Now remember that inflammation is an immune response. Chronic low-level inflammation means that your immune system is constantly being taxed. This puts our bodies at greater risk when any actual bacterial or viral threat comes along. The immune system is not at full strength to put all it's efforts into winning that single battle because some of it's resources are off fighting false battles throughout the body.
There is a constant fear of invisible germs and the thought that they are gonna get us thus making us sick. People slather only slightly effective antibacterial gels all over themselves several times a day. There is always a mad rush for the seasonal flu shot but are those effective? Why don't the concerned people stop to think if they are doing everything they can to assure their immune system is as strong possible? This is another case, where eating what the body wants will give the greatest short term and long term benefit. Eat fish, supplement with a good fish oil; cook with butter, lard, or olive oil, and avoid consuming the following; corn oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, vegetable oil, margarine, and vegetable shortening. You will have much greater success avoiding sickness by bolstering your immune system than by trying to protect yourself from airborne microscopic germs. Or maybe just get yourself a nice, big bubble to live in. CP