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Title:
The Mediterranean zone : unleash the power of the world's healthiest diet for superior weight loss, health, and longevity
Author:
Sears, Barry, 1947- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Zinc Ink/Ballantine Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
xxi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"LIVE A LONGER, LEANER, HEALTHIER LIFE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ZONE! Eat to stop weight gain and strip away unwanted fat. Reverse diabetes and protect yourself from Alzheimer's. Free yourself from inflammation, allergies, and hormonal chaos. Enjoy the most delicious, nutritious foods from the world's most beloved cuisine. Break out of the diet-and-exercise trap for good! The Mediterranean diet is the most universally accepted healthy eating regimen around. But what, exactly, is it? If you think it's pasta with red sauce, Italian bread drizzled in olive oil, and plenty of fresh fruit and cheese, you're wrong--dead wrong. The Mediterranean Zone is here to set you right. Barry Sears, Ph.D., revolutionized dieting with his 1995 bestseller The Zone. In the two decades since its publication, its principles of eating for optimal hormonal balance have become the standard by which diets are measured. Now, in The Mediterranean Zone, you'll learn how our modern American diet changes the inflammatory response inside our bodies--and how that increased inflammation puts you at risk for Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and more. You'll learn which Mediterranean diet foods help put out the fire, reducing your risk of disease while stripping away pounds, boosting your energy, and even lightening your mood! And you'll learn how to turbocharge the Mediterranean diet to make it even more effective! Live your best life, in your best body, with The Mediterranean Zone"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804179171
Format :
Book

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LIVE A LONGER, LEANER, HEALTHIER LIFE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ZONE!
 
* Eat to stop weight gain and strip away unwanted fat.
* Reverse diabetes and protect yourself from Alzheimer's.
* Free yourself from inflammation, allergies, and hormonal chaos.
* Enjoy the most delicious, nutritious foods from the world's most beloved cuisine.
* Break out of the diet-and-exercise trap for good!

The Mediterranean diet is the most universally accepted healthy eating regimen around. But what, exactly, is it? If you think it's pasta with red sauce, Italian bread drizzled in olive oil, and plenty of fresh fruit and cheese, you're wrong--dead wrong. The Mediterranean Zone is here to set you right.

Barry Sears, Ph.D., revolutionized dieting with his 1995 bestseller The Zone . In the two decades since its publication, its principles of eating for optimal hormonal balance have become the standard by which diets are measured. Now, in The Mediterranean Zone, you'll learn how our modern American diet changes the inflammatory response inside our bodies--and how that increased inflammation puts you at risk for Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and more. You'll learn which Mediterranean diet foods help put out the fire, reducing your risk of disease while stripping away pounds, boosting your energy, and even lightening your mood! And you'll learn how to turbocharge the Mediterranean diet to make it even more effective!

Live your best life, in your best body, with The Mediterranean Zone.

Praise for The Mediterranean Zone
 
"I consider Dr. Barry Sears a mentor, innovator, and wise teacher. The Mediterranean Zone is a powerful new book that will help change your health quickly and permanently. It is not a fad, but a program that will get and keep you well for a very long time." --Daniel G. Amen, M.D., founder, Amen Clinics, Inc., and bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

" The Mediterranean Zone is very readable for the layman, but it also contains some significant new science, particularly in the appendix, for those who really want to learn about the biochemistry of omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, and epigenetics. Dr. Sears has clarified many aspects for me regarding the resolution of inflammation. His discussion of eicosanoids and gene transcription factors remains the best I have read. Finally, the dietary circle of anti-inflammatory nutrition is completed by his superb discussion of the value of polyphenols in any diet, and in particular an anti-inflammatory diet. I remain extremely admiring of his ability to take such complicated science and put it in an understandable and useful form." --Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., professor and vice chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, and team neurosurgeon, Pittsburgh Steelers


Author Notes

Barry Sears, Ph.D., is one of the world's leading medical researchers on the hormonal effects of food. He is the author of fourteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Zone, and the New York Times bestsellers Mastering the Zone and Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes . His books have sold more than six million copies in the United States and have been translated into twenty-two languages. Dr. Sears has been a frequent guest on many national programs, including 20/20, Today, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning News . He continues his research into the role of the inflammatory process in diabetes, heart disease, and neurological disorders as the president of the nonprofit Inflammation Research Foundation. The father of two grown daughters, Dr. Sears lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lynn.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction: The Zone at 20p. xiii
The Zone at a Glancep. xix
Part I Mastering the Mediterranean Zone
1 The Coming Reckoningp. 3
2 Inflammation: The Real Reason We Gain Weight, Get Sick, and Age at a Faster Ratep. 7
3 Mastering the Zone Diet for a Lifetimep. 16
4 The Mediterranean Diet: Facts and Fictionp. 27
5 The Mediterranean Zone: The Evolution of the Mediterranean Dietp. 32
6 Anti-inflammatory Supplements for the Mediterranean Zonep. 62
Part II The Science of Polyphenols
7 Polyphenols: The Next Essential Nutrientsp. 81
8 Polyphenols and Gut Healthp. 88
9 Polyphenols and Oxidative Stressp. 93
10 Polyphenols and Longevityp. 100
Part III The Industrialization of Food
11 The Industrialization of Food and the Rise of Diet-Induced Inflammationp. 105
12 Chasing the Wrong Food Villainsp. 110
Part IV The Future of Medicine
13 Epigenetics: Opening Pandora's Genetic Boxp. 125
14 Reclaiming Our Genetic Futurep. 131
Appendix A Continuing Supportp. 137
Appendix B The Science of Diet-Induced Inflammationp. 139
Appendix C Inflammation and Obesityp. 153
Appendix D Inflammation and Chronic Diseasep. 165
Appendix E Inflammation and Agingp. 173
Appendix F The Clinical Markers of Wellnessp. 179
Appendix G Polyphenol Valuesp. 187
Appendix H Referencesp. 203
Indexp. 233

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