A revolutionary program for combating and reversing diabetes.
Over the past ten years, Lifestyle Center of America has emerged as the center in the country that offers a proven-successful program to combat diabetes-and even reverse its adverse effects on the body. Now available in book form for the first time, LCA's program enables individuals to actually get to the root of their problems by teaching them the ways of lifestyle-change, the power of diet, activity, and stress management. It also shows how to:
- Eliminate counterproductive habits - Adopt therapeutic and preventative nutritional changes - Overcome insulin resistance with a new lifestyle medicine paradigm - Achieve motivation and inspiration through pro-active healthcare coaching - Understand the extraordinary benefits of a plant-based diet for diabetics - Energize with a unique, simple, and effective intermittent training exercise program - Take ownership of one's own health and future
Miracles happening I have many friends and family who have diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity. My desire is that they can live a healthier happier fulfilling life. I have seen miracles happen with many of the diabetics who have gone to the Lifestyle Center of America, their sugar levels are good, their cholesterol dropped, weight lost, they have more energy, enthusiasm, and many of them for the first time in a long time have "Hope". This book can provide "Hope" to many who are struggling with this horrible disease. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is what it stands for "Sad" and in society today people are on the go so fast and furious that they do not take time to eat healthy and exercise, therefore, they get the fast food and eat SAD. The authors of this book are knowledgeable and provide alot of insight to what has caused the disease, what are the complications related to diabetes, and how we can change our lifestyles, thus seeing a miracle happening before our eyes. I believe in Miracles, I believe in this book, I believe in this program, and I believe we will see more wonderful results and miracles from others who take action and control of their lives and their health that is mentioned in the book. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has diabetes, prediabetes, know someone who has diabetes, and for those who want to take control of their health and their lives. HOPE is what this book can bring to the readers who are currently suffering. ...more info
It IS a miracle Ian Newman's 30 DAY DIABETES MIRACLE describes a system for managing diabetes that is indeed a miracle. A dear friend and colleague had an unmanageable and newly diagnosed type I disease. No doctor was able to regularize his high blood sugar with any dosage of insulin, any nutrition or exercize program. Then he tried the program documented in this book and his diabetes was brought under control. It was nothing short of a miracle to see him much thinner, energetic, and cheerful. Although I am not a diabetic, I am now reading this book, and planning to use the information it so clearly presents to prevent my prediabetic condition from worsening. I recommend the book to anyone who wishes to improve their health. Sue Commanday...more info
A lifestyle change guide for diabetic patients This book is a lifestyle change guide for diabetic patients. When I found out myself diabetic, I don't know what to eat and not to. This book really helped me to reduce my glucose levels in the blood with my medications. I feel more energized after following it for last 2 months....more info
My "Life Miracle" The authors have presented a very human, hopeful and encouraging approach to managing and eliminating diabetes symptoms and complications.
Explanations about diabetes are founded in historical perspective, in a thoroughly balanced presentation of current medical information, in a concise format.
The 30 Day Diabetes Miracle is permeated with motivation, encouraging optimism, and dotted with humor. Sample recipes and suggested physical activities provide an easy start toward better health for diabetics.
The book provides a broad understanding of the mechanisms contributing to diabetes. Technical explanations are presented in a manner easily understood. This book is inspirational!
Following the dietary suggestions in this book, my "life miracle" was to reduce my weight by twenty two pounds, walking three miles each day, looking forward to exercising, and by reducing my insulin use from thirty units per day to zero. I have stopped using antacids and I wake up each day well rested with energy to face a great day.
To attend a lecture by the authors is incredibly enlightening. But at the very least, read this book!
Dr. Michael E. Smith, Valley Cottage, N. Y.
