Book Review – The Blood Sugar Solution

The Blood Sugar Solution – The Ultrahealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease and Feeling Great Now!

By Mark Hyman M.D.
Hardcover (448 pages) Feb. 28, 2012
Little, Brown and Company, New York, price
ISBN: 9780316127370

Review written by Fiona Tobler.

First, forget everything you’ve been told about the blood sugar problem you’ve “inherited” from your mother’s side or your father’s side, or from your ethnic or


racial ancestry.

Truth is, the insulin resistance at the root of weight gain, diabetes and a host of deadly diseases is almost 100% preventable and curable no matter what your family history. So if you’d like to …

  • Pass every blood sugar test with flying colors for the rest of your life
  • Melt extra pounds away and never feel starved or deprived
  • Feel years younger as a surge of energy fills your body and mind
  • Experience freedom from nagging chronic illnesses of all kinds
  • Eliminate depression so often triggered by blood sugar problems
  • And never let insulin-resistance lead you down the deadly path to diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer…

then The Blood Sugar Solution is exactly what you’ve been waiting for, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Why The Blood Sugar Solution Is So Different From Any Program You’ve Tried Before

The Blood Sugar Solution is a personalized approach to health that works by pinpointing and then eliminating the true underlying causes of your blood sugar dysfunction.

It treats the imbalances in your body that are driving the disease, rather than merely treating symptoms as they pop up. Put another way, it treats the true causes of your weight gain and illness instead of just papering over symptoms with medications.

The rationale behind this approach is simple: when you restore balance to the seven key areas of your biology, great health happens! Illness and disease go away, practically as a side effect.

With The Blood Sugar Solution, there’s no misguided effort to “stabilize” your blood sugar or “manage” the problem with drugs. That’s where conventional medicine takes a wrong turn.

In fact, taking the prescription drug route is usually the worst thing you can do because your problems will just keep snowballing.

You’ll start with a pill for blood sugar … then soon you’ll need another pill for cholesterol … then another pill for high blood pressure … and then even more pills for depression, neuropathy, and other problems triggered by blood sugar disease. Then, you’ll need insulin injections as well when you cross over into full-blown diabetes.

It’s not a pretty picture. And it’s made worse by the fact that these drugs are ineffective, have side effects, and can even increase your risk for death in some cases.

Rather than letting you fall into this trap, The Blood Sugar Solution helps you treat the underlying root causes of the condition. I want to help you cure your diabesity once and for all, not just “control” it!

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On a personal note from Fiona Tobler, Assistant Business Manager,

Kevin Chen and I were fortunate enough to attend a lecture by Dr. Mark Hyman in May 2013 on his latest book “Blood Sugar Solution.”  The lecture was eye-opening!

The book “Blood Sugar Solution” includes real life cases of illness that were reversed by diet, life style changes, and supplements.  The book includes various “Ultra-Wellness Quizzes” that make you stop and think, big time! The book recommends diet changes and nutritional supplements.  One of the things I like best about the book is that specific blood tests are recommended to see if you are on the path to poor health.

The chapters are concise, the case studies are brief, the descriptions of supplements and food choices are very clear – also, awesome recipes are included in the book.

This book got my attention — while I am not overweight and did rank low on almost all of the “UltraWellness Quizzes,” I got my big “AH-HA” moment when I took the quiz for food addiction. Oh my goodness, now I understand my addiction to sugar and am successfully on the path to drastically reduce my sugar in-take with the goal of eliminating my desire for sugar altogether.  At this moment, I have no desire for SUGAR!

I have bought two copies of this book already for gifts. I highly recommend this book for everyone!

Dr Mark Hyman bio photo copyMark Hyman, M.D. has dedicated his career to identifying & addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader in his field.  Dr. Hyman strives to improve access to Functional Medicine, and to widen the understanding and practice of it, empowering others to stop managing symptoms and instead treat the underlying causes of illness through healthy eating and lifestyle. Get more info about Dr. Hyman at

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