What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease

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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 28, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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Mention diabetes and what are the first things that leap to mind? Sugar levels, gluclose monitoring, and insulin? According to leading diabetes specialist Dr. Stevan Joyal, to truly combat the diabetes epidemic--both preventing it and improving the quality of life for those who have it--we must start smaller, by focusing on the microscopic yet most critical factors that control your genes and your cells. In WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT DIABETES, Dr. Joyal tells readers how to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes and reverse prediabetes (a condition affecting half of all Americans), by positively influencing the genes and cells in the body that cause the condition--all without the use of special gadgets, or crazy fad diets. In this groundbreaking, integrative treatment plan, you will find:
-the testing procedures that EVERYONE should have to discover their diabetes and prediabetes risk level
-tools to prevent and significantly control minor to serious diabetic complications
-important guidelines on diet, including especially effective "superfoods"
-an individualized, scientifically-proven natural supplement regime
-a manageable and effective exercise program
-lifestyle changes, including stress reduction tips, that can really make a difference
-recommendations on pharmaceuticals when necessary

 

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Contents

THE BASICS
DIABETES IS A FORM OF ACCELERATED AGING
BLOOD SUGAR AND INSULIN
NEW WAYS TO LOOK AT DIABETES
INSULIN RESISTANCE
OXIDATIVE STRESS
GLYCATION AND GLYCOTOXINS AGE YOU FASTER
INFLUENCING GENE EXPRESSION
PREPARING AND ORDERING ANTIGLYCATION FOODS
LOSE WEIGHT FEEL FULL LIVE LONGER
WHAT ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS?
THE BOTTOM LINE
FIVEDAY MENU AND RECIPES
THE BOTTOM LINE
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DIABETES
STRENGTH TRAINING

THE BOTTOM LINE
PREDIABETES
METABOLIC SYNDROME
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH INSULIN RESISTANCE
HOW TO AVOID OR TREAT INSULIN RESISTANCEMETABOLIC SYNDROME
THE BOTTOM LINE
THE CHALLENGE OF COMPLICATIONS
ENDOTHELIAL DAMAGE
INFLAMMATION GLYCOTOXINS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND DIABETES
KIDNEY DISEASE
DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
RETINOPATHY AND OTHER VISION PROBLEMS
DENTAL DISEASE
THE BOTTOM LINE
SCREENING VERSUS TESTING
THE TESTS
MEASURING BLOOD GLUCOSE
THE BOTTOM LINE
DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
AN ANTIGLYCATION EATING PLAN
IDENTIFY THE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR PLAN
CHOOSE GLYCOTOXINFREE FOODS
THE BOTTOM LINE
BETACELL HEALTH
INSULIN SENSITIZERS
ANTIGLYCATION AGENTS
ANTIOXIDANTS AND ANTIINFLAMMATORY AGENTS
THE BOTTOM LINE
DIABETES AND DEPRESSION
STRESS AND DIABETES
CHOOSING A STRESSMANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE
PANIC ANXIETY AND DIABETES
THE VALUE OF SUPPORT
THE BOTTOM LINE
THE MEDICINE CABINET
HORMONE RESTORATION
ANTIGLYCATION MEDICATIONS
TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR RISKS
THE BOTTOM LINE
LARRYS STORY
MELANIE AND BRADS STORY
FRANKS STORY
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Steven V. Joyal, M.D. is the vice president of Scientific Affairs and Medical Development at the Life Extension Foundation (LEF). He has also served as director of endocrinology and metabolism research within the pharmaceutical industry. He frequently lectures on the nutritional management and other natural treatments of diabetes and metabolic syndrome at international medical conferences and is published widely in academic journals.

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