Inflammation is at the root of so many illnesses that prevention is the key to good health.
Heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and many auto-immune diseases like arthritis would greatly benefit from preventing and treating inflammation.
According to Liponis, there are blood tests, which can detect low levels of inflammation in the body. Doctors can either look at white blood cell count—the higher the count, the more inflammation—or look at c-reactive protein, which is an even more accurate test that can find levels of inflammation so low a person can’t feel them.
To prevent inflammation, Liponis recommended a few simple steps, including regular exercise, staying at a healthy weight, and taking various supplements such as vitamin D and fish oil.
Also, adding spices like turmeric, ginger and garlic can help keep inflammation at bay.
Dr. Andrew Weil offers and anti-inflammatory diet to fight chronic inflammation disease.