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What is the Inflammation Syndrome? Its the cumulative effect of low-grade inflammationincluding the aches and pains that we all experiencethat grows into chronic, debilitating disease. The Inflammation Syndrome breaks down your body, making you feel old, tired, and sick. Triggered by inflammatory foods in your diet, the Inflammation Syndrome wreaks havoc on your health, paving the way for such serious diseases as heart disease, diabetes, Syndrome X, obesity, arthritis, allergies, asthmaeven some cancers. Written by the bestselling coauthor of the groundbreaking Syndrome X, the book that helped bring the attention of the public to insulin resistance and the diabetes epidemic, The Inflammation Syndrome is the first major book to describe the broad role inflammation plays in diseaseand to show you how to reverse and heal it.
Drawing on the cutting-edge research being done all over the worldresearch that has led to the successful treatment of many people who were considered untreatable or incurable by conventional medicineJack Challem provides a revolutionary approach to healing inflammation through an easy-to-follow nutritional program. Challem includes quizzes and tests to assess inflammation levels and risks; anti-Inflammation Syndrome recipes and menu plans; and easy ways to use healthy fats and other nutrients to quench the fires of inflammation. Challem reveals many of the hidden dangers in foods that set the stage for inflammation, causing aches, pains, and allergic reactions and increasing the long-term risk of life-threatening diseases. He shares the latest information on the problems with conventional prescription and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs. He also offers dramatic case histories of patients treated by nutritionally oriented practitioners and up-to-the-minute information on and dosage recommendations for the best natural anti-inflammation supplements, such as fish oils, vitamin E, herbs, and many other natural remedies.
Providing a powerful plan to safely prevent and overcome inflammatory disorders, The Inflammation Syndrome shows just how easy it can be to take charge of ones diet and healthand to feel great.
A revolutionary approach to treating inflammation, the cause of many serious diseases from the author of "Syndrome X"
Written by the bestselling author of the groundbreaking "Syndrome X," the book that helped bring the attention of the public to this major new health crisis, "The Inflammation Syndrome" is the first major trade book to identify the Inflammation Syndrome for the consumer and to show how to heal it. Drawing on the cutting-edge research that is being done all over the world, Jack Challem provides a revolutionary approach to healing inflammation one of the major causes of diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes through an easy-to-follow nutritional program. Special features include recommendations for individualized diet and supplement plans; recipes and menu plans; information on the problems with conventional prescription and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs; and quizzes and tests to assess inflammation levels and risks. Challem reveals many of the hidden dangers in foods that set the stage for inflammation, causing aches, pains, and allergic reactions and increasing the long-term risk of debilitating and life-threatening diseases. He also offers dramatic case histories of patients and up-to-the-minute information on and dosage recommendations for the best natural anti-inflammation supplements, such as healthy fats, Vitamin E, herbs, and many other natural remedies. "The Inflammation Syndrome" shows just how easy it can be to take charge of one s diet and health and to feel great.
Jack Challem (Tucson, AZ), known as The Nutrition Reporter, publishes a health newsletter by the same name and is a contributingeditor for "Natural Health "and "Let s Live "magazines, and other consumer health publications. He is the coauthor of the bestselling "Syndrome X "(Wiley: 0-471-39858-6).
"Challem’s new book hits a home run — with the latest research on what to eat and take to defeat our real number-one cause of health problems — inflammation. It’s a message of the utmost importance."
New York Times bestselling author of Stop Aging Now! and Your Miracle Brain, columnist for USA Weekend magazine
What is the Inflammation Syndrome? It’s the cumulative effect of low-grade inflammation–including the aches and pains we all experience–that grows into chronic debilitating disease. This book, the first major book on the syndrome, reveals the powerful role that inflammation plays in a wide variety of common health conditions–from simple aches and pains to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Syndrome X, arthritis, asthma, and athletic injuries. Drawing on cutting-edge research conducted around the world, Jack Challem provides a revolutionary approach to healing inflammation-related problems through an easy-to-follow nutrition and supplement program. He also shares the latest information on C-reactive protein, one of the marker s o f serio us inflammation. This book, quite simply, shows you how to feel better for life.
