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Extinguish the Fire of Inflammation with these Healthy Foods

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Why is having chronic inflammation bad for you?
Air Date: 7/6/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jonny Bowden, PhD
Jonny Bowden Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS is a bestselling author and nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health.

He is a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology and the author of thirteen books on health, healing, food and longevity including two bestsellers, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb, and his latest book, The Great Cholesterol Myth.

A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and longevity. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Men's Health magazine, is the Nutrition Editor for Pilates Style, and is a regular contributor to AOL, Vanity Fair, Clean Eating Magazine, Better Nutrition, and Total Health.
Extinguish the Fire of Inflammation with these Healthy Foods
Inflammation comes in two forms: acute and chronic.

You might be all too familiar with the acute kind; it's what you see when you stub your toe or get a splinter.

But, the chronic kind is a whole different story.

Chronic inflammation is often called a "silent killer." It damages the vascular walls and is a factor in every single degenerative disease, including heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. It's also a big factor in less "life-threatening" diseases like asthma, acne, migraines and arthritis.

Chronic inflammation flies beneath the radar. It doesn't manifest any symptoms, but it kills you by injuring the vascular system in a subtle but consistent way. It disrupts the flow of blood. It damages the walls of the arteries. And, it's a factor in every disease known to man.

Reducing inflammation is one of the most important health strategies for longevity and good health.

What are ways to ease inflammation?

Jonny Bowden, PhD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss inflammation, as well as the ways you can ease your symptoms.

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