Cynthia Bland has done a superb job in presenting well-researched information in a refreshing manner made relevant and accessible to all readers. This book's format takes you from identifying the CHALLENGE to guiding you through the NUTS & BOLTS of the HOWS & WHYS . . . but that's t ALL. She saves that spoon full of GOOD SUGAR for the DESSERT. There was delectable crumb unsavored. After being diagsed with diabetes and being borderline hypertension at the age of 62, Cynthia Bland set out to find a way to live a happy, healthy life without the burden that often comes with these conditions. Through countless hours of research, trial and error in the kitchen, and incredible determination, Cynthia w practices everything in this book and lives a healthy, medication free life because of it.