The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

by Mark Hyman
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The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! by Mark Hyman

The #1 bestseller that offers "a ground breaking, science-based, easy-to-follow prescription. Start your journey to healing now!" - Mehmet Oz, MD

Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, this book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316196178
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Mark Hyman, MD, is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, The Blood Sugar Solution, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook, Ultrametabolism, The Ultramind Solution, The Ultrasimple Diet, and coauthor of The Daniel Plan and Ultraprevention.

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The Blood Sugar Solution: The Ultrahealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
LibrarianNicoleTilford More than 1 year ago
This is an up to date and interesting look at medicine and health care today. The author provides the reader with methods and objectives, and tells the reader what to avoid in managing care and relationships with the doctor when it comes to sugar levels, diet, and obesity. It is a decent reading for both health care providers and lay persons. While it does filter some of the misinformation in the media, the book is filled with unreferenced and unsubstantiated medical factoids all throughout. That said, a far better choice is Naheed Ali's "The Obesity Reality: A Comprehensive Approach to a Growing Problem".
autumnbluesreviews More than 1 year ago
First and foremost, don't let the title of this book fool you. You don't need to be a diabetic to benefit from the information Dr. Hyman provides in this book. Anyone who is looking to change their unhealthy eating habits will benefit from reading The Blood Sugar Solution. Not sure if you have unhealthy eating habits? I can promise you will be surprised by all the eye opening information in this book. I thought I already knew everything there was to know about sustaining a healthy lifestyle, so I was really shocked by a lot of the information in this book. This book was certainly an eye opening experience. Reading the chapter on inflammation alone, brought to mind certain family members and friends that would really benefit from knowing this information. I learned many things in this book that I have implemented in my own life which are helping me feel and look better. I recommend this book to anyone, and not just those trying to lose weight. This book will change the way you look at your food. It gives you the tools and advice that are life changing. With this same information, Dr. Hyman has helped hundreds of people reverse their illness and get off of medication for good. It sounds hard to believe but Dr Hyman is a medical prodigy and one of just a few doctors in the medical field right now who are not following the norm and are actually out to truly help people get off of prescription drugs by implementing a system that truly works.
Chefvick More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to read not just for myself but to also help a friend of mine who has diabetes. I found it to be a wealth of good solid advice and guidelines. I found the quizzes Dr Hyman includes to be very beneficial for me in helping me to pinpoint any potential problems I might be facing. He takes medical information which is very complicated and puts it into laymans terms. I would recommend it to anyone who is concerned about this epidemic in our country. I lost my husband 2 years ago to complications from being diabetic. I watched him suffer tremendously because of this disease. It is nothing to mess around with and I applaud Dr Hyman for taking this on. I also love the way Dr Hyman treats the whole person, digging deeper to find the causes and not just treating the symptoms. Thank you Dr Hyman! Excellent Book!
SailorSenshiMom More than 1 year ago
There is a flaw in the food plan. If you are poor, you won't be able to follow the plan. There is no way I can afford a food processor nor  have I ever heard of many of the spices and foods recommended. This food plan is not for people with a fixed social security income.  If you have a decent income, then go for it. But be prepared to pay upwards of $300 for vitamins and  such items. I would have to choose between having a place to live and feeling better. I'm choosing to keep a roof over my head and will try and find a less costly plan to  follow as I do want to feel better. 
The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
Review: According to Dr. Mark Hyman, Diabesity (diabetes + obesity) occurs when mild to severe cases of diabetes / insulin resistance are triggered by unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and obesity; three out of four Americans are obese/overweight, and one out of two Americans is prediabetic or diabetic. These numbers should scare people, but the problem continues to grow exponentially, increasing along with America's waistline. I admit, I am far from being "in-shape" - I don't go out of my way to do thirty minutes of exercise a day, I indulge in the occasional calorie-filled treat, and although diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer's run rampant throughout my family history, I often ignore my better judgement's call to be more proactive. That being said, this book could not have come to me at a better time. At fist glance this book does seem imposing - 448 pages with leafy greens on the cover - ugh... but once I started reading, I was intrigued by the overall set-up and non-mechanical tone. The author does an excellent job setting the stage for the reader with an introduction concerning "the American diet" as well as the science behind it. I really enjoyed the more science-based sections, but I do think that they were more drawn out than they should have been, especially since not everyone has a science background. The self-diagnosing quizzes were kind of fun, and I liked how they solidified Hyman's main points and allowed me to delve deeper into my own health issues; though they did seem to get less interesting by quiz eleven. Some of the material was typical of modern diet books, but it was presented differently than most. The flow of the entire plan was nice, allowing for some "stretch", even though there were some aspects of the plan that required more energy, (and funds). By the time I made it through the book, I had a whole new grasp on a healthy relationship with food and exercise; one that wouldn't have me groaning about sit-ups and carrot sticks. I really liked the addition of the two weeks of recipes and the well-planned diet/exercise regimen, which I have started and hope to continue throughout the year. Starting a new "diet" can be tough, and motivation can deplete pretty quickly, but Mark Hyman makes sure that his readers feel supported. There are several websites, videos, chat-rooms, newsletters, and other forms of support detailed