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Eventually the body becomes desensitized and insulin stops responding. The result can be high blood sugar, which causes more inflammation and further exacerbates insulin resistance.
Routine eating of sugary, processed foods may be related to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) signal, which activates receptors by endocannabinoids and triggers certain actions in the body.
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Signals in the gut can lead to overeating of the standard American diet of processed, low-nutrient foods, which in turn leads to elevated endocannabinoid levels, potentially overeating sugary foods, and in response, insulin resistance.
The question is, how can you reduce inflammation? Changing eating habits to follow an anti-inflammatory eating plan is crucial. Lifestyle changes can be challenging for people with endocannabinoid system dysfunction and the resulting food addiction. It is helpful to consult a nutritionist who is familiar with the ECS.
To fight inflammation, adding strains of cannabis high in CBD can help, as it is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory compounds in the plant world. In fact, the US government has a patent on this cannabinoid as an anti-inflammatory.
Since the ECS is involved in the modulation of many physiological systems, it is believed that CBD can fight inflammation throughout the body. This can potentially help reduce disorderly food consumption, reduce inflammation, and fight obesity.