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From beloved American Idol judge Randy Jackson, a complete, inspiring wellness plan for taking control of your health.
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Body With Soul: Steady Your Sugar, Cut Your Cholesterol, and Get a Jump on Your Best Health based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book was probably just published because Jackson is a celebratory and it is obviously unedited, man, Dude, dawg! The specialist for diabetes is an endocrinologist M.D. and Jackson never consults one, as I have diligently. The 5 BIG authorities listed in the front of this book are a dietician, a psychiatrist, and 3 trainers.
Jackson is 5'11" and 225 lbs, still overweight but he says he's very happy with his body, besides, he's "big-boned". Jackson says if pre-diabetics and diabetics would only exercise and adjust their food intake, that's all they need to loose weight. (Remember his gastric bypass-at one point he orders a whole meat sandwich and is quite proud of himself for only eating 1/2--portion control. How can he eat a whole half with a bypass, more than two big bites?!) This would work for pre-diabetics but NOT diabetics on insulin. I'm 5'2" and was underweight at 103 lbs. when I contracted diabetes and was put on 2 oral meds by a gen. practitioner. My weight went up to 125, still not overweight for me but at the top of the scale. After a year my blood sugar shot up to over 1000 (Jackson's soared to 500 during some heart problems) and I was put on insulin. My weight rapidly shot up to 216 and I sought care from an excellent endocrinologist in the S.F. Bay Area. The only other diabetic symptom I had besides weight and high blood sugar was high blood pressure. He said it is INSULIN that causes diabetics to GAIN WEIGHT and RETAIN it!!! Exercise and diet, as I had been doing frustratingly does not work if you are on insulin. He lowered mine and I lost 10 lbs. in 3 wks. This continued until I had lost 61 lbs. and am still losing. My insulin has gome from 110 units to 12 units daily. Now I have no other symptoms, no more high blood pressure but just occasional high blood sugar. Jackson has never had this experience.
Randy Jackson says he's a "recovered diabetic", Type 2 like me, when diabetes is a lifelong disease. One of his "professional" in-book consultants refers to him as a "recovering diabetic" when I and my endocrinologist have never heard such a term.
Jackson is non-diabetic, still overweight, a musician and music and TV producer and an Idol judge. How is the ordinary reader or diabetic supposed to identify with him?
Also in the book Jackson lusted after food until he adjusted his food intake after the bypass surgery. He used to dream of being a Roman during Caesar's time and pigging out on every food available until he "passed out." Evidently Jackson doesn't read and is unaware that the Romans would regurgitate in their vomitoriums in order to eat more.
He also advocates for the reader to do as he does and consume "power" or energy bars, which are overloaded w/calories and sugars, in order to curb hunger pangs not occurring at meal times. Diabetics are not allowed these but he is grabbing one at almost every other page to stifle hunger pangs. I have been taught to eat an apricot, non-fat yogurt, sprouted wheat bread, grapes-actually any piece of fruit but not more than 2 pieces per day because of the fructose, a word he never mentions.
I want my money back; it was wasted!
P.S. The book referral section below won't work. See an ENDOCRINOLOGIST and read the booklets he will give you.