The Inflammation Cure: Simple Steps for Reversing heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteopor

“In addition to explaining inflammation’s causes and its role in various diseases, the author offers advice–‘an antiinflammation game plan’–on how to maintain ‘inflammation balance’ and feel better.”–The New York Times

In clear, everyday language, William Meggs, M.D., explains what causes inflammation, its relationship to disease in the body, and what steps readers can take to minimize their risk.


3 thoughts on “The Inflammation Cure: Simple Steps for Reversing heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteopor

  1. Accessible, informative book on vital subject Dr. Meggs is professor and chief of the division of toxicology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He has been instrumental in the development of the theory of neurogenic switching, which is related to the study of inflammation. As such, he is definitely an expert on the subject of this book.

  2. Easy Read, Informative, Worth Keeping on Your Bookshelf The Inflammation Cure by Meggs and Svec, and The Inflammation Syndrome by Challem, both appeared in 2003 and both discuss the role of inflammation in the major diseases of our time, and the things that one can do to limit the risk of diseases related to inflammation. Both books are easy to read. Which to choose? According to the prestigious Library Journal, “While Jack Challem’s The Inflammation Syndrome covers similar ground [to the Inflammation Cure], his approach leans toward the faddish and sensationalist, while Meggs takes a more levelheaded approach, weaving the latest research on various diseases into a broad picture.” The thing I most prefer about Meggs’ book is that it takes a comprehensive approach (including diet) to the things that affect inflammation, rather than spending the whole book just discussing the role of diet as is done in Challem’s book. Challem is a health reporter who writes and publishes The Nutrition Reporter newsletter; it is natural that he would stress diet and its consequences. But diseases are caused and controlled by much more than our diet. Meggs is a practicing physician who has a great deal of clinical experience with all aspects of inflammation, and who has woven many real-life cases into the book as illustrations. So, which book should you buy? I have little doubt that you will find The Inflammation Cure by Meggs and Svec more informative and much more useful as a reference on your shelf.

  3. Interesting and helpful book This is a good book. It’s an easy read and the author clearly understands the connection between inflammation and lifestyle choices. His advice is interesting and helpful.

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