Retired teacher and department chair
No Sugar No Diabetes What I learned from this book is that Sugar will kill you and stop eating it. I have diabetes in my family and I have been eating sugar since I was a kid. I eat sugar laden treats to comfort me during stressful periods, which is all day long. When I read this book I realized that I had better stop my addiction to sugar or else I will end up with diabetes. There are a few changes to make in one's day and it requires fruits and vegetables. Amazingly the book does not promote meat eating as a source of protein. I wish there were more recipes in this book and a lot less hard to find ingredients. I want to rely on ingredients that I can easily find at Safeway or Bel Air stores. If I can't find them easily, I won't bother looking for or using it. Give me a few more "sweet" options than "floral honey." There are a few times of the month where I just have to have it. Also, give me an option for stressful times at work where I want something to chomp or crunch and will give me a little "caffeine-like high" to get through times where I am tired. Also, spare me the lecture on fitness and mental vitality; you are preaching to the choir. I am sure most of your patients already know all the exercises and it is important to be positive. I want solutions to problems and how people attained them. For example, when you have children how does one carve out time to do their exercises consistently? How do you fight a sugar addiction? What if you want to sweeten your oats with something other than strawberries (not in season) and pecans? What do you snack on? ...more info
Great Book I received this book about 30 days ago. I totally changed my outlook on my type 2 diabetes. I went to the doctor and according to my blood work, I was averaging around 300 for my daily numbers. After following the advice in the book, I now have my numbers back under control and have not been over about 120 since changing my lifestyle. Now I know that I am in control of my situation and will be around to see my kids grow up. I beleive this book has literally saved my life. I've already put in a pre-order for the cookbook....more info
Very Good Resource I bought this book a few months ago for my mother who lives with me and has diabetes. It is full of information that we didn't get from our doctor. I skimmed through it to better understand what she was going through but she read it like a novel and has been following the guidelines religiously. Particularly useful are the strength training exercises and stretching routine. She has created her own routine that she does upon awakening each morning. This is an excellent resource for the money.
Truly a Miracle I have PCOS and insulin resistance. In the book it tells you how insulin resistance is the culprit behind diabetes and PCOS. I was literally teetering on the edge of diabetes and I didn't know what to do. I am so glad I found this book. The 30 day Diabetes Miracle gives you very sound advice on what to do to reverse diabetes and possibly other health conditions you may have. If you have the heart to truly want to be healthy then this is the book for you. By following a low fat, plant based diet combined with exercise you can acheive your ultimate health goals.
A few years ago if I would have known this book was telling me to become a vegan then I would have never bought it. But now that my health is in crisis, I am willing to do whatever it takes to be healthy. After reading the book and really understanding what is going on inside my body I see why I'm in this condition.
I highly recommend this book. If you are afraid of the plant based diet, I would just try it for a week, you never know you may really enjoy it. The recipes in the book are wonderful! I do not feel deprived in the least bit. In fact I am not hungry like I used to be at all. I've only been practicing this lifestyle for 2 weeks and I have already lost 7 lbs. and I have more energy. I feel refreshed and light! I never would have thought I would become a vegan in my wildest dreams but I have come to love it and I look forward to a long, healthy, vibrant life for myself and my family!
Not a miracle I borrowed this book from the library. I normally do not purchase books without first reading them. This is not one of those books that will make it onto my bookshelf. It is not the miracle it claims to be.
When undertaking a lifestyle change to control blood sugar the key thing to remember is that "Your Mileage May Vary."
Buying a good meter and taking your blood sugar often will give you a far better feel for what works for you than the advice of any book.
As much as I love a serving of steel cut oats (2 carb units) with a serving of blueberries (1 carb unit) for breakfast, this kind of breakfast will send my blood sugar unacceptably high for the vast majority of the day unless I'm willing to put in a fair amount of time into some heavy cardio and resistance work. Instead, I eat eggbeaters scrambled with spinach and mushrooms with Canadian bacon on the side and exercise moderately. That is what works for me.
Grain and legume based carbs, regardless of how unrefined (I have bought and ground my own wheat for years) they happen to be, will cause *my* blood sugar to go unacceptably high and stay there for too long if consumption is not followed by a significant level of activity. I really have to watch the fruit and starchy vegetables as well. I stick to berries and low carb veggies, but even then I'll see a jump unless I chase with Metformin or activity.
If this plan were to work for me, it would be imperative that I follow it exactly. People talk about the amazing weight loss after spending time at the LCA as if it's a miracle. Anyone is going to lose in a highly controlled environment like they offer. You will continue to lose if you continue to control your environment to that level. There's no "miracle" about it. Of course, everyone needs to eat better; I'm just not convinced that vegan is the only path, much less the best path to metabolic control of blood sugar for a diabetic....more info
If you've got the will, they've got the way! This amazing book puts the pieces - menu planning, fitness, and attitude adjusment - together in a healthful, common sense, easy-to-understand and follow plan. Whatever you call it - a treatment, cure, or miracle, the plan set forth in this book shows diabetics how to manage their health and take back their lives. The basic question is this: will you choose to take control of your diabetes (with the advice offered in this book) or will you continue to let diabetes control you and limit your life choices? Sounds to me like a - dare I say it? - no-brainer. Why doesn't your doctor advocate 'The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle'? Because most of the medical profession and all of the health insurance industry are bogged down in the 'fix it with a pill or shot' mentality. The lifestyle alternatives offered in this book will allow you, in a matter of weeks, to stop diabetes in its tracks, minimize or eliminate its symptoms and complications, and reduce and/or end your dependence on medication. If you've ever prayed for a miracle, here it is! ...more info
Single best book for Type 2 Diabetes. If you're only going to buy one book after being diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes BUY THIS ONE. I'm serious. Clear, well written, incredibly descriptive and informative. You'll be glad you did. I certainly am....more info
Finally a way out of the medical maze! After reading this book I feel like I have found my way out of the confusing medical maze, that is the US Medical system. The cure to my health problems lies in my own hands. I have been following this program for two weeks and am already feeling better. I would recommend this book to all people whether you have diabetes or not, we can prevent our children from becoming another statistic. As a mother of two children and the caretaker for my parents, I would highly recommend this book....more info
Slay your Dragons while they're babies! Slay your Dragons while they're babies; this is a saying that one of my friends likes to use and I think it's appropriate because too many of us don't. I use "we" because I'm one of the guilty ones who ignored the baby dragon. I knew it was there and always planned to do something about it, but it was always later, for me it was always "next Monday." As you can imagine there was always a "next Monday." Needless to say, I had some real bad nutritional and fitness habits and was completely missing the tools I needed to turn myself around.
