With the Diet Industry grossing 30 billion dollars a year, one cannot help but wonder why obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America.
In her book, Beauty and the Yeast Beast, author Francine Hemway tackles this growing epidemic. Told from a 40 year struggle with obesity, Hemway explains that the underlying cause of diet failure syndrome is a microscopic demon known as Yeast. The premise behind her book is that Yeast, a member of the Kingdom Fungi, has invaded and increased in our bodies. She explains that -Yeast, a natural inhabitant of your body, only becomes a threat when it is allowed the opportunity to grow out of control.- Diet Failure Syndrome persists because the yeast waits for you to start consuming food it needs to grow. That is, sugars, starches and Flour. She explains how the Yeast Beast -makes us crave these foods and then makes it indigestible to us as it takes what it need first.- She explains that to be successful, one has to starve the Yeast Beast. From her own successful experience where she lost 180 pounds and kept it off, Hemway provides a detailed account of how to starve the Yeast Beast and keep it under control. A key message she imparts is that -we need to see the Yeast Beast as an invader, take control of our bodies, and stop letting the Yeast Beast control us.-
What makes this book an asset to anyone who wants to lose weight is Hemway’s candor when addressing weight loss. Told from her own personal struggle, she does not gloss up the state of obesity. She explains the effects of -Advanced Infirmation,- developing new illness as you age more rapidly than normal due to obesity. By providing an in-depth understanding of the biological functions of yeast in our bodies and how food works, she makes the point that real commitment must be taken to combat obesity.
It seems that every day researchers are coming out with new reasons why obesity is on the rise. Some examples include thyroid problems and genetics. Hemway deals with a particular microorganism that affects food intake. Through her own experience, Hemway may have found the root cause of Yo-Yo dieting, but perhaps more doctors should study the Yeast Beast to see if it may or may not be the cause of their own patients’ obesity. With so many reasons given for the increase in obesity, the solution may be to diagnose the cause through a variety of tests rather that prematurely prescribing treatment.
I highly recommend Beauty and the Yeast Beast as a comprehensive and well presented book on achieving permanent weight loss. Hemway does not simply tell you how to lose weight; she explains how to stop the insufferable ups and downs on the scale. The solution to her weight loss is carefully crafted to demonstrate that we do not have to be an overweight and obese society. All it takes is commitment, taking control, and defeating the Yeast Beast.
Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
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