“The Secret Killer”

Did you know inflammation is the root cause of disease?

According to Webster’s Dictionary inflammation is defined as “a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, and pain and that serves as a mechanism initiation the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue”.

Inflammation is the body’s way to respond to danger. It is short lasting- cleans up the problem and leaves. For example, if you get a cut, an inflammation reaction will occur to heal the wound and remove the dead tissue.

However, our lifestyles promote chronic inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is caused by physical stressors- lack of exercise and broken bones, chemical stressors- air pollution, pesticides, herbicides and processed foods, and emotional stressors- negative self talk and stress. We don’t give our body a break. It is constantly fighting off stressors.

Chronic inflammation has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, autism, Crohn’s disease, colitis, neuropathy, tendonitis, bursitis, thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases.

Do you need to decrease inflammation from your body?