THE SILENT KILLER WITHIN
Cellular/systemic inflammation is a sinister medical condition that sets you up for a set of diseases that has dire consequences. If you have had an injury, operation, flu or infection, you know what inflammation is. The symptoms ususally are pain, fever, redness, swelling and settles when your immune system or antibiotics/pain killers have done their job. However, sometimes, this acute type inflammation turns inward without you knowing about it.
What is even worse, your diet can cause this type of inflammation. As the years pass, it can turn into various forms of chronic diseases. Please see diagram below.
EPA and DHA, essential long chain fatty acids (only present in oily fish), are the major components of anti-inflammatory hormones, and if you lack sufficient amounts of these molecules at celluar level, your body cannot produce anti-inflammatory hormones leading to constant low grade inflammation.