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Age Slower, Lessen Your Inflammation & Boost Your Immune System with Polyssacharides


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Contrary to popular belief, not all sugars are harmful to your health. Polysaccharides, a type of complex carbohydrate, highlight how certain sugars can be beneficial.

Found in foods such as whole grains, vegetables, and legumes, these long-chain carbohydrates play essential roles in maintaining good health and strengthening the immune system. Join us in today's episode on polysaccharides with Dr. John E. Lewis, where we explore the subject of sugars, anti-nutrients, misconceptions, and more.

Meet our guest

John E. Lewis, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Dr Lewis Nutrition™ and a former Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate, Faculty Member, and Advisor of the Medical Wellness Association and lectures for the Institute for Brain Potential.

With over 180 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Lewis has led more than 30 research studies, raising over $23 million in grants and contracts. His research focuses on the impact of nutrition, dietary supplements, and exercise on health. Dr. Lewis' work on Alzheimer's disease led to his widely acclaimed TEDxMiami talk.

A proponent of a whole-food, plant-based diet and rigorous exercise, he is dedicated to advancing clinical nutrition for better health.

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Key takeaways

  • It's ignorant to say that sugar is bad
  • Depending on their characteristic, sugar has a very different effect on us than what is commonly believed
  • In any type of degeneration, chronic systemic inflammation is involved
  • Polysaccharides tamper down and control chronic inflammation
  • Immune function is highly related to cardiovascular function
  • If you don’t protect yourself with a healthy lifestyle, you're speeding up cardiovascular disease in your body
  • Neurodegeneration is linked to a poor immune system