NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - Dr. John Salerno, protégé of the late "Atkins Diet" creator, Dr. Robert Atkins, corrects misconceptions about the science of nutrition and losing weight while addressing current state-of-food issues in his new book, "The Silver Cloud Diet," (www.thesilverclouddiet.com).
"Hidden sugar, preservatives and highly processed white starch are what are really causing our health epidemic in the United States," says Salerno, who has been featured in Woman's Day, Men's Health, The Huffington Post, Fox News and is recommended in health celebrity Suzanne Somers' best-sellers. "Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease are killing this country, and it's not because people are eating too many organic natural fats."
The book describes Dr. Salerno's three-step approach to nutrition based on organic, unprocessed foods that are low-glycemic, low in carbohydrates and high in protein and natural fat. His program is also fortified with pure organic nutritional supplements targeted to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation and destroy free radicals. Dr. Salerno advocates the use of bio-identical hormones, as well as a detox program to jumpstart a healthy diet.
"Dr. Salerno saved my life," writes patient JP from New York City. "My weight had ballooned up to nearly 350 pounds. I was hypoglycemic, had high blood pressure, and was on my way to diabetes. Using The Silver Cloud Diet, I have lost nearly 200 pounds, my blood pressure and sugars are both normal. I feel great. And I can stay on The Silver Cloud Diet for the rest of my life."
The book includes 75 low-carb recipes developed by culinary co-authors Linda West and James Beard, and step-by-step instructions for a healthy lifestyle.
About Dr. John Salerno
A board-certified family physician, Dr. John Salerno has been pioneering complementary medicine for more than 20 years. Best known for his Silver Cloud Diet nutrition program, anti-aging supplements, and natural therapies, Dr. Salerno has served as a clinical preceptor at Yale University School of Medicine for three years and crafted treatment plans to restore human health. His publications and professional studies have made him a popular expert on the physiology and assessment of many complex medical conditions. Dr. Salerno was a protégé and colleague of Dr. Robert Atkins and has worked with Hollywood actress/author Suzanne Somers (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pioneer); actor Steven Cannell; and president of the International Congress of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Hiroyuki Abe.