Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, ND, PhD explains why the foods we consume can cause inflammation to create calcification or hardening of the arteries, leading to one of the number one causes of death in the U.S., heart disease.
A number of factors cause inflammation in the arteries. Some of them are the foods that we eat:
- Egg whites
There are foods or food products that are of inflammatory nature - harmful fats such as trans fatty acids, which have been banned in the U.S. recently. Other substances included in this list of inflammatory ingredients are harmful - hydrogenate fats, trans fats, sugar and white flour.
When inflammation is present that allows pathogens to enter into the bloodstream from the gut, it ends up in the blood vessels. These pathogens are well-understood and notorious for creating inflammation inside the blood vessel environment.
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