Systemic Inflammation & Diet

Systemic Inflammation

Everybody has it in some way or another. Chronic systemic inflammation (SI) is the result of release of pro-inflammatory cytokines from immune-related cells and the chronic activation of the innate immune system. It can contribute to the development or progression of certain conditions.

Inflammation is a vital part of the body’s immune response. It is the body’s attempt to heal itself after an injury; defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria; and repair damaged tissue.  Without inflammation, wounds would fester and infections could become deadly. Inflammation can also be problematic, though, and it plays a role in some chronic diseases.

Inflammation is often characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and sometimes pain and some immobility. When you stub your toe, for example, biochemical processes release proteins called cytokines as “emergency signals” that bring in your body’s immune cells, hormones and nutrients to fix the problem.

Causes of inflammation website Women to Women

Removing night shades from the diet will decrease inflammation almost immediately. The Whole30, Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and Against All Grain are great cookbook resources to aid in eating healthy to avoid inflammation so that you can give your body and fighting chance to heal!

~Andrea

 

 

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