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The Anti-Inflammation Zone: Reversing the Silent Epidemic That's Destroying Our Health

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Combat silent inflammation --
the most serious health
threat you never heard of

Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans.
Cancer is the #1 fear of Americans.
Dementia is the #1 concern of Americans.

What do these devastating illnesses have in common? All three have been linked to silent inflammation, a condition that occurs when the body's natural immune response goes awry. S
Hardcover, 403 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by ReganBooks (first published January 1st 2004)
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Aug 10, 2014 Hepburn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014_books
A few weeks ago I learned about "the Zone diet," which was coined by Dr. Barry Sears.
According to the Zone diet, it is eicosanoids that promote wellness, not losing weight. Eicosanoids are hormones within a zone. Dr. Barry claims that most diseases are caused by inflammation. Eicosanoids control inflammation, so the key to wellness is to keep moderate amount of eicosanoids in your body.
Dr. Barry also emphasizes that the most dangerous symptom is "silent inflammation" because basically you can't
May 11, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big believer in the Zone, although I don't do it like I should, I understand the concept. This book makes absolute sense to me and just seems to follow Barry Sear's research. It is just the next logical step. I am a member of the Zone website, and while I believe the Zone line of thought about keeping your eating habits balanced, why this is important, and how to do it, I think he is really trying to make a lot of money on his products. Don't get me wrong, they are probably good products, ...more
Mitzi McMahon
Nov 04, 2014 Mitzi McMahon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: informational
Excellent information. Easy to understand with detailed explanations on the "why" behind silent inflammation and, most important, ways to combat it.
Aug 07, 2012 Rebecca rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2012
I am not going to do this on either. The things you shouldn't eat include: breakfast cereal, flour, crackers, pasta, bread, bagels, muffins, cookies, fake, granola bars, rice, potatoes, grains, sugar, butter, vegetable oil, egg yolks or canned fruits and veggies. The diet goes on an on about eating fish and taking 4 to 12 fish oil pills a day. I hate fish. The thought or smell of fish makes me beauteous and always have. I don't even take the pills because the Thoth of burping up fish taste makes ...more
Sara Jane
I can sum this book up in one sentence: Take fish oil.
Jan 14, 2014 Anonymous rated it it was ok
It's not laid out in an easy to read format. I skipped through a lot of it.

And, since it's 9 years old, some of it seems outdated. There have been new, healthier lifestyle options since then.

It probably was useful when it came out in 2005.
Jun 15, 2012 Hanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The idea is good! I am reading it because I got struck with an autoimmune disease and want to be in control of my immune system.
In true American style it starts by telling the reader what an excellent book it, is, how famous the author is and how successful the method is. You can safely skip all this, since the method and the research speaks for itself. The book is very repetitive and somewhat dumbed down, but it sure makes certain you get the message! And I did.... This makes sense and I will
Aug 28, 2008 Caralee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Caralee by: Eric heard about it online
Great book! Eric and I have been on this diet for a month or so now and it works so well. I feel a lot more satisfied (and not bloated) and have a lot more energy, plus I am finally down to my pre pregnant weight (I never thought that would happen!!). Eric has also lost weight with just the food part, he hasn't had time to work out the last couple of months. I am excited to see what happens after boards when he does.
Sep 29, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dr. Sears makes some interesting points in his book, but I thought that much of the book was geared toward trying to scare the readers. Some of the materials were confusing to understand.
Krista Bolan
p254-55 - correlation between statin drugs and breast cancer. Correlation between statin drugs and higher production of AA, which causes inflammation in the body.
Jul 26, 2010 Judith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barry sears exposes information that could improve your health and minimize the incidence of diabetes, cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer's. A worthy read.
Aug 16, 2012 Dogdaysinaz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
I checked out the Zone Inflammation Diet from the library and after reading parts of it, I'm done. Some of it makes sense, and some of it is over the top.
Dec 03, 2011 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I changed my rating because I have learned so much about plant based diets that I feel this is not the healthiest way to eat.
Mar 26, 2013 Corinne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
ret'd to library because it was due and don't imagine I'll get back out to finish.
E. Scott Harvey
Jun 24, 2013 E. Scott Harvey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely thought-provoking!!
Apr 15, 2012 Madeline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
makes sense. is changing how i eat.
anybody tried this?
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