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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great book to read especially if you are prone to ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2015
This is a great book to read especially if you are prone to having Diabetes (family history); poor eating habit and sedentary lifestyle. At first I thought this is about healthy recipes to combat Diabetes but it actually a book that will teach you about Diabetes and how it busted off several myths existing with the foregoing disease. It is essential for everyone to take time to read a book such as this to open our minds that it is not just those with family history that needs to take extra care or our health. Despite some typographical or grammatical errors here and there (minor), the writing style is easy to understand and it doesn't require to have a medical background to understand Diabetes. There is differentiation among the food group of what is healthy and what isn't which is really helpful. For example, choose 100% fruit juice over fruit punch. We have so many processed food everywhere and it is our responsibility to be mindful of what we eat, and not just eat. This book is a great resource to combat DIABETES head on!
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Resource to Prevent or Reverse Type II Diabetes !!
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2016
This is an excellent resource for anyone over weight, borderline diabetes or with Type II diabetes. As John Hodges and Ted Gif point out, over 90% of these cases are preventable!
I am very familiar with Diabetes as it is in my family. My niece died at an early age (in her 30’s) of complications from Type I diabetes (autoimmune form). This could have been prevented had she followed the advice of these authors by following a healthy diet and drinking far less alcohol. Back then I knew that if she had followed a healthy lifestyle and taken care of herself she would still be alive today. My older sister had uterine cancer (now in remission) and she now has type II diabetes. Again an unhealthy lifestyle has led to her illnesses.
The authors do an amazing job of explaining glycogenesis, Ketoacidosis, and the role of hormones such as leptin and glucagon in blood glucose levels. People inherit the number of fat cells from their parents, however, weight gain in adulthood is mainly due to adipocyte size meaning our lifestyle and how much we eat. 90% of us can control our weight gain!
I listened to the Audiobook which was fabulous. Narrator R. Paul Matty's tone, pace, pitch, and enthusiasm keeps the listener interested throughout the entire book. This is extremely tough to do when dealing with complex biological processes. His voice is easy to listen to and he emphasizes certain parts while changing his tone at the right places as if he wrote the book. It is obvious he has a grasp of the material and believes in it. I wish all of my professors had lectured like him!
The authors talk about keeping a food diet and eating healthy alternatives such as raisins and nuts instead of chips or chocolate. They discuss complex carbohydrates such as whole grains and spelt flour. While “no one size fits all”, by eating healthy, eliminating or moderating animal products and following a healthy diet with lots of veggies and fruits people can live a healthy and vibrant life! I highly recommend getting the book and adopting the healthy lifestyle behaviors! Awesome resource for anyone wanting to live a better life!! '