My idea behind this blog has been to create an adaptation of the healthy Mediterranean diet for people with type 2 diabetes. The Mediterranean diet alone has too many carbohydrates for the average diabetic.
The initial adaptation has been done and available free here for many months. The whole shebang is now available in book and ebook form, entitled Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet.
You’ll find the printed version at Amazon.com and CreateSpace. The ebook is available in multiple formats at Smashwords, and the Kindle version is at the Kindle Store.
Compared with jumping from page to page at this website and using your own printer, the book’s a pretty good deal. It runs $16.95 (USD) at Amazon, and the ebook is $9.99.
What’s In the Book?
Here’s the news release:
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: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet 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, an annotated bibliography, and an index. All measurements are given both in U.S. customary and metric units.
Steve Parker, M.D., is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet and author of the award-winning Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer. He has over two decades’ experience practicing Internal Medicine and treating patients with diabetes and prediabetes.
13 responses to “Unleashing “Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet””
I can’t wait to get it! I absolutely adore Mediterranean food & this is perfect to keep my blood sugars & weight down. Thank you so much!!
This is great! I will definitely be recommending this book to my patients.
Thank you VERY VERY much for this website. Was recently diagnosed with Type II. This website has enabled me to understand the right path to manage this.
A quick question, please? Is horseradish ok?
Many many thanks for your hard work and effort – a true lifesaver.
Hi, Eric. According to NutritionData.com, one tbsp of horseradish has 2 g of carbohydrate (no fiber grams). One tbsp a day should be fine – I simply overlooked it.
That is wonderful news. Thank you so very much for checking on it. It is a favorite flavor, one which I am overjoyed to not have to part with.
Mate, your ‘Advanced Mediterranean Diet’ book is simply brilliant, and I trust this one will be a huge success for you, and help a good many people 🙂
If we are healthy or sick the Mediterranean diet is the best. Fish, pasta, vegetables, olives, a little wine…
Congratulations! I am really impressed! That’s a first in the world for a low-carb Mediterranean diet!
I am an American living in Italy for more than 25 years. Your title of Mediterranean Diet is a little confusing. In hot climates it was almost impossible (until recently) to successfully store grain. The grain was made into pasta, dried and stored successfully with a very low water content.
Italians eat too much pasta and too much bread. If you are discussing a Greek diet which typically has less wheat, perhaps I could agree with the title.
In Italy, southern France and even Greece, fish, olives, olive oil, many vegetables, cheese and aged wine are all expensive. So in countries where the sales tax is 21% and gasoline is over $8 per gallon, don’t dream that a cheap Mediterranean diet is healthy.
That said, I take the expensive route, limited rice, limited rice pasta, no bread, no wheat, lots of vegetables, olive oil, coconut oil, local grass fed young beef. (I strive for 125 grams max carbs. all eaten however before 6:00 pm) For my 7:30 pm snack, I have a gigantic glass of raw juiced predominately green vegetables. I am 67 and at 50 was told I would have full blown diabetes in two years – so far I an within only a few points of normal. Wheat / gluten is definitely toxic, but with juiced greens I feel fine.
Riccio, I’m very glad to hear of your success.
What we in the States refer to as the healthy Mediterranean diet is that which was eating by many in Southern Italy and Greece and some other Mediterranean countries in the mid-19th century (post-WW2, then), as specified by Oldways Preservation Trust, Walter Willett, Ancel Keys, et al.
I know that many in the Mediterranean region eat quite differently now.
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