We know that foods can cause inflammation which can make it difficult to lose weight.
Inflammation is important when it comes to healing an infection or an injury, but, when it becomes chronic, it can lead to arthritis, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. Inflammation is like a fire in your body that you cannot see or feel.
"It's a smoldering process that injures your tissues, joints, and blood vessel, and you often do not notice it until significant damage is done."
(Dr. Andrew Luster, of the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital)
If you are overweight and have more visceral fat cells - the kind of fat that builds up in your abdomen and surrounds your organs - the immune system sees those fat cells as a threat and pumps out more white blood cells. The longer you stay overweight, the longer your body remains in a state of inflammation. The fire just keeps burning.
7Company is now offering a simple, at home food inflammation test (FIT). With a simple finger stick, our lab can identify what foods your body is sensitive to and what level of sensitivity response you are having to the food.
This test measures your immune system's IgG Reactivity to foods, which can help guide a temporary elimination diet. This test does NOT test for food allergies