THE MORNING SHOW
Sunil Pai, MD
An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Preventing and Treating All Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle, and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories
Changing your daily routine and eating habits to restore and maintain your health can be challenging. But compared to surgery or extensive drug regimens with debilitating side effects, the effort is decidedly worth it.
Here to make things a bit easier, Dr. Sunil Pai presents a ten-step guide to help you prevent and treat disease through diet and lifestyle changes, as well as through the use of natural anti-inflammatories. With extensive information on the production of food, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements, this remarkable resource pulls back the veil on what’s really in the foods and products you consume daily—and how they’re affecting your health.
All too often, conventional health care simply manages diseases rather than actually resolving them. By understanding that inflammation is the underlying trigger mechanism to all ailments, you can learn to prevent, reverse, and treat most chronic illnesses—including cancer—by applying integrative medicine’s natural, evidence-based solutions.
Informative, educational, and enlightening, this book will help you understand the truth and motivate you to start taking back your health!
Sunil Pai, MD is Board Certified in Holistic Integrative Medicine. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico, he became a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He is certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. He is also certified in Functional Medicine, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-Acupuncture through Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr. Jisun Hao. Dr. Pai is the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on teaching physicians neuroacupuncture which is focused for pain conditions and neurological dysfunction such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Pai also specializes in Auriculotherapy focusing on treatment of both food and inhalant allergies. Dr. Pai is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and teaches each patient about the health benefits of eating whole food plant based diets. Dr. Pai has undergone specialized training in Ayurvedic Medicine at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, and Intensive Yoga Therapies at the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in India.
-Sunil’s medical practice in Albuquerque integrates western, eastern and indigenous medicines.
-49 developed countries rank better than US in health ratings. What’s up with that?
-Inflammation is a complex set of reactions, positive and negative; is body’s ability to
fight, fix, and repair.
-“itis” means inflammation of an area. What is causing the “itis”?
-How is the gut microbiome related to inflammation?
-Local inflammatory reactions are a reflection of systemic inflammation. Inflammation not a disease of aging. Inflammatory fuels go to places of previous trauma.
-US dairy consumption of 2.2 lbs/day is inflammatory. Raw grassfed dairy still contains IGF-1, which stimulates cell growth.
-One dose of antibiotic still impacts microbiome 18 months later.
-Most probiotics not potent enough. Need right type and enough, free of ingredients a patient is sensitive to.
-Removing triggers and offenders to the gut.
-Why do even good foods cause problems?
-How did Sunil get rid of his lifelong eczema?
-IgE vs. IgG reactions to foods. Why are some allergies not detected with testing?
-What is wrong with skin prick testing? Why use blood testing?
-Various approaches for overcoming allergies.
-Emailer asks about curcumin and turmeric. What is Curcumin C3 Complex? Why is organic important? Is added fat needed? Why add black pepper?
-Bosmeric – boswellia (frankincense), curcumin, ginger, black pepper – synergy of ingredients. Bilayered caplet prevents ingredients from degrading each other, highly absorbable. Blocks 100 mechanisms of inflammation. Effects comparable to NSAIDs. Used for treatment and preventive.
-Heart disease – inflammatory, compensatory response to laying down of cholesterol. Plant based diet can reverse. Myocardial infarction happens when the supersaturated cholesterol plaque ruptures.
sunil pai, m.d. on gut healing, allergic foods and more, june 9, 2016