According to the National Health Council, an estimated 157 million Americans live with a chronic condition. The fiscal impact is equally staggering, with an estimated 75% of all healthcare costs attributed to chronic conditions.
While there is still much to learn about the underlying causes of these illnesses, research consistently shows that chronic inflammation is one of the contributing factors to and potential causes of most chronic conditions.
Enter the anti-inflammatory diet. Introduced 20 years ago by Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, the anti-inflammatory diet has become increasingly popular as more people are moving away from fad diets and toward wellness and whole-body health.