By reducing chronic inflammation—also known as low-grade or systemic inflammation—you may be able to boost your defense against several major diseases. In addition to fine-tuning your diet and overall self-care, you can reduce chronic inflammation with the help of certain natural substances and alternative therapies.
Acute vs. Chronic Inflammation
Unlike acute inflammation in which the immune system responds to infection or injury by activating inflammatory chemicals that combat foreign substances, chronic inflammation isn’t beneficial for the body.
Often resulting from lifestyle factors like stress and poor diet, chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system continually releases those inflammatory chemicals, even when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. By working to reduce chronic inflammation, you may be able to protect against a number of conditions shown to be inflammation-related, including:
Excerpted from Very Well Health