Since then, I've seen what a lifestyle change really means and more importantly what it can do for blood sugar, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc... This book has a program that actually has the answers to turning your diabetes and your life around. If you want to need LESS medication then this book has the road map you need.
If your health is a top priority for you then this book will give you the tools, skills, and knowledge needed to change. You'll change your thought process and how you approach not only you blood sugars but your over all health. And that's what will drive the changes to your habits and in the choices you make day in and day out. By making the right "Lifestyle" choices you won't simply change your body; you'll change your Life!
This miracle program returned my hope! How valuable is hope? How much would you pay to buy it? This book and the LCA miracle program it describes bought hope back into my life. The book details exactly the program I was introduced to late last year. I entered the program in Oklahoma completely demoralized with the inability to control my type 2 diabetes. For 15 years I had battled this disease but it was beating me and all the doctors, drugs and insulin that I was using to fight it. My future was destined to be like my parents and my brother an early death due to diabetes related heart disease.
Not anymore! I have lost weight, dropped almost all medications and at 51 years old, I am in the best physical shape ever. The LCA program is the reason for my life changing experience and I recomend this book to anyone else who needs a little hope back in thier lives. You can beat this disease and you too will find this program is the answer....more info
Smart Lifestyle-Happy Life This book is just good news. As a Doctor of Bio Medical Ethics, it is sound in its empirical and anecdotal evidence. I have seen these three authors with varied backgrounds but common purpose speak. They are terrific in person as well and currently on a national tour. The book is clear- if we change the way we look at our lives and treat our bodies- we change the quality- nothing new there- but what is fresh is its perspective on lifestyle medicine- too commonly ignored by staunchly allopathic physicians. It is responsible because you can follow the lifestyle suggestions while working with your own MD. What could be better than control over your own life- as opposed to handing it over to people who follow the mainstream-downstream, which is clearly not working- and continuing to monetarily support a pharmaceutical industry which keeps us in "treatment mode" as opposed to "cure focus." The suggestions are easy to follow and take individual needs into consideration. The recipes are easy- great for people who have busy lives - yet want quality lives. If you can- catch these guys on tour. If you really want to invest in your future- read the book and take the time to do the program. Better yet- go do the program in Oklahoma or Arizona with them- and integrate what you experience into your everyday- wonderful life. ...more info
L Brinegar Woodenspoon I have been a vegetarian chef for 19 years. The last 6 years I have devoted to plant based cuisine. I have personally seen the diet outlined in this book, coupled with physical exercise cure Diabetes. It is that simple. Buy it and do it and have a healthy, happy, long life....more info
The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America's Complete Program to Stop Diabetes, Restore Health,and Build Natural Vitality I am a Diabetic and attended this clinic. This book can't replace the clinic, but it is an excellent summary of their philosophy and the process they suggest. Unlike most diabetic information out there, this is true hands-on, useful and practical help. I would highly suggest this for both the newly diagnosed and long battling diabetic....more info
The Cure My dad has diabetes and has struggled with it for years. It was awful to watch his health deteriorate in front of my eyes. I wholeheartedly believe that this program saved my dad's life. He went through the program in Oklahoma and came out a changed man. What my dad learned in OK has been invaluable. He's followed the program and lost fifty pounds. His cholesterol has dropped 500 (yes FIVE HUNDRED) points. He went off almost all of his diabetes medication. He had more energy than I'd seen him have in years. He was thinking clearer, making more money (he claims) and was just happier in general.
