Over the past few decades, our medical knowledge has evolved to understand that inflammation is the underlying cause of virtually all chronic illness.

Inflammation, the product of our immune systems, is what protects us from foreign substances that may be harmful. Its operation should be limited to handling the attack by resolving its activity. The problem in today’s world is that we are exposed to an ever-growing list of environmental toxins, genetically modified foods, allergens, and infectious agents that trigger uncontrolled and persisting inflammation.

This chronic immune system up-regulation causes damage to organs and tissues, resulting in autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, and brain disorders. Through a process known as molecular mimicry, the immune system attacks normal tissues because of similarities in their composition to foreign substances. In other circumstances, persistent production of these inflammatory substances may cause fatigue, pain, mood disorders, and weight gain.

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