Inflammation has been identified as the key cause of decline in health and chronic degenerative diseases. Diseases like osteoarthritis, cardio-vascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's are all directly or indirectly caused by chronic inflammation.

Genetic predisposition and/or environmental factors may lead to inflammation, which can cause chronic diseases, even in younger patients. This may give rise to autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, asthma, rheumatic diseases, Crohn's disease, and multiple sclerosis.