Dr. Steve Parker has created the world's first low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet, designed for people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. His science-based plan blends the healthy components of the traditional Mediterranean diet with the ease and effectiveness of low-carb eating. Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet teaches how to lower blood sugars naturally, reduce or eliminate diabetic medications, and lose excess weight if needed. Type 2 diabetics and prediabetics have lost the ability to process carbohydrates safely. Carbohydrates have become poisonous for them. Carb toxicity too often leads to numb and painful limbs, impaired vision, kidney failure, amputations, cancer, and premature heart attacks, strokes, and death. Nutrition experts worldwide agree that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest way of eating for the general public. It prolongs life and reduces rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and dementia. The only problem for diabetics is that it provides too many toxic carbohydrates. Dr. Parker initially recommends a very-low-carb ketogenic diet for 12 to 18 weeks, then teaches the reader how to gradually add more healthy carbohydrates depending on blood sugar and body weight changes. Due to the toxic nature of carbohydrates in people with impaired blood sugar metabolism, most diabetics won't be able to tolerate more than 80-100 grams of carbohydrate daily. (The average Western diet provides 250 grams.) The book provides recipes, a week of menus, instruction on exercise, discussion of all available diabetic medications, advice on prevention of weight regain, lists of delicious doctor-approved foods, 71 scientific references, an annotated bibliography, and an index. All measurements are given both in U.S. customary and metric units.
Dr. Parker is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet.
After completing medical training, he entered the private practice of office-based internal medicine in Texas (USA), then Florida (USA). For 17 years, Dr. Parker worked in medical clinics, including three practices he started from scratch. During that span he also co-founded an osteoporosis center.
Since 2001, Dr. Parker has been working as a hospitalist in the Phoenix, Arizona (USA), metropolitan area, diagnosing and treating adult patients in the hospital only.
His award-winning first book,"The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer," was published in late 2007. Since then, he has been an active blogger at the Advanced Mediterranean Diet blog. The second edition of "The Advanced Mediterranean Diet" was released in 2012.
In 2009, Dr. Parker founded the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog as part of a comprehensive adaptation of the healthy Mediterranean diet for people with type 2 diabetes. The first fruit of this labor was the Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet, a very-low-carbohydrate weight-loss plan applicable to people with or without diabetes. The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet (for diabetics and prediabetics) was released in 2010. Both diets are available free at the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog.
Dr. Parker's second book is "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet," published in 2011.
His current research interest is application of the Paleolithic diet (aka Stone Age or caveman diet) as a treatment for diabetes.
Dr. Parker's professional goals are to expand the reach of his medical expertise far beyond the narrow confines of the hospital patient's room, and to enhance lives by preventing disease, improving health, and increasing longevity via healthy lifestyle education.
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