Reversing Diabetes

Reversing Diabetes

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by Julian Whitaker
     
 

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In REVERSING DIABETES, Dr. Julian Whitaker offers a comprehensive lifestyle program that has helped more than 10,000 diabetic patients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. The good news is that many diabetics can control their condition—naturally and effectively—with diet and exercise. Along with helping you reduce or even eliminate dependency, it can help

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In REVERSING DIABETES, Dr. Julian Whitaker offers a comprehensive lifestyle program that has helped more than 10,000 diabetic patients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. The good news is that many diabetics can control their condition—naturally and effectively—with diet and exercise. Along with helping you reduce or even eliminate dependency, it can help you lose excess wight and lower your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and risk of heart attack. Readers will find:

  • An updated, flexible meal plan—includes new information on which types of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you should be eating
  • More than 100 new kitchen-tested recipes—with full nutritional breakdowns
  • The latest findings on the dangers of insulin resistance—and how to correct it
  • Up-to-the-minute information on the pros and cons of insulin and oral diabetic drugs
  • New shopping lists and details on salt and sugar substitutes
  • Nutritional supplement suggestions that may reduce the need for drugs and help prevent eye problems and other diabetic complications

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Physician Whitaker (Reversing Heart Disease offers some sound advice that is, unfortunately, shrouded by specious assertions, such as his belief that diabetes is a reversible condition and not a chronic disease. He promotes a sensible low-fat, high-carbohydrate and high-fiber diet (recipes included) and an exercise program, but his claims that diet and exercise will help ``hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of diabetics in this country to become drug free'' should be taken with more than a grain of salt. As he admits in the book, persons with Type 1 diabeteswhose diabetes emerged because of a lack of insulin in the body rather than the inability of the body to use it effectively``will almost always require insulin injections,'' although the amount may be reduced by following his regimen. He cautions readers to use this program under a doctor's care but repetitiously attacks his colleagues for their ignorance of nutrition and readiness to prescribe medications, and dredges up George Washington's unnecessary death by bleeding therapy at the hands of a doctor. He attributes eye damage to aggressive insulin treatment, which should also cause a stir in the medical community. Illustrations not seen by PW. (July 23)
Library Journal
Insulin has been the treatment of choice for most diabetics since it was first administered to humans in the 1920s. Most physicians offer diet and exercise programs to their diabetic patients only as an afterthought, and the traditional diabetic diet, which restricts carbohydrates, may actually promote the disease in susceptible individuals. Dr. Whitaker, founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute, outlines a low fat, low protein diet designed to increase sensitivity to insulin. Combined with regular exerise, it will reduce the need for therapeutic insulin or other diabetic drugs. Well referenced, the book includes recipes, daily menus, shopping lists, and nutrient charts and appears to be a sensible if uninspired dietary regimen. Karen McNally Bensing, Metro General Hospital Lib., Cleveland

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446556118
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Julian M. Whitaker, MD, trained as a surgeon, has practiced medicine for over 25 years. Thousands of patients from all over the country have visited his Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, CA. Founder and past president of the American Preventive Medical Association, he is regarded as one of the country's premier exponents of preventive medicine. Dr. Whitaker is the author of six books.

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Reversing Diabetes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tab63 More than 1 year ago
This book taught me more about controlling my diabetes than any other material. I have been able to lower my blood sugar through what I have read and practiced!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago