by DeWayne McCulley, published by 2005-10-26 (BookSurge Publishing)
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This book explains the 4 major root causes of Type 2 diabetes and how to properly control and reverse the disease. This is based on an easy-to-follow, systematic 6-stage process, 200 clinical studies/medical references, and the experience of an ex-diabetic engineer. This book will help you learn how to: Retrain your body to increase its glucose uptake and utilization of insulin, using 5 key nutrients; Avoid the 7 most common mistakes that diabetics make; Save time and money in preparing nutritious meals that lower glucose levels; Enjoy exercise in less time while increasing glucose uptake and energy level; Use your blood glucose test results to reduce your insulin resistance; Enjoy your favorite foods without increasing your glucose level; Select quality nutritional supplements based on 7 key criteria; Determine the 8 core nutritional supplements for most diabetics and the 4 critical nutrients to optimize exercise results; Use the wellness protocols to prevent, control or reverse problems with the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart; and, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and homocysteine; Control appetite and eliminate food cravings; Program your body to burn fat and lose weight (fat) permanently; Use your inner spirit to reduce your stress and improve your physical and mental health; and, Work with your doctor to safely wean yourself off the drugs. In addition, this book defines the 5 super foods, the 5 “dead” foods, a Super Meal Model and the 8 “living” elements (activities) — all designed to work synergistically to reduce insulin resistance, increase glucose uptake, burn fat, and repair the sick cells.
Mr. McCulley’s book is an interesting personal tale. Somehow, he believes his personal experience represents some sort of universal medical truth. It is anything but.
This book is entirely theory, and theory with more holes in it than a Swiss cheese factory. He presents absolutely no clinical studies to substantiate his theories. His theories of the cause and treatment of diabetes are totally untested in any population of diabetics. He has not done the scientific work of proving his theories.
His characterization of “dead” foods and “live” foods is bizarre. His insistence that prescription and over-the-counter medications are “dead foods” that should be avoided at all costs is on its face ridiculous. Eventually, we all get sick. Eventually, we all need medications. Eventually, we all die.
His prescription of eating large amounts of wild salmon ignores the heavy metal contamination with copper, cobalt, and cadmium present in wild salmon.
The rest of his book is no more than everyday common sense advice – exercise, eat vegetables, test your blood sugar, avoid trans fats, etc. that all diabetics should already know.
The major problem with this book is that it can raise unrealistic expectations that all diabetics can be cured, so that they no longer need medications. While all diabetics can benefit from proper diet and exercise, almost all type 1’s and many, if not most, type 2’s will continue to require medications.
Mr. McCulley’s dietary theories would be much more convincing if he had subjected them to proper scientific clinical testing before trying to make a profit off of them. This book is a MUST read for anyone with Type 2 Diabetes. After trying the program for just 3 days, my BS levels dropped 150 points and are still going down. I am hopeful that I will have a full reversal and will someday be medication free.
This is a simple program to follow, that will change your life completely. Your body will be fed the foods it needs to heal itself and you will no longer crave the “dead” foods that Mr.McCully speaks of in his book.
I can’t thank Mr. McCulley enough for writing this book and sharing his own near death experience with diabetes. The plan he devised REALLY works! It’s just amazing to see my BS levels dropping daily. When diagnosed in Oct 2005, my BS was 460 and with meds and the doctors direction, I couldnt get it below 300 on most days. I took it this morning, after being on Mr. McCulley’s program now for 10 days and my BS level was 122. I think that’s pretty incredible.
I feel as if I have control over my sugar for the first time since being diagnosed and I owe it all to Mr. McCulley.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Eileen GallagherThis 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
I picked this book for my mother. There were key points made in this book that I didn’t find in other books about diabetes. Plus the cover was dramatic. It was a hit. She loved it and referred back to it whenever I put something in my mouth. I was just skimming through and ended up reading the entire book. I found the book enjoyable to read. People kept seeing me with the book and thought I had diabetes. I told them I didn’t but the book went deeper than just diabetes. It hit on high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and losing weight.
The author not only explains factors about diabetes, he break it down so that anyone can understand. I do not have diabetes but it runs in my family. I am trying to do some “prevention” tactics now. There are recipes given that are so easy and fast to make. I would recommend this book for people with diabates and without. It has helped me to undertand my system and why I should and shouldn’t eat certain foods.
Following the advice of the book, I lost weight and I am still losing weight. Before, I couldn’t loose a pound and keep it off. It’s like the book was written just for me and I don’t have diabetes! This book is well worth $ I spent. Both my mother and myself love it!
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