Dr Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
By Neal D. Barnard MD – Rodale Books
Dr Neal Barnard
So, what does it mean to reverse diabetes? ‘Rethinking the foods you eat’ says Dr Neal Barnard (physician, clinical researcher, and adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine). ‘Most people with type 2 diabetes find themselves on a road leading toward gradually increasing weight, slowly rising blood glucose, higher doses of medications and worsening complications.’ It doesn’t have to be that way he says. His research findings, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals (see GI News September 2006), show that people with diabetes can reverse this trend. His vegan program is an aggressive nutritional one, but absolutely achievable as the results clearly show. There are three key guidelines:
According to Barnard, you’ll find that the side effects are good ones: weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and increased energy. The book sets out his research findings, explains the program he has devised and includes menus and recipes by Bryanna Clark Grogan.
- Set animal products aside.
- Keep vegetable oils to a minimum.
- Favour foods with a low GI.
For more information on cholesterol, nutrition, meal planning and recipes visit: www.pcrm.org
To be published in the UK in February as The Reverse Diabetes Diet by Rodale International.
The New Glucose Revolution – 3rd US and Canadian edition, fully revised and updated.
By Jennie Brand-Miller PhD, Tom Wolever MD PhD, Kaye Foster-Powell M. Nutr & Dietetics, and Stephen Colaguiri MD
This book by the world’s foremost authorities on the glycemic index remains the definitive introduction to and an essential source of new information for anyone wanting to understand the science behind the GI, the health benefits of low GI carbs and how to ‘make the switch’ to low GI eating. This fully revised 3rd US and Canadian edition includes findings from the latest research on GI and weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome. There are also new chapters on managing PCOS with low GI eating and on vegetarian low GI eating, tables of GI values for more than 500 popular foods, recipes, and answers to nearly 50 of the most frequently asked questions about the GI.