“O’Connell delivers a smart, personally inspired health wakeup call in no uncertain terms.” - Publishers Weekly
Boise, ID (PRWEB) July 13, 2011
Bodybuilding.com editor-in-chief and New York Times best-selling author Jeff O’Connell targets America’s deadliest addiction with his new book SUGAR NATION. As editor-in-chief of the Internet's most-visited bodybuilding and fitness site and largest online retailer of nutritional supplements; former editor-in-chief at Muscle & Fitness, former executive writer at Men’s Health, and coauthor of four books (including Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness and LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout); O’Connell is one of the few true authorities on health and fitness.
O’Connell has firsthand knowledge of this epidemic. He had always been thin and exercised regularly, so when he was diagnosed with prediabetes, he was shocked to discover he suffered from a disease that is synonymous with obesity. O’Connell’s journey to understand and overcome a disease plaguing tens of millions of Americans (and 350 million people worldwide) is chronicled in his illuminating new book, which Publishers Weekly calls “a smart, personally inspired health wakeup call in no uncertain terms.”
Today, one in three adult Americans develops type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. By providing a thorough investigation into diabetes, interspersed with O’Connell’s personal journey, SUGAR NATION contextualizes the disease from its causes and treatments to how it can be beaten. O’Connell explains the medical side of the disease in accessible terms, sifting through all of the misinformation touted by health care practitioners, drug companies, and food producers, to find his own solutions to prevail over type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. SUGAR NATION is a comprehensive look at how institutional mistakes and indifference have contributed to our snowballing diabetes epidemic.
O’Connell’s quest to understand his diagnosis also prompted him to examine his family history. He reconnected with his estranged father, who suffered severely—and eventually died—from advanced and untreated type 2 diabetes. Confronted with his own diagnosis and his father’s misery, O’Connell made a decision: “That my limbs, heart, and kidneys were worth a hell of a lot more to me than hamburger buns, French fries, and glazed doughnuts.”
Despite the obstacles, SUGAR NATION has a positive ending: what findings he deduced through his research, O’Connell successfully applied to himself. He found that diabetics can live normal, healthy lives without the assistance of drugs. O’Connell emphatically stresses that there are reasonable, natural lifestyle changes one can take to keep type 2 diabetes at bay. Taking corrective action by adhering to a low-carbohydrate/low-sugar diet coupled with vigorous exercise can practically eliminate blood sugar problems. Through diligent research and experiments to solve his own blood sugar woes, O’Connell has developed strategies for diabetics to improve their health and thereby dramatically raise their quality of life.
For more information on SUGAR NATION: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It, please visit: http://www.JeffOConnell.net
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