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Inflammation is your body’s natural defense towards a foreign substance such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. Normally the inflammatory cycle protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we repeatedly expose the body to certain toxins or foods that the human body was never designed to process, chronic inflammation can occur. Chronic inflammation can be just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial. There has been much discussion around the effect of diet on our blood vessels. Elevated LDL (bad cholesterol) smoking and high blood pressure contribute to plaque formation and inflammatory changes in the blood vessel which can result in heart attacks and stroke. Obesity is also a contributing factor and is a result of