By Robert Luby, MD
On June 6, City Market is offering a free class entitled “Anti-Inflammatory Diet.” The class filled up quickly so we’re offering a second class on June 19. Dr. Luby offers up some additional information to help you start your summer healthfully. Want additional information from the class (handouts and recipes)? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Note:While this article discusses, in part, the medicinal properties of various herbs and spices, it is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.
Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. It is usually beneficial in short-term, acute conditions such as a laceration of the skin, a twisted ankle, or a response to the common cold virus. However, if sustained over time, it can be harmful, as in the case of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions, which are all chronic inflammatory states.