The body responds to many diseases and injuries with inflammation. Inflammation is one of the most basic and necessary processes in the body and without a properly functioning inflammatory response, healing is compromised. Some conditions are worsened by inflammation but suppressing inflammation all the time isn’t the best path to healing.

When inflammation is being suppressed by means of some medications like anti-inflammatories and cortisone, it also suppresses the natural healing process that is neccesary to heal the injury. On the flipside, when inflammation goes untreated, inflammation can worsen the condition and should be managed appropriately.

Chronic low levels of inflammation has been linked to a variety of health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma and certain cancers. Often one is not aware of this kind of inflammation.  In inflammatory conditions like Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, osteo & rheumatoid arthritis, gout and many more, the inflammation is present and felt by the person.

Reduction in inflammation and inflammatory markers are likely to translate to slower disease progression. Medications for treatment is helpful however certain dietary habits may increase inflammation in the body and by changing just a few dietary habits and opting for natural anti-inflammatories, inflammation can be controlled much better and the frequency of medication use can be prolonged. Natural anti-inflammatories can allow some people to use less medicine.