More than 60 percent of American adults have a chronic disease, and 40 percent have two or more chronic disease. Someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds, cancer is the second leading cause of death, 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease, and almost half of Americans has prediabetes or diabetes.
What do these conditions have in common? Inflammation. In fact, studies have linked high inflammatory levels to several conditions, including autoimmune conditions, cancer, chronic fatigue, depression, metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea.
Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it. And because no one else is you, the foods that work well for someone else may not be right for your body. That’s why you need a personalized plan in order to truly heal.
In Dr. Will Cole’s game-changing new book, The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System, readers will discover how inflammation is at the core of most common health woes. What’s more, it exists on a continuum: from mild symptoms such as weight gain and fatigue on one end, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune conditions on the other. How you feel is being influenced by every meal.
Cole recommends several strategies to reducing inflammation, all of which should be tailored to this individual’s needs based on their lab values, including:
- Elimination diet, reducing sugar intake, limiting alcohol intake, and intermittent fasting
- Eating wild-caught fish and quality fish oil
- Managing stress, getting quality sleep, practicing mindfulness, and positive thinking
- Supplement with B vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins A, E, and K, zeaxanthin and B-cryptoxanthin, probiotics and prebiotics, magnesium, coffee or green tea, vitamin C, and cannabidiol (CBD) oil
- Physical activity, tai chi, and yoga
- Increasing Nrf-2 and decrease NFkB
- Getting more peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPARs)
- Checking and balancing hormones
- Avoiding mixing refined carbohydrates and fat, and eating healthy fats away from healthy carbohydrates
- Adopting ketotarian diet (A high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carb eating plan, the ketotarian diet is mostly plant-based, eliminating meat and dairy and focusing on plant-centric sources of fats.)
This book, Dr Mark Hyman suggests, is for ‘anyone who is fed up with fad diets’ as Cole uses his years of experience in functional-medicine to teach us how to love our bodies enough to nourish it with delicious, healing foods.
At heart, The Inflammation Spectrum is about learning to love your body enough to nourish it with delicious, healing foods. You’ll find insightful quizzes and empowering advice to put you on a path toward food freedom and overall healing, once and for all.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.