What's the swell on inflammation?

Chronic inflammation has been getting a lot of blame for a whole gambit of problems. The list includes conditions related to cardiac, gut, and cognitive health. Some examples are auto-immune diseases, Alzheimer's disease, chronic pain, behavioral problems, mood disorders, digestive issues, delayed healing, depression, cancer, obesity, sluggish immune systems, atherosclerosis, heart attack, increased recovery time, and liver disorders. Scary enough?