Thursday, September 15, 2016

Book Review: 7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie

'7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie' (preview) By: Max Sidorov
In cooperation with the doctors at the ICTM (
That oddly-named website refers to “The International Council for Truth in Medicine”, which appears to be an online nutrition blog,

The book opens in a rather combative way, accusing the 'established health industry' of suppressing free flow of information. As it is very difficult for anyone to even mention the word “cure” next to a disease or illness without the approval of the reigning medical establishment, "This book is not in any way offered as prescription, diagnosis nor treatment for any disease, illness, infirmity or physical condition". And also a 'statutory warning' that they are not liable to any person or individual for any loss or damage, which I think makes contents of this book look risky.
The book begins with an introduction that stresses the need for nutrition education for all medical professionals, while describing how unsuitable to good health, is the present treatment of various conditions like heart trouble. The book is replete with comments that put down the medical profession, such as, "Medical doctors are not trained in nutrition; they are trained in drugs, drugs, and more drugs.", or, "Asking a doctor about nutrition is like asking a train conductor about brick laying."
The last 10% of the book proposes a 30 day diabetes plan, a rather general overview of recommended dietary regime, which must be followed exactly "as written if you want to get rid of your diabetes" . Here the book specifies the type of food to have, and the types to avoid.

I found this book an abstract discussion about the, so called ineffective approach of modern medicine to health. Every oppotunity to belittle established drug industry is used to its hilt. It is impossible to test the efficacy of the recommended diet, as it is more of general directives and opinions, like, "If you don't do...... diabetes will not be cured".