Like most things in the body, the inflammatory process is all about balance. A balanced inflammatory response helps recruit your immune system to attack invaders and repair damage.
Inflammatory markers and proteins are your body’s way of sounding the alarm for help. If you have a highly stimulated inflammatory response, things like excessive swelling and inflammation can occur. Inversely, if someone has a poorly reactive inflammatory response, they may be more at risk of developing infections since their body isn’t rallying the immune system troops to the rescue.
Chronic inflammation contributes to nearly every chronic disease – heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and even cancer. Not to mention, chronic inflammation can lead to chronic pain caused by arthritis. By reducing and limiting factors contributing to inflammation can lead to reduced pain and reduce your risk for developing chronic disease later in life.
So, where to start?