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Hundreds of illnesses are caused by chronic inflammation. Rather than recognizing and correcting the sources of inflammation, modern medicine has classified them as unique and unrelated, when in fact they are all products of the same underlying imbalances in the body. Illnesses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and others stem from inflammation.
“Inflammation is your body’s response to stress — whether from your diet, lifestyle or environment.” “Think of what happens when you catch a cold. You may experience inflammation in the form of a fever as your body heats up to eradicate the effects of the invading virus.” “This kind of inflammation is good, but the modern epidemic of chronic, low-grade inflammation destroys the balance in your body. When your body’s systems experience a constant inflammatory response, you become more susceptible to aging and disease.” (Source 2006 article by Body Ecology.)
Some of the primary causes of chronic inflammation: