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Get healthy

Is being healthy important enough? So last week we got to the bottom line. GET HEALTHY. Healthy means the absence of symptoms, diseases (as diagnosed by a doctor), and medications. Environmental toxins (mercury, lead, mold, chemical fertilizers/insecticides/pesticides) definitely impact health, particularly in susceptible people. Stress, 

What to do when you are unhealthy

What to do? Keep it simple! “How do you feel? How much weight has crept up over the years? How much pain do you have? What other symptoms do you have? What reasons do you have for going to the doctor? How many diagnosed conditions 

Health Care versus Sick Care

“Sick care” sends you to your doctor. Most people call this “health care,” argue about whether all people should be entitled, and gnash their teeth about the expense of medical treatment and medications. In my mind everyone should have access to sick care. Health care, 

Insulin Resistance – I

When your metabolism is shot you have those famous underlying conditions! The first thing to understand is your body really doesn’t come in parts that operating independently of each other. The number of organ and disease medical specialties might lead you to believe that. Medical 

Insulin Resistance and Diet – Part II

As said before, insulin resistance starts and ends with the amount of sugar arriving in your blood and your ability to cope with that sugar. Generally the sugar comes from your diet. However, natural steroid hormone (there is that word again) created in response to 

COVID-19 –What part of “underlying” do we not understand?

Schools are opening all over the country. Sure enough there are immediately cases of COVID-19 in students and staff. It was inevitable. Its a virus for Pete’s sake. The flu is a virus that spreads like wild fire. Lots of people (maybe all) are exposed 

More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

Have you heard that old saying – “There is more than one way to skin a cat”? The message is, there is always more than one way to get almost anything done. And there are always pros and cons to the options. The first question 

The immune system in a nutshell

The immune system in a nutshell

Imagine you have a $3M house smack in the middle of nowhere. Bad stuff goes on outside your perimeter. A tall concrete fence topped with barbed wire surrounds your property; strategically placed cameras provide 360 degree views of the periphery. The gate that can only 

Watching a diet and a pandemic

Watching a diet and a pandemic

What am I doing? Sitting in my comfy chair, feet propped up, watching TV. This requires no real investment on my part. I can consciously pay attention or doze off, which ever is most appealing. “Watching” seems to be a common thing. I’m always hearing 

The path to diabetes and beyond

My last post ended with guidance on how to test your blood sugar. Here is what I said. “Cook a medium potato without any additions. No butter, no sour cream, nothing but the potato. Test your blood sugar and write the number down. Eat the