The Inflammation Syndrome

Jack Challem

The Inflammation Syndrome
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Published6th January 2010
Print ISBN9780470440858
Edition2nd edition
Subjects:Dietetics & nutrition
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123Library ID:3332

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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 Updated1
Introduction to the Original Edition15
Introduction to the Revised Edition20
Part I: The Inflammation-Disease Connection25
Chapter 1: Meet the Inflammation Syndrome27
The Inflammation Syndrome29
What Is Chronic Inflammation?31
Chapter 2: Your Inflammation Triggers39
Inflammation Triggers40
Chapter 3: The Dietary Causes of Inflammation47
Pro-and Anti-Inflammatory Counterbalances49
The Pro-Inflammatory Pathway . . . But Not Always51
The Anti-Inflammatory Pathway52
Skewing the Balance with Trans Fats57
Interesterified Fats—Worse Than Trans Fats58
Troublesome Enzymes in the Omega-6 and Omega-3 Pathways58
Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and Inflammation59
Chapter 4: Correcting a Diet That’s Out of Balance61
Nutrients as the Building Blocks of Health62
Rediscovering Our Original Diet63
Evolutionary vs. Modern Diets64
The Turning Points in Our Diet70
Chapter 5: What’s Wrong with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs76
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Their Hazards77
Part II: The AI Diet Plan85
Chapter 6: Fourteen Steps to Fight the Inflammation Syndrome87
Jack’s AI Step 1: Eat a Variety of Fresh and Whole Foods88
Jack’s AI Step 2: Eat More Fish, Especially Coldwater Varieties90
Jack’s AI Step 3: Eat Lean Meat from Free-Range or Grass-Fed Animals92
Jack’s AI Step 4: Eat a Lot of High-Fiber, Nonstarchy Vegetables and Fruits93
Jack’s AI Step 5: Use More Spices and Herbs to Flavor Foods94
Jack’s AI Step 6: Use Only Healthy Oils for Cooking94
Jack’s AI Step 7: When Thirsty, Opt for Water and Other Natural Beverages95
Jack’s AI Step 8: Snack on Nuts and Seeds97
Jack’s AI Step 9: Eat Organically Produced Foods as Much as You Can Afford To98
Jack’s AI Step 10: Identify and Avoid Food Allergens99
Jack’s AI Step 11: Avoid Conventional Cooking Oils101
Jack’s AI Step 12: Strictly Limit Sugars and Sugary Foods102
Jack’s AI Step 13: Limit Your Intake of Refined Grains103
Jack’s AI Step 14: Consider Reducing Your Intake of Dairy Foods104
You Will Likely Lose Weight Following Jack’s AI Diet Plan105
Chapter 7: The AI Diet Menu Plans and Recipes107
The AI Diet Plan Meals109
Dinner Main Courses109
Curry Dishes118
Side Dishes122
Lunch Meals128
Sample Two-Week-Long Meal Plan132
Beverages, Snacks, and Desserts135
Part III: The AI Supplement Plan137
Chapter 8: Good Fats That Rev Up Your Body’s Natural Anti-Inflammatories139
Omega-3 Fish Oils140
Gamma-Linolenic Acid149
Olive Oil154
Chapter 9: The Power of Anti-Inflammatory Herbs156
Digestive Enzymes164
Other Natural Anti-Inflammatory Supplements167
Chapter 10: The Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of a Multivitamin Supplement169
Some of the Benefits of a Multivitamin173
Recommended Multivitamin Supplements178
Chapter 11: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Other Supplements for Osteoarthritis180
The Basics of Cartilage181
The Research on Glucosamine and Chondroitin182
Other Supplements That Help with Osteoarthritis186
Part IV: Putting Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Nutrients to Work for You189
Chapter 12: The Inflammation Syndrome, Diseases, and Specific Conditions191
Afterword: Stay Healthy for Life264
Appendix A: Medical Tests to Assess Inflammation275
Nutritional Supplements277
Natural Grocers280
Specialty Foods281
Nutritionally Oriented Organizations and Physicians284
Nutrition Coaching284
Laboratories for Testing Nutrient Levels284
Newsletters and Books285
Web Sites286
Appendix B: Sources of Anti-Inflammatory Products277
Selected References287