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TARGET INFLAMMATION

Chronic, low-grade inflammation damages cells, organs, and tissues, leading to loss of function, immune dysregulation, and a host of other problems. Chronic inflammation is also a major culprit in weight gain, mainly because it leads to insulin resistance, which causes the body to store glucose as fat, instead of getting it into our

cells for energy. This is a key issue with the development of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity. One of the most effective ways to fight inflammation is with diet. Certain foods are shown to drive inflammation— mainly sugars and processed foods, but also dairy and some grains, including wheat and other gluten-containing grains. On the other hand, foods such

as green vegetables, low-glycemic (low-sugar) fruits, certain botanicals, and other supplements offer targeted nutrients that help control inflammatory processes. In general, a lowglycemic diet emphasizing unprocessed foods, organic meats and produce, and healthy fats can help reduce inflammation and support overall vitality. In addition, the supplement Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP),

which is derived from citrus peels, is a powerful antiinflammatory agent shown in research to support numerous critical areas of health. MCP works by controlling the rogue protein galectin-3, a key driver of chronic inflammation and fibrosis (uncontrolled scar tissue build-up) leading to organ failure and chronic disease, including heart disease and obesity.

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