A culmination of cutting-edge research and 25 years’ experience exploring how the immune system works by our scientists. This book is packed with nutrition and lifestyle advice for maintaining good gut health, along with many delicious recipes by Fast Ed Halmagyi and Dr Clare Bailey.
What’s included in the book
- Foreword by Dr Michael Mosely
- Diet tips from Dr Clare Bailey
- 50+ Recipes from Fast Ed Halmagyi
- 2 weeks worth of meal plans
- Easy-to-use guide
- Complicated science made easy
- Tips on how to beat inflammation & disease
We’re still discovering just how deeply integrated our microbiome is with all our bodily systems. We know that when we don’t take care of our gut microbiome, we start to notice signs of dysfunction in our tissues, organs and body overall, and experience symptoms of allergic and inflammatory diseases. Excerpt: The Good Gut Anti-inflammatory Diet
Why is inflammation important?
Our immune system is made up of the innate immune and adaptive immunity. The innate immunity activates when our bodies need to fight off an infection, soon after this our immune cell responses change, creating an ‘immune memory’ to help us fight off any similar infections even more quickly and effectively. This is known as our adaptive immunity.
Chronic inflammation occurs when an inflammation lasts more than a few days, possibly months or years. It results in excessive numbers of inflammatory cells and the proteins, enzymes and oxidants that these cells release. As the inflammatory cell numbers get too high, they damage our own healthy cells and tissues, and this in turn can lead to inflammatory disease.
Researchers have shown that inflammatory processes in the body are behind many common and serious diseases. These include infectious diseases like pneumonia, influenza and COVID-19, as well as chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, arthritis, heart/cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, neurological disease, kidney disease and liver disease. They also suspect many cancers also have an inflammatory component.
‘The Good Gut Anti-Inflammatory Diet’ is about one particular area of study that has been a major focus of the Centenary – inflammation. Understanding inflammation is the key to unlocking a new era of treatments and cures for many of the deadliest and most prominent diseases affecting humanity today.
Where to find the book
Published by Panterra Press, the book is stocked by Dymocks, QBD Books, Kmart and Target and many independent bookstores around Australia.
About the authors and contributors
Professor Phil HansbroProfessor Hansbro and his team have more than 25 years’ experience exploring how the immune system, and in particular inflammation, contributes to the progression of chronic respiratory diseases. Professor Hansbro has come to the realisation that inflammation can be managed. While we can use drugs when things have seriously gone wrong, a healthy lifestyle, including attention to our diet, can help prevent diseases before they take hold. Therefore, it’s important for everyone to understand some of the ways inflammation arises and where it can be controlled.
Dr Michael MosleyDr Michael Mosley is a science presenter, journalist and executive producer. He is also the the author of the international bestselling books The Clever Guts Diet, The Fast Diet, Fast Exercise and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet. He recently presented Inside Porton Down: Britain’s Secret Weapons Research Facility for BBC Four and Australia’s Health Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley for SBS.
Dr Clare BaileyDr Clare Bailey is a general practitioner and the founder of Parenting Matters, an organisation that helps hundreds of parents become more confident through courses and one-to-one consultations. She is the wife of Dr Michael Mosley, author of The FastDiet, The FastDiet Cookbook, and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet.
‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors, entertaining and informing Australians with achievable, time-conscious, family-friendly cooking. For nearly 20 years Ed has appeared on and hosted a variety of television and radio programs, and is published weekly in newspapers, magazines and books. Best-known as the cooking presenter on Network 7’s Logie-winning ‘Better Homes and Gardens’, he transforms elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home.