Chronic Inflammation = Chronic Illness


Morning! For the past couple of weeks, I've been dealing with this annoying pain in the back of my leg. For a while, I thought that is was just a little overstretch of my hamstring but by Friday, I was having a hard time sitting down on it, which is a clear indicator that I have a pretty upset sciatic nerve. Somewhere in my bod, I have inflammation, most likely in my glute. This got me thinking about inflammation - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Good inflammation helps the body heal from an injury and fights harmful bacteria. On the flip side, bad inflammation activates the immune system and can make us sick. Eating unhealthy food, not exercising enough, and eating too much sugar turns the immune system "on" and helps it stay activated for a long period of time. Chronic inflammation leads to chronic illness. Again, chronic inflammation leads to chronic illness.