The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan: The Scientific Way to Lose Weight, Banish Pain, Prevent Disease, and Slow Aging

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"Cellular inflammation is the basis for all the most common degenerative diseases that plague the majority of our population. The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan shows you exactly how to prevent—and even reverse—this deadly process."

—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Inflammation contributes to more pain, disease, and ...

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Overview

Praise for The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan

"Cellular inflammation is the basis for all the most common degenerative diseases that plague the majority of our population. The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan shows you exactly how to prevent—and even reverse—this deadly process."

—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Inflammation contributes to more pain, disease, and disability than any other condition. Unfortunately, many people unwittingly eat foods that greatly contribute to inflammation. This useful book explains how to eat to remain inflammation-free and healthy."

—Susan M. Lark, M.D., author of Fibroid Tumors & Endometriosis Self-Help Book and The Lark Letter newsletter

"Just what the doctor ordered! When it comes to making the latest research practical and delicious, Monica Reinagel's The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan is a healing prescription you can't beat!"

—Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., author of The Fat Flush Plan and Before the Change

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071486019
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Series: Lynn Sonberg Bks.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 154,943
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Monica Reinagel, M.S., C.N.S., is the author of several health books and creator of the IF Rating™ system for estimating the inflammatory effects of foods. She is Chief Nutritionist for NutritionData.com, the internet's leading nutrition site, where she writes a daily blog on health and nutrition and a bi-weekly e-letter read by 50,000 subscribers. Monica is also a regular contributor to Epicurious.com, national magazines, and radio programs. Monica holds a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition and is a board-certified nutrition specialist.

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Table of Contents


List of Tables and Figures     v
Foreword   Julius Torelli, M.D.     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: Do You Need to Read This Book?     xiii
The Silent Enemy: Determining Your Risk     1
Why Excessive Inflammation Is So Common     3
Who Is at Risk     5
What You Can Do to Fight Inflammation     10
How the Foods You Eat Affect Inflammation     17
How the IF Rating Is Calculated     18
What the IF Ratings Reveal     27
Frequently Asked Questions About the Ratings     41
Reducing Inflammation in Your Body     47
Inflammation Self-Assessment     48
Customizing Your Inflammation-Free Diet     51
Planning Your Meals     55
Evaluating and Revising Recipes     59
Meal Plans for the Inflammation-Free Diet     62
Recipes for the Inflammation-Free Diet     88
The IF Rating Tables     135
How to Use the Tables     135
IF Ratings: A to Z     137
IF Ratings by Category     218
Selected References     273
Index     277
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    I was able to manage my eczema, and lost weight following the principles of The inflammation-Free Diet Plan.

    Reading and applying the principles and formulas from this book to my diet choices,I have experienced an eczema free time for one month now and have finally lost weight. Before,every time I tried to loose weight,I ended by gaining more. Together with diet controls of limiting my inflammation quota and just a beginner yoga exercise CD, I have lost 30 pounds and finally have healed my eczema. In four months I have stopped feeling the affects of fibromyalghia on my body.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

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    Good Motivator

    We all know that saturated fats and sugar are bad for your health, but the information about the link between diet and inflammation-linked diseases (the list is long)is news to me. While I have not rigidly followed a diet plan from the book, I have become aware of the relative inflammation ratings of different foods and these ratings have informed my selections at the grocery store. I try to end up each day on the plus side after totalling up the IRs of all my foods. As a result, I have lost weight and have less joint pain. This is a good read, if only to scan the best and worst foods in each category and remember a few. You will at least feel better about your food choices.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    Helpful Healing While Eating

    Purchased the book, after heart surgery, recognizing the value of a natural way to improve my eating habits without use of so many other drugs or prescriptions. My profile isn't the usual "CAD" patient and I, along with my willing cardiologist, wanted to reduce my C-Reactive Protein (CRP) value. It's working and both my wife and I enjoy the knowledge gained from the book. The recipes and "+" Inflammation Factors (good values) are easy to follow, compensating for the "-" inflammation Factors (bad values). I don't see this as a diet, it's more like eating smarter.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    To Good To Be True

    It seemed very convincing and made a lot of sense. There is something so logical about counteracting inflammitory foods with inflammation-free foods. If you're eating something that's inflammatory then eat something that will counteract it. Easy enough. But coming from a inflamed body and looking for relief, I cannot say this plan worked. There may be at some level that some of this is true and works. But, either I'm too far gone for anti-inflammatory foods to work on me or this needs to go back to the work table. I still believe this book has merit, I just don't know if it is as simple as it implies.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Disappointed

    I think the author does a pretty good job of explaining what inflammation is but I was so disappointed in the types of food she allows you to eat on this plan. Her entire system is really hard to follow and very discouraging. I would much rather follow Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid. It is easy to understand and very positive.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Excellent book

    This book has really helped me adjust my diet which has made a positive difference in some arthritis issues in my fingers. I recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Best long-term results ever from a simple diet plan

    Both my husband and I lost over 20% of our weight with very little effort. It has been 2 years and we have not gained any weight back. We work with a number of people with inflammatory problems and recommend this book on a regular basis. "Too Good to Be True" commented that the diet did not help her inflammation much. This may be because she is constantly getting reinfected by her environment. A simple, inexpensive do-it-yourself mold test can determine this. Others like her that have cleaned up their environments and followed the diet have expressed extraordinary results. Don't give up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Disappointed Overall

    I love the over-all message in this book, that you don't have to eliminate any food from your diet totally but that you can minimize any inflammatory foods' effect by also including highly ant-inflammatory foods. I had totally eliminated peanuts, caffein, eggplant, potatoes and tomatoes but it's hard when you eat with others who love those things. If I can eat them on occasion and pair them with things like chili powder, ground cayene, garlic and onion powder, fresh ginger root, tabasco and/or onion flakes, man, I'm there! I was surprised to find tomatoes in the positive range (anti-inflammatory) as it seems everywhere else it's a no-no. And peanuts (another common allergen) are absent from her list.

    I think her plan of journaling everything AND figuring out everything's IF rating (+fat grams and carb grams) is a little unrealistic, especially given the limitations of her list of foods and IF ratings. I read the book excitedly, couldn't wait to get to the list of foods and IF ratings, but when I got to the list, I was sorely disappointed. I thought there were some weird things included, such as "Froot Loops." (Is it spelled that way?) Is someone concerned with their diet really going to eat that? I eat a vegan diet, so some of my staples, such as tempeh, seitan and tofu, were not there.

    Overall, I was disappointed, but only after reading the list. Like I said, the over-all idea is great. There needs to be a place for an updated list to appear, a website or something. It will affect what and how I eat, so that's good.

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