You can go to DrWeil.com for good diet ideas that reduce low level inflammation in the body.
B_Johnson is so wrong it hurts. Andrew Weil has an MD from Harvard School of Medicine, practiced natural and preventative medicine for 30 or so years before retiring from practice. He is one of the leading experts in the field of healthy aging and is well thought of in the international medical community. I don't agree with everything he teaches, but there is no doubt that he knows what he is talking about. Check it out and make up your own mind.
It seems that B_Johnson is on a soap box and will not see reason where his dislike of Dr Weil is concerned. Since we are not here to debate the good doctor, but tell you about anti-inflammatory diets we should just go forward. You can choose to look into the good doctor or not, or just go to the search engine Ask.com and put in "anti-inflammatory diets" and see all the stuff that comes up you have to select from. Low grade inflammation can be tested by doing a C-reactive protein (get the high sensitive)test which will show if you have any low grade inflammation going on in the body. Depending on the results, you and your doctor decide where the inflammation is coming from and how to treat it. There have been many studies done on how low grade inflammation (those without symptoms) impacts the body.
There are hundreds of articles out there that define anti-inflammatory diets that include scientific data in support of the theory and name foods and the effects of those foods on decreasing inflammation in the body. American Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Integrative Medicine, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Rheumatoid Arthritis, American Arthritis Foundation, to name a few. If you are looking for a "diet book" that outlines meal plans ala Pritkin Diet, I know of none, just plans to include known foods in your existing diet to turn it into an "anti-inflammatory" diet. Now move, on.
Andrew Weil was born in Philadelphia, received an A.B. degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a medical internship at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he worked for a year with the National Institute of Mental Health...
There is much written on Dr. Weil and available for free on the Internet - including Time Magazine's cover story October 17th, 2005. Here is a link to that article:
However, there are many people who do not believe in Dr. Weil's programs or in "Alternative Medicine" as a whole. For example, Dr. Dean Edel (Radio) summed up his thoughts on the subject by suggesting that "alternative medicine" should simply be called "Unproven Medicine". He further stated that had it actually been proven, it would no longer be considered an "alternative", it would then be a standard practice.
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Check out books on anti-inflammatory diets and mastering Leptin. Amazon.com has several. Two that I recently ordered are (1) The Fat Resistance Diet by Leo Galland and (2) Mastering Leptin by Byron Richards. Those might be good places to start.
The eating plans are presumably great for IBS and other stomach ailments, as well as heart health and weight loss. Good luck!