The endotoxemia (bacterial toxins in the bloodstream) that follows a meal of animal products and results in inflammation and stiffened arteries may come from the food itself, rather than from one’s own gut bacteria.
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This is the second of a three-part video series exploring the mechanism behind the spike of inflammation that follows within hours of a meal containing animal products. For part one, see The Leaky Gut Theory of Why Animal Products Cause Inflammation. Food Mass Transit details intestinal transit time, and for more on chocolate, see Update on Chocolate; Healthiest Chocolate Fix; and A Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The chocolate thing reminds me of the nitrate story. When accompanied by phytonutrients, what could have an adverse effect ends up being beneficial; see Are Nitrates Pollutants or Nutrients? To close up this fascinating topic, I’ll explore the role fat may play in this endotoxic reaction to meat and other animal products in Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia.
For more context, check out my associated blog posts: How Does Meat Cause Inflammation?; The True Shelf Life of Cooking Oils; Top 10 Most Popular Videos of the Year; Lead Poisoning Risk From Venison; Plant-Based Diets for Fibromyalgia; and Mushrooms and Immunity.
2019 Update – I just did a new video on endotoxins: Are Pre-Cut Vegetables Just as Healthy?