Inflammation has a bad rep. People are always trying to get rid of inflammation, complaining about the effects of inflammation. But what exactly is inflammation? Why does the body keep creating it? And what does it have to do with weight gain?
Inflammation is actually a natural response of your immune system to bodily damage. Whether the damage is from external injury, like a sprained ankle, or pathogens/allergens, like someone who has a peanut allergy, your body uses the inflammatory pathway to help stop cellular damage, clean up any damaged tissue, and begin the healing process.