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About Steve Parker
After completing medical training, Dr. Steve Parker entered the private practice of office-based Internal Medicine in Austin, TX, then Pensacola, FL. For 17 years, Dr. Parker worked in medical clinics, including three practices he started from scratch. Since 2001, Dr. Parker has been working as a hospitalist in the Phoenix, AZ, metropolitan area, diagnosing and treating adult patients in the hospital only.
Dr. Parker's professional goals are to expand the reach of his medical expertise far beyond the narrow confines of the hospital patient's room, and to enhance lives by preventing disease, improving health, and increasing longevity via healthy lifestyle education. He wants to keep you OUT of the hospital.
His award-winning first book,"The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer," was published in late 2007. Since then, he has been an active blogger at the Advanced Mediterranean Life blog. The second edition of "The Advanced Mediterranean Diet" was released in 2012.
In 2009, Dr. Parker founded the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet blog as part of a comprehensive adaptation of the healthy Mediterranean diet for people with type 2 diabetes. The first fruit of this labor was the Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet (KMD), a very-low-carbohydrate weight-loss plan applicable to people with or without diabetes. The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet (for diabetics and prediabetics) was released in 2010. Both diets are available free at the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet blog.
In 2011, Dr. Parker wondered if the Paleolithic diet would benefit folks with diabetes and prediabetes. Scientific studies published in subsequent years indeed supported such an approach. You'll find an outline of his Paleobetic diet and can follow his ongoing exploration at the Paleo Diabetic blog.
Dr. Parker's other books are "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet," "KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet," and most recently, "Paleobetic Diet: Defeat Diabetes and Prediabetes With Paleolithic Eating."
You may contact Dr. Parker at his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of mail received, he may not be able to respond personally to each.
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This is the first-ever Paleolithic-style diet created specifically for people with diabetes and prediabetes. Also known as the caveman, Stone Age, paleo, or ancestral diet, the Paleolithic diet provides the foods our bodies were originally designed to thrive on. You'll not find the foods that cause modern diseases of civilization, such as concentrated refined sugars and grains, industrial seed oils, and over-processed Franken-foods. Our ancestors just five generations ago wouldn't recognize many of the everyday foods that are harming us now.
On the Paleolithic diet, you'll enjoy a great variety of food, including nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, and eggs. Dr. Parker and his co-author wife provide one week of meal plans to get you started, plus additional special recipes. Meals are quick and easy to prepare with common ingredients. You'll find detailed nutritional analysis of each meal, including carbohydrate grams.
All measurements in the book are given in both U.S. customary and metric units. Blood glucose values are provided as both mmol/l and mg/dl.
Also included is information and advice on exercise, weight loss, all 12 classes of diabetes drugs, management of hypoglycemia, and recommended drug dose adjustments.
Dr. Parker's weight management plan is highly customizable, depending on sex, weight, and preferred dieting style. In addition to a time-honored portion-controlled diet, Dr. Parker presents the world's first low-carb Mediterranean diet: the Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet. It's a two-for-one deal.
You'll discover 1) which foods are the healthiest, 2) which carbohydrates are particularly fattening, 3) why you no longer have to worry about dietary total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, 4) how to lose weight by watching portion sizes or calories, 5) how to lose weight by limiting carbohydrate consumption, 6) which of these two popular dieting methods is optimal for you, and 7) sixty-four easy and delectable recipes.
The traditional Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, olive oil, judicious amounts of wine, with modest portions of meat and poultry. This way of eating is linked to longer lifespan and reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and dementia.
The book includes advice on how to avoid weight regain, instruction on exercise, 64 recipes, and scientific references. All measurements are given in both U.S. customary and metric units.
About the author . . .
Steve Parker, M.D., is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet. He has three decades' experience practicing Internal Medicine and counseling on effective weight-loss strategies. Dr. Parker's other books include Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet and KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet.
Type 2 diabetics and prediabetics have lost the ability to process carbohydrates safely. Carbohydrates have become poisonous for them. Carb toxicity too often leads to numb and painful limbs, impaired vision, kidney failure, amputations, cancer, and premature heart attacks, strokes, and death.
Nutrition experts worldwide agree that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest way of eating for the general public. It prolongs life and reduces rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and dementia. The only problem for diabetics is that it provides too many toxic carbohydrates.
Dr. Parker initially recommends a very-low-carb ketogenic diet for 12 to 18 weeks, then teaches the reader how to gradually add more healthy carbohydrates depending on blood sugar and body weight changes. Due to the toxic nature of carbohydrates in people with impaired blood sugar metabolism, most diabetics won’t be able to tolerate more than 80-100 grams of carbohydrate daily. (The average Western diet provides 250 grams.)
The book provides recipes, a week of menus, instruction on exercise, discussion of all available diabetic medications, advice on prevention of weight regain, lists of delicious doctor-approved foods, 71 scientific references, and an annotated bibliography. All measurements are given both in U.S. customary and metric units.
Steve Parker, M.D., is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet and author of the award-winning "Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer." He has over two decades’ experience practicing Internal Medicine and treating patients with diabetes and prediabetes.
Nutrition experts for years have recommended the healthy Mediterranean diet. It's linked to longer life span and reduced rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and dementia.
Dr. Parker (M.D.) has modified the Mediterranean diet to help you lose excess weight while retaining most of the healthy foods in the traditional Mediterranean diet. What's the secret? Cut back on the fattening carbohydrates such as concentrated sugars and refined starches.
You'll discover how to manage your weight without exercise, without hunger, without restricting calories, while eating fish, meat, chicken, vegetables, fruits, wine, olive oil, nuts, and cheese.
The book includes advice on how to avoid weight regain, instruction on exercise, a week of meal plans, recipes, and scientific references. All measurements are given in both U.S. customary and metric units.
This low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet is included also in Dr. Parker's "Advanced Mediterranean Diet (2nd edition)" and "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes."
Are you finally ready to lose weight while eating abundantly and without counting calories?
About the author...
Steve Parker, M.D., is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet. He has three decades' experience practicing Internal Medicine and counseling on effective weight-loss strategies. Dr. Parker's other books include the award-winning "Advanced Mediterranean Diet" and "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes."