Change your diet, Change your health: How food can maintain our health or cause disease

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AuthorHouse, Sep 29, 2011 - Medical - 320 pages
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"The doctor of the future will prescribe no medicine, but will want to educate their patients in the care of the body, proper diet, and disease prevention." ~ Thomas A. Edison. What was old, is very new again. Food is medicine, and the foods we eat can either help us maintain our health, or be a principal cause of illness. The epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders, cancers and even Alzheimers disease, have been associated with the increase consumption of nutrition poor, highly processed, inexpensive and easily acquired fast foods and snacks that taste great, but that are loaded with fats and sugars. Food production has become industrialized and utilizes an assortment of chemical additives. Chemical toxins given the name of obesogens are being identified as another contributor to the increased levels of obesity, as well as to obesity related diseases. The increased amounts of food we eat, the lower nutritional quality of the food production and a decrease in levels of physical activity has changed society and has made the United States a country where a third to forty percent of the children are overweight or obese;
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgements
17
Part one
19
Disease Inflammation and Our Nutrition
21
Understanding Inflammation
27
Obesity
47
Another Identifiable Cause of Obesity
50
Taking Obese Kids Away From Their Families
58
The antiinflammatory diet
149
Seven Countries Study
153
Mediterranean diet
155
Quick fixes
158
Macronutrients
167
Protein
169
2 Carbohydrates
183
3 Fats
208

How fat tissue causes inflammation
60
The state of our nations health and some healthcare statistics
64
The role of a sedentary lifestyle
76
A nutritional walk down the last decades
80
Our digestive tract and disease
105
The role of corn
116
Popular diets for weight reduction
121
Food as Medicine
130
Part two
135
Elimination Diet
137
Oligoantigenic diets
142
Highfat ketogenic diet
146
The Micronutrients
230
Natures antioxidants
232
Other food items with healthy and antiinflammatory benefits
243
Olive oil
249
Antiinflammatory Condiments
254
Cruciferous vegetables
262
Water
270
My personal story
275
Final Thoughts
284
About the author
303
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