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Book Review: Life Without Diabetes, by Roy Taylor

HEALTH: A life-changing guide to reversing Type 2 Diabetes, explaining what is happening in the body and how to live a full and healthy life beyond it.

A great read to kick start your good health journey in the new year.

Roy Taylor is a Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University, and Director of the Magnetic Resonance Centre. He has spent the last four decades working on the causes of diabetes, as well as treating patients in clinical practice. So it’s safe to say Roy knows what he’s talking about.

Life Without Diabetes covers everything from the most likely causes of the disease to a possible cure. As well as that, it covers life after the cure, covering how to continue enjoying life and prevent the diseases from returning.

Written in a casual and engaging way, Taylor makes his medical explanations easy to understand and follow. I was concerned the book would feel long and confusing but it was surprisingly enjoyable and very informative.

The main focus of the book is Taylor’s 3-step program for quick weight loss. This is an essential process to increase your chances of saying goodbye to Type 2 Diabetes. I found a lot of motivation within these chapters. Even if you don’t have diabetes and just want to kick-start a new healthy lifestyle, this book has a lot of useful information. The chapters detailing diet myths and how to spot Evidence free idea’s such as The importance of breakfast areenlightening.

The book finishes off with about fifteen pages of recipes to get you through the 3-step program as well as what needs to be done, how you will likely feel, and tips to stay motivated during each step. Taylor makes the process sound very achievable and, as it’s done over a three month period, it does seem like a relatively easy fix for such a terrible disease. Like most things, it will take mind over matter to achieve results.

I chose to review Life Without Diabetes as I have a family member who has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. On completion of the book, I realised this may also be a useful tool for me, to help ensure I don’t increase my chances of being diagnosed with the same issue.

Whether you have Type 2 Diabetes, know someone who has it, want to decrease your risk of contracting it, or just want to kick start your weight loss, you will find helpful information within these pages.

Reviewed by Jessica Incoll
Twitter: @littlejadventur

Distributed by: Simon & Schuster Australia
Released: January 2020
RRP: $29.99

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