The Internal Flame
New insights into silent inflammation, longevity and the science of functional food.
Written by Dr Roderick Mulgan
New Zealander, Dr Roderick Mulgan's research into the link between nutrition and health led him to understand that functional foods, as well as general lifestyle interventions, might prevent or at least significantly delay the development of diseases. Diseases such as heart attacks, cancer and dementia are the products of inflammation and Dr Mulgan's work indicates that inflammation can be modified.
"How you live and what you eat makes all the difference," he says. "Smoking and salmon, walnuts and weight gloss, almonds and alcohol, blueberries, white flour, sugar, meditation - each will turn the thermostat of inflammation up or down."
Dr Mulgan's many hours of studying dense scientific journals led him to write The Internal Flame in order to empower people to act in their own best interests. He also developed a functional food supplement, called Essentials, created with five major bioactives (neutraceuticals which can't be accessed efficiently from whole food) to aid the fight against inflammation. Essentials are available at lifeguard.health