Average Weight Loss: Not specifically created for weight loss but eating more fruits and vegetables and better balanced meals on this plan may result in some weight loss.
Type of Diet: Anti-inflammatory
Health Concerns: If you have any medical condition it is important that you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment before starting this or any other diet. Your condition may require more than dietary changes to manage.
About The Diet
Dr. Andrew Weil created this diet with the idea that by following a special diet you can help counteract chronic inflammation that is the root cause of many serious diseases. He claims his diet may have a positive impact on preventing or improving symptoms of:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
- Age-related disorders, including many cancers
- Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
The anti-inflammatory diet follows a food pyramid created by Dr. Weil that promotes healthy fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and health fats as the dominant bottom portion of the pyramid. After that, the pyramid gets a little unusual and includes whole soy foods, cooked Asian mushrooms ahead of animal proteins. The pyramid also includes herbs, spices, tea, supplements, and red wine. At the very top, healthy sweets (plain dark chocolate) are allowed in minute amounts.
To support his program he sells vitamins and supplements, personal care items, books, CDs, and DVDs, as well as paid membership subscriptions to other websites he maintains.
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The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies — and More
By Jessica K. Black
The connection between inflammation and heart disease, arthritis, and other chronic ailments has become increasingly clear. Many food allergies and poor dietary choices over stimulate the immune system and cause inflammatory responses that erode the body’s wellness and pave the path for ill health. Based on her naturopathic practice, Jessica Black has devised a complete program for how to eat and cook to minimize and even prevent inflammation and its consequences. The first part of the book explains the benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet with an accessible discussion of the science behind it. The second half contains 108 recipes. The author offers many substitution suggestions and includes a healthy ingredient tip with each recipe. Most of the dishes can be prepared quickly and easily by even novice cooks. A week of sample menus for summer months and another for winter are included, as well as a substitutions chart, allowing readers to modify their favorite recipes to increase their healing potential.
If you have any medical condition it is important that you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment before starting this or any other diet. Your condition may require more than dietary changes to manage.