If your immune system was an army, then inflammation would be the equivalent of just “Bombing Everything”. Many things can trigger the immune system to drop its bombs: foods, toxins, micro-organisms, hormones, allergens, injuries, and even stress by itself. Inflammation can occur as asthma in the lungs, eczema and other skin disorders, painful gastrointestinal problems, and insults to the nervous system such as MS, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia along with heart disease, joint destruction, and hundreds of other symptoms. Functional medicine can offer so much more than just non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS such as ibuprofen) or prednisone. Routine blood tests if interpreted in a preventative way can uncover many of the early causes before it leads to serious disease.