Book Review: The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

hero-book_250x360Mark Hyman, MD has a new book called The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. It’s already on the best seller list, and I’m excited to share why.

Dr. Hyman invited me to be part of a beta group to test the 10 Day Detox Diet. As a life long researcher in the field of nutrition, that was an offer I couldn’t refuse, so a client of mine and I joined in. The book takes you through a well balanced, holistic approach to detoxification, and Dr. Hyman talks about toxicity in a easy to understand way. He offers clear cut ways to change your lifestyle, and also recommends specific herbs and supplements. Hyman is a western medical doctor with a strong holistic lean; that’s why I love this book.

When it’s time for the cleanse, Hyman asks you to remove certain food groups; including the usual suspects, like dairy and gluten, but the big piece of the puzzle here is that Hyman wages war on sugar. And that makes all the difference. Hyman asks you to remove starches in all their forms, and explains the sugar connection to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. He leaves the healthy fats in, so if you’re a Healthy Omnivore, or Flexible Vegetarian, even a Modern Vegan, this book is for you. He does support eating animal proteins, nuts, seeds and no grains, so Paleo lovers will adore this book, too.

One of my biggest take-a-ways was the variety of foods that I was eating. When I used Hyman’s recipes, I found myself feeling energized and incredibly satisfied by the assortment of vegetables and proteins I was enjoying. I liked that he recommends smoothies for breakfast, and that his smoothie recipes do not depend on any particular protein powder. He prefers whole food sources of protein, like raw cashews and nut butters, good to remember when you run out! (and a big inspiration for my upcoming Creamy Smoothie Chart)

Grab this book today; it’s another fantastic tool for your healthy arsenal.

Have you read Dr. Hyman’s books? What do you think of them?