Saturday, July 30, 2016

Review of Instaread Summary of "The End of Diabetes The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes" by Joel Fuhrman

Review of

Instaread Summary of The End of Diabetes The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman 

Four out of five stars

 As someone that has lived with type II diabetes for several years, remains very physically active and follows a cautious diet, other than a new word, there was nothing in this summary that was new to me. The main point made is that type II diabetes can be controlled by following a “nutritarian” diet that is “low in sugar and animal proteins and high in whole fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds.” This is hardly a new idea.
 Additional old ideas proclaimed new are found in the summary. For example, key takeaway 8 is:
“The most important change to make in attempting to beat diabetes is to commit to a full lifestyle overhaul— not just a diet.”
The nurse specializing in diabetes told me shortly after my initial diagnosis: “The key to managing diabetes is to properly follow a regimen of small portions of the ‘bad foods,’ large portions of the ‘good foods’ and regular exercise.” Different words, same point.
 While I do not dispute the initial data about the epidemic of type II diabetes, books that proclaim to be new but are not add little to the solution. From this summary, it is clear that this book contains nothing new, except of course for the new word. 

This book was made available for free for review purposes. 

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