Written by Drew S., CHC, AADP, Certified Health Coach
For years you have been hearing about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet to maintain better health and optimal weight. Study after study links poor diets that are highly refined and loaded with sugar, preservatives and saturated fats to nearly every chronic disease. Poor diets makes us fat and sick.
Yet so many still have not changed their diets or demanded higher quality foods from manufacturers. Low quality foods creates inflammation in the body which is directly linked to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer and numerous other major diseases.
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is a naturally occurring immune response in the body. Your body responds to the presence of injury or foreign invaders such as a virus or bacteria by sending chemicals and white blood cells to fight them off, helping your body heal and protect itself from illness. Naturally, this is a good thing that helps to keep you healthy.
So, what happens when there is chronic inflammation?
When the body is out of balance your immune system steps into overdrive, causing chronic inflammation, weight gain, pain and disease. Chronic inflammation occurs even when the body’s immune system is activated but is not threatened by a foreign invader. Food is one of the primary causes of chronic inflammation – AND is the primary remedy.
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