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BOOK REVIEW: 'Diabetes' by Dale Pinnock, The Medicinal Chef

Thursday October 20, 2016


If you or a family member are diabetic or newly diagnosed with diabetes, this book could be a good source of diet and lifestyle information for you.

Once a condition that afflicted the unlucky few, diabetes now affects millions and is a disease that is plaguing the western world, writes the author.

Pinnock believes that poor diet, high levels of stress and inactivity is having an impact on the disease and his book ‘Diabetes’ aims to help suffers of both type-1 and type-2 diabetes to manage their condition using nutrition alongside conventional medicine.

Opening the conversation with hard-hitting statistics, Pinnock makes the distinction between both types of diabetes before taking his reader on a journey through the human anatomy and physiology.


His chapters cover the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, blood sugar regulation, proteins and fats and their digestion’, ‘meal composition’ and much more.


Readers will find the key health ingredients for diabetes and suggested recipes which are simple to follow and speedy, particularly useful. Pinnock removes the boredom factor during mealtime and places a clean and healthy spin on favourites such as his Salad Niçoise with Chicken and Thai Green Vegetable Curry so they remain on the family menu.


The author has a frank and honest approach, enabling his readers to understand the scale of the condition and shows how a profound change in diet and lifestyle can restore the imbalance of the body’s internal environment.


‘Diabetes’ is part of a wider series of books written by the Medicinal Chef: ‘Digestion’, ‘Heart Disease’ and ‘Anxiety & Depression’.


Pinnock is the pre-eminent voice in eating for good health. He has degrees in Nutrition and Herbal Medicine and a Masters in Nutritional Medicine.


He has also worked as a chef and know the importance of using affordable, accessible ingredients in his recipes.


‘Diabetes’ by Dale Pinnock, the Medicinal Chef (143pg hardback) is published by Quadrille Publishing, at £14.99. It is also available from specialist health food stores.


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