Inflammation is the body’s natural response to what it believes to be an infection or injury. As a part of your Immune System’s defenses, inflammation occurs when you get a cut or scratch. The redness and swelling that follow are white blood cells fighting for restoration. In the right context, inflammation is beautiful because it is your body’s remarkable defense against harm.
However, inflammation can be triggered unnecessarily and excessively. The body may respond to chronic stress, autoimmune disorders, obesity, and other conditions with a constantly activated inflammation response. Rather than rushing in to heal a specific wound or infection, the body simply remains in a relentless state of hyper-vigilance and defense.
When people talk of soothing or diminishing inflammation, this is the type of which they speak. What was intended for good has lost its balance and become a source of hurt rather than healing. This reversal can be debilitating and disheartening, even leading to conditions like DNA damage, arthritis, depression, and cancer.