Brain Inflammation and Depression
Inflammation can be a good and a bad thing.
Inflammation is your body’s first line of defense against infection and injury. Inflammation is normally a good thing and is part of your healing process.Normally this process will shut down after its done its job and healing occurs.
However, when cells are not communicating properly trouble can arise when the inflammation process gets stuck "on" and doesn't get the signal to stop.
This is dangerous when the signals to the cells aren't communicating and the inflammation can turn on your own body, attacking health cells and tissues instead of its job to protect them. When this happens its called chronic inflammation.
Most people don't realize that you can develop chronic inflammation anywhere in the body — including the brain however, unlike an injury or most diseases that end with "itis" think of arthritis, dermatitis, colitis, brain inflammation doesn't cause any pain as it has no pain receptors but that means there could be hidden damage to your most vital organ.
Chronic Inflammation is known as a silent killer since it contributes to seven of the top ten leading causes of death. What's been of study lately is what could this inflammation mean on your brain and mental capacity's. Inflammation will shut down energy production in brain cells and the slow down the communication which causes mental fatigue, fog, lack of clarity, anxiety and possibly depression as recent studies are indicating.
Our Brain supports Immune Health (1)
"Multiple areas of the brain have cells that primarily support immune function by surging into action under the direction of REDOX molecules, in response to certain challenges from pathogens, like germs and toxins. Our white blood cells have receptors and neuropeptides that allow the immune cells to understand what needs to be done. Or in other words, the white bloods cells analyze the germ and respond with an appropriate attack. REDOX molecules represent the language and the conversations that these cells use to discuss their battle plans." (1-www.theredoxdoc.com)