The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies -- and More

The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies -- and More

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by Jessica K. Black
     
 

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Recently, the connection between inflammation and heart disease, arthritis, and other chronic diseases has become established. Many food allergies inefficiently and overabundantly stimulate the immune system to react and cause inflammatory responses. Any inflammation in the body interferes with and slows down metabolism and the healing response. Chronic inflammation

Overview

Recently, the connection between inflammation and heart disease, arthritis, and other chronic diseases has become established. Many food allergies inefficiently and overabundantly stimulate the immune system to react and cause inflammatory responses. Any inflammation in the body interferes with and slows down metabolism and the healing response. Chronic inflammation within our bodies erodes our wellness and paves the path for ill health.

What is an anti-inflammatory diet? It eliminates many common allergenic foods that may promote inflammation in the body and reduces intake of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotic residues. The diet is full of whole foods, eliminates processed foods, sugars, and other man-made foods such as hydrogenated oils, and encourages ample vegetable intake for essential nutrients. The anti-inflammatory diet therefore promotes simpler and easier digestion and offers less insult on the body by reducing intake of toxins and other difficult to digest foods. If the blood and lymph are properly supplied and difficult to digest or assimilate foods are eliminated, cellular function, or in other words, metabolism, improves. Therefore the body is supported in such a way as to facilitate cellular regeneration and not cellular degeneration which may promote disease.

The author, a naturopathic doctor, has helped many people on their way back to health with this anti-inflammatory diet. THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET AND RECIPE BOOK is the first book to give the complete program with specifics on how to eat and cook in order to prevent and counter inflammation.

The purpose of the book is to act as a guide to help people learn to cook healthily. The first part of the book explains the benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet, gives the science. The second half of the book contains 108 recipes.

Many of the recipes can be used as a template for even greater meals. The author offers many substitution suggestions and includes healthy tips with each of the recipes. Most of the recipes take very little time to fix. A week's sample menu for summer months and another for winter months is included as well as a substitutions chart, so that you can modify your favorite recipes to make them more healthy.

This is a book for every healthy kitchen.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Jessica shows that healthy eating need not be time consuming. Quick and efficient-yet nutritionally sound-meal preparation can now be a reality for everyone." - Dick Thom, D.D.S., N.D., from the Foreword

"...If you are looking for a book that you can recommend to patients with recipes that are dairy and wheat free, emphasizing whole grains, and either vegetarian, vegan or easily adaptable, this is the book. You will find your favorite naturopathic recipes, including spreads, breakfasts, teas, entrees, salads, soups and healthy sweets. Thank you Dr. Black for writing this extremely useful book." - Doni Wilson ND, President of New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians

"...The book is written well and easy to follow...food that is good for you is worth the effort to try. Many people with MS, and other chronic diseases, want to try new things to feel better. For this very reason, (this) book will give you pointers and information to improve our health. So if you are motivated and willing to try new tastes, this book will interest you." - Liz, Book Reviewer, MSWorld.com

Based on her naturopathic practice, naturopathic doctor Jessica Black has devised a complete program for how to eat and cook to minimize and prevent inflammation and its consequences...While providing delicious food choices, the revolutionary diet in The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book eliminates allergens and reduces the intake of pesticides, hormones and antibiotic residues. Appropriate for men and women of all ages – and especially beneficial for children – the book will help people learn to eat and cook healthily. Most of the dishes can be prepared quickly by novice cooks. - SirReadaLot.org

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935333
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
183,781
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author


JESSICA K. BLACK, N.D. co-founded and runs a primary care center called A Family Healing Center in McMinnville, Oregon with her husband, Jason Black, N.D. She specializes in women's medicine including menopause, plus allergies, asthma, pediatrics, nutrition, detoxification, and herbal medicine. Dr. Black lives in McMinnville, Oregon.

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The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies ? and More 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Rena20 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and one of my doctor's referred it to me. In reading it, I have found that it would be extremely helpful to everyone! It has great information and recipes. It is written in a way that everyone can understand and benefit from. Buy this book and get healthy. We all deserve it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book started with what seems to be firm scientific information but it didn't take long to become another diatribe on corporate farming and the food industry. The recipes might be okay if you can find some of the items and ingredients, many of which were not available in our local food stores or supermarkets. When I did come across some items, they were far more expensive than I expected. I suppose if you eat some of these things on a regular basis you will be used to the unusual textures and flavors. A breakfast smoothie with soy protein powder, acidophilus or frutco-oligosaccharides? Sure. If you're a vegetarian or a vegan and frequent vitamin aisles of the local health food store this book might work well for you for meal planning. I'm not convinced the diet would do much for anti-inflammation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good, basic, easy to understand book, and useful guideline to changing your eating habits and starting a healthier life style. There are no quick answers in this book, but it easy to follow and i am having success. The recipies are okay, and a good starting point. IF you know little or nothing about anti- inflammation diets, this is the book to start with, and if you know tons, this is a good refresher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative book. It's an easy plan to follow. Tells you which foods to avoid and which food is better for you. The recipes are really good and you don't need a lot of unique ingredients. I have suggested this book to others. It's worth it
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Also suggest "Treat Your Knee Arthritis" if you have knee pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to help in planning and preparing meals that would either lower or alleviate inflammation. I thought this and the sequel were my answers. However while browsing through some of the recipes, while they look tempting they are so high in sodium, I would not spend the time required to try them. With the amount of sodium in these recipes, I may as well purchase the available packaged meals in the frozen food cases and save time. I wasted money on these two books and won't be eating any of these recipes.