Want to prove me wrong? Ask your physician for a CRP (C-reactive protein) blood test. It’s not obscure, and though they do not normally order it, they will without too much confrontation. The test measures a protein that is part of the immune response. A high level (above 1.0) indicate your immune system is simmering (or boiling) and not able to shut down so your body can heal.
Do you have an medical condition? Do you experience pain on a regular basis? Those are manifestations of an immune system cranked up. Healthy aging is not painful, forgetful, frail, disabled or fraught with medical diagnosis.
All those things ocurr in the presence of decades long chronic inflammation. The damage continues to accrue until you have something (or somethings) wrong with you and a curtailed quality of life.
So if you get the blood test, and it’s high, or you believe me that your chronic pain or disease is the result of chronic inflammation, what are you willing to do about it? What exactly do you think it means for you—not the facts of it, but the consequence of it?