Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Blood Sugar Solution - A Book for the Masses

I love reading a good book. I love it even better when I can read something and pull so many different useful bits of information from it. The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman was a very powerful and insightful book to read. In my opinion, this book hits a home run in the information provided and the suggested solutions to fix many of today's obesity and chronic health concerns and issues. This book should be on any ones read list that would like to learn how to improve their overall health and wellness. Check it out!

The general principle and biggest message of this book is pretty straight forward: Eat real whole foods, not fake processed crap. In a nut shell that is it. Of course it dives in way deeper than just that principle but it does a particularly good job in hitting that point home repeatedly. One of the biggest health concerns and problems our society faces when it comes to the obesity and diabetes epidemic is the simple fact that most of our diets do not contain real whole foods but rather processed "food-like" substances. These food like substances are often filled to the brim with sugars and salts and are predominately chemically based. When ingested and consumed in large quantities these "foods" can raise our blood sugar levels to unmanageable proportions, cause weight gain, lead to diabetes, heart disease and inflammation just to name a few of the problems these types of foods can create. Then if you add in the fact that most of us are addicted to sugary soda drinks, coffee drinks and teas that are loaded with sugars as well, we have a health disaster in the making. This book does an awesome job of laying out the cause and effect of what this type of diet can do to the human body and the problems it can cause. But most importantly this book lays out a very clear and direct manageable plan to correct these problems. It is a very common sense approach to making lifestyle changes that will actually stick and last a lifetime. I like to view this book as a type of blue print that one can use to achieve optimal health through healthy diet and lifestyle choices.

Not only does this book come with a very clear and easy to follow plan but it also has a companion cookbook to use with it. The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook is full of over 175 tasty recipes to try out and help in leading the charge to eating real whole foods. There are menu plans and even useful shopping lists to make the process smooth and easy to follow. If you are looking for something more on the lines of a simple get back on track plan there is also The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. This book still follows the same general principles as outlined in The Blood Sugar Solution but in the form a of a short but sweet 10 day time period. This book would be useful if you are interested in seeing what a 10 day detox from sugar and processed foods can do and it is very useful in demonstrating the power and effect that our diet alone can have on the mind and body.

I highly recommend these books to anyone that is trying to improve their health and wellness on any level. The information provided within the pages will be insightful and very useful in not only the areas of weight loss but also in helping to reverse some chronic illnesses and diseases. As always if you have any questions regarding the information please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below. I am always happy to help. Have you heard of The Blood Sugar Solution before? Please share in the comments section.


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