The word inflammation comes from the Latin "inflame," meaning "I ignite." Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response. Initially, it is beneficial when, for example, your knee sustains a blow and tissues need care and protection or when our bodies detect a viral invader and combat it. It is unhealthy when our bodies exist in a state of sustained inflammation which can set off a myriad of health issues like arthritis, irritable bowel, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Following your specific Blood Type diet, GenoType diet or SWAMI protocol is the first step in reducing the negative impact of inflammation. Additionally, Dr. Peter D'Adamo has designed a line of products that assist in reducing inflammation and supporting your body's healthy immune response.