This episode of the Healthy Family Project podcast is all about the anti-inflammatory diet. We’re joined by co-authors of The Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook. This plant-forward style of eating improves overall health and can prevent chronic and inflammatory-driven illnesses.

The anti-inflammatory diet can help families tackle health issues like obesity, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and high blood pressure. Stefania and Hilary joined us to break down the anti-inflammatory diet and share how they put together a cookbook with 100+ recipes that is mindful of the entire family including guidance for babies and kids.

Stefania and Hilary go back to basics by explaining what is inflammation and how it affects our bodies. They share how making tweaks to your diet and incorporating this style of eating early in a child’s life sets them up for success in health.

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What We Cover:

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  • 3:54 Meet Stefania
  • 6:05 Meet Hilary 
  • 7:38 What is inflammation?
  • 9:40 What inspired you to create this cookbook? 
  • 15:28 How did you create the recipes? 
  • 23:20 How to make these meals baby-friendly
  • 31:40 Which foods are the worst for inflammation?
  • 36:43 What are the benefits of anti-inflammatory eating?
  • 43:01 Hot Takes with Stefania and Hilary

About Our Guests, Stefania Patinella and Hilary McClafferty

Stefania Patinella and Hilary McClafferty are co-authors of the new book The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook. Stefania is a Chef and the Founding Director of the Go!Healthy cooking, nutrition, education, and gardening programs at The Children’s Aid Society of New York City.

Hilary is a board-certified doctor in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. She’s the Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Tucson Medical Center in Arizona and a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

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