Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Dr. Mark Hyman's #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution―The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! is what you are looking for.
President Bill Clinton said, "I hope Dr. Hyman's new book will inspire you as he has inspired me." I can't say that I was inspired by this book―but I liked it a lot. I'm diabetic and this book did give me hope and encouragement. I think that every diabetic will gain much from reading this splendid book and if you should give a copy to a friend it will bless their life. There's good "stuff" in this book for everybody―not just diabetics.
Dr. Mark Hyman was co-medical director of Canyon Ranch for almost ten years and is now the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center. He is the New York Times bestselling author of UltraMetabolism, The UltraMind Solution, and The UltraSimple Diet, and coauthor of UltraPrevention.
Rick Warren wrote: "Dr. Mark Hyman makes managing your health simpler than you ever thought possible. There's no time like the present to get started. Start today!" I agree and at the same time disagree. Much of the book, in fact most of it, is simple. And it is a joy to follow most of his suggestions but not all of them. For example―he suggest that when eating at a restaurant that you "Be obnoxious." Well that may be simple, but it's sure not easy. At least I don't think it is for most people. I had rather not eat out if I am going to have to make all kinds of special requests and be so careful about every little thing. And my personality doesn't "fit well" with suggestions like: "Avoid water from plastic bottles, which contain phthalates, keep your cell phone away from your hip, avoid waterbeds, electric blankets, and metal frames, when using electric stoves, cook on back burners instead of front as much as possible." Now, I'm sure all of this is good advice and the book is filled with such suggestions. It just doesn't fit who I am. I know I'm not going to do it. No use pretending.
One other part of the book that is not as valuable to me as I suspect it may be for most people―is the recipe section. When I read: Millet Cauliflower Mash, Roasted Quinoa With Kale And Almonds, Quinoa-Crusted Quiche, Lacinto Kale With roasted Squash, I think to myself, "Who eats this stuff?" Bill Clinton may enjoy these foods―but I doubt it."
Now, after making these minor criticisms let me say that I found many helpful things in this book and recommend it to anyone concerned with improving their health. I like what Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet said, "Dr. Hyman has performed a great service by providing a blueprint for attacking diabesity."
(I received this book free from The B & B Media Group . No other compensation was received and I gave no guarantee for a favorable review.)