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1 Introduction To The Zone

2 Why Do We Gain Weight, Get Sick, and Age Faster?

3 Overview of Anti- Inflammatory Nutrition

4 Unique Roles For Each Dietary Intervention Zone Diet Reduction of insulin resistance Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduction of inflammation Polyphenols Slowing of the aging process

5 What is the Zone?

6 Benefits of Being In The Zone Permanent weight control Treating chronic disease Better physical performance Thinking fast Better emotional control Slow down the aging process

7 Consequences of Being Out of the Zone Gain weight Get sick Age faster

8 It s Really A Genetic Transformation Zone: You Can Change Your Future By Changing the Expression of Your Genetic Code

9 The Science Behind The Zone Improved hormonal control Control of gene transcription factors Resolution of inflammation Changes in epigenetics

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11 Three Stages of Disease Wellness Cellular Inflammation Chronic Disease

12 Food As A Drug Food Macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fat) Hormonal Response (Insulin, Glucagon, Eicosanoids)

13 The Best Way To Reach the Zone Is Through The Zone Diet

14 The Zone Diet is Based Upon on The Balance of the Protein-to- Glycemic Load Protein-to-Glycemic Load Ratio High-Carbohydrate Diets Zone Low-Carbohydrate/ High Protein Diets Excess Insulin Production Insulin Balance Excess Glucagon Production Fat Accumulation Loss of Inflammatory Fat Cortisol Increase

15 Zone Diet Recommendations (1995) 40% low-glycemic load carbs 30% low-fat protein 30% monounsaturated fat 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day

16 Dietary Guidelines From The Joslin Diabetes Research Center At Harvard (2007) 40% low glycemic load carbs 20-30% low-fat protein 30-40% monounsaturated fat 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day

17 Per Cent Calories Can Be Deceiving on Dietary Balance Macronutrient 1,200 calories/day 1,500 calories/day Carbohydrate 120 g/day 150 g/day Protein 90 g/day 112 g/day Fat 40 g/day 50 g/day

18 Zone Diet: An Anti- Inflammatory Diet Key Aspects: Based on the glycemic load Balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat What s Driving Physician Interest: Diet without hunger Flexibility Moderate approach Implications: Long-term compliance Medically validated

19 How Difficult Is To Follow The Zone Diet?

20 Start With: Low-Fat Protein

21 Balance With: Colorful Carbohydrates Low-Fat Protein

22 Add Fat! Good Choices Low in Omega-6 and Saturated Fats Extremely Bad Choices High in Omega-6 Fats

23 Grains and Starches (Use in Moderation) Monounsaturated Fat Low-fat Protein Fruits Vegetables Zone Food Pyramid

24 The Zone Diet Is the Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet It s Mediterranean ingredients with the Zone blueprint for hormonal balance The more white you put on the plate, the more inflammation you create

25 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements to the Anti-Inflammatory Zone Diet: Fish Oil and Polyphenols

26 Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Putting Our the Inflammatory Fire

27 Clinical Benefits of High- Dose Fish Oil Heart Disease Cancer Depression Attention Deficit Disorder Multiple Sclerosis Brain Trauma Alzheimer s Chronic Pain Osteoporosis Skin Disorders Fertility Fat Loss

28 How Much Omega-3 Fats Do You Need? Maintain Wellness 2.5 g/day Treat Obesity, Diabetes, and CHD Treat Chronic Pain 5 g/day 7.5 g/day Treat Neurological Disease >10 g/day

29 Why Not Just Eat More Fish? Lobster: 6 lbs. per day Tuna: 2 lbs. per day Salmon: 1/3 lb. per day

30 The Solution Purified omega-3 fatty acid concentrations Purity is a must

31 Polyphenols: The Color of Anti-Inflammation Nutrition

32 Mechanisms of Action Anti-oxidants Anti-inflammatory Aging-aging

33 How Many Polyphenols Do You Need Every Day?

34 Different Effects At Different Levels Low Levels (0.5 g/day): Anti-oxidants Reduction of free radicals Intermediate Levels (1.0 g/day): Antiinflammatory Cardiovascular benefits High Levels (1.5 g/day): Anti-aging Slow down rate of aging Think faster

35 Typical Sources Providing 1 gram of Polyphenols 1 kg of vegetables 500 g of berries 12 glasses of red wine, 120 glasses of white wine, or 120 bottles of vodka 500 ml of extra virgin olive oil

36 The Solution Purified polyphenol extracts Purity is a must

37 Why Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Is Important Cellular Inflammation Obesity Diabetes Alzheimer s

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