The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer (2nd edition) by Steve Parker, M.D.
Nutrition experts for decades have recommended the healthy Mediterranean diet. Dr. Steve Parker incorporates the latest nutrition science breakthroughs in this newly revised second edition of his award-winning Advanced Mediterranean Diet. Dr. Parker's weight management plan is highly customizable, depending on sex, weight, and preferred dieting style. In addition to a time-honored portion-controlled diet, Dr. Parker presents the world's first low-carb Mediterranean diet: the Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet. It's a two-for-one deal. You'll discover 1) which foods are the healthiest, 2) which carbohydrates are particularly fattening, 3) why you no longer have to worry about dietary total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, 4) how to lose weight by watching portion sizes or calories, 5) how to lose weight by limiting carbohydrate consumption, 6) which of these two popular dieting methods is optimal for you, and 7) sixty-four easy and delectable recipes. The traditional Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, olive oil, judicious amounts of wine, with modest portions of meat and poultry. This way of eating is linked to longer lifespan and reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and dementia. The book includes advice on how to avoid weight regain, instruction on exercise, 64 recipes, and scientific references. All measurements are given in both U.S. customary and metric units.
Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet by Steve Parker, M.D.
Dr. Steve Parker has created the first-ever low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet, designed for people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. His science-based plan blends the healthy components of the traditional Mediterranean diet with the ease and effectiveness of low-carb eating. Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes teaches how to lower blood sugars naturally, reduce or eliminate diabetic medications, and lose excess weight if needed. Type 2 diabetics and prediabetics have lost the ability to process carbohydrates safely. Carbohydrates have become poisonous for them. Carb toxicity too often leads to numb and painful limbs, impaired vision, kidney failure, amputations, cancer, and premature heart attacks, strokes, and death. Nutrition experts worldwide agree that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest way of eating for the general public. It prolongs life and reduces rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and dementia. The only problem for diabetics is that it provides too many toxic carbohydrates. Dr. Parker initially recommends a very-low-carb ketogenic diet for 12 to 18 weeks, then teaches the reader how to gradually add more healthy carbohydrates depending on blood sugar and body weight changes. Due to the toxic nature of carbohydrates in people with impaired blood sugar metabolism, most diabetics won’t be able to tolerate more than 80-100 grams of carbohydrate daily. (The average Western diet provides 250 grams.) The book provides recipes, a week of menus, instruction on exercise, discussion of all available diabetic medications, advice on prevention of weight regain, lists of delicious doctor-approved foods, 71 scientific references, and an annotated bibliography. All measurements are given both in U.S. customary and metric units.
KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet by Steve Parker, M.D.
Dr. Parker presents the world's first low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet. Nutrition experts for years have recommended the healthy Mediterranean diet. It's linked to longer life span and reduced rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and dementia. Dr. Parker has modified the Mediterranean diet to help you lose excess weight while retaining most of the healthy foods in the traditional Mediterranean diet. What's the secret? Cut back on the fattening carbohydrates such as concentrated sugars and refined starches. You'll discover how to manage your weight without exercise, without hunger, without restricting calories, while eating fish, meat, chicken, vegetables, fruits, wine, olive oil, nuts, and cheese. The book includes advice on how to avoid weight regain, instruction on exercise, a week of meal plans, special recipes, a general index, a recipe index, and scientific references. All measurements are given in both U.S. customary and metric units. This low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet is included also in Dr. Parker's Advanced Mediterranean Diet (2nd edition) and Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes. Are you finally ready to lose weight while eating abundantly and without counting calories?
Paleobetic Diet: Defeat Diabetes and Prediabetes With Paleolithic Eating by Steve Parker, M.D., and Sunny Parker
Dr. Steve Parker (M.D.) teaches you how to control your blood sugar and eliminate or reduce diabetes drugs by working with Nature, not against her. You'll even lose excess weight if needed.
This is the first-ever Paleolithic-style diet created specifically for people with diabetes and prediabetes. Also known as the caveman, Stone Age, paleo, or ancestral diet, the Paleolithic diet provides the foods our bodies were originally designed to thrive on. You'll not find the foods that cause modern diseases of civilization, such as concentrated refined sugars and grains, industrial seed oils, and over-processed Franken-foods. Our ancestors just five generations ago wouldn't recognize many of the everyday foods that are harming us now. On the Paleolithic diet, you'll enjoy a great variety of food, including nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, and eggs.
Dr. Parker and his co-author wife provide one week of meal plans to get you started, plus additional special recipes. Meals are quick and easy to prepare with common ingredients. You'll find detailed nutritional analysis of each meal, including carbohydrate grams. All measurements in the book are given in both U.S. customary and metric units. Blood glucose values are provided as both mmol/l and mg/dl. Also included is information and advice on exercise, weight loss, all 12 classes of diabetes drugs, management of hypoglycemia, and recommended drug dose adjustments.
About the authors...Steve Parker, M.D., has three decades' experience practicing Internal Medicine and treating patients with diabetes and prediabetes. His other major areas of interest are weight loss and physical fitness. He and his wife Sunny live in Scottsdale, Arizona USA. Dr. Parker's other books include "The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer (2nd Ed.)," "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet," and "KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet."
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Tue, 15 May 2018 09:26:13 +0000 Recipe: Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts At my request, my wife bought me a mess o’ Brussels sprouts, and I’ve been experimenting with recipes. Ingredients this time are the sprouts, dried rosemary (i.e., not fresh although it grows where I live), salt, pepper, extra virgin olive … Continue reading →
Mon, 14 May 2018 09:03:44 +0000 Can Diet Improve Your Gingivitis or Periodontitis? Yes...at least according to a tiny short-term study done in Germany. Only 10 experimental subjects. The researchers didn’t call it a paleo diet but that’s what it looks like to me. Here’s their description of the food: “..low in carbohydrates, … Continue reading →