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Offering new hope to millions, this new nutritional approach to diabetes will dramatically alter the way we think about treating the disease
Until now, most health professionals have considered diabetes a one-way street. Once you developed it, you were stuck with it--and you could anticipate one complication after another, from worsening eyesight and nerve symptoms to heart and kidney problems.
Enter Dr. Neal Barnard, who through a series of groundbreaking studies, the latest funded by the National Institutes for Health, has shown it doesn't have to be that way. By following the diet outlined in this book, readers can control blood sugar three times more effectively than with the American Diabetes Association's diet and, beyond that, improve their bodies' ability to respond to insulin--in effect reversing the defining symptom of the disease. And there's more. Study participants lost weight, were able to cut back on and sometimes even discontinue medications, and left behind tedious exchange plans in favor of delicious foods in generous portions.
It's a new way to treat diabetes. It's about time.
Outlines a nutritional approach to diabetes that claims greater efficacy and fewer complications than that of the American Diabetes Association diet, citing the examples of study participants who successfully improved their ability to respond to insulin, lost weight, and ended medication dependency. 100,000 first printing.
Dr. Barnard offers a new nutritional approach reversing diabetes without drugs. By following this diet, readers can control blood sugar three times more effectively than with the American Diabetes Association's diet and improve their bodies' ability to respond to insulin. Includes menus and recipes.
About the Author
NEAL D. BARNARD, MD, is a physician, clinical researcher, and adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. His books include Breaking the Food Seduction, Foods That Fight Pain, and Eat Right, Live Longer. He lives in Washington, DC.