Most people associate inflammation with injuries that they can see, such as a twisted ankle or a bee sting. These are all examples of obvious inflammation, which occur as part of the healing process in response to an acute injury. However, it is the inflammation we can’t see – the subtle low-grade chronic inflammation that happens at a cellular level – that can eventually overwhelm our pre-set defences, resulting in tissue damage and degeneration associated with chronic disease.
This article appeared in the Nature & Health, October, 2015 Nature & Health is Australia’s original and best natural health magazine. www.natureandhealth.com.au.