The Exogenous Endotoxin Theory

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Added: 05-07-2012
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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. This is the second video of a three-part series exploring the mechanism behind the spike of inflammation that follows within hours of a meal containing animal products. See yesterday's video-of-the-day for part one ( 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? ( Tomorrow I'll close up this fascinating topic by exploring the role fat may play in this endotoxic reaction to meat and other animal products in Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia ( In the meantime, there are hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects for you to check out at ( Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he'll try to answer it!

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