We all know what it means to have inflammation….remember that last sprained ankle? Local, acute inflammation in response to an injury or irritation or infection is so familiar. What about chronic inflammation? The low grade, on-going inflammation that so often occurs in our bodies due to poor food choices, lack of sleep, not enough exercise, excess omega 3 and 6 intake (which most Americans have!) and more! This type of inflammation is implicated in nearly every disease you can think of….heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more. Often, the only way to know you have this generalized inflammation is through simple blood tests. We’ll jump into this topic thoroughly today!