Inflammation is a major factor of cardiovascular issues. Low-grade, silent systemic inflammation plays a big role in the development of many components of this condition.
Silent inflammation can be triggered by what occurs in the gut. Impaired digestion as the result of poor diet, imbalance of gut bacteria, food sensitivities or allergies, insufficient enzymes, constipation and stress triggers an inflammatory state that damages the intestinal lining.
The resultant intestinal permeability, or leaky gut allows dangerous proteins and toxins into the bloodstream generating silent inflammation that travels throughout the body and leads to the components of cardiovascular disease.
The gut connection to cardiovascular disease highlights the importance of obtaining and maintaining healthy digestion through diet, lifestyle and natural health approaches; all of which create the basis upon which good heart health is built.