occurence, I'm not certain. What I do know is that scientists are making a lot of connections between ourdiets, inflammation, and all kinds of health issues including serious illnesses and diseases.I received the information below about Inflammation from the Chairman of Health Sciences at Shaklee.Shaklee employs the largest staff of scientists than any other natural nutrition company, with thenumbers not even close. 75 compared to 2 or 3 at most other brands, and unbelievably some may nothave any on staff.It's the science and the research, a brand's own science and research, that can make the difference between products that work very effectively, and the opposite which is when you hear someone say,"Nutrition doesn't work for me." Of course nutrition 'works'. Nutrients in food and in supplements is what fuels our body and feed our cells. The problem is that not all food and not all supplements arecreated equal.Back to the science. We get the inside story from Shaklee on every area of natural health. I will keep youupdated on this site so bookmark it and come back often!
Inflammation – A Biological Response to Stress
In the past decade, inflammation has become one of the hottest topics in medical research because it isemerging as a possible cause of many of the chronic diseases that threaten the quality and the length of life. . If that’s true, then addressing inflammation could be a singular approach to targeting multiplehealth conditions and, perhaps, could simplify scientific and medical research strategies for fighting many of the most deadly chronic diseases. We now know that there are many possible lifestyle and environmental triggers of inflammatory stress,including smoking; a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet; obesity; radiation; and even exposure toenvironmental toxins. Persistent, chronic, or uncontrolled low-grade inflammation has been linked toincreased risk for the metabolic syndrome and heart disease, diabetes and insulin resistance, rheumatoidarthritis, certain cancers, asthma, allergies, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Acute inflammation is a natural immune system response to injury or infection during which the body orchestrates a symphony of immune system signals, messages, and physiological actions to combat andneutralize foreign invaders that may be responsible for the injury. This inflammatory response can resultin the characteristic redness, heat, swelling, and pain that you may see and feel at the site of a wound andis the beginning of the healing process as the body eventually brings nourishment to the site.Most of the time, inflammation is an acute, on-demand function, a biological stress response that enablesour body to fight off disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. But when inflammation doesn’t shut