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|Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Recipe Book|
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|20 April 2009|
By Jessica K Black, N.D.Copyright 2006, Hunter House Inc. PublishersISBN: 10:0-89793-485-7Soft cover $15.95 Author, Dr. Jessica Black graduated cum laude from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
In her book, Dr. Jessica Black says, “Many years ago, in my work with patients, it became evident to me that most people ate on a daily basis foods that were not good for them. When they made dietary changes and no longer ate food allergens or foods to which they were sensitive, they invariably began to feel better. Through years of experience and with help of nutritional science, I was able to devise diets that helped most patients. From this evolved the anti-inflammatory diet recommendations.”
This book explains inflammation, how it affects chronic disease, and the harm in using anti-inflammation medications long-term. She shows how inflammation plays a role in chronic disease. Dr. Black says, “Any inflammation in the body interferes with and slows down metabolism and the healing response.”
Food allergies and intolerances play an important part in causing inflammation. Dr. Black lists the most common allergens and gives an easy-to-follow plan for determining which foods are causing sensitivity or an allergic reaction.
The diet is complete with instructions and food lists. Certain foods are discussed that cause inflammation and others that help fight inflammation. Anti-inflammatory recipes, instructions for modifying your favorite recipes, and sample menus are included.********** For the past 15 years, I’ve suffered from Exfoliative Dermatitis (Erythroderma), an auto-immune disease that attacks the skin. In addition, I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for many years. Both of these are extremely inflammatory diseases. In my research, I came across this book at Amazon.com. It has proven to be the most helpful of all the resources I have found. I’ve followed the diet and used the recipes. I tried some of the unusual ingredients, and have learned to use them in other recipes as well. Because I live in a rural area, where Health Food Stores are not nearby, I purchase those ingredients online. Through this book, I learned I was gluten-sensitive and lactose intolerant. In only a few months, the diet has greatly improved my IBS and I have regained much of my energy. It is a gradual process, but I see positive changes from month to month. In time, I expect the IBS to heal completely. My hope for the future is that this diet will stabilize or possibly even heal the Erythroderma.
I recommend this book highly, not only for those who have inflammation, but for everyone who values their health.