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In The Perricone Weight-loss Diet, the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging reveals the role of internal micro-inflammations, caused mainly by additive-packed foods and a sedentary lifestyle, not only in accelerated aging, but also in unwanted weight gain. The good news he shares is: it is possible to slow down the clock, clear the skin, and shed the pounds by following a diet of whole foods and natural supplements, and by progressively adopting an "anti-inflammatory lifestyle", including quality sleep and stress-reducing activities (pet lovers will especially appreciate the passage on the healing power of pets.)
If Dr. Perricones division of high- versus low-glycemic index foods, and healthy (Omega-3-rich) versus unhealthy fats, doesn't especially sound like breakout news, he has to be credited for his uniquely convincing way of (re-) laying out these dietary principles, and for incorporating them into a global plan to achieve better health and weight loss. "Treat yourself well and the weight will come off," he suggests. And this anti-alarmist, anti-paternalistic, and confident delivery (he doesn't fear complimenting competitor Tammi Flynn on her sensible Three-Apple-a-Day Plan), paired with his stellar success record in the health field (The Perricone Prescription; The Perricone Promise), forces your attention.
Readers will dive effortlessly into the easy-flowing chapters, from "Breaking the Inflammation-Fat Connection" to "The 10 Top Food Groups for Permanent Weight Loss" (headed up with mouthwatering wild Alaskan salmon), to Perricone's signature threefold plan, which he promises will show dramatic results in as little as 14 days. Complete with a full 14-day meal plan, detailed nutritional information for each recipe, a seafood safety guide, and a supplement and organic food retailer guide, The Perricone Weight-loss Diet will naturally find its place on the eye-level shelf of your home library.-- Nathalie Farage
Advance praise for The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet
“This significant book shows that Dr. Perricone’s anti-inflammatory program is a powerful tool we have to fight excess weight gain. The anti-inflammatory foods and supplements introduced in this book enable us to fight metabolic syndrome, whose complications lead to obesity and diabetes. Utilizing a wide range of groundbreaking scientific discoveries, Dr. Perricone demonstrates once again that he is at the forefront in finding solutions to difficult problems. Highly recommended!”
–Harry G. Preuss M.D., M.A.C.N., C.N.S., professor of physiology, medicine, and pathology, Georgetown University Medical Center, and author of Maitake Magic
“The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet delivers a solid program that will melt away the pounds–while maintaining toned skin and healthy muscle mass. Dr. Perricone proves once again that chronic, subclinical inflammation is not only responsible for accelerated aging, wrinkles, and a host of degenerative diseases, it is at the basis of our current obesity epidemic. If you need to lose weight, this is the book!
–Oz Garcia, M.S., Ph.D., author of Look and Feel Fabulous Forever: The World’s Best Supplements, Anti-Aging Techniques, and High-Tech Health Secrets
“Unless we are morbidly obese, we don’t often think of excess weight as anything more than a cosmetic problem. However, in this extraordinary new book, Dr. Perricone proves otherwise. The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet unlocks the secret link between inflammation and unwanted weight gain. By implementing simple, effective strategies, both men and women can shed significant weight–without hunger or deprivation. A brilliant program that keeps its promise.”
–Vincent C. Giampapa, M.D., F.A.C.S., co-founder, American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine, and author of Breaking the Aging Code : Maximizing Your DNA Function for Optimal Health and Longevity
From the Hardcover edition.