"Many of our most debilitating diseases can be traced to an inflammatory cause. The program Jack Challem outlines in The Inflammation Syndrome is a great first step in ridding your body of this deadly problem."
–Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Thin for Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, and The Hamptons Diet
"In a scientifically accurate and easy-to-understand manner, Jack Challem lays out the basic nutrition plan for good health and weight loss."
–Loren Cordain, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Diet
Early Acclaim for The Inflammation Syndrome
"Challem's new book hits a home run-with the latest research on what to eat and take to defeat our real number-one cause of health problems-inflammation. It's a message of the utmost importance."
-Jean Carper, New York Times bestselling author of Stop Aging Now! and Your Miracle Brain, and columnist, USA Weekend magazine
"Treating and preventing inflammation has become a major priority and a breakthrough in today's medicine. Many of our most debilitating diseases can be traced to an inflammatory cause. The program Jack Challem outlines in The Inflammation Syndrome is a great first step in ridding your body of this deadly problem."
-Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Thin For Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, and Feed Your Kids Well
"The Inflammation Syndrome compellingly shows how the typical Western diet promotes inflammation and disease. In a scientifically accurate and easy-to-understand manner, Jack Challem lays out the basic nutrition plan for good health and weight loss-a plan that mimics many features of the ancestral and native human diet."
-Loren Cordain, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Diet
"Jack Challem has hit the bull's-eye when it comes to identifying the root cause of chronic inflammation-our pro-inflammatory Western diet. Following Challem's recommendations will not only relieve inflammation, it will lay the groundwork for optimal health."
-Jo Robinson, coauthor of The Omega Diet and principal investigator of eatwild.com
"In this book, Jack Challem focuses on inflammation, the most important underlying factor in health and disease. Anti-inflammatory strategies can slow the chronic and degenerative diseases of aging-even aging itself. Jack Challem shows us how the antioxidant vitamins E and C, modifying lifestyle factors, food and nutritional supplements, and nutraceuticals can be useful in reducing the risks of inflammatory disorders."
-Lester Packer, Ph.D., the world's foremost antioxidant research scientist and lead author of The Antioxidant Miracle
About the Author
JACK CHALLEM, known as The Nutrition Reporter™, is a leading health and medical writer and a contributing editor for Body & Soul and Lets Live magazines, as well as other consumer health publications. His scientific articles have been published in Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Medical Hypotheses, and other journals. Challem is the lead author of the bestselling Syndrome X.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Ronald E. Hunninghake, M.D., and Hugh D. Riordan, M.D.
PART I: THE INFLAMMATION-DISEASE CONNECTION.
1. Meet the Inflammation Syndrome.
2. Your Inflammation Triggers.
3. The Dietary Causes of Inflammation.
4. Balancing a Diet That?s Out of Balance.
5. What?s Wrong with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
PART II: THE ANTI-INFLAMMATION SYNDROME DIET PLAN.
6. Fifteen Steps to Fight the Inflammation Syndrome.
7. Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Menu Plans and Recipes.
PART III: THE ANTI-INFLAMMATION SYNDROME SUPPLEMENT PLAN.
8. Good Fats That Rev Up Your Body?s Natural Anti-Inflammatories.
9. Vitamin E to Extinguish the Flames of Inflammation.
10. Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Vitamin C to Rebuild Your Tissues.
11. B Vitamins and More to Reduce Inflammation.
PART IV: PUTTING ANTI-INFLAMMATION SYNDROME NUTRIENTS TO WORK FOR YOU.
12. The Inflammation Syndrome, Diseases, and Specific Conditions.
Afterword: Staying Healthy for Life.
Appendix A: Medical Tests to Assess Inflammation.
Appendix B: Sources of Anti-Inflammatory Products.