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Diabetes is on the rise, specifically the type II variety. According to the American Diabetes Association, around 30 million Americans are known to be diagnosed with the condition, with countless more undiagnosed and dealing with the symptoms unknowingly.
Diabetes isn’t something to take lightly. However when it is properly controlled, using a healthy diet and the possible implementation of medications and insulin, it is a condition which can be managed with relative ease.
Of course, every single case of diabetes is different, and should be dealt with on a case by case basis.
First things first however, what exactly is diabetes?
What is Diabetes?
When a person is suffering from diabetes, it basically means that their blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high, which can become dangerous over time. This stops the body from processing food for energy, as it would do normally.
The body naturally produces a hormone called insulin to ensure this bodily process works correctly, but a person with diabetes may not produce any insulin, or may not produce or use it very well. This is why insulin injections are often given to certain sufferers of the condition.
Basically, diabetes is a condition which has several levels and grades; the most common form of diabetes is type 2, or type II. Research suggests that this is a condition which can be managed through lifestyle changes and sometimes with the addition of medication, as mentioned before.
Type 1 diabetes is often diagnosed in childhood, and is therefore a more chronic form of condition. Gestational diabetes is a conditioned developed during pregnancy, which often disappears after giving birth, with careful monitoring to ensure this is the case.
All types of diabetes need to be managed, because if not, they can cause severe complications, which in the most serious of cases can cause death.
For this reason, understanding how to manage the condition, as well as possibly taking insulin and other medications as advised, and correctly, is vital to overall health and wellbeing. However, what if you could manage diabetes without taking medications?
Quite the thought …
The market is flooded with different publications and health programs, all promising to help you not only live with diabetes in the most healthy of ways, but to inform you of all the facts you need.
One of the most popular is 7 Steps to Health: The Big Diabetes Lie. This book aims to help you live with, learn about, and even possibly reverse the effects of diabetes, without medications or surgery.
Let’s check this out in a little more detail, to see if this is really a package which could help you live with and manage diabetes successfully.
At the end of this review, you should be able to make your own decision as to whether the advice contained with the book is something you are keen and eager to learn more about or not.
What is 7 Steps to Health – The Big Diabetes Lie?
The main focus of the name ‘The Big Diabetes Lie’ is rooted within the pharmaceutical industry’s alleged push towards medications, rather than allowing individuals to try the natural methods of managing diabetes first.
The book aims to give people the correct information about a healthy way of life, how to manage diabetes, how to reverse the effects, how to deal with it on a day to day basis, without having to resort to medications.
Of course, if a doctor specifically and strongly recommends that a person takes insulin or other medications, this should definitely be listened to. However, the book aims to uncover the many myths which surround the condition in the medical field.
In some cases, it may well be that medications aren’t essential, and it may be that healthy eating and lifestyle changes are all that are needed.
The major plus point of this is that you get to choose for yourself. You can then build towards developing healthy habits in life, rather than continuing with the unhealthy habits which have may caused the diagnosis of diabetes in the first place.
Can’t I do this research myself?
Of course, much of this information is available online and through your healthcare professional. However, perusing everything in one place is always easier and more reliable than listening to potentially unreliable sources found via Google.
The Internet is a dangerous place when information found there could be unsolicited or incorrect.
For instance, you might think that eating ‘diet’ or ‘low fat’ foods is a healthier way to live. However studies suggest that for diabetes, this is a damaging route to go down. In fact, for overall health, these false diet foods aren’t that ideal either.
Why? Because these foods are often higher in artificial sweeteners which can play havoc with sugar levels, and can actually work towards making us unhealthier, and perhaps overweight.
This is obviously a precursor for development of diabetes. The book therefore proposes different routes, e.g. using cutting out diary foods and going down the route of natural methods, e.g. almond milk, instead. There are countless useful hints and tips in the book that you wouldn’t otherwise be privy to.
These alternative routes are what makes 7 Steps to Health stand out above the other types of books and publication guides on the market.
Many books simply give you general advice, e.g. exercise more, eat less fatty foods, but they don’t give you practical advice or alternatives that make your life easier.
7 Steps to Health therefore aims to cast aside the myths around diabetes, and gives you practical, useful information on how to turn your health around – giving you more natural routes to follow.
Whether you believe that diabetes can be reversed or not, the advice is certainly beneficial.
Who is Behind The 7 Steps to Health?
The author of 7 Steps to Health: The Big Diabetes Lie is Max Sidorov.
