One of the most challenging aspect of being a holistic practitioner is providing sound nutritional advice. As we all know there are literally thousands of diets - many of them faddish “flash-in-pan” diets made popular by “downwardly mobile” celebrities. Additionally the science behind many of these diets are faulty - grasping to one or two unproven medical theories that entire books are built around. I have found patients who have caused themselves physical damage following some of these diets.
So, my quest to find a healthy and effective way to lose weight (or to be more technically correct loose fat) and either prevent or manage diabetes has led me to study and review many different books. One of my most favorite books for improving your health through diet is The Rosedale Diet by Ron Rosedale, M.D., a Colorado based expert on metabolism and diet.
In his book, Dr. Rosedale explains why people gain weight and how simple changes in your diet can literally start melting the fat off. The secret: leptins. Leptins are hormones within the body that regulates fat metabolism. Obesity is usually caused by leptin insensitivity which is similar to how diabetes occurs. His dietary recommendation help your cells become leptin sensitive again, and the body starts burning fat. The best part of this diet is that its also anti-aging as well!
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to safely loose weight, prevent or manage diabetes, and slow down the aging process. That would be most people I’d imagine.