Inflammation, Good and Bad?

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There are two main types of Inflammation, Acute and Chronic. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, in case of injury a process of Vasoconstriction takes place, restricting blood flow in the area, followed over a period of time depending on how bad things are, referred to as Vasodilation, gradually increasing blood flow to the area. That’s Good!

The other common style of inflammation is Chronic, and in my estimation is almost always disastrous! According to Life Extension, these include “heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and nephritis.” That’s NOT Good!

Well if you’re accident prone, then the first type is a good thing. As I used to say when selling insurance, many accidents are preventable, but there are many situations you just can’t avoid. But it seems to me that while illnesses can be 1) a Genetic predisposition 2) an Environmental issue (your home, work, town or city, etc.) or 3) What You Eat! The latter is something we can all control most of the time, and should be looked at carefully.

Inflammation, Good & Bad?

And so I would suggest the following powerful article covers topic #3 extremely well. I really think our diet has much to do with many of the “new” diseases we’ve discovered over the past 20 years or so. But the following article discusses several issues such as

  • Your activity level
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Food

Inflammation, Good & Bad?