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The New Glucose Revolution Guide to Living Well with PCOS: Lose Weight, Boost Fertility and Gain Control Over Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome with the Glycemic Index (New Glucose Revolutions) Paperback – 30 Jun 2004

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Marlowe & Co (30 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156924457X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569244579
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.9 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,037,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 10 Nov. 2004
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This book is a must for those with PCOS because it explains the cause of the hormonal imbalances that occur in this condition and how to deal with it long term through the low glycemic index way of eating.
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One of the more recent offerings from the Glucose Revolution, highly informative, if a little speculative, as to why the overproduction of insulin could have a detrimental effect on sex hormones and ultimately health.
The problem I have with GI is that it can be lowered by eating fatty foods, and so forth, but still be potentially harmful (i.e. slow energy release does not ensure controlled insulin release).
When are we going to see the Insulin Index in print?
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I know via various studies that insulin stimulates androgen synthesis in ovaries via the cognale receptor and inositolglycan pathways(Nestlaer et al. 1998). It is strongly linked to Poly Ovarian Syndrome without a dought, as specialists in this field are well aware off. Since the ovaries remain sensitive to insulin when the other tissues such as fat and muscle are resistant, it stimulates excess androgens which further encourage insulkin resitance. Polycystic Ovarian syndrome is caused by insulin resistance via todays high sugar/carb diets. Reverting to the stone age diets, with low starchy vegetables and higher protien but moderate fats, no dairy/no grain, low carbohydrates is the way. This book should be taken seriously. High insulin effects the ovaries and leads to hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovarian syndrome, and blocking these andgrogens or lowing them by diet helps to control insulin resistance which is very common in today's 21st century, and help you not only lose weight, but prevent disease. So many woman are locked in the world of "I can not control my eating", "I am getting fatter" or have been diagnosed with binge eating/bulemia. Life will not get easier, and one will continue searching forever until you go back to nature. Problems like eating disorders are strongly linked to hypoglycemia/excess androgens/high insulin,via our crazy diets. BUT NOT ALL there will be the minority with other causes. High insulin leads to type 2 diabetes. Act now and change your life, dump the sugar and junk in your life and empower your life and make your dreams come true :-) GOOD LUCK!
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informative and practical. read in one sitting.
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106 of 110 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a651e4c) out of 5 stars inspirational 30 Jun. 2005
By J. Mason - Published on
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I think this book is a must-read for any woman with PCOS. I've had PCOS and severe insulin resistance for seventeen years and I felt hopeless about being able to manage it, but this book shows you that small, gradual changes can make a difference. The authors have taught me that losing weight doesn't have to be the main focus, increasing insulin sensitivity is the focus and then everything else follows. They also say that if you exercise but still don't lose weight you are still increasing your insulin sensitivity and therefore reducing symptoms, which I think is a great motivator. The only thing I feel this book misses out is the importance of organic food for health, but apart from that I feel it imparts a sense of optimism and empowerment for PCOS sufferers. I thank the authors from the bottom of my heart.
56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a651ea0) out of 5 stars Best Book on the Subject of PCOS 9 Aug. 2006
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After suffering from PCOS for several years, following the suggestions in this book either erased or minimized my symptoms and allowed me to conceive after years of infertility and miscarriages.

It also contains a knowledgeable overview of PCOS itself. The low-GI diet presented is very doable and healthy. If you only own one book on PCOS, get this one.
54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ce5a8ac) out of 5 stars Another great book in the New Glucose Rev. series! 12 Feb. 2007
By L. Phillips - Published on
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I've read/own most of the books in the New Glucose Revolution family and have followed a low GI diet since 2004 when I read the original book. I have PCOS and found this one a few months ago and I LOVE this one the best I think out of all of them. I loved that it really targeted WHY a low GI diet works with PCOS, and how you can stop the cycle and bring your hormones in check. I love that they do mention using Metformin in correlation with the diet too and that really made me feel good knowing that they had brought up the medicine too since I do take Met. I've lost over 30lbs. and am still losing and highly recommend this book for anyone struggling with PCOS!
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a46996c) out of 5 stars Disappointing 29 Feb. 2008
By Kate Talbot - Published on
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I was hoping that this book would be very helpful, since it got such great reviews; however, I was disappointed by it. I recently discovered I had PCOS. I was prescribed metformin and told to follow a low GI diet. The book does a great job of explaining how and why a low GI diet should work for women with PCOS, but it does a poor job of explaining the actual diet. It makes it very confusing to follow, and although it gives a table of foods along with their GI, it is very vague about telling you what you should be eating. I followed the diet in the book the best that I could, and gained 5 pounds before the first week was over. Also, the recipes in the book were no help to me... each one of them had an ingredient that was either very exotic (lamb meat was one of them) or something that I had never heard of. They cannot realistically expect people to make these recipes on a regular basis. I recommend PCOS and your Fertility by Collette Harris. This was a much better and more helpful book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9afd7558) out of 5 stars I finally feel balanced 12 Jan. 2011
By Michelle J. Greenlee - Published on
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This book does not promise to cure PCOS; however, it has came pretty close. Not only do I finally understand PCOS and my fertility issue, I also finally feel balanced again. Within seven weeks I lost 10 pounds by just simply following this diet. I thought I was eating healthy before, but I wasnt' eating according to the way my body works. If nothing else, anyone with PCOS needs the education this can provide. I feel empowered now because I have taken some control back over my life.
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