When something foreign enters your body, you stub your toe, or cut your skin, your immune system jumps into action to protect you.
The swelling, warming, and redness is part of your body’s healing process, known as inflammation. This acute inflammation is temporary and helps you get better faster!
Chronic inflammation can happen when you’re stressed out, lacking sleep, or eating a poor quality diet. It can be a contributing factor in developing diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression, and cancer.