A short explanation on inflammation
(also see this short video)… most people are aware of the redness and soreness that happens when we have an injury or irritation, for example we hit our finger, or get stung by a bee. This reaction from the body is part of the healing process whereby the body deals with the offence and repairs it.
However when the offence/irritation continues and chronic inflammation is setup this becomes a problem, and tissues become damaged. Any tissues can be damaged through inflammation including the intestinal lining, the arteries, and brain tissue.
If the fuel (food) is promoting inflammation, then the body is not functioning optimally and damage is most likely ensuing. This is the mechanism for so many maladies and degenerative disorders.