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What Does Chronic Inflammation Look Like?
April 13, 2016

What Does Chronic Inflammation Look Like?

Unlike an injury that causes acute inflammation with the associated symptoms of redness, swelling and pain, chronic inflammation is not so noticeable. According to Dr. Damon Miller, the author of Stem Cells Heal Your Eyes: Prevent and Help: Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt, Retinal Distrophy and Retinopathy, with chronic inflammation, "There may be no obvious physical symptoms even though there is a serious underlying inflammation problem."

Chronic inflammation interferes with our health in several ways. Dr. Damon Miller explains that

1. "Chronic inflammation inhibits the ability of the body's cells to function.

2. Chronic inflammation prevents the body from recognizing those areas that most need help."

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, the author of Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free states it this way, "cellular inflammation is caused by excess free radicals .... and can be prevented by proper nutrition."

Eating foods that are anti-inflammatory and eliminating foods that are pro-inflammatory reduces chronic inflammation.

Find out what the most important foods are to help reduce "the fire" in your body:

How to Reduce Chronic Inflammation 

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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