When most people think of inflammation, they think of a swollen ankle or knee after a sprain or other injury.
But inflammation is far more serious.
In fact, it can be said that inflammation is the root of all disease.
You may not even see the inflammation, but you can bet it is there, especially if you don’t eat properly or exercise regularly.
That’s because inflammation is actually the body’s natural response to stress—be it dietary, physical, environmental and/or even emotional. And once your body starts to become inflamed, it puts you at risk for everything from weight gain, migraines, allergies and colds and flus to more serious illnesses such as gout, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and the dreaded ‘C’ word—cancer.