Treatments for High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Stress and High Blood Sugar

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
164 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2013
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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Timothy Parham shares his expertise in the area of wellness in his book “Treatments for High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Stress and High Blood Sugar.” Parham takes a holistic approach in order to live a healthy life, not only physically healthy, but emotionally and mentally as well, as each of these is intertwined with each other. This book is divided into well-defined chapters making this a user-friendly resource and a quick “go-to guide” in time of question. The author discusses what food is, the effects and impact of bad eating, the effects of salt, sugar, and meats, to name a few of the topics. The later chapters focus on clean eating, growing your own foods and the importance of water.

I found this book to be very educational and also inspiring as it really make me think about what all I put into my body each and every day. It also made me want to immediately make changes in my diet and practice a clean diet, which is great to aspire to, but not a change that can be made overnight. However, there are a lot of tips that can be incorporated into everyone’s diet to make changes toward living a more healthy life. My favorite part of the book is the chapter discussing writing down goals and positive affirmations as I believe one’s mindset plays a huge role in making changes in one’s own life. This is a book that will make every reader think about his or her life and it is written in such a way that it is easily understood and not overwhelming.

Maria Beltran

"Treatment for High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Stress and High Blood Sugar" is a very helpful guidebook to good health. The author covers a lot of subjects about food and the book contains some historical tidbits to shed light on our general eating habits. Through the chapters 'What Did You Eat?', 'What is Food?', and 'Laying the Foundation for Unhealthy Eating', the book starts with basic questions (and answers) that introduce the subject matter effectively. The chapter on the 'Brief History of Sugar and Salt Conspiracy', on the other hand, provides historical background that enlightens us on how these basic condiments become necessities in our kitchen. The book then goes on to expound on topics like 'What to Eat', 'Water First' and 'A Cleansing Diet', which are helpful guides to a healthy eating habit.

Timothy Parham writes with a lot of enthusiasm on how to have a healthy body and a sound mind, maintaining a holistic approach. With all the books written about food and food diet, it is not easy to come up with something unique about this subject matter. What makes this book unique is the author's gift in story telling as well as his animated style of writing. Contrary to the book's title, this health guide is actually more on the prevention of diseases like high blood pressure, obesity, stress and high blood sugar, and how to choose the right kind of food to stay healthy. I like the chapters on sugar and salt because these are interesting facts that many people may not know about. The chapters suggesting the possibility of forming fruit and vegetable cooperatives to create community gardens are also highly commendable. Above all, the author is quite effective in delivering his message, that acquiring and maintaining sound physical, mental and spiritual health can be done by making a habit of consuming natural food, beverages and herbs. I recommend this book to everyone!

Anna del C. Dye

Timothy is an aspiring vegan and wants to answer all the questions the rest of humankind has about vegans, including why the rest of us should become vegans too. It is interesting to see the vegan’s point of view in this treatise. In this book you will find many answers to why they think the way they do. It does come across a bit over the top as it insinuates that most things animal are bad. Parham says in this book that plastic bottles, when heated, become toxic and so does the milk within. What he doesn’t say is that many plastics now are OK to warm things up in. He also talks about "To Go" containers like the Styrofoam cups and containers that are a type of plastic that increases corporate profits and lowers their expenses at the cost of the world's environment and all the creatures therein. He also says, “The only reason cows share their milk with humans is because they are forced into doing it through the use of intimidation, domestication, restraint and torture.”

I think the author’s point of view throughout the pages may offend those who are not vegan. I feel that it is the biased opinion of its author. The author provides the reader an extensive history of sugar and other food items. It is a good read if you want to know about this theme. The book is simple and easy to follow. This book could be a source of information to anyone wanting to know more about the beliefs of vegans in general. I recommend it to vegan want-to-be’s all over the world.