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The First Clinically Proven Eating Plan to End Our Nation's Secret Epidemic
An internationally renowned scientist sounds the alarm about our country's most critical health issue and provides a simple eating plan that can help stop this secret epidemic one individual at a time.
Here are the chilling statistics:
·One in three American adults suffers from arthritis.
·Sixty-four million people have heart disease in some form.
·Fifty million Americans suffer with allergies and 20 million have asthma.
·More than 18 million people have diabetes, with 1.3 million newly diagnosed each year.
·Sixty-five percent of American adults are over-weight or obese and 16 percent of children are overweight.
At best, these conditions destroy our quality of life; at worst, they are painful, debilitating, and fatal.
What can possibly account for the sharp increase in these diseases over the last few generations? Is there a connection between these afflictions? Is there anything you can do to protect yourself?
As this groundbreaking book makes clear, the root cause of diseases as disparate as heart disease, eczema, and asthma is unbridled inflammation. And the major culprit is right in front of us -- on our plates.
Every day we make food choices -- some of which are perceived as "healthy" -- that introduce poisonous levels of certain fatty acids to our bodies. These fatty acids (found in myriad foods, from farm-raised salmon and eggs to roasted turkey) help to inflame our immune systems.
Backed by twenty years of research, and by an unprecedented six clinical trials, Dr. Chilton presents two anti-inflammatory dietary programs: One is designed to provide a solution for those of us who currently suffer from an inflammatory disease, and the other is designed to prevent the rest of us from getting one. Complete with a new food pyramid and eight weeks of easy-to-follow meal plans developed in collaboration with a world-class medical school, the book also includes charts detailing which types of fish are the best inflammation fighters, which carbs you should enjoy or avoid, and the patented Inflammation Index, which gives you the inflammatory potential of more than 250 foods.
If you're already suffering from one of these diseases and follow the Chilton Program, you will see improvement in your health in as few as seven days. If you think you've dodged this bullet altogether, this book will make it very clear that no one is safe, and it will convince you to completely change the way you eat from this moment forward.
Touchstone; January 2006
320 pages; ISBN 9780743295918
320 pages; ISBN 9780743295918
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