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Hello welcome to -- dog I'm Dr.
-- inflammation is the common denominator.
When it comes to chronic diseases like heart disease high blood pressure diabetes and even cancer.
So how do you identify it and eliminated from your body.
-- to tell us is the medical director of canyon ranch doctor Markel opponents welcome mark thank -- You know as I said you know inflammation you hear -- time you hear it when we talk about -- disease.
But what does inflammation.
You know it it's it's very simple inflammation is a stress reaction of the immune system.
That they can be for any reason -- could be from an infection for example could be from an injury or could be from some process and the body like an autoimmune disease or cancer.
But could also be because of heart disease for example so it's very.
Nonspecific it doesn't really just attack one spot or one organ -- can affect affect the whole person.
Ever do that because people think of inflammation you know if if you have a rash and your skin and and sold red and puffy cheer you say well that's -- -- -- boil on the -- oil -- once -- yeah it.
But you what you're saying is that -- that that cellular processes.
They don't mess in our skin is also working inside.
-- yes that's an obvious example of because you know what you see it but inside the body you can have low levels of inflammation and you can't feel you've got to test we're gonna measure actually in his blood test that can help you with that.
What what causes this inflammation again it could be anything could be an infection can be an autoimmune disease -- could be some cancer it could be something else straight.
So once we find inflammation the most important thing is to figure why.
Why is there inflammation is there an infection for example.
We keep mention that all the time in different stories that we do.
So it seems people -- is sort of writing in and say okay why is this -- probably why do we talk about it so much why is the -- recognizable today.
Well this is something that we're just learning -- an inflammation is a key factor in so many of these chronic diseases and it's brand new information in the medical world and we.
We're just learning how to reduce the levels of inflammation with.
Medications -- vitamins with supplements with a vitamin.
So let's talk about the diagnostic process yes.
Let's go through some of the tests that you would test before well in some people.
You know they may not need to test as they know they have inflammation they've got big swollen joints arthritis etc.
you know there's inflammation there.
But in the blood this may be three things that are worth looking for one very simple test the white blood count helps a lot to -- look at how many white blood cells are there the more.
The higher the inflammation.
Okay you're probably familiar with the said great test which is an older with -- -- mr.
limitations that imitation rate that was an -- way of measuring inflammation but the -- were best way is with -- C reactive protein right.
I'm very accurate because what he can do is find levels of inflammation that are so low you can't feel them still very important.
And you know when you talk about C reactive protein that's one of those factors for -- as if you have.
Coronary artery disease.
You wanna check -- -- -- probably will switch or does he react to the -- and we know people with a high C reactive protein are more risk for heart attack.
All right so we -- lot of diagnosis we know lot of feel of the little -- sometimes how do we prevent it.
Yeah well let's say this in simple steps through any inflammation -- give if you.
All right first you gotta get exercise you know you really do you gotta get out and exercise more move around get your heart rate so I wanted to -- -- I want to tell -- president -- that's -- first I have always in the second thing is dropped a few pounds right if you lose just five -- you'll lower the levels of inflammation that's the second thing.
I let people make sure the ticket right supplements them two most important in my view.
2000 units -- second fish oil especially if you don't eat fish -- -- you've got to take a high quality fish -- about how.
To lower the levels of implement it and -- let's just focus on those two supplements for a minute because.
Omega oils I could fill this room with them and and -- all the studies that I have been published in the past.
Sometimes we say vitamin.
But the key question that I have for you I think people want to know take vitamin.
What we should check the levels but right now we don't know the level should be job -- so we don't really know if he'd be sixty or forty that's a truck all right.
And by the way you know vitamin.
And the same thing with the NATO it's eating fish eating fish or taking the supplement the united fish -- than that that's understandable exactly -- me and of course the best fish should be the small -- Phil -- Sam in your -- your charge your smaller fish -- the better ones out -- last question that I have for you.
Is so you told me how to prevent it was a few pounds exercise is get my hair done -- get it.
But if I have it.
Is that the same principles that you want media and you -- -- do more if you have inflammation -- get a little bit more exercise you're gonna lose a few more -- and you get a get a little bit more vitamin.
And again I totally agree with you I think inflammation is key and you have to pay attention because this is not about.
You know what looks in the outside I think you have to think also.
Well what's happening inside humor and what's going on intelligence and -- thank you so much -- always brilliant thank you thank you.
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