Stop Inflammation Now!: A Simple Step-by-Step Program to Prevent and Reduce Arterial Inflammation

Stop Inflammation Now!: A Simple Step-by-Step Program to Prevent and Reduce Arterial Inflammation

by Richard Fleming, Tom Monte
     
 

A nuclear cardiologist defines the twelve triggers of inflammation-the true cause of heart disease and a host of additional serious health conditions.

Despite huge advances in medical science, heart disease and its related conditions continue to be the number- one killer in the United States. Dr. Richard Fleming decided to find out why. Through extensive

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A nuclear cardiologist defines the twelve triggers of inflammation-the true cause of heart disease and a host of additional serious health conditions.

Despite huge advances in medical science, heart disease and its related conditions continue to be the number- one killer in the United States. Dr. Richard Fleming decided to find out why. Through extensive research he discovered the immune system was the crucial piece missing from the diagnosis and treatment equation. He saw that when key elements in the blood became elevated they triggered a dangerous inflammatory chain reaction. These elements, ranging from bacteria to triglycerides, when combined with a high-protein diet and sedentary lifestyle, will cause arterial inflammation, a damaging, debilitating, and sometimes deadly condition. Stop Inflammation Now! explains all twelve triggers of inflammation-causes, interactions in the system, and the best ways to combat or, when necessary, to embrace them-and provides a clear, concise plan for prevention, treatment, and restoration of vital functions without prescription medication or surgical intervention. Dr. Fleming's research, and successful treatment of thousands of patients, has proven that once inflammation is reduced via simple and easy-to-implement diet and lifestyle changes, good health can be restored forever.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The author, a nuclear cardiologist and founder of the Fleming Heart and Health Institute in Omaha, Neb., builds on his earlier work (How to Bypass Your Bypass: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You About Cholesterol and Your Diet) to identify in this reader-friendly guide 12 risk factors for heart disease. According to Fleming, these factors-which include high blood cholesterol level (over 150), excess weight, elevated homocysteine (resulting from eating too much animal protein) and oxidants in the blood stream-trigger an inflammatory reaction that causes heart disease and may also be responsible for diabetes, arthritis and other serious conditions. Dismissing bypass surgery and angioplasty as short-term solutions, Fleming claims that his suggested diet, combined with regular exercise such as daily walking, will reverse heart disease without medication or surgery. He recommends that his diet be adopted in two phases: phase one is composed solely of fruit and vegetables; after consistent improvement in cardiac health has been accomplished, phase two, which adds whole grains, low-fat dairy and moderate servings of protein, may be undertaken. A variety of sample recipes and menus are provided. Fleming is opposed to the currently popular high-protein diets for losing weight. Although his exercise and eating plan certainly promotes health, the diet, which also eliminates caffeine, may discourage those who find it too restrictive. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Nuclear cardiologist Fleming (director, Fleming Heart & Health Inst., Omaha, NE) believes that inflammation is the root cause of heart attack and stroke and contributes to numerous other diseases. Here, he identifies 12 risk factors that lead to the condition, most of which are linked to diet. Some are well known-e.g., cholesterol, triglycerides, excess weight, lack of exercise, and, more recently, high levels of homocysteine-while others continue to be debated in medical literature. To combat those factors, Fleming advocates his own stringent rehabilitation program, phase one of which calls for a spartan diet of vegetables, fruits, and legumes without fats for one month, followed by a slightly expanded diet that includes a meager 15 percent fat. With all this talk of inflammation, it's no surprise that Fleming himself is an inflammatory writer, as when he labels all processed foods as pro-inflammatory. He is also derisive of more traditional medical guidelines and mixes established facts with unproven theories. Few people will be able to follow this program, and many of Fleming's statements are not based on evidence-based science. Not recommended.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399151118
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
12/29/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Richard m. Fleming, M.D. is the founder and director of the Fleming Heart and Health Institute, located in Omaha, Nebraska. Thousands of people from around the world come to the Fleming Institute for treatment of heart disease, cancer, and nutrition-related disorders.

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