Millions of people suffer from what Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher Dr. Mark Hyman humorously and compassionately dubs FLC Syndrome – when you “feel like crap.” It ranges from annoying ailments such as fatigue, brain fog, headaches, gas, and achiness to more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, asthma, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis, and worse.
Even if you have a really bad case of FLC Syndrome, the good news is that food is an extremely powerful medicine to fix it. This is the core philosophy of Dr. Hyman’s 2014 book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. Though the word “detox” may conjure up images of a juice cleanse, in Dr. Hyman’s terms, detoxing simply means eating real food – fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts seeds, and high quality animal proteins such as fish, chicken, and eggs.
Today Dr. Hyman is launching a wonderful new cookbook that makes implementing his 10-day detox straightforward, affordable, and delicious. The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook includes more than 150 easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal.
The first section of book covers the science behind the detox and explains how fueling with whole foods can help you control insulin levels, reduce inflammation, stabilize metabolism, minimize cravings, and lose weight. The second section of the book focuses on making the detox doable with meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and step-by-step advice on supplements, medication, exercise, and more. Some of Dr. Hyman’s tips include:
- Replace breakfast with a protein smoothie to rev your metabolism
- Eat pasture-raised, grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat and eggs
- Swap out starches and grains for more green vegetables
- Replace highly refined oils for anti-inflammatory oils such as olive oil
- Eat a small serving of nuts for your snack
- Drink green tea instead of coffee
Whether your goal is to lose weight, boost your energy, or simply prevent disease, we highly recommend The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook as a sensible approach to nourishment and healing.