Dr. Barry Sears Launches His Latest Book, “The Anti-Inflammation Zone”
Monday, December 13 2004 at 15:18
"The Anti-Inflammation Zone" - Reversing the Silent Epidemic That's Destroying Our Health: this is the name of the latest book by Dr Barry Sears, the creator of Zone Diet .
The book, announced in a press release on December 13 2004 and said to be available in early January 2005, refers to "silent inflammation" as a growing epidemic in America. This affection is believed to be the cause of many modern diseases - heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's among them.
What is silent inflammation?
According to the American Heart Association, “inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury", and is usually associated with pain. However, Dr. Sears elaborates his book around the theme of "silent inflammation" that leads to heart attack and peripheral circulatory disease.
Dr. Sears says he has developed a marker of inflammation that is better than the traditional cholesterol level or the C-reactive protein test, newly recommended by AHA: the AA/EPA test. C-reactive protein (CRP) is one of the proteins that increase during systemic inflammation. Recent studies suggested that measuring the CRP level might be more relevant in heart disease risk prognosis than cholesterol level. There are no studies to explain on scientific bases the correlation between heart disease risk and CRP level. The traditional anti-inflammatory drugs have dangerous side-effects (osteoporosis, and immunity system affections). The AA/EPA test recommended by Dr Barry Sears measures the ratio of Arachidonic Acid (AA) to Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) in plasma or serum.
The book explains in simple steps a plan to reduce silent inflammation within thirty days. The dietary-routine prescribed by Dr. Sears includes eating in accord with the Zone Diet , five meals every day, consisting of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and monounsaturated fat.
To this eating scheme, one must add a daily high dose of fish oil supplements. Physical exercise and stress-management techniques are also recommended and detailed in the book.
Beneficial highlights of the Anti-Inflammation Zone
Here are the most important benefits that Dr Barry Sears believes his enhanced dietary scheme will induce:
- Preventing heart disease and stroke;
- Reverse diabetes;
- Prevent cancer;
- Prevent neurological diseases;
- Reduce auto-immune diseases;
- Ease the pain of migraines, fibromyalgia and more.
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