Understanding how “Good” and “Bad” Inflammation Effects your Health

INFLAMMATIONApril 11, 2016 Take these steps to avoid harmful inflammation is the title of the article written this week by Dr Joseph Maroon that appeared on the TRIBLIVE website.  As a neurosurgeon and nutritional expert Dr Maroon describes the basic function of inflammation as a necessary occurrence after a trauma or infection were to occur.


Inflammation is typically a good thing. It defends the body against invaders, such as bacteria, viruses and toxins and later contributes to healing damaged tissue.

But despite typically being a “good” thing, he also describes the negative side of “chronic” or “silent” inflammation and how this is linked to many of the most common diseases we suffer from.

 Silent inflammation is insidious and can lead to allergies, blood vessel blockages, dementia, asthma, skin disorders, arthritis, cancer and most of the diseases of aging.

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