In The Blood Sugar Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness -- nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind -- and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program.
With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, The Blood Sugar Solution is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.
Collusion between food industry giants, the U.S. government, and the health care industry has put modern medicine in crisis, says functional medicine pioneer Hyman (The UltraMind Solution; UltraMetabolism). He points to imbalances in seven body systems that cause life-altering chronic illness (heart disease, stroke, dementia, depression, etc.), and traces the root of many of these illnesses to insulin resistance and what he calls "diabesity." A global epidemic of diabetes and obesity including children and teenagers and the rising number of people in their 20s having cardiac bypass surgery indicates, he suggests, a need for community-based movements involving schools, religious organizations, and neighborhoods in a complete dietary makeover. His program can be used with children over age 12 and consists of a two-week preparation phase and six-week routine for diet, supplements, exercise, and stress relief. Hyman assures readers that neither their genes nor a lack of will are to blame for their struggles in "obesogenic environments" filled with "Frankenfoods." Quizzes, shopping lists, recipes, and tips for overcoming obstacles will keep readers on track, while Hyman's memorable terminology, passion, and simplicity will keep them highly motivated.
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Good info, didn't like quizes, or so much space at the end devoted to recipes & meal planning. Most of that is useless to me due to various food allergies.
Dr. Hyman's practical advice is one of the most powerful and realistic ways to control obesity and diabetes - it just flat out works! Along with the book, there's a complete community site with recipes, videos, more articles and tools to use for following the plan. I've used his approach since reading one of his earlier books, UltraMetabolism, and this new book adds the latest research and refines the program so it's better than ever. Highly recommend this!
The Blood Sugar Solution
Great book. Worthy emphasis on prevention and personal responsibility. Let us implement the program!