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Fabulous Book - This is a Lifestyle
on March 30, 2007
I highly recommend this book! I bought it because of my esophagitis, and learned all about how inflammation is involved in it and so many other diseases that run in my family, such as arthritis, migraines and diabetes.
The chapter on "Fat is Not Just Fat Anymore" is a real eye opener - the fatter you are the more inflammation you have. WOW!!!
I gave a copy to my mother because I think it will help her to manage her arthritis more effectively. And the chapter (3) that gives the nutritional guidelines for older people is really important for her. She is tired alot but tends to choose sweets over real food like protein and dark-colored veggies.
Here's the deal: this diet is NOT a quick fix, it is a way of life - a lifestyle. I think the book should have been called the Complete Idiot's Guide to the Anti-inflammation Lifestyle - because, as the author's say, exercisse and stress reduction are an important part of the plan.
But, Dr. Cannon does tell us how we SHOULD all eat. It seems that all the books these days have "seven habits" or "six steps" or "three blessings" but I have to say that, in this case, the book's "seven principles" are great. The authors have a taken a diet that is science-based and made it easy to follow!
I have given up refined sugar except in dark chocolates and I doon't even miss it because I feel so much better. The hardest psrt for me is at airports and because I travel frequently I have a history of running for the cinnabun or a slice of pizza and I am sure they are full of trans-fats. So now I carry almonds and appleswith me everywhere I go.
I highly recommend this book, and this lifestyle. I works!