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Anti-Inflammation Diet For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-14542-5
384 pages
August 2011
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Trusted information and healthy, delicious recipes to fight inflammation

Low-grade inflammation is a condition inside the body, directly related to diet, that slowly wears on the body, facilitating chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Also, the latest research has detected a correlation between inflammation and conditions like severe allergies, asthma, and even cancer.

Anti-Inflammation Diet For Dummies takes a preventative dietary approach to fighting inflammation by stimulating natural healing with anti-inflammatory foods and supplements. It reveals the causes of inflammation and provides a how-to prescription for eliminating it through diet changes, stress reduction, and healthy weight loss.

  • Defines what inflammation is, how it develops, and its associated risks
  • Outlines foods and supplements rich in natural inflammation-fighting agents
  • 100 healthy and delicious recipes loaded with anti-inflammatory agents

Anti-Inflammation For Dummies is an invaluable resource to help you make smart diet choices by avoiding problematic foods that instigate the inflammatory process, and arms you with knowledge and delicious recipes to get on the road to a healthier you.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Taking the Mystery Out of Inflammation 7

Chapter 1: Inflammation, Food, and You 9

Chapter 2: Understanding How Food Can Be Your Body's Enemy19

Chapter 3: Determining Inflammation’s Role in Chronic Diseases 31

Part II: Understanding Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition 49

Chapter 4: Filling Your Plate to Fight Inflammation 51

Chapter 5: Feeling the Love (or Hate) in Fats 63

Chapter 6: Conquering Carbohydrates 73

Chapter 7: Getting the Right Kinds of Protein 87

Chapter 8: Indulging in Sweets 95

Part III: Enjoying Recipes for Less Inflammation and Better Health 103

Chapter 9: Starting the Day Off Right: Unbeatable Breakfasts 105

Chapter 10: Something on the Side: Appetizers and Snacks 127

Chapter 11: Bring Out the Bowls: Soups 157

Chapter 12: Keeping It Light: Salads 173

Chapter 13: Making the Main Course: Basic Entrees 193

Chapter 14: Cranking Your Entrees Up a Notch 209

Chapter 15: Topping It Off: Desserts 229

Chapter 16: Making Home Cooking Less Inflammatory 247

Part IV: Living an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle 245

Chapter 17: Keeping Your Cool When Dining Out 263

Chapter 18: Looking at Prescription-Drug Alternatives and Supplements 275

Chapter 19: Making Strides Against Inflammation 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 20: Ten Benefits of Stopping Inflammation in Its Tracks 303

Chapter 21: Ten Inflammation-Fighting Foods 309

Chapter 22: Ten Anti-Inflammatory Supplements and Herbs 317

Part VI: Appendixes 329

Appendix A: Inflammation Factor Ratings 331

Appendix B: Metric Conversion Guide 335

Index 339

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Dr. Artemis Morris is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, educator, and researcher in clinical nutrition. She teaches at The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Molly Rossiter is an award-winning writer who covers new research in science and self-improvement.

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