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A Silent Fire: Understanding Hidden Inflammation with Shilpa Ravella, MD

A Silent Fire: Understanding Hidden Inflammation with Shilpa Ravella, MD

Update: 2023-10-25
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Here's a little secret: hidden inflammation, not genetics, is the most common underlying cause of chronic illness.

Hidden inflammation is a root cause of:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Period pain
  • Chronic aches and pains
  • Digestive problems
  • Allergies and eczema
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Heart disease, Cancer, Diabetes

The problem is most doctors are not aware of hidden inflammation let alone how to identify or address it. Western medicine leads us to believe that we have no control over our health destiny. It’s just assumed that chronic disease is an inevitable fact of life.

But it’s not.

So how can we get ahead of chronic inflammation?

In this week's episode of the On Health podcast, I sat down with Shilpa Ravella, MD, the author of A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet and Disease. gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center.

Tune in as we discuss:

  • What hidden inflammation is and how to test for it
  • How inflammation is both a cause and a risk indicator for diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and depression
  • The most common myths about anti-inflammatory diets and why food restriction is not the answer
  • The two most important factors in an anti-inflammatory diet
  • The truth about the healthiest protein sources
  • The connection between gut health, food intolerances, and inflammation 

Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in to your body, yourself, and this podcast! Please share the love by sending this to someone in your life who could benefit from the kinds of things we talk about in this space. Make sure to follow me on Instagram @dr.avivaromm to join the conversation. Follow Shilpa on Instagram @shilpa.ravella and visit her website at www.shilparavella.com.

Please share this important topic by sending the link to the show to someone you love.

Plus get your copy of my book Hormone Intelligence which offers up a full plan on reducing inflammation!

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A Silent Fire: Understanding Hidden Inflammation with Shilpa Ravella, MD

A Silent Fire: Understanding Hidden Inflammation with Shilpa Ravella, MD

Aviva Romm