Optimal Health Revolution: How inflammation is the root cause of the biggest killers and how the cutting-edge sceince of nutrigenomics can transform your long-term health

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Cutting-edge science is coming to a startling realization. The bulk of our most lethal diseases have a common underlying cause: persistent inflammation, an over-active reaction of our natural immune system function resulting in cell and tissue destruction. This persistent inflammation is triggered by our industrial lifestyles, including exposure to chemicals, synthetic food ingredients, pollution and processed foods. “Researchers are linking inflammation to an ever-wider array of chronic illnesses,” reports ...

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Overview

Cutting-edge science is coming to a startling realization. The bulk of our most lethal diseases have a common underlying cause: persistent inflammation, an over-active reaction of our natural immune system function resulting in cell and tissue destruction. This persistent inflammation is triggered by our industrial lifestyles, including exposure to chemicals, synthetic food ingredients, pollution and processed foods. “Researchers are linking inflammation to an ever-wider array of chronic illnesses,” reports Newsweek’s Anne Underwood. “Suddenly medical puzzles seem to be fitting together, such as why hypertension puts patients at increased risk of Alzheimer’s, or why rheumatoid-arthritis sufferers have higher rates of sudden cardiac death. They’re all connected on some fundamental level.”

But inflammation, and the risks of chronic diseases it brings, can be managed. Lifestyle and nutritional change is part of the answer. But the other part of the answer lies with ground-breaking information from the newest field of science—nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is the science of how your genes interact with nutrients. It is the study of how DNA and the genetic code affect a person’s need for certain nutrients and help maintain optimal health throughout life.

The Optimal Health Revolution combines leading-edge science — including 600 scientific references — with an easy to read, conversational writing style that make this critical information accessible to every reader. Relevant to both the researcher and medical doctor interested in the latest science and the casual reader looking to improve his or her health, The Optimal Health Revolution makes a critical contribution to our understanding of health.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933771823
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,006,439
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 5.94 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: A Life-Changing Experience ix

Part I The Time for an Optimal Health Revolution Is Now!

Chapter 1 What Is the Optimal Health Revolution and Why Is It Essential? 1

Part II The Consistent Underlying Theme for All Chronic Diseases

Chapter 2 The Danger That Lies Beneath It All 21

Chapter 3 Inflammation - Life Under the Volcano 31

Chapter 4 Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: The New Health Sciences 51

Part III Pathway to Optimal Health

Chapter 5 Eastern vs. Western Medicine: Where the Twain Shall Meet 61

Chapter 6 The Eight Pillars of Optimal Health 73

Chapter 7 Living Your Best Life in a World of Stress 93

Chapter 8 Dietary Supplementation's Role in the Reduction of Inflammation 107

Part IV Risk Factors of Major Chronic Diseases

Chapter 9 Defeating Heart Disease, Your Toughest Opponent 137

Chapter 10 Checkmating Cancer 167

Chapter 11 Deflating the Balloon of Obesity 187

Chapter 12 Sweet and Lethal - The Worldwide Epidemic of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes 231

Part V Twenty-Five Easy Steps and Conclusions

Chapter 13 The Twenty-Five Easy and Manageable Steps to Optimal Health 251

Chapter 14 Two People Who Have Achieved Optimal Health 263

Appendices 271

References 313

Index 351

About the Author 359

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    Knowledge is power

    This book, with it's hindreds of medical and science references, provided all the power to thwart the so called know it alls who think they know health. It is a great reference to go back to and keep getting new bits of information and data. This is a great book.

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