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
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 these 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.