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Eat This, Not That! Quotes Dr. Williams: How to Get Rid of Inflammation Quick, Says Science


Inflammation is a way your body protects itself from infection and foreign invaders, but not all inflammation is good. Inflammation is defined by theNational Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine as "the body's immune system's response to an irritant. The irritant might be a germ, but it could also be a foreign object, such as a splinter in your finger. This means that an inflammation doesn't only start when, for instance, a wound has already been infected by bacteria, is oozing pus or healing poorly. It already starts when the body is trying to fight against the harmful irritant." That said, you can end up with too good of a thing–so good it turns bad. Inflammation can also cause serious health problems if it goes on for too long and you can experience chronic pain as a result. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Vernon Williams, MD, sports neurologist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA, who explained how to help get rid of inflammation.

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