Having struggled with weight issues since childhood (and the constant fear that I would be the next to be cursed with diabetes) I finally went though the LCA program myself at 25. Since then, I have dropped thirty lbs, my triglyceride level dropped 100 points. I have energy like I didn't know existed- friends noted how I never complained of being tired anymore. I had debilitating headaches prior to my visit- gone. My skin is clearer and tighter. I feel SO much better in general. The results in the three weeks I was there were literally amazing. I like to work out now because they taught me how to exercise without hurting my body. They taught me to enjoy foods I wouldn't have otherwise considered. I am not going to be diabetic only because I followed this program. I honestly owe my dad's life and my healthy future to this program. If you're overweight, diabetic, pre-diabetic or if you just don't feel healthy, I strongly recommend this book and its ideas.
Seeing is Believing!! I was recently told by my doctor I am a pre-diabetic and I'm part of a rapidly growing segment of the American population plaguing the nation. This news motivated me to start looking into ways of preventing full-blown diabetes and to take control of my life. Due to my circumstances and a chance encounter with one of the authors of "The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle" I feel compelled to write a reveiw of this book.
In August of 2007, I met Ian Newman at a Lifestyle Center of America "Stopping Diabletes" Seminar held at the Sedona Rouge Hotel. I found a trim and entergetic man that was a picture of health. During a break, he shared his almost unbelievable story of how at age 36, he had a blood sugar rate of 565. He was half-blind,in constant pain, overweight, over-working and according to one of his doctors he was a "ticking time-bomb". He also let me know that he is a well-educated, skeptical New Yorker; a professor by trade who had been desparately seeking an effective solution to his diabetes problem. He said the last place he expected to find real help for his diabetes was in Sulpher,Oklahoma. In light of his good health, I could hardly believe my ears! He attributed all of his personal diabetic turn-a-rounds to the Lifestyle Center of America. What I have seen with my own eyes, what I embrace as a fact, can be reduplicated over and over again in others. Since meeting Mr. Newman in person, and reading the book he co-authored, I am convinced that The Lifestyle Center's approach is a true diabetes cure. If you or a loved one is having a problem finding a effective treatment for unmanageable diabetes - buy the book - read it - and pass it on!!!!...more info
Providing miracles, hope, and a whole lot more! I have seen lifestyle medicine work in my own life and family. It is amazing to see miracles work and hope given to people that have diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight issues. These problems are hurting our family, friends, and country! The "30-Day Diabetes Miracle" book provides a way to create your own Miracle and embrace the Hope of having a better quality of life. It is amazing what activity and good nutrition can do for the body. Make the choice to start your miracle today! The authors provide a vast amount of information about diabetes and how to fight this disease. Take control of your health. Don't expect anyone else to take care of you - You are the one in the drivers seat. You can do it!! This book will provide you HOPE - Pass it along to others you know that have diabetes!...more info
Great book - even for people who don't have Diabetes! The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle, is AMAZING - Although I do not have diabetes, I bought it because I have a cousin who was first diagnosed with Diabetes a few years ago and was a mess - his blood sugar was WAY out of wack, and the medications were having a very bad effect on him. At that time, we were truly worried about his survival. He spent 30 days in AZ attending this program, and now he is good health personified - fit, happy, active, positive, and anything but the victim of a disease. He is in control of his body and his life. Seeing his transformation was enough to make me read this book - not the type of book I'm usually interested in. I'm glad I did. The book is well written, interesting, and easy to understand. It's not just another fad diet, but rather a different way to think about food, ingredients, and lifestyle, and it's been very inspiring for me. I have taken its message to heart (no pun intended). It's really very enlightening - all about WHY eating certain foods and living a certain way is healthy for you, and how your body reacts to what is good and what is not good for you - it's not merely a list of good/bad foods. Maybe this "teacher" appeared when this "student" was ready, but reading this book helped tweak my already healthy diet, and made me more conscious about what I am doing to myself with the choices I make. A clear, informative and useful book - a great resource....more info
Now's the time to change About a month after graduating college, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). My doctor simply told me to lose 20 lbs or else I'd have to go on insulin. At 23 years old, with no history of diabetes in the family, the word insluin soundeded alarm bells in my head: it was the only defense against a scary monster - diabetes. In addition to that, learing that PCOS usually has a negative effect on fertility really frightened me. Growing up I'd always envisioned gettiner married and having a family of my own, and here I was, 23 years old and that dream was about to be shattered. I knew I couldn't let that happen, so I did what most girls my age do and started the fad diet in my neighborhood (the SlimFast diet). I lost about 10 lbs by the next visit and the doctor told me I was doing great and I'd be fine, however she did put me on birth control to regulate my hormones (hormone imbalance