Updated: Jul 31, 2022
Yesterday I hosted a webinar on the link between inflammation and obesity.
Here is a link to the recording of the webinar for your viewing pleasure.
As a nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience, I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I was unaware of the role inflammation played in weight gain. It was not until I started working with my coach that I started learning about the impact reducing inflammation would have on my weight loss success.
There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is necessary and helpful. We see this response after an injury (like stubbing a toe or cutting a finger). Blood rushes to the area of injury, white blood cells are increased, and they help protect us from bacteria and other invaders. This reaction usually includes redness, heat, swelling and pain that lasts for a few days and then resolves once the healing process occurs.
Although acute inflammation is helpful and necessary, chronic inflammation is not. Chronic inflammation develops because of cell damage within the body and may last for months or years if the source of cell damage is not eliminated. This systemic inflammation creates an emergency state within the body often leading to health problems as the white blood cells attack healthy tissue and organs.
I hosted a webinar yesterday that explores inflammation and explains how it is often the root cause of obesity. It also provides strategies that you can implement right away to decrease inflammation.
Here is a link to the recording of the webinar. Set aside some time (about 1 hour) to watch it and learn what you can do to reduce inflammation and get on the road to better health.
Mary Welch, NP
P. S. I would love to talk with you to discuss your health goals and see how I can support you to success. Here is a link to my calendar.