Leveraging Functional Medicine as a tool for healthier and happier living.
Welcome back to the show everyone, today’s guest is someone that I’ve been wanting to talk to for quite a while now. Given my passion into the holistic approaches towards health and wellness, Dr. Will Cole is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and educated individuals in the field of Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Dr. Will Cole, is a leading functional medicine expert, who specializes in clinically investigating the underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders and brain problems.
Distinctive from modern medicine’s style of the sick-care approach where there’s an emphasis on treating the symptoms, Dr. Will Cole, as a functional medic, takes a more health-care approach and provides his patients with advice and treatment after diagnosing the root problem based on their unique biological make up.
Functional Medicine — Common causes of inflammation and what you can do to minimize it.
You can’t talk about metabolic, autoimmune and mental issues without bringing in the underlying factor that is chronic inflammation.
What drives inflammation in one person is different from what drives inflammation in another person. Thus, inflammation is a commonality, and not a causation.
In his latest book The Inflammation Spectrum, Dr. Will Cole , through his extensive research and experience, takes a deeper dive into how we can naturally balance our immune system. He suggests that we can mitigate and calm inflammation by reducing our intake of the four core causes of inflammation. These include;
- Industrial seed oils
Alongside the four major causes, there are also four other sub-categories which include;
- Nuts and seeds
Other common non-food causes of inflammation include;
- Lack of enough sleep
- Social isolation
- Increased screen time
- Social media
What goes on in your gastric system is also a big contributor to how imbalanced or balanced your body is. Viral infections, heavy metal toxicity and lymes are some of the most common causes of inflammation in your gut.
So what does Dr. Will Cole suggest we do to reduce inflammation?
The biggest step we can take is to minimize or completely eradicate our intake of the four core causes of inflammation. This alongside, increasing our input of healthy fats such as avocados, extra virgin oil, coconuts and pasteurized eggs is a sure way of reducing our chances of getting inflammation.
There’s no denying the link between our mind, body and wellness.
At the end of the day, what really counts is our head space. Renegotiating the relationship with ourselves, the present moment we live in and what we want from life contributes a big part to our mental well being.
Dr. Will Cole also suggests that activities that calm our mind and increase our self awareness such as meditation, nature time and self reflection are some of the daily practices we should learn to make a habit out of.
We ought to use self care as a form of self-respect. Love and respect yourself enough to eat and engage in activities that are only good for you.
The light and grace that we receive after realizing our true value and strength is the genesis of sustainable wellness. Love yourself enough to settle for nothing less than what improves your mental and physical well being.
Connect with Dr. Cole
Website — https://drwillcole.com/
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/doctorwillcole/
Twitter — https://twitter.com/drwillcole
Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/drwillcole/
Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/user/DrWillCole
The Inflammation Spectrum — https://www.amazon.com/Inflammation-Spectrum-Triggers-Reset-System-ebook/dp/B07NX21BFW