July 31, 2011 in Diet and Diseases
The symptoms of inflammation are a result of the natural response of your immune system to tissue damage or invasion of your tissues by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The initial result of the inflammatory response is often dilation of your capillaries to permit the large macrophages, or white blood cells, to reach the affected area resulting in fluid leakage into your surrounding tissues [...]
April 26, 2011 in Diet and Diseases
Inflammation. Your body’s way of protecting you.
Redness, swelling and pain are just outward signs of what most of us think of as inflammation. In fact, these are just symptoms of the actual problem, infection or injury; the immune system’s way of asking for help.
The first step is for the body to summon the white blood cells, those “fighters” of the immune system that step in to [...]
March 13, 2011 in Diet and Diseases
The human body usually reacts to infection or irritation through a swelling, redness or pain, which are inevitable signs of inflammation. Infection and inflammation therein need not be caused only when we hurt ourselves. Studies of late reveal that consuming wrong foods can cause inflammation within the body. Obesity by itself can trigger off inflammation.