Fight Inflammation, Decrease Chronic Disease Risk

Everything is arguably related to inflammation. It can cause cancer, skin conditions, allergies, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches and painful menstruation. So what exactly is inflammation? It's a combination of heat, pain, redness and swelling that happens externally or inside the body. Childhood obesity, diabetes, rate of cancer is on the rise.

Without taking care of diabetes, billions and dollars goes into it, and without fixing our diet lifestyle, behavioral changes, nothing will improve. Of all the new health buzzwords touted these days, inflammation wins the race by far. Naturopathic docs are giving recipes for home remedies to reduce it and oncologists are learning more and more just how closely inflammation is to the development of cancer. 


Oftentimes, chronic disease development stems from an unresolved inflammatory response. Managing inflammation and preventing it is crucial to overall human health as we age. A coalition of experts published in the British Journal of Nutrition talked about how nutrition influences inflammatory processed and help reduce chronic diseases risk. 

Inflammation that is elevated and not managed or cured, especially chronic inflammation, is a core cause of a range of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Prevention or control of low-grade inflammation is an attractive target effect for healthy food or food ingredients. 

Inflammation is a normal component regulating your metabolism but unresolved chronic inflammation is a pathological feature of a wide range of chronic conditions including metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.

Micronutrient deficiencies or excess of certain nutrients like folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin E and zinc can lead to ineffective or excessive inflammatory response. Recent studies have revealed that high consumption of fat and glucose may create post-prandial inflammation which is sparked post-meal. The Western-style diet which is rich in refined sugars and unhealthy fats is linked to an increased prevalence of diseases with strong immunogical and autoimmune components including allergies, food allergies, atopic dermatitis and obesity.