Inflammation - the good and the badSome inflammation is necessary to stay healthy. For example, when you get a cut, white blood cells rush to the area of the cut resulting in swelling, redness and heat. These are all necessary responses for healing to occur. It is the low-grade, systemic inflammation that can be problematic. Chronic inflammation leads to an over-reactive immune system, silently damaging our tissues, causing rapid aging and ultimately chronic health conditions. Some of the chronic health conditions that can result from low-grade systemic inflammation include: asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, heart, disease,disgestive symptoms cancer, Alzheimer's, and depression.
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Dr. Gerard Guillory is a board certified internal medicine specialist who has been practicing in Aurora, Colorado since 1985. He is a nationally recognized speaker and writer on irritable bowel syndrome. He strongly believes, as Hippocrates stated some 2000 years ago, that “all disease begins in the gut”.Read more...