Did you know that current research suggests that silent inflammation is at the basis of some of our most feared diseases?
Heart disease, Cancer and Dementia.
What do these devastating illnesses have in common?
All have been linked to silent inflammation, a condition that occurs when the body's natural immune response goes awry. Silent inflammation can continue undetected for years, continually assaulting the heart, arteries, and even the brain – without you being aware of it.
How do you know if you are suffering from silent inflammation?
Sears outlines a range of tests such as fasting insulin, triglyceride/HDL ratio and a simple health questionnaire that will let you know if you have a problem. Sears gives a range of tools to combat silent inflammation, slow down the aging process, and ward off disease.
The Zone Diet is still the major dietary tool to combat inflammation and Sears introduces a new way of looking at it – as a low Glycemic load diet. A low Glycemic load diet is one that keeps your blood sugar levels in an ideal range, avoiding the peaks that cause high levels of insulin to be secreted, and the troughs that cause the stress hormone cortisol to be released. Sears explains how a low glycemic-load diet, combined with high dose Omega-3 fish oil, are the primary keys to controlling silent inflammation. Other important tools include stress reduction, exercise and the use of supplements and antioxidant vitamins.
Sears gives tips on reducing stress, a seven day anti-inflammation meal plan, a detailed exercise programme, and a range of supplements to add to your diet.