The Inflammation Syndrome

Jack Challem

The Inflammation Syndrome
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Published6th January 2010
ISBN9780470559550
Price£12.49
Print ISBN9780470440858
eISBN9780470559574
Author
PublisherWiley
Edition2nd edition
Pages304
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Dietetics & nutrition
BIC:MBNH3
BISAC:HEA017000
123Library ID:3332
Format:eBook

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Completely revised and updated-Jack Challem's powerful plan to safely prevent and overcome inflammatory disorders

Inflammation is what happens when our body's own defenses turn on us-and it is a huge and growing problem. Written by the author of the groundbreaking Syndrome X, this essential updated edition of The Inflammation Syndrome draws on cutting-edge research conducted around the world to provide a revolutionary approach to healing inflammation-related problems through an easy-to-follow nutrition and supplement program.

  • Includes new recommendations for individualized diet and supplement plans
  • Presents fourteen steps for restoring dietary balance, plus recipes and menu plans
  • Reveals the powerful role inflammation plays in a wide variety of common health conditions–from simple aches and pains to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and athletic injuries
  • Features dramatic case histories and the latest information on dosage recommendations for anti-inflammation supplements such as fish oils, vitamins, and herbs
  • Other books by Jack Challem: Syndrome X, The Food-Mood Solution,Feed Your Genes Right, and Stop Prediabetes Now

Read The Inflammation Syndrome and learn just how easy it can be to take charge of your diet and health.

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Table of Contents

The Inflammation Syndrome: Your Nutrition Plan for Great Health, Weight Loss, and Pain-Free Living, Completely Revised and Updated
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Contents7
Foreword
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Acknowledgments13
Introduction to the Original Edition
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Introduction to the Revised Edition
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Part I: The Inflammation-Disease Connection
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Chapter 1: Meet the Inflammation Syndrome
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The Inflammation Syndrome
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What Is Chronic Inflammation?
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Chapter 2: Your Inflammation Triggers
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Inflammation Triggers
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Chapter 3: The Dietary Causes of Inflammation
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Pro-and Anti-Inflammatory Counterbalances
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The Pro-Inflammatory Pathway . . . But Not Always
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The Anti-Inflammatory Pathway
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Skewing the Balance with Trans Fats
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Interesterified Fats—Worse Than Trans Fats
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Troublesome Enzymes in the Omega-6 and Omega-3 Pathways
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Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and Inflammation
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Chapter 4: Correcting a Diet That’s Out of Balance
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Nutrients as the Building Blocks of Health
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Rediscovering Our Original Diet63
Evolutionary vs. Modern Diets
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The Turning Points in Our Diet
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Chapter 5: What’s Wrong with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Their Hazards
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Part II: The AI Diet Plan
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Chapter 6: Fourteen Steps to Fight the Inflammation Syndrome
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Jack’s AI Step 1: Eat a Variety of Fresh and Whole Foods
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Jack’s AI Step 2: Eat More Fish, Especially Coldwater Varieties
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Jack’s AI Step 3: Eat Lean Meat from Free-Range or Grass-Fed Animals
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Jack’s AI Step 4: Eat a Lot of High-Fiber, Nonstarchy Vegetables and Fruits
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Jack’s AI Step 5: Use More Spices and Herbs to Flavor Foods
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Jack’s AI Step 6: Use Only Healthy Oils for Cooking
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Jack’s AI Step 7: When Thirsty, Opt for Water and Other Natural Beverages
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Jack’s AI Step 8: Snack on Nuts and Seeds
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Jack’s AI Step 9: Eat Organically Produced Foods as Much as You Can Afford To
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Jack’s AI Step 10: Identify and Avoid Food Allergens
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Jack’s AI Step 11: Avoid Conventional Cooking Oils
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Jack’s AI Step 12: Strictly Limit Sugars and Sugary Foods
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Jack’s AI Step 13: Limit Your Intake of Refined Grains
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Jack’s AI Step 14: Consider Reducing Your Intake of Dairy Foods
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You Will Likely Lose Weight Following Jack’s AI Diet Plan
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Chapter 7: The AI Diet Menu Plans and Recipes
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The AI Diet Plan Meals
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Dinner Main Courses
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Curry Dishes
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Side Dishes
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Lunch Meals
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Breakfasts
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Sample Two-Week-Long Meal Plan
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Beverages, Snacks, and Desserts
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Part III: The AI Supplement Plan
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Chapter 8: Good Fats That Rev Up Your Body’s Natural Anti-Inflammatories
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Omega-3 Fish Oils
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Gamma-Linolenic Acid
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Olive Oil
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Chapter 9: The Power of Anti-Inflammatory Herbs
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Curcumin
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Pycnogenol
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Boswellia
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Ginger
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Digestive Enzymes
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Resveratrol
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Other Natural Anti-Inflammatory Supplements
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Chapter 10: The Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of a Multivitamin Supplement
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Some of the Benefits of a Multivitamin
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Recommended Multivitamin Supplements
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Chapter 11: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Other Supplements for Osteoarthritis
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The Basics of Cartilage
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The Research on Glucosamine and Chondroitin
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Other Supplements That Help with Osteoarthritis
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Part IV: Putting Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Nutrients to Work for You
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Chapter 12: The Inflammation Syndrome, Diseases, and Specific Conditions
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Afterword: Stay Healthy for Life
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Index267
Appendix A: Medical Tests to Assess Inflammation275
Nutritional Supplements
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Natural Grocers
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Specialty Foods
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Nutritionally Oriented Organizations and Physicians
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Nutrition Coaching
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Laboratories for Testing Nutrient Levels
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Newsletters and Books
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Web Sites
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Appendix B: Sources of Anti-Inflammatory Products277
Selected References287