As usual I did a bit of digging around on the author to find out if he was legit. After a rather extensive search it looks like he is a genuine person and is what he claims to be.
After studying various themes connected with diabetes and the body as a whole, Sidorov realized there was a huge gap in the market to inform sufferers about the condition and what they can do to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Apparently, the content is based on medical research and science from some of the most respected medical professionals in the field. After checking some of the sources, I must say I was impressed with the research quality.
What Does 7 Steps to Health Aim to do?
We talked in our earlier section about the fact that 7 Steps to Health basically aims to give you a healthier lifestyle overall, by arming you with the information you need to make informed lifestyle decisions.
The main focus of the book is around the ability to avoid the need to take medications, and instead creating a healthier lifestyle through advice given throughout the program.
The book talks about the idea that food can be your medicine, if you eat the right types.
In this mind-set we therefore avoid synthetic or false medications from entering our bodies, and instead we nourish it with natural foods and beverages, healthy fats, and avoiding anything which causes our bodies to spike in blood sugar, or function incorrectly.
You could argue that 7 Steps to Health is a general guide for good health, but its main focus on diabetes and the avoidance of medication is where it differs from the many other publications and guides on the market.
Of course, again we should mention the fact that medications do sometimes need to play a part in diabetes management, e.g. if the condition is severe and past the point of lifestyle changes. If this is the case, you should always listen to your healthcare professional and seriously take heed of his or her advice.
If however you are interested in holistic and natural ways to deal with your diagnosis of diabetes, or avoid a diagnosis in the future, then the information contained within the book is not only useful, but vital for overall health and wellbeing.
Even if you don’t have a diabetes concern, the information is perfect to take on board and live by regardless.
Many users who have purchased the book and read it from cover to cover report being hesitant at first.
Of course, the subject matter may cause some people to wonder whether this is just another healthy eating book, but almost all users state that they were happy they made the decision to purchase it.
The book has a very positive review history, and the only downside is that a few users mentioned that at almost 500 pages, it can take a good amount of time to get through everything included.
Despite that, all the information contained within the book is useful, so all agreed it was time well spent.
Several users also stated that the book helped them see where they had been going wrong in their daily life to date, and that it gave them easy to follow advice on how to change bad habits, and implements ones which they may have otherwise been unaware of.
What is Included in The Purchase?
Firstly, the book comes with a money back guarantee, so if you’re not happy with it, you can request your cash back within 60 days.
Overall however, the purchase includes the full book, which is almost 500 pages in length. This can be either a paperback version or a downloadable e-book. Whichever you prefer to use and is easier for you to digest.
The book goes through what it names as 7 steps towards overall health and wellbeing, with the aim to rid the user of medications, and to use food and natural sustenance or as literal medication instead.
Our Overall Verdict – 4.4 Stars Out of 5
Overall, this book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to know more about not only diabetes, but how to live a healthy life.
Many of the steps included in the book will help a user avoid the chances of developing diabetes in the first place, but for anyone who has received the diagnosis, the advice and guidance included within the pages can be invaluable.
The aim of the book is, as we have mentioned, to avoid the use of medications and surgery, and instead to go down the holistic, natural line instead.
This means clean eating and ridding your body of any risk factors that increase the chances of diabetes developing or becoming worse. Whether these methods can 100% avoid the need for anyone to ever take medications is obviously unknown.
Every individuals diabetes case is different, and that means that every case needs to be addressed on an individual basis.
We should never assume that eating healthily can cure diabetes for every single person on the planet. However there is serious evidence that for many, simply changing their lifestyle and becoming more aware and healthier in every aspect, can have an extremely beneficial effect on health, wellbeing, and the condition itself.
Can diabetes be cured? Some say yes, some say no, but the advice in this book claims to reverse the effects, and therefore minimise the overall problems that diabetes causes.
The book is therefore highly recommended and we have given it 4.4 stars out of a possible 5.
Take the time to read and digest all of the advice within the book, instead of skimming over it, as there are many secrets hidden in its pages that you may otherwise be totally unaware of.
For instance, eating low fat foods, as we mentioned earlier, is not going to save you from diabetes. You might not have had a clue you were doing something wrong, but being able to identify this is the first step towards combatting any ill effects.
The advice within the book is also backed up by medical research, so you can be confident that what you are reading is not simply plucked out of the air.
So, let’s answer our original question – 7 Steps to Health: The Big Diabetes Lie, is it worth the hype? For us, and for the many diabetes sufferers out there who are in need of a new direction, it certainly is.