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Inflammation has a bad reputation but it can actually be a healthy response to challenges your body faces, such as infection, illness or injury. Acute inflammation, for example, is a normal, protective response to injury.
However, inflammation can become your enemy if it’s causing your body to overreact to stressors, creating a chronic, continuing natural inflammation response. Your lifestyle habits, including diet, nutrition, and exercise, can all affect the way your body addresses these challenges.