in the book that make it easier to stay on track. The author genuinely cares about the readers' health, and his knowledge of the subject is evident, but not perceived as overly superior. Very insightful and disciplined plan, full of strategies to reduce your health risks - and your waistline. Rating: On the Run (4.5/5) *** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Diabesity? What is that and what does that mean for you? Are we eating our way to sickness? Diabesity is the newest term that combines diabetes and obesity and shows the new trend the world is heading to regarding our eating habits and lifestyle choices that will literally be killing us. This term refers to the continuum of health problems ranging from mild insulin resistance and overweight to obesity and diabetes, is the single biggest global threat of our time. It is the leading causes of heart disease, dementia, cancer, and premature death in the world and is almost entirely caused by environmental and lifestyle factors. This means that is is almost 100 percent preventable and curable. The interesting fact is that in the year 2020, 1 in 2 American's affected, 90 percent of who will not be diagnosed. Gaining just 11-16 pounds doubles the risk of type 2 diabetes, while gaining 17-24 pounds triples the risk. We are becoming the United States of Diabetes. But there is great news, there is a solution available, one that is accessible and scalable, one that is available to everyone and prevents, treats, and reverses diabesity at a fraction of the cost. The book, Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D., provides the solution for individuals, communities, and nations and each of us has the power to transform this problem. In this book, Dr. Hyman introduces the reader to understanding the new epidemic across the globe, and why our current approaches to the problem don't work. He dispels the medical myths that prevent us from effectively addressing the epidemic such as type 2 diabetes is not reversible. He explores new research on the biology of food addiction and why food cravings and overeating are not your fault. He explores how Big Food, Big Farming and Big Pharma fuel the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and chronic disease across the blog and explains what we collectively can do about it. He teaches you the Seven Steps to Treating Diabesity by finding out which problems you have through quizzes and personalizing your approach toward healing. You will also learn how to prepare your mind, body and kitchen for the six week program which is a practical six-step, six-week program you can do on your own or with your health care provider. He also discusses the environmental toxins we expose our bodies to and how to reduce our exposure. I received The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D. compliments of B & B Media Group for my honest review. I've always been a huge believer in natural foods and eliminating the exposure to environmental toxins and ingredients because I believe we are eating our way to sickness if we don't. This is a great resource to formulate a plan to get healthy, learn what is making you sick and take control of your health again. I will plan on using the information in this book to help me and my family make smarter choices when it comes to eating, cleaning and staying fit in order to live longer lives. I would easily rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars and think it's a perfect resource for anyone looking to get back to a healthier version of you!
esthern More than 1 year ago
Love Dr. Hyman's books. Very simple to read and understand. Amazing information. There are diets to follow at the end and all sorts of instructions. It's all based on eating right. That way you can reverse all chronic illnesses.
st60 More than 1 year ago
I have only just started reading this book and have found it very interesting. I highly recommend this book if you are diabetic and fighting a weight issue
Yoshiko More than 1 year ago
Difficult to get into. Have to read through the rhetoric to get to the point. Sorry, I love to read, but this one is a doozy so far. I can put it down and walk away for days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be full of information that I have been using. I say get it to those watching their blood sugar numbers. Mine are down! Yippy!
MRex More than 1 year ago
Great information for anyone looking for a natural way to beat "diabesity"! I highly recomemd this book.
judymhb More than 1 year ago
My cardiologist recommended that I read this when he learned I am at risk of developing diabetes. He told me that it has helped several of his patients. He also warned me that the author is a supplement pusher. I started reading it that night, and he was right. He recommends all kinds of vitamins and supplements be added to a diet. In his cookbook, many of these supplements are added to the recipes, but finding them was difficult, and very expensive. When I realized what they were (they're found in the vitamin aisle) I skipped buying them because they were very expensive. Another thing he recommends is to take anything with preservatives, sugar of any kind, additives, etc. out of your kitchen and throw them away. I didn't do that either, as it seems a great waste of perfectly good food that the rest of my family could eat. I would recommend this book to learn how to eat better and avoid high carb and junk foods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The doctor provides leading edge research as the basis for the book, the list of studies is pretty impressive. This is very important. However, another reviewer mentioned difficulty in accessing or affording the suggested food. I think this is a real issue for many people even if they want to eat better, they have limited funds to do so. What we eat matters. The QUALITY of what we eat is just as important. Many of us have to choose between eating well and paying bills. I would also state that the information provided is research-based, despite other reviewers claims.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing much information! I will never go back to the way I was eating. Thank you Dr. Hyman!
NimueKR More than 1 year ago
Very clear, concise book explaining all about the importance of getting your blood sugar levels in check. I am going to start the diet in a couple days but Dr. Hyman has written an easy-to-read guide for an excellent diet plan, vitamin regimen. This book is packed with great information to get healthy.
Anthony Jay More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed
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Consider the source.  Review this author's other books and decide for yourself if this offers new information or is just a regurgitation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether one has diabetes or not, everyone should read this book! I found it in the "diet books" section. It's not a diet book, it,s a HEALTH book!
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