The purpose of inflammation in the body is treating threats as they arise, not on a permanent basis. Inflammation in a specific area or organ address one specific threat. Chronic inflammation, however, can lead to a vast array of further conditions over time. Your body turns on itself when in a constant state of inflammation.
Although there are drugs to treat the illnesses associated with chronic inflammation. They cannot offer a cure because the core problem remains. When the core problem of chronic inflammation remains, you need more drugs to combat the condition. As you age you will need even more drugs to combat the side effects of the anti-inflammatory drugs.
Chronic inflammation is recognised as a particularly dangerous threat to long-term health. It is a threat that needs to be dealt with at its root. It is a mechanism that we seek to address by eating a low carb diet. Directly and by reducing things associated with it, such as insulin resistance and leaky gut syndrome.
What is chronic inflammation?
Inflammation is one of your body’s healing processes. If you sprain your ankle or stub your toe, your body responds by increasing blood flow to the area. Providing more white blood cells and cellular “rebuilding materials”. As a result, it becomes swollen or inflamed. This process also disables movement in the area, offering protection and reminding you to look after it and let it heal.
Now imagine if you stubbed your toe, but instead of leaving it to heal in its inflamed state, you stubbed it every third day for the rest of your life. In time you would develop chronic inflammation. Inflammation that persists for a long time or constantly recurring.
If you first stubbed your toe when you were 20 years old and kept on bashing it for the next 30 years. Imagine the result of three decades of chronic inflammation on your fiftieth birthday. You may have had your toe amputated by then, or even your entire foot.
Think of inflammation throughout the rest of the body as similar.
Role of sugar
Consuming sugar and refined carbohydrates is linked with elevated inflammation, insulin resistance and weight gain.
Below are some excellent articles of the role of sugar in chronic inflammation:
Chronic Inflammation is linked to many diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.