about beer how much is that beer really contributing to that beer belly go find out coming up thank you so much for watching today, please rate the video please subscribe and leave your comments I will see you next time.
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