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The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook: More than 175 Ultra-Tasty Recipes for Total Health and Weight Loss

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In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION COOKBOOK, Dr. Mark Hyman shares recipes that support the BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION lifestyle. In 1900, only two percent of meals in America were eaten outside the home; now it is over fifty percent. Dr. Hyman calls for readers to take back their health by taking back their kitchens. The major culprit of diabetes, obesity and heart disease is insulin ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2013)
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Wannie Michelmann
Aug 18, 2013 Wannie Michelmann rated it liked it
The book does include some yummy looking recipes - though without photos. It is very wordy and not something I would personally refer to constantly for visuals (especially for a cook book). The ingredients are not common also in Asia. But still, good recommendation for a healthier diet for diabetics or even for the rest of us to eat healthily.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Knowing how rampant the issue of obesity and how it affects our blood sugar, it's no wonder that today there are more diagnosed cases of Type 2 Diabetes than ever before and it's not only affecting older adults but teens and young children as well. So what can you do?

Dr. Mark Hyman offers a solution to help remedy the spikes in one's blood sugar and to aid in reducing our dependency on sugary foods in his latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook. It is the perfect companion book to accompa
Apr 07, 2013 Renee rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook is a cookbook that can be used by itself or with the The Blood Sugar Solution book by the same author. The book shows how to do a kitchen makeover (pantry and fridge) and shows through recipes and diet coaching how to cancel out disease caused by poor nutrition.

In the first chapter, Mark Hyman states:

"[The Blood Sugar Solution] provides a step-by-step, goof-proof plan to reverse the root causes of diabetes and obesity - what I call diabesity...[and] provides a r
Feb 08, 2013 Sari rated it liked it
I received an advance copy of "The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook" from the First Reads promotion. (Thank you!) Having not yet read "The Blood Sugar Solution," I am not sure that I can fairly evaluate the effectiveness of the 175 recipes in this book. However, I am familiar with other low-glycemic index/low-carbohydrate weight loss plans such as The South Beach Diet and I think that most of the recipes in The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook could be useful to followers of similar eating plans.

The a
Jan 30, 2013 dsneaks rated it it was amazing
I received The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook: More than 175 Ultra-Tasty Recipes for Total Health and Weight Loss by Mark Hyman for free through GoodReads First Reads giveaway. I entered this giveaway because my mother is a diabetic and I saw that this is a cookbook for blood sugar. My mother was ecstatic about this book; she heard about it on TV and couldn’t wait to read it herself. This book is not just a cookbook. Before you even get to the recipes in this book it lays down the foundation to a ...more
Jan 01, 2016 Pamela rated it it was ok
This is not really a cookbook, but a companion of recipes to the author's previous books. There were only a few photos in the center of the book, not near their recipes. I want to be enticed by a photo to try a recipe. The author's writing style is dry and redundant -- I was not engaged at all. The recipes are inconsistent and not well organized. Many have a long list of ingredients, and many of those are not in my pantry. Some recipes make a boatload of the recipe, perhaps serving 10, and then ...more
Danielle Alba
Apr 21, 2016 Danielle Alba rated it liked it
This book seemed unrealistic, and even worse, elitist. The basic principles of eating whole food, upping your non-starchy veggies, and moderation in meat certainly hold true, but there were some statements that raised red flags for me as a nutrition scientist (e.g., that GMOs are proven to cause cancer).

Many people suffering from poor nutrition are of limited financial means. This book definitely has an elitist and political agenda, and just doesn't follow common sense or "progress over perfect
Lori Brockelbank
Jan 29, 2013 Lori Brockelbank rated it it was amazing
Wow, I am so glad I received this book from Goodreads. I am always looking for recipes that are suitable for my family, my husband has type 2 diabetes and we have two boys that are always active. After only having this book for two days we have already tried six recipes and eight more are planned for this week. I can't wait to try the breakfast smoothies for myself this week. If you are looking for a cookbook that is more than just a cookbook then this is for you; this one will stay on the count ...more
Mar 11, 2015 C. rated it it was ok
I liked the first part of the book, but once it got to the recipes, the ingredients list made me second guess the book. Some of these ingredients I've never heard of, or have no place nearby to find them. There were probably about 5 recipes I could make right now without having to go to the store. The diet plan idea is sound, but the recipes are harder to follow. And there were only a few pictures at the end, I like to know what I'm making is supposed to look like.
Kimberly Joli
Jan 27, 2013 Kimberly Joli rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kimberly by: Firstreads Giveaway
I won this book from the firstreads giveaway. I haven't had a chance yet to make any of the recipes, I will edit my rating when I do. But I am so excited to do so. There are some amazing recipes inside, including some things that really surprised me for a blood sugar solutions cookbook. Definitely a must pick up cookbook! Again, every excited to make so of the foods, especially the desserts!! :-)
May 23, 2013 Ann rated it it was ok
Ok, so I didn't READ all of it. It's a cookbook. I browsed it.

My big complaint is that there are no ingredient notes. None. Lots of these recipes call for stuff I've no idea how to find. And I'm not a some kind of food ignorant dummy. But would it be too hard to add a line of explanation on some of this stuff?

Of all the recipes in the book, it's the soups that looked most promising. Good hearty bean and vegetable soups and stews.

Dec 27, 2014 Krista rated it really liked it
Lots of great recipes. Really looking forward to trying out many of them - especially the soups. Only improvement was if the book had pictures with the recipes. If something is visually appealing to me, I'm more inclined to try cooking it.
Jenny W.
Oct 09, 2014 Jenny W. rated it really liked it

I gained some really helpful recipes to add to my recipe book. While there were some meals I didn't think I'd use, there were plenty others that I could see myself incorporating into my meal planning. Dr. Hyman gives so much great health information and encouragement in this book as well.
Patricia Power
Mar 21, 2016 Patricia Power rated it it was amazing
Great recipes which make healthy eating for those suffering from diabesity easy to follow and stay on track
Ann Marie
Mar 03, 2013 Ann Marie rated it it was amazing
This will be a cookbook I will use often. Great recipes.
Sep 11, 2013 Chelle rated it really liked it
Tried a few of the recipes and love them!The chili with quinoa is great and the energy bars are amazing. I can't wait to try more.
Apr 17, 2013 Angelyn rated it really liked it
This looks good and we are experimenting with the recipes.
Mar 22, 2013 Bekka rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Excellent recipes and a great plan to help with overall health.
Jun 10, 2014 Kristine rated it liked it
Good recap of the Blood Sugar Solution. Some good easy recipes. Liked about measuring you waist to determine how healthy you are.
Leslie Horn
Feb 10, 2014 Leslie Horn rated it really liked it
I've already tried some of the recipes and they were really good!
Kate Wester
Jun 02, 2014 Kate Wester rated it liked it
tasty, healthy recipes.
Candice Neveu
Jan 17, 2016 Candice Neveu rated it liked it
good book but wish it were coil bound. recipes are okay but didn't find them as accessible as those in the 10 day detox book.
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Mark Hyman, M.D., is the editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine. After ten years as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, he is now in private practice in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Ultraprevention. His websites are and www.ultr ...more
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