Is Inflammation the Root of all Disease?

Inflammation is the latest medical buzzword according to Dr. Brent Bauer of the Mayo clinic. Researchers now believe that low-grade inflammation is associated with most chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and cancer. This is not an entirely new theory. Holistic practitioners have long recognized the connection between unhealthy lifestyle choices, inflammation and chronic conditions.

Here is what Dr. Andrew Weil has to say on the subject of inflammation...


Besides stress and environmental toxins, the major culprit of chronic inflammation is unhealthy eating. That's the bad news. The good news is that you can do something about it. By following a few basic rules you can improve your eating habits and reduce your risk of chronic inflammation.

Don't know where to start? Take a look at Dr. Andrew Weil's famous Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid

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Or check out one of TPL's books on Anti-Inflammatory Diets for further suggestions:

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