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The Ultimate Unification of Diet, Health and Disease is a new science-based dietary approach that targets, attacks and destroys multiple health issues at once, including obesity. The “diet” book is not about obesity per se, rather all diseases of the body. A lean and thin body is just another “side effect” of a healthy body, according to the author. The author, Mr. Walter Wood, writes that a single ‘toxic’ substance in our diet can account for and explain virtually all chronic diseases of western society. And he provides a plethora of scientific evidence to support that claim.
In the first chapter of the book Mr. Wood refutes the common dietary dogma that overeating or sedentary behavior is responsible for the current obesity epidemic in the US and explains the true scientific reason for why we get fat – why we’ve gotten so much fatter in the last three decades and what we can do to become lean again. He argues that it’s not the quantity of calories we consume that we should be concerned about, but rather, the quality of those calories. Namely, Mr. Wood claims that sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other refined carbs exacerbate the underlying obesogenic environment in the body, by inducing a phenomenon known as insulin resistance; thereby accelerating the process of lipogenesis (fat storage) in the human body. Insulin, he argues, forces the body to hold on to fat and prevents it from mobilizing it.
The author expands on this single concept throughout the book and empirically demonstrates how all chronic diseases of western civilization, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, myopia and dementia are intimately linked together, and that they too are the result of insulin resistance or excess insulin secretion.
In chapter three of the The Ultimate Unification of Diet, Health and Disease, the author goes great guns to refute some of the prevailing nutional wisdom about coronary heart disease (CHD), high fat diets, cholesterol and saturated fat. Contrary to common nutritional knowledge, he claims that, here too, sugar plays an important and crucial role in CHD, and that the effects of cholesterol and saturated fat on our health has been vastly overstated, at best. He says that saturated fat isn’t evil. It’s actually healthy.
Chapter four discusses the scientific and biological reason for cancer in the human body and how one could avoid this dire disease by developing ‘sensible’ dietary habits. And by ‘sensible’ Mr. Wood means strictly avoiding sugar and other similar foods. As in the first two chapters of the book, the author backs every single claim with cutting-edge scientific research and scientific studies. The author follows a similar pattern when it comes to other modern illnesses such as myopia, diabetes and dementia.
The second half of the book concerns itself with the practical aspect of the diet. It provides a practical guide on how to implement these dietary changes to lose weight, preserve health and resurrect joy and happiness in ones life. Forget about calorie counting, skimpy meals, fear and deprivation.
Instead it teaches you to focus on avoiding a single category of food while enjoying all the others. It explains which foods one needs to avoid entirely on the diet, which ones you can enjoy without restriction and which foods should be kept to a minimum. The diet itself is divided into two phases. At first it begins with a more stringent phase in regards to carb consumption and ends with a more lenient one. Best of all, the author doesn’t restrict fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and other supposed dietary evils on any phase and even encourages you to eat until your hunger is completely satisfied.
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