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Have you ever heard of Dr. Mark Hyman?  I referenced him before in a prior post,  Health & Heredity: The Curse of Being a Black Woman.  I was introduced to him as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  I love his work because he is one of the few physicians who works hard on educating people about reversing lifestyle diseases — chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes — through eating real food and exercising. Here is a great video giving you a taste of what he is all about.

The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook 

His latest project is a cookbook, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook.  It boasts having “more than 175 ultra-tasty recipes for Total Health and Weight Loss.”  I have to admit, many cookbooks that claim to assist in lowering blood sugar have recipes that look pretty, well…  DRY.  Not this cookbook!  Are you ready to try recipes like Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai, Lemony Greek Pan-Roasted Chickpeas, and Spicy Sage Turkey Sausage?  Yeah, no diet food here!  This cookbook is great for those with international taste buds!  WOULD YOU LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY?  READ ON FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Blood Sugar and Your Fibroids

When most people hear of high blood sugar, they probably think about diabetics.  The truth is that blood sugar and your fibroids have an intimate connection that many women do not make.

In short, your blood sugar, or glucose, is energy that fuels your body.  Food sources of glucose include refined sugars, grains, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products.   The problem for many of us is that we consume too many of the wrong foods that release too much glucose into your blood and your insulin is not able to control it.  The wrong foods include white sugar, white potatoes (i.e., french fries), white rice, white pasta, etc.  This refers to all processed foods.  The more you eat these “wrong foods”  (or foods that increase your blood sugar too quickly), the more likely you are to develop fibroids, as stated in the Black Women’s Health Study.

Dr. Hyman’s cookbook is not about fibroids and he has no connection to the above-mentioned study.  However, Dr. Hyman is about looking at general health and lifestyle practices that can lead to diseases that are preventable AND reversible.  He gives great advice on how to buy healthy food, how spices can support your health, and principles for being present at meals.  I LOVE this book and encourage you to get a copy for yourself.


And the winner is….


Betty has 7 days to respond to my email notifying her as the winner.  If she does not respond within 7 days, another winner will be chosen at random.  Congratulations, Betty!

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Would you like a FREE copy for yourself?  If your answer is yes, then I invite you to enter the giveaway.  To enter, please do the following:

  1. Use Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc. to share this post with your friends.
  2. Leave a comment at the end of this post stating how this cookbook will help you in your health journey.

Only one winner will be chosen at random.  Deadline for entries is Monday, March 18, 2013.

*Disclaimer:  I was given a free copy of the book from the publisher.  I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.  The opinions expressed are solely my own. 

Halona Black, M.Ed., is a Culinary Nutritionist and author of Loving Your Fibroids Away: A 10-Day Detox Plan. She teaches cooking classes, is a personal chef, and is a health coach to women with fibroids and other hormonal imbalance issues. She can be reached at chef at GarlicAndLemonsLLC [dot] com.

17 Responses to The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook + GIVEAWAY

  1. Molly says:

    What a wonderful offer. Thank You 🙂 I would love the cookbook because i believe it might help me recover after surgery and get my energy back after a stressful year.
    Molly 🙂

  2. April says:

    Thanks for all that you do to get the word out! I know this book will help in all ways in my home. For me it would help keep my blood sugar stable for cramp free and pms periods. For my husband it will give me better ideas for his lunch and help with belly fat and hypertension. My mother lives with me and I’m constantly trying to help her avoid sugar bc she beat terminal cancer in 2006.

  3. This book would SO help me with my blood sugar issues. I’ve been experiencing bouts of hypoglycemia lately and would love to figure out what’s going on and how to work with it.

  4. Kathi says:

    Trying to get rid of my addiction – this book would help!!!

  5. Jen says:

    I’m new to Hyman’s website and books and looking forward to learning more about staying healthy!

  6. kristi says:

    Everyone can benefit from this cookbook – esp. those of trying to recover from our SAD (standard American diet)!

  7. Randy Taylor says:

    I’m reading one of Dr. Hyman’s books now, “The Blood Sugar Solution”. Should be the perfect companion to keep things in line!

  8. Yolanda Brown says:

    Thank you for hosting such a great contest.
    We could all use a text that teaches and inspires.

  9. Betty says:

    My hubby has diabetes so I am always looking for healthy recipes for him and that also benefits me as well.I saw you on Dr.Oz yesterday and copied the 3 recipes to try. A cookbook would be a treasure.!!

  10. Having told that I was pre-diabetic is teaching to make better choices and your book will help me to be more constructive toward my health.

  11. Maria Rodriguez says:

    I need this book to help with my extreme battle for health. From fibromyalgia, to extreme allergies (I call it leaky gut extreme) and everything in between. Years of misdiagnosis did not help and now that I found your books I have been slowly treating myself, and wining this fight. Thank you for writing all this books.

  12. Judy Soucie says:

    Dr. Hyman, I watch you everytime you are on Dr. Oz’s show! I NEED this cookbook as I have Fibromyalgia and I know that eating in a cleaner way will make me feel better and have more energy! PLEASE pick me for this, as I no longer have employment so it will be quite awhile before I could purchase the book and I now I need it now! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insights, Judy Soucie

  13. Jane Van Wyk says:

    Working to keep my hubby from progressing to a diagnosis of diabetes. He’s been pre diabetic for years now. How great it would be if we could do this with healthy natural adjustments to lifestyle rather than having to take another pill or insulin shots! Can’t wait to win my free copy :), and follow you more closely via the web and social network sites!! Thank you for all that you do to improve the lives if others.

  14. Susan supers says:

    I am so interested and in need of your book! My daughter just had a very large fibroid removed about a year ago and is now on bio identical hormones. Our Naturalpathic Dr. told us that being on the hormones will prevent future fibroids. She already has another small one. :(She also is trying to get pregnant with no luck yet. We’ve had a lot of cancer in our family also. She was also diagnosed with PCOS. We are both doing our research for natural remedies! Also my som in laws mom has been diagnosed with diabetes 2. Thanks for all you do!

  15. Kathy says:

    I saw Dr. Hyman on the Dr. Oz show the other day and I’m a preventative kind of woman who takes my health serious! I need to lower my weight and my cholesterol and want to do this with diet. This book would help me reach that goal

  16. Jim Brookins says:

    A great offer for a book geared towards helping those of us who care about our own health.

  17. Jean says:

    I love 2 learn abt eating natural fd bt their nt available in the supermarket & expensive. I hv a 1cm fibroid and i wt 2 get rid and heal with no surgery.

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