With compelling arguments and the results of thousands of clinical studies to support them, the authors explain in plain and simple terms. How the inflammation process works and how it can evolve into a chronic condition that is the cause of many diseases. Why the risks of pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories outweigh their benefits. How fatty acids work in the body to balance inflammatory and anti-inflammatory forces, and how this balance can be disrupted by factors now common in Western society, such as unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, and environmental toxins. Why supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids can restore the body's balance and mitigate the effects of inflammatory factors. Why fish oil is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids, and how to identify good-quality fish oil supplements.