There are many books on glyconutrition, and I will tell you a little about one that I really enjoyed, written by Dr. Emil Mondoa, along with Mindy Kitei. Dr. Mondoa is the man who established the Glyconutrients Research Foundation. This book is a relatively quick read and is quite easy to understand.
The book “Sugars That Heal”, provides useful information for the role of glyconutrients by first giving an introduction to the human immune system, describing the key components and stages of the immune response and specifying the role of glyconutrients in this process.
It’s full title is ‘Sugars That Heal: the new healing science of glyconutrients’. Dr Mondoa touches on the new field of study on glyconutrients, the essential sugars used by the body to promote optimal health and well-being. The thesis of the book is that the modern day highly-processed diet lacks the rich nutritional benefits that can be gained from fresh plant foods, but new glyconutritional supplements hold ingredients that have shown to boost the body’s immune system and increase energy levels.
Glyconutrients are eight “essential” polysaccharides, that form an integral part of inter-cellular communication systems within the body. The book “Sugars that Heal” describes the effect of increasing dietary intake of these special eight glyconutrient sugars as increasing lean muscle mass and decreasing body fat, decreasing cholesterol levels, and improving the body’s inflammatory response and immune system. Dr. Mondoa outlines positive effects of glyconutrients where the body has deteriorated physically. Conversely, however, Dr. Mondoa suggests that a diet lacking in glyconutrients will have negative effects on these aspects of the body’s functioning.
The book goes on to to discuss glyconutrients and areas such as:
– immune system boost
– poor health and nutrition
– good health and nutrition
– history of glyconutrients
Dr. Mondoa goes on to outline the helpful role of glyconutrients in general health, talking about the roles in preventative self-care, building endurance, slowing the aging process, muscle tone and strength, preventing sun damage, reducing body fat, aiding psychological function and in reversing some negative effects of poor nutrition. The Sugars That Heal outlines a plan for ensuring all eight glyconutrients are included in the diet by way of supplements and natural foods.
With the level of excitement surrounding glyconutrients in the marketplace these days, Sugars That Heal is a very popular book that has received good reviews from many quarters. There is a good deal of anecdotal evidence from people that support the views it proposes, and pioneering practitioners have likewise lent it support.