So-Fi-T by Beth Kais, M.Ed., CSCS, DNSET, PRT    

Optimal Fitness at Any Age

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Common Barriers to Health and Performance


Measurable source of concern and cause of disease:  Inflammation


How Inflammation manifests itself:  measured by blood panel


 

Common causes of Inflammation:

Ulcer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s, Celiac or IBS (direct contamination of the blood

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/gastritis/Pages/facts.aspx

Leaky gut from gluten sensitivity or GMO products (measured by Zonulin in blood which opens intestine/blood barrier) 

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=faq&dbid=30 , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12747627

Chronic digestive, allergy system irritation from food sensitivity (Homocysteine)

Systemic fungal/bacterial infection anywhere in the body (C-RP)

Inability to process B-vitamins (MTHFR genetic mutation) (Homocysteine) http://mthfr.net/

 

Common symptoms of chronic Inflammation

-  Digestive issues, acid stomach, gas and bloating   http://theglutensummit.com/team/tom-obryan/

-  Sinus issues, allergic reactions, runny nose, sneezing, brain fog    http://www.drkaslow.com/html/sinusitis.html

-  Increased pain sensitivity to osteo-arthritis, increase in arthritis

-  Swollen or puffy stomach area and inability to activate deep abdominal wall (TrA)

-  Skin irritation (eczema) and acne

-  Increased fatigue and delayed recovery   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFIksRfw4i8

-  Increased irritability, short fuse, decreased happiness, decreased ability to deal with stress

http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/10/chronic-inflammation-signs-symptoms-and-testing/

http://www.drdahlman.com/symptoms-of-leaky-gut-syndrome.shtml

 

Consequences of prolonged, long-term Inflammation:

-  Ulcer, GERD, acid reflux, esophageal ulcers http://www.houstonmethodist.org/digestive-disorders

-  Allergies, sinusitis, rhinitis, frequent or prolonged flu http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/basics/symptoms/CON-20019293

-  Joint/cartilage deterioration and increased arthritis    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001243.htm

-  Back pain, back injury, disc injury

-  Coronary artery disease, blocked arteries, heart attack, stroke http://www.sott.net/article/242516-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease

-  Autoimmune Disease including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Thyroid Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22109896/

-  Nail fungus http://fixafungus.com/the-link-between-candida-and-toenail-fungus/

-  Cancer http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/17/chronic-inflammation-new-science-behind-america-deadliest-diseases/

-  Diabetes

-  Depression and anxiety

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/articles/2009/11/02/chronic-inflammation-reduce-it-to-protect-your-health

http://www.lef.org/protocols/immune-connective-joint/autoimmune-diseases/page-01

http://www.arizonaadvancedmedicine.com/articles/inflammation.html

http://alcatsandiego.com/a2/time-magazine/ http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,993419,00.html

 

Simple interventions to reduce and eliminate Inflammation:

-  Eliminate GMO foods from diet.  The top 10 GMO foods are, in order, Corn, Soy/Tofu, Conventional Sugar, Aspartame, Papayas, Canola Oil, Cotton Oil, Dairy, Zucchini and Yellow Squash.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/15/genetic-roulette-gmo-documentary.aspx

-  Greatly reduce or eliminate foods on the sensitivity list.  90% of sensitivities come from just 8 foods Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts), fish (bass, cod, flounder, tuna, swordfish), shellfish, soy/tofu and wheat. 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/in-depth/food-allergies/ART-20045949

-  Eat sulfur rich foods including cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, bok choy, kohlrabi), wild caught or grass fed/free range animal proteins (fish, poultry, red meat, nuts, eggs, legumes), and Allium vegetables (onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and chives).  http://www.livestrong.com/article/289250-list-of-foods-high-in-sulfur/

-  Eat high quality fats containing CLA’s (conjugated linoleic acids) and medium chain fatty acids.  Sources include organic/grass fed beef, pork, lamb, goat and dairy http://www.livestrong.com/article/327153-foods-that-are-high-in-cla/ , organic nuts, organic/extra virgin/cold pressed coconut oil http://wellnessmama.com/2072/benefits-of-coconut-oil/ , and avocado http://www.livestrong.com/article/237285-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-avocados/ .

-  Consume pre and probiotic foods.  This includes all fermented foods (kombucha, sauerkraut/kimchee, pickles, miso, any pickled vegetables), yogurt including almond or coconut yogurt, aged cheese, beer and wine.  Stabilized supplements are also available. http://wellandgood.com/2013/08/09/7-fermented-foods-you-should-be-eating/#7-fermented-foods-you-should-be-eating-9 , http://www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com/examples-of-probiotics-in-foods.html ,

-  Maintain good vitamin D and B levels.  Supplement when necessary.

-  Sweat every day.  Either passive (sauna, Jacuzzi) http://mthfr.net/benefits-sauna-sauna/2015/01/13/  or active (exercise) http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2014/01/10/sweating-benefits.aspx .  The skin is the “third kidney” aiding in detoxing the system.

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