What Actually Is Inflammation? This Is What a Nutritionist Wants You to Know

Sophie Miura

Inflammation is one of those health terms that simultaneously intrigues and confuses us. It's dominated health headlines of late and is said to be startlingly common and linked to other health concerns like stress, leaky gut, weight gain, and more. Given the frequency with which we now see this buzzword in the news, we thought it time to do a deep dive and ask exactly what we're all thinking: What actually is inflammation, and what does it mean for you?

To find out, we called on Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, who has written and spoken at length about this puzzling health concern. Here, he explains everything you need to know: what it is, what the symptoms are, and what simple changes you can make to your diet to combat the negative effects. Intrigued? Us too. Consider this Inflammation 101.

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