Inflammation-The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Posted Apr 01, 2022 at 04:34

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Inflammation is a key part of your body’s inner workings. It plays a vital role in facilitating your body’s ability to regenerate, repair and fight off disease. However, inflammation also contributes significantly to some of the UK’s biggest causes of disability and even killers.

So how can one thing be so good and yet so bad? How can it aid in repair and fighting disease yet cause so many itself?

The key to this conundrum is in the where and the when.

Much like a fine wine, moderation is needed to reap the benefits properly. Have too much and you’re likely not going to enjoy the rest of the day, and you’re certainly not going to enjoy tomorrow. Just enough and it’s smiles all around.

Inflammation’s job is to supply areas of your body with ingredients to either fight off infection or repair itself. For example, if you get a splinter, your body needs to fight off all the invasive bacteria and it also needs to repair the hole. It does this with great success the majority of the time. That’s good inflammation.

 

Bad inflammation is when inflammation is present but not needed, or present for too long in a delicate area (e.g heart). This is usually a result of the immune system not working properly and instead of trying to repair parts of the body it starts to attack it instead. Many factors come in to play here, such as genetics, infection, autoimmune disease, but lifestyle factors also play a huge role. Diet, stress, weight and exercise habits can all contribute. 

So, this is yet another reason to live a healthy, active lifestyle. 

One sure fire way of getting all this stuff back on track. You guessed it…

Get adjusted!!