was one of the problems causing the PCOS as the gynocologist explained). In September of that year I had to come off the birth control because of the side effects it was causing. I went through the program at the Lifestyle Center of America in March of 2004, and my life changed completely. During one of the lectures I learned about PCOS and how it's a sign of Metabolic Syndrome for women. I had no idea. Even though the doctor told me my insulin was out of whack, she didn't tell me that PCOS was a sympoton of pre-diabetes. If she would have taken the time to explain that to me and what changes I needed to make in my life, I think the way I approached my weightloss would have been more beneficial; however, she only had about 10 minutes to meet with me. Following the principles at the Lifestyle Center of America: starting a plant based diet and exercising has revolutionized my life. I learned how to better handle my emotions and to make the best decisions when it came to choosing my foods. During my next visit with the doctor, she said that there were no signs that I had ever had PCOS. In addition to the blood work she also did ultrasounds which also came back negative. The feeling of hope and happiness was overwhelming. I am so excited to see the book on the shelves. Many people may not have the chance to attend LCA's program but they have the chance to reap the same benefits by reading about the program and trying it at home. Women need to know that there is something you can do about PCOS - you don't have to go on brith control and deal with the headaches, mood-swings, and lethargy that are associated with it. Those with pre-diabetes MUST read this book. You don't need to go on insulin, you don't need to get on expensive diabetes medications. You can stop the progression of this life-stealing monster by changing your habits. The freedom that comes once you realize that you're not constrained by a "disorder" is so refreshing and revitalizing. Read the book, take the knowledge in, but most importantly apply the knowledge. If you're looking for a quick fix to diabetes - a potion, pill, drug, etc - this book is not for you. However, if you're willing to part with habits that are robbing you of a full and vibrant live, this book's a gem. Happy reading!...more info
30 Day Diabetes Miracle The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America's Complete Program to Stop Diabetes, Restore Health,and Build Natural Vitality
Very practical information in this book. We all would be healthier if we would just make it a habit to follow the information given....more info
30 Day Diabetes Miracle For anyone who wants to get off the wheel of insulin and drugs. This book offers an alternative way throught diet and exercise to leave your medications behind. I personaly have followed the book and am just about drug free. IT WORKS The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America's Complete Program to Stop Diabetes, Restore Health,and Build Natural Vitality...more info
I recommend ALL my diabetic clients to read this book! Six years ago I discovered the program at Lifestyle Center of America. Working in the health and fitness industry, I do my utmost to remain up to date with the latest and greatest in the field. The Lifestyle Center of America sets the gold standard when it comes to stopping diabetes. Many of my clients are diabetic. They come to me frustrated with the fluctuations in their sugars, tired, and confused by the mix of information floating around. They come to me wanting answers, wanting a better way... I have been teaching the intermittent exercise program that the Lifestyle Center of America uses for years. I am so excited about this new book. I recommend all of my diabetic clients to read The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle. It has ALL the information they need to get their diabetes under control. If you are struggling with diabetes, the information in this book can change your life forever. If you are a trainer, read this book...Pass it on to your clients. You can help them stop diabetes. Imagine what that will do for your business!...more info
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED I now know two people, one with Diabetes and one without, who have followed this program and it has changed their lives. I have never seen either of them healthier or stronger, and they're no longer imprisoned by the countless medications they used to take. I just bought copies for everyone I know. Get this book!...more info
book I am starting the diet in the morning cause I need to lose weight and get control over my diabetes. This book makes a lot of sence....more info
Let's Get Back to Basics Maybe it's just me, and it probably is, but I seem to keep searching for a cookbook, diet book, nutrition book that is practical and basic. Most of the food presented I either haven't heard of or it's not readily available. I can tell you from here on out that I will not be investing in any more books of this nature. I've been so discouraged. I live on a limited income, wish to eat healthy, wish to reverse if not just improve my diabetes, but I guess it's a project that requires much more time and money than I have available....more info
Paul Revere Rides Again I really appreciated the easy to read descriptions of what causes type 2 diabetes and the underlying culprite of insulin resistance. The "Paul Revere" hormone description (I believe in chapter 2)was a real eye opener. If you are ready to take control, this book will provide you the practical tools you need. ...more info
It Really Works! Having read the book and personally experienced the program at Lifestyle Center of America, I am now in control of Diabetes, it no longer controls me. By following the program of diet and exercise and behavior modification I now have reduced the number of medications I take, have more energy and lots of hope for a longer and healthier life. My doctor is amazed with my results....more info