You like to take responsibility for your own health, especially in today’s world of fast foods, gmo’s, and an abundance of overly processed snacks and nightly dinners. Doctor Mark Hyman, a former teacher of mine whom I greatly admire, has come up with a cutting edge, science based plan to help you out.
Mark Hyman,MD has written a new book called THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease and Feeling Great Now!
He’s tackling what he terms Diabesity; an epidemic in our country effecting one in every two Americans.
Diabesity is Hymans term for metabolic disturbances, from mild blood sugar and insulin imbalances, to pre-diabetes, to full blown type 2 diabetes. It occurs in about 40% of people of normal weight – these are the skinny fat people who look thin but are metabolically fat and have all the same risk factors for disease and death as those who are overweight. And it occurs in 80% of overweight people.
It goes like this; when your diet is full of empty calories and an abundance of quickly absorbed sugars, liquid calories, and carbohydrates (like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes), your cells slowly become resistant to the effects of insulin and needs more and more to do the same job of keeping your blood sugar even. You develop insulin resistance.
Your body begins to age and deteriorate. In fact, insulin resistance is the single most important phenomenon that leads to rapid and premature aging and all its resultant diseases, including heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer.
As your insulin levels increases, your appetite can spin out of control, increasing weight gain around the belly, more inflammation and oxidative stress, and myriad downstream effects including high blood pressure; high cholesterol; low HDL, high triglycerides; weight gain around the middle; thickening of the blood; and increased risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and depression. These are all a result of insulin resistance and too much insulin.
And because insulin resistance (and diabesity) are a direct outcome of diet and lifestyle, the condition is 100 percent reversible in the vast majority of cases, according to Dr. Hyman.
Hyman outlines his 8 Steps to Reversing Diabesity in Blood Sugar Solution, and reports the following results from his beta testing group; weight loss, loss of inches, lowered blood pressure, more energy and less fatigue, reduction in joint pain, improved moods and sleep, eliminated brain fog, and overall a greater sense of well being.
Who doesn’t want that?
I say grab a copy now, and get one for your husband, parents and friends.. They’ll thank you in a few months when they feel and look amazing.