The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan ($15.99, 245 pp) by Hillary Wright, M. Ed, RD, is a practical and informative guide to help people reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes at a very early stage. In addition to explaining the science behind insulin resistance, the underlying cause of diabetes, this book offers guidelines, strategies, dietary advice and exercise regimens  to help lower risk of diabetes and improve overall well-being. The book balances between “Mind-Set Intervention” sections, loaded with positive support and empowerment and thorough outlines of effective strategies for change.

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Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 12/10/14