This book is changing my life, and I don't have Type II Diabetes! Notice on the cover that it also has tombstones for Obesity and High Blood Pressure. If I could read the other tombstones they would probably have other diseases engraved on them. I am Insulin Resistant and overweight which I learned from this book is a precursor to Diabetes Type II. I have tried everything for years (various food programs and various forms of exercise) and have not been able to lose weight.
This book is written from DeWayne McCulley's personal experience at beating Type II Diabetes and I can tell from this book he has done a great deal of research. I've read many health books, but this is the first health book that I've read that takes me one or more steps beyond the others to explain why I should do something or why something happens the way it does. For example, my personal trainer said I should warm up for 5 minutes, weight train, do cardio for at least 20 minutes (with 5 minutes warming up and 5 minutes cooling down), and then perform a series of stretches. It worked for me for a while, but then I got smart and thought if I do cardio first, I should lose weight faster, but in fact I gained more weight - and DeWayne McCulley explains why this happens and why we need to exercise in a certain order - and the proper super foods we need to consume and when to consume them!
I use this book like I use an encyclopedia; I pick it up and start reading in any chapter and I'm not able to put it down until I finish the chapter! I have learned a great deal, have implemented the author's suggestions, and Iknow I will learn a great deal more as I continue to read this book.
This book is not theory, it's real. DeWayne McCulley's personal story is so inspiring -- there is hope for diabetics. It walks you through each step (stage) in easy-to-follow steps. If you want to understand the science, it's in there. If you just want to get better, you can just follow the steps. If you want to do your own research, it gives you medical references. And, I've never read a health book that provided inspirational quotes from people like Oprah, Muhammad Ali, and Arthur Ashe. This book does not ignore the power of the human spirit; and, it gives you ideas how to use that spirit to get well! It even warns you about some of the health scams and healthy foods that are not healthy -- and it explains why. And, there is so much more.
It explains in simple terms why people are diabetic and what they can do to change that in a short period of time. It explains why most vitamin supplements don't work and how to figure out if your supplements are any good. You can become your own expert by reading this book.
I went to DeWayne McCulley's website ([...]) -- you can look at his actual medical records (on the About Author page). And, you can look inside the book on the Book Highlights page, where DeWayne has given us various pages from Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, the Appendix, and the Index which adds up to 62 pages of his book!
This book is a must have for everyone who reads English!
Here's a small glimpse of what you'll find in this book and on DeWayne's website:
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: My Coma & Recovery
Chapter 3: Types of Diabetes
Chapter 4: The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model
Chapter 5: The Major Macronutrients
Chapter 6: The 5 "Live" and the 5 "Dead" Foods
Chapter 7: The Super Meal Model
Chapter 8: Nutritional Supplementation
Chapter 9: Cleansing / Detoxification
Chapter 10: Exercise
Chapter 11: Blood Glucose Testing / Doctor Visits
Chapter 12: Drugs / Medications
Chapter 13: Mind & Spirit
Chapter 14: The 6 Stages of Diabetes Control & Reversal
Chapter 15: Diabetic Complications
Chapter 16: Next Steps
Chapter 17: Recipes of Super Meals
Figures & Tables
Figure 1: Diagnosis & Treatment Guidelines
Figure 2: Impact of Diabetes (Annually)
Figure 3: Type 2 Diabetes at the Cellular Level
Figure 4: Metabolic Doom Cycle
Figure 5: The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model
Figure 6: Super Meal Model
Figure 7: No. of Calories & Grams in a Super Meal
Figure 8: Nutritional Profile of a Super Meal
Figure 9: Hemoglobin A1C & Blood Glucose Readings
Figure 10: Schedule of Doctor Visits
Figure 11: Line Graph of Blood Glucose Readings
Figure 12: Bar Graph of Blood Glucose Readings & Meals
Figure 13: The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model
Figure 14: Timeline from Stage 1 to Stage 6
Figure 15: Super Meal Model
Figure 16: Alternative Healthier Foods