Too much of a good thing. Yup, we’ve all heard that one before. But normally, we attach this ever so common expression to things like chocolate, wine, and yes, even exercise—not inflammation. It makes sense though, doesn’t it? Nobody really wants a second helping of swelling, tenderness, and redness.
All the same, inflammation is a vital part of your body’s natural defense system. This important function helps to fight off invading bacteria and viruses and support the healing of injuries by increasing blood flow and dispatching white blood cells, hormones, and nutrients to the affected area. Read more