The Blood Sugar Solution
Dr. Mark Hyman shares a program that deals with the diabesity epidemic.
The Blood Sugar Solution is a new book written by Dr. Mark Hyman that will be released on February 28. The program can be used for losing weight, preventing disease and feeling great. Dr. Hyman is the bestselling author of UltraMetabolism and The UltraMind Solution. This book offers a six week plan and will teach you the seven keys to treating diabesity, which is the combination of obesity and diabetes that is affecting millions of Americans. Topics covered in The Blood Sugar Solution includes myths about obesity and diabetes, food addiction and the real causes of diabesity. You will also see how big food, farming and pharmacies are killing people. This book will introduce a new area throughout the six week program. The book also offers recipes and shopping lists for your convenience. Some of the diseases you can help prevent with this program are diabetes, heart disease, dementia, stroke and cancer. There is advice given on your diet, exercise, green living and supplements. You can use this book as a practical solution and program to lose weight, as a way to create a grass-roots social movement to make changes or simply use it to understand the scope and impact of our current global epidemic.
The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook is an extension of The Blood Sugar Solution that includes 175 tasty recipes for optimum health.
- Includes a six week program
- Program created by a medical doctor
- Book has received high reviews from medical professionals
- Addresses diet and exercise
- Offers seven steps for treating diabesity
- Address a different element of the program each week
- Eating program can be very strict for some to adjust to
Eating on The Blood Sugar Solution is addressed during week one of the program. Boosting your nutrition is also the first of the seven steps to treating diabesity. Part one of the book deals with some important information relating to our current eating habits and tells you how to make important changes. Of course you should avoid fast food, junk food and foods that are processed industrially. When looking at some of the key causes of disease, there five causes for all diseases other than single-gene genetic disorders. Those five causes are poor diet, chronic stress, microbes, toxins and allergens. Dr. Hyman mentions that there are a few things needed to have a healthy human. Those are real, whole, fresh food, sunlight, water, sleep, movement, rhythm, love, connection, meaning and purpose. The seven steps to treating diabesity include boost your nutrition, regulate your hormones, reduce inflammation, improve your digestion, maximize detoxification, enhance energy metabolism and soothe your mind.
During the six week program, you will introduce a new element each week. Week one asks you to eat your medicine and gives you nutrition basics for everyone. Good nutrition is the foundation of this program. During the next six weeks, you will avoid the following:
- Sugars in any form: This includes agave, maple syrup, stevia and artificial sweeteners
- All flour products including gluten-free: This includes bagels, breads, rolls, wraps and pasta
- All processed foods: Anything with trans-fat or high fructose corn syrup must be eliminated
- All gluten and dairy: These foods are the most inflammatory and must be removed
- If on the advanced plan, all grains, starchy vegetables and fruit: Avoid things like winter squash, peas, potatoes, corn and root vegetables like rutabagas, parsnips, turnips and all fruit except for one-half cup of berries
You are advised to eat clean, green and organic whenever possible. This includes buying seasonal produce that is grown without the use of harmful pesticides. For your meat, buy sustainable, organic and grass-fed whenever possible. There are menus and recipes for each week of the program. You can follow the menus provided or create your own with some of the recipes in the book. Below is a sample day of eating during week one of the program:
- Breakfast: Poached Eggs over Spinach
- Snack: Devilled Eggs
- Lunch: Salmon Salad in Steamed Collard Wraps
- Dinner: Lentil and Chicken Stew over Quinoa with Kale and Almonds
Exercise is covered during week four of The Blood Sugar Solution. Dr. Hyman states that exercise is probably the most powerful medicine for treating diabesity and other diseases. He even calls it a miracle potion. Some of the benefits of exercise are that it makes your muscles and cells more insulin sensitive, balances and lowers blood sugar, promotes weight loss and loss of belly fat, regulates your appetite, lowers blood pressure, raises good cholesterol and many others. You should combine aerobic conditioning and strength training. You can also do interval training to burn calories all day and lose more weight in a shorter workout time. Substituting 30 minutes of interval training two or three days a week for your regular exercise routine can give you more benefits in less time. For regular exercise, you should do a minimum of 30 minutes of walking every day. Track your steps with a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps each day.
A more vigorous and sustained exercise plan is often what is needed to reverse severe diabesity, though. You can run, bike, dance, play games, jump on a trampoline or do whatever is fun. During this exercise, you should reach for 70 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate for up to 60 minutes, five to six times per week. Dr. Hyman follows the motto that a little is good and more is better. You can start slowly with five minutes and work your way up as you feel stronger. You should also incorporate stretching into your routine. Stretch for at least five minutes before and after exercise routines and try to do 30 to 60 minutes of full body stretching twice a week.CONCLUSION
The Blood Sugar Solution offers a lot of helpful information for those that are already suffering from diabesity and for those that want to prevent it. The program is designed by Dr. Mark Hyman and will get you results. Although the eating plan may be difficult to adjust to, it goes a long way toward eliminating harmful foods and replacing them with the nutrients your body needs.Common Misspellings
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