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Not diabetic? How safe are you?

Not diabetic? How safe are you?

You have type 2 diabetes  (T2D). Your doctor is satisfied when your A1c is 7. He or she didn’t instruct and maybe even discouraged you from checking your blood sugar at home at all. I see that happen. Who are you to challenge the doctor’s […]

HELP! I have kidney stones and they hurt

HELP! I have kidney stones and they hurt

A reader I will call Maria recently called and asked me to write about kidney stones. I can’t speak from experience (thankfully) but I’m told passing a kidney stone is worse than giving birth. At least you have a sweet baby after giving birth but […]

Alzheimer’s Part 7 – Sleep and Stress

Alzheimer’s Part 7 – Sleep and Stress

Prevention of Alzheimer’s Part 7 – Sleep and Stress With Part 7 we have reached the end of this series on prevention of Alzheimer’s. Perhaps you don’t quite remember everything involved in the first six parts. If so, a summary will undoubtedly be helpful. Part […]

Why NOT Eat Processed Food!

Why NOT Eat Processed Food!

This article should be Part 7 on stress and sleep in my Alzheimer’s series.  And I promise I will get back to that. But the diet part of Alzheimer’s prevention keeps preying on my mind. Why? Because diet matters to all illness, illnesses that can […]

Alzheimer’s Part 6 – Why NOT Vegetable (Seed) Oils!

Alzheimer’s Part 6 – Why NOT Vegetable (Seed) Oils!

Woops!  I see that my series has mentioned avoiding vegetable (seed) oils repeatedly but never explained why that is important. A seed is something that can be planted in the ground (grain and legumes are the main ones) and will grow. So let’s just clear […]

Alzheimer’s Part 5, Nutrient Deficiency Results in Excess Blood Sugar and Insulin

Alzheimer’s Part 5, Nutrient Deficiency Results in Excess Blood Sugar and Insulin

The point of this series is the possible prevention of Alzheimer’s. If you missed previous parts of the series you may find them by searching under the keyword Alzheimer’s. Part 4 highlighted how a nutrient deficiency in our diet makes us sick. The effects of […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 4 – Nutrition Status

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 4 – Nutrition Status

Essential Nutrients Here is the deal!  There are 27 vitamins and minerals, 10 amino acids (from protein), and 2 fatty acids (from fat) that are essential, non-optional, nutrients that you must get in your food!  Have you heard of those? Maybