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Dangers of Chronic Inflammation

Friday, 16 Nov 2012 08:00 AM


Question: What causes a nerve, cell, or other tissue to become inflamed?


Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

We tend to think of inflammation as having four characteristics: hot, red, painful, and swollen. These are characteristics of an acute inflammation, such as a boil.

However, with many states of chronic inflammation, virtually none of these characteristics are present. One can feel perfectly fine or just feel a little “off” and have a smoldering inflammation inside their body that goes on for years. This is what makes chronic inflammation so dangerous.

A great many things can cause such smoldering inflammations — toxic metals (lead, mercury, aluminum), exposure to certain pesticides/herbicides, low-grade infections, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and many other conditions.

Over the course of many years, this can lead to diseases such as cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease.



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