The twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes are a 21st-century time bomb. The Atkins organisation is renowned for their work on diabetes and this book sets out a controlled carb diet and nutrition regime to help people lose weight and prevent, treat and even reverse diabetes.
The conventional ‘healthy’ Western diet, based upon large amounts of carbohydrates and a small amount of protein and fat, results for many people in a state of hyperinsulinism, a key factor in developing diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels in the body.
The Atkins nutritional plan, based on eating the foods that balance your hormones to regulate blood sugar levels, controls the production of insulin and is therefore a great tool in treating and preventing diabetes.
The Atkins plan also promotes healthy weight loss and freedom from other conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
The book contains all the nutritional information diabetes sufferers need to plan their new, healthy diet, as well as recipes so the plan can be put into practice.
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Dr Mary C. Vernon is a GP on the Atkins Physicians Council and Jacqueline A. Eberstein, R.N., is a nurse who worked with Dr. Atkins for almost 20 years and is now on the staff of Atkins Health & Medical Information Services.
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