One of the most popular subjects I’ve been asked to speak about on the podcast is inflammation. As many of us know, inflammation is the root of disease- but how do we manage inflammation and approach our health and wellbeing in an educated and balanced way? I’ve been a fan of Dr. Will Cole and his practical, gentle approach to guiding his patients in healing their bodies and managing inflammation for years- and I love his grace and lightness-fueled functional approach to reducing inflammation to manage many chronic illnesses in his latest book, The Inflammation Spectrum, so I was so thrilled when he agreed to come on the podcast and share his approach with you, my listener. We had a packed conversation all about:
- What does a functional approach to health mean?
- What inflammation is and the many ways it affects our health
- The importance of an individualized approach to health and healing
- The role of both food and lifestyle in inflammation
- The necessity of elimination plans in certain cases and how to approach this with a healing mindset instead of a punitive one
- Tips for nourishing kids and families
This is an episode you’re going to want to listen to again and again!
About Dr. Cole:
Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam at www.drwillcole.com and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of the book, The Inflammation Spectrum in which he explores how inflammation exists on a spectrum within the body, the various systems it can affect, and how you can discover your individual food triggers to overcome chronic inflammation. He is also the author of Ketotarian in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.
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