Inflammation can be simply defined as the body’s natural response to protect itself against harm. However, inflammation can also be sorted into two basic types, chronic and acute.
Possible Symptoms of Inflammation
- Joint Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Warm to Touch
- Loss of Appetite
Acute inflammation is the process the body uses to defend itself against cuts and other injuries. White blood cells create visible redness and swelling as they protect the injured area. Without this type of inflammation, simple cuts could lead to serious infections.
Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, can occur from disease or other lifestyle factors such as poor diet, stress, excess weight, etc. It can also occur when the body processes something it believes is a foreign or unwanted substance. This is a similar process to what occurs during a food sensitivity. Foods that the body cannot digest properly are targeted as foreign by the immune system which then utilizes inflammation as a means to eliminate the unwanted food.
Taking a food sensitivity test can help you learn which foods are causing inflammation in your system. Utilizing a simple finger-prick blood test, microarray scanning technology can identify the foods that your system is sensitive towards – all with just a few drops of blood.