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We’ve curated a range of articles to help you gain an understanding of what inflammation is and how to manage it, naturally.

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Featured Podcast

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15   March 14, 2023

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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Understanding Inflammation

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How Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Health

By Mo Perry
Our bodies need inflammation to fight off infection, but too much of it for too long can spur a wide range of illnesses. Learning to manage it effectively is key.
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What Contributes to Chronic Inflammation?

By Mo Perry
Chronic inflammation can be spurred by a broad range of factors — but identifying them can be key to restoring balance.
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Which Health Conditions Are Considered Inflammatory?

By Mo Perry
Chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer's, and certain types of arthritis indicate some level of inflammation.
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What Are Signs of Chronic Inflammation?

By Mo Perry
Weight-loss resistance, brain fog, mood disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis are just a few. Read on to learn more.
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How Does Chronic Inflammation Affect the Body?

By Mo Perry
If left unchecked, chronic inflammation can lead to nerve damage, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Learn more.
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What Causes the Inflammation Response to Become Chronic?

By Mo Perry
Chronic stress, a poor diet, and environmental toxins can all lead to the inflammation response getting stuck in the "on" position. Here's why.
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6 Strategies to Manage Chronic Inflammation

By Mo Perry
Inflammation is highly responsive to diet and lifestyle interventions, which can help our bodies cool down and our immune systems become better regulated. Focusing on these six behaviors can make a difference.

Anti-Inflammatory Eating

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5 Rules for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

By Catherine Guthrie
Say no to sugar, embrace your inner herbivore, and three other tips for anti-inflammatory eating.

Common Health Conditions

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Autoimmune Disorders: When Your Body Turns on You

By Christy Rice
There's been a stark rise in autoimmune disorders over the past 50 years, from type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis to celiac disease and asthma. What is autoimmune disorder? The first step toward a cure is understanding and controlling the causes.
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Can Chronic Inflammation in the Body Cause Mental Illness?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Researchers have begun exploring the link between chronic inflammation and psychiatric disorders.
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