Audiobook Review: Atkins Diabetes Revolution

The best reason to do Atkins is to prevent diabetes or reverse its effects. Dr. Robert C. Atkins explored this in numerous books but never devoted an entire one to this topic. He wanted to, but his unexpected passing made that an impossibility. His widow Veronica wanted to see his vision come to life, so she encouraged the two authors of this book to write it. They worked with Dr. Atkins at his clinical practice in New York, so they understood the importance of publishing Atkins Diabetes Revolution. Read on for my thoughts on this audiobook.

Publisher’s Summary

More than a program for living with diabetes, here is a groundbreaking approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing an American epidemic, based on the science of the doctor who invented the low-carb lifestyle and wrote the  New York Times bestseller Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach™— a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best.

The statistics are staggering. Thirteen million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; another 5.2 million don’t know that they have it. During the past thirty years the diabetes rate has tripled, and each year about 200,000 people die from complications of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control project that one out of every three children born in the year 2000 will develop the disease. But Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. Find out how you can avoid becoming a statistic.

As a respected physician and pioneer in the field of complementary medicine, Dr. Robert C. Atkins recognized early on that diabetes and obesity are twin epidemics, and that the way to reverse both is to permanently change the way people eat. Yet much of the mainstream medical establishment continues to advocate the treatment of diabetes with insulin and other drugs, while recommending a diet high in carbohydrates including sugar, which raises your blood sugar. What you’ll learn from reading Atkins Diabetes Revolution is that rather than correcting your metabolism, such a diet can actually increase your risk of developing diabetes—and heart disease.

The Atkins Blood Sugar Control Program (ABSCP) helps you identify the metabolic signposts that indicate trouble long before the onset of Type 2 diabetes so you can stop it in its tracks. If you already have the disease, the ABSCP offers you and your physician a strategy for weight management and blood-sugar control, while minimizing your exposure to drugs.

Atkins Diabetes Revolution presents a comprehensive lifestyle program, including diet, exercise, and nutrient supplementation. The book also contains meal plans, recipes, a fitness routine, and case studies. This revolutionary book, a fitting tribute to Dr. Atkins, tackles one of the greatest health challenges you and your family may ever face.

My Thoughts

Published in 2004, Atkins Diabetes Revolution is just as relevant now as it was then. The audiobook, which I listened to using Downpour, is an abridged production. However, it’s nearly five hours in length, so you get a substantial amount of content. I enjoyed it so much that I went ahead and purchased the e-book version of Atkins Diabetes Revolution.

The authors clearly know what they’re talking about, and the fact that they worked alongside Dr. Atkins and helped bring this book, a passion project of his, to fruition makes it even more meaningful. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and diabetes is the number one cause of heart disease. So, acquiring this book is imperative if you want to smarten up on ways to protect yourself.

The narrator, Sara Krieger, does a fine job. Her delivery is clear, balanced, and never distracts from the content. The production quality is what I’ve come to expect from HarperCollins. In other words, it’s solid the whole way through with no hiccups worth noting.

Atkins Diabetes Revolution is the perfect addition to a low-carb library. If, like me, you enjoy taking a deep dive on nutrition and want to prevent yourself from becoming another negative statistic, then I implore you to listen to this audiobook and start making positive changes in your life. You’ll be happier, and most importantly, healthier for doing so.

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