What a frightening book. Based upon the solid and groundbreaking research of the late Dr. Robert Atkins, this new installment in the Atkins Nutritional Program focuses on the massive increase in diabetes in this country, due mainly to the food we eat. Once again, too many white, refined carbs and skyrocketing insulin levels prove the culprit to the rise of this devastating disease in both adults and children.
Based on the research of Atkins, authors Mary C. Vernon and Jacqueline A. Eberstein provide indisputable documentation of the dangers of a high carb (and low fat!) diet on the human body and the metabolic damage that can lead to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Though the emphasis in this book is on preventing and controlling Type 2 diabetes, the program can also help alleviate symptoms of many other diseases connected to diet, lack of exercise, metabolic damage and insulin resistance.
This big book tops out at over 500 pages of research studies, easy-to-follow meal plans, exercise ideas and lifestyle changes that could make the difference between a healthy future and one spent dealing with the tragic consequences of Type 2 diabetes. Like the regular Atkins program, the emphasis is on eating healthy levels of protein and good fats, and eliminating refined carbs, as well as adopting exercise - especially weightlifting - and taking supplements. Yes, you can eat veggies, and even some whole grains, nuts and seeds, but after reading research study after research study, you may not ever want to touch a donut again. We are literally killing ourselves, and our children, with diets based on junk and empty calories that often damage our bodies at the most basic, cellular level.
The anti-Atkins crowd will no doubt scream and moan, most of them having never even bothered to read any of his books (I can’t tell you how many relatives of mine talk trash about the Atkins diet and have never READ THE DARNED BOOKS!), but anyone who truly cares about improving their health will find tons of solidly backed evidence here of why low-fat and high carb diets are slowly killing us, making us fatter and flabbier and just plain unhealthy. In fact, Dr. Atkins’ years of research prove a direct link between diabetes and obesity, and that both are reaching epidemic proportions in America.
Atkins Diabetes Revolution is more than just a “diet” book; it is a lifestyle program that screams out a warning to anyone who will listen – Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest health threats we face, with staggering statistics that will shock you, if not propel you into making changes in your diet and lifestyle. This program can indeed save lives. At the very least, it offers some ideas and suggestions for losing weight, improving blood lipid levels, getting in shape, increasing metabolism and living with a greater sense of well-being. That alone makes it well worth the read.