Author: Pat Smith

The Ideal Diet for You – Part 4 How Does That Work?

The point of this whole series is simple. What is your ideal diet? That means what you should eat and what not. Why? Because some of the stuff we might eat can make us sick in some minor or major way. People are prone to 

The Ideal Diet for You – Part 3 Potential Causes

If you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series you were introduced to Dr. Carrie Diulus, a vegan Type 1 diabetic, as well as the concept of “don’t feel good” symptoms associated with allergies and autoimmune conditions, both environmental and food. A 

The Ideal Diet for You – Part 2 You Are Not Dr. Diulus

In Part 1 you learned about the diet of Dr. Carrie Diulus, a Type 1 diabetic who doesn’t eat animal products, the best sources of protein, because they make her feel bad. She takes great care to select plant foods that meet her protein requirements 

The Ideal Diet for You, Part 1 One Size Does Not Fit All

One-size-fits-all as in socks applies only if you don’t have really large or really small feet. The typical shoe in a catalog or shoe store will be medium width, just fine unless you happen to have very wide or narrow feet. The fact that contractors 

Convenience May Have Done It!

In my library is a book entitled The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book by Anne Carter Zimmer. Many years ago I found it at the book store in the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park near Charleston, SC. The Battle 

Stranded on an island?

I have been watching the HULU reality series, ALONE. At the end in each season we uncover the contestant who lasts the longest without completely starving. Ten people, each alone and isolated from the others, are dumped unceremoniously with 10 tools of their choice on 

Being healthy is your best choice.

Healthy means “not sick.” Sick means feeling bad and/or having symptoms that send you to the doctor or the emergency room. If they can afford it, sick people take medications. Medications don’t usually cure the sickness but (hopefully) allay the symptoms and ward off dying 

The problem is always insulin resistance.

The problem is always insulin resistance.

You may know if you are overweight – although what you might call just overweight could actually be obesity. I rarely find a person who knows what their triglycerides are, even if they faithfully visit the doctor every year. You may know if you have 

Worried about virus “variants”?

For days now the news has been the arrival of virus “variants”, the first of which popped up in the UK. Now they appear to be in 36 of the US states. And that is just today. So now the worry is whether the vaccine 

Body Fat and Covid-19

Why is it that the majority of folks hospitalized and frequently dying after COVID-19 infection have lots of excess body fat? What is going on here? Let’s start at the beginning. The virus that causes COVID-19 enters cells by attaching the virus corona (crown) to