"If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation."Every once in a while, I find that I need to remind myself of why I've adopted an anti-inflammatory diet. Most of the time, I don't find it difficult to stick to my diet, but sometimes I'll allow myself a little taste of a sugary dessert or bread. When I do, sometimes it's very difficult stay on the wagon--to not go crazy and bury my face in a pile of confections. Articles like this are perfect reminders of why I need to stay on that wagon.