A silent fire

£12.99

Inflammation has traditionally been thought of as the body’s response to injury and foreign microbes. But as the threats we face have evolved, what if it were now the root cause of modern disease? New science has revealed low-level inflammation, simmering quietly and undetected, behind everything from heart disease and cancer to mysterious autoimmune conditions. Hidden inflammation even weakens our immunity and increases the likelihood that our immune system will mount an overwhelming, inappropriate attack against infections. Written by a doctor at the forefront of this field, ‘A Silent Fire’ brings together the science of immunology, nutrition and the microbiome to explain what we know of this elusive phenomenon.

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Hidden inflammation lies behind many modern diseases. Shilpa Ravella, an expert in nutrition and the gut, explains why our immune systems are turning against us and what we might do about it.

‘Controlling inflammation is the key to good health and this beautifully written and researched book is the best way to understand it’ TIM SPECTOR, #1 bestselling author of Food for Life
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Inflammation is the body’s response to injury and foreign microbes. But as our environments and diets have changed, low-level inflammation, simmering quietly and undetected, has been identified behind everything from heart disease and cancer to mysterious autoimmune conditions.

Shilpa Ravella is a doctor at the forefront of this field, specialising in gut transplants, nutrition and the microbiome. In A Silent Fire she interweaves the latest research with unusual case studies from her own practice and the history of immunology to explain what we know about this elusive phenomenon. She debunks common myths about ‘anti-inflammatory’ lifestyles and explains the simple principles by which we can reform our relationship with food and our microbiomes to benefit our health.
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‘As gripping as a mystery story and as useful as a self-help book’ BEE WILSON, author of First Bite

Compelling, thoughtful and rigorously researched’ The Times

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Weight 0.245 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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