|February 14, 2014||
The Hidden Sources of Inflammation That Put You at Risk for Heart Disease
by Dr. Chad Larson
Inflammation is an essential and normal part of our physiology, without which we could not survive as a human race. Inflammation is primarily part of the protective innate immune response that attempts to dilute, destroy, or neutralize an offending pathogen or toxin. Inflammation’s presence then triggers a series of reactions that ideally leads to tissue repair and recovery. That is, if everything goes as planned. Unfortunately, like an untrained dog off its leash, inflammation can go from a protector to an attacker of its own master.