Posted on 25/03/2020
There was a time when comments such as “lose weight fast and reprogram your body” or “how to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes and stay off medication” would have been decried as being gimmicky and unrealistic.
However, as Michael Mosley shows in the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet there is very good science to back these claims up, and he does a great job of explaining some of it in a way that makes totally good sense and is easy to follow.
This book explains how calorie dense foods high in refined carbohydrates and low in fibre wreak havoc with our body’s ability to maintain healthy control of our blood insulin levels and general metabolism, and how this is contributing to epidemic levels of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and many other illnesses, and the chronic dependency on medication that goes with them.
But – inspired by the work of Professor Roy Taylor, who is a Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University and runs the Diabetes Research Group there – it also shows that there is strong evidence that practical changes in our food choices and general lifestyle are the most effective means by which we can turn many of these negative health trends around.
Like his earlier books Fast Diet and Fast Exercise, the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet is full of fascinating insights, and debunks a number of nutritional myths that have ultimately contributed to many of the health challenges we are facing here in the U.K.
Unfortunately, the book’s title might suggest that it is primarily aimed at those who have already developed type 2 diabetes, but this is most definitely not the case – its true audience is anybody who wants to understand the fundamental role that nutrition plays in helping us avoid the lifestyle diseases that plague so many of the people around us, and who wants to eat in a way that will help them sustain good health throughout their life. We highly recommend the book.