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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Gene Smart Diet

There's a great book out there called "The Gene Smart Diet". I would recommend it. It's written by a Professor of Pharmacology at Wake Forest University. I'm halfway through it and I think a lot of the eventual advice will boil down to adjusting one's diet to get more fruits and vegetables, more fiber, fewer empty calories, and also working in more exercise.

That, of course, by itself doesn't sound revolutionary. I mean, don't eat too much, eat good stuff, and get some exercise--sounds like an old common sense prescription for health. Sadly, as the author points out, most of us aren't following this advice and are really working overtime to do exactly the opposite.

The author, Dr. Chilton, is an inflammation researcher and the connections he lists between diet and so many illnesses that are exploding in growth (coronary artery disease, immune disorders, type II diabetes) are really fascinating.

A long while back, my own reading of the news and the various studies that have been publicized, led me to believe that dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and adding wine to the daily diet are something I should do. Therefore, I found it fascinating that Dr. Chilton focused so heavily on these three.

Anyway, I highly recommend "The Gene Smart Diet". I'm still not done with it, but I find it very enlightening.

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