Peter Morgan Kash and Jay Lombard, D.O., with Tom Monte
St. Martin's Press
Foreword by Mehmet Oz, co-author of YOU: ON A DIET and YOU: AN OWNER'S MANUAL.
This ground-breaking book reveals how insulin resistance is linked to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, overweight, childhood behavioral disorders, depression, high blood pressure, and more. It also provides information on how to get insulin under control.
While insulin is most closely associated with diabetes it is, in fact, the culprit in the diseases that are making the American population ill -- heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. Insulin is the hormone that helps the body use glucose, when insulin and glucose are out of balance glucose builds up in the blood, leading to inflammation which can cause disease in any number of the body’s systems. Drawing on the latest scientific research on the role insulin plays in the systems of the body, this book presents information on nutrition and exercise that will battle increased insulin levels, reduce insulin resistance, and keep the entire body healthy and free of disease.
Nutrition and exercise are the keys to controlling insulin levels and keeping the entire body healthy and the book provides extensive information on how and what to eat to not only prevent disease and improve overall health – it explains the effect of insulin on physical and mental function and tells you what to do for a particular concern be it heart disease, brain aging, or diabetes.
Freedom from Disease is comprehensive, well-researched, and will give you the tools you need to effectively reduce insulin levels and maintain excellent health.
Advance Praise for Freedom from Disease
“Kash and Lombard finally put together the real story of the underlying cause of our epidemic of chronic illness from ADD to Alzheimer’s, from depression to heart attacks, from cancer to obesity – it is the insulin flooding through our bodies triggering a deathly cascade. Read this book – it will save your life. --Mark Hyman, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller, UltraMetabolism
“Kash and Lombard have written an important and enjoyable book that should be of great interest to all. Particularly in the area of cardiovascular disease which is responsible for the most deaths in the US even exceeding cancer, they lay out the compelling interrelationship between insulin resistance and inflammation of the arterial wall leading to heart attack and ultimately to heart failure. The most important contribution of this book however is its “call to arms” and how individuals can influence their own health destiny by discipline in what they eat and how they exercise to prevent chronic disease.”
--Dr. John C. Burnett Jr. MD. Marriott Family Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
“This is an amazingly clear, compelling, and scientifically rigorous work that replaces existing compendia of arcane knowledge around health and wellness.” --Joe Alexander, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C. , Director of Director, Global Clinical Technology, Pfizer Human Health Technologies
“Freedom from Disease clearly and eloquently opens the eyes of its readers to the inherent risks and maladies lurking when the human machine is taken for granted and offers solutions to keep the most efficient machine known, the human body, well tuned.” --Dr. Robert Gotlin, Director of Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation at Beth Israel hospital; Orthopedist Consultant to the NY Knicks, Yankees, Nets & NY Liberty
"Some of the most common health concerns we face today- diabetes, depression, fatigue, obesity and memory loss may be a consequence of insulin resistance. The authors clearly present the research that supports this assertion and the steps each and everyone of us must take to achieve a healthy life"
--Dr. Robert Goldman MD/PhD, Chairman of American Academy of Anti-Aging and Special Advisor to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
“The authors clearly document the current epidemic of obesity and the alarming increases in a number of diseases ranging from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and endocrine and immune pathologies, all due to the excess of sugar in western diets.”
--Dr. Allan Goldstein Ph.D., Chairman of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at George Washington University