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High blood pressure has always been known as the silent killer, but inflammation is steadily becoming the new kid on the block with regard to serious underlying health conditions. Conditions caused singlehandedly by lifestyle that can be silent but deadly, affecting every facet of our health, leading to the development and progression of many diseases. Inflammation, at its core, is the body’s effort to fight infection. In an acute situation, this is Mother Nature as food: whole, fresh, (naturally) colorful, and nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables; food that goes bad; rich protein sources from grass-fed meat, wild caught fish, and pastur–raised poultry and pork; whole grains and healthy fats; grass-fed dairy and REAL butter. Yes. You. Can. “Forget the ‘science’ that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today,” states Lundell. Trust me when I say this. The human body has the amazing ability to rebuild itself from years of damage. Trading in highly-processed, inflammatory food for nutrient-dense real food can single-handedly reverse arterial damage and inflammation, and add years to your life. It’s never too late.