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A silent fire : the story of inflammation, diet, and disease

Ravella, Shilpa (author.).

Summary: "A riveting investigation of inflammation--the hidden force at the heart of modern disease--and how we can prevent, treat, or even reverse it. Inflammation is the body's ancestral response to its greatest threats: injury and foreign microbes. But as the threats we face have evolved, new science reveals simmering inflammation underneath the surface of everything from heart disease and cancer to mysterious autoimmune conditions. In A Silent Fire, gastroenterologist Shilpa Ravella takes us on a lyrical quest across time, around the world, and into the body to reveal hidden inflammation at the root of modern disease--and how we can control it. We meet an eccentric Russian zoologist, the passionate yet flawed inventor of Kellogg's Cornflakes, and dedicated researchers working on the frontiers of medical and nutritional science today. With fascinating case studies, Ravella debunks common myths about 'antiinflammatory' lifestyles--adding or eliminating any one food, for example, is not a cure-all--and unmasks the links between food, the microbiome, and inflammation. A paradigm-shifting understanding of human health, A Silent Fire shows us how to live not only long, but well"--

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  • ISBN: 9780393541908
  • ISBN: 0393541908
  • ISBN: 9780393541915
  • Physical Description: print
    340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-328) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Metamorphosis -- Horror autotoxicus -- A sense of struggling -- Open wounds -- Anatomical intimacies -- Gray matter -- Resolution -- Quiet conversations -- Fat wars -- Sweet, salty, deadly -- Feeding germs -- Farm country -- Mangiafoglia -- Shaping sustenance -- Dirty cures -- Easter Island -- Human chimeras.
Subject: Inflammation Popular works
Inflammation History Popular works
Inflammation Nutritional aspects
Autoimmune diseases Popular works
Autoimmune diseases History Popular works
Autoimmune diseases Nutritional aspects
Autoimmune diseases
Genre: History.
Popular works.

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Homer Public Library 616.0473 RAV (Text) 000167665 New Books Checked out 06/03/2023

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