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The Interconnection Between Anxiety and Inflammation

Dr. David Hanscom is an orthopedic surgeon who quit his practice to focus on helping teach people about nonsurgical strategies for chronic back pain. Most recently, after surviving COVID-19, he turned his attention toward raising awareness about COVID-19 prevention and how those who get infected can better survive the virus. We’ve known for some time now that with diet, exercise, and other interventions, you can radically reduce your risk of COVID-19. The focus of Hanscom’s COVID-19 prevention method is on strengthening immune function through stress and anxiety reduction, and he has very specific and precise recommendations on how to do that. Stress, especially the chronic stress so common today, is closely linked to anxiety, and both can cause inflammation. Inflammation is an effective immune response for healing disease and injury but leaves the body depleted and vulnerable when it’s overactive. The chemistry that unfolds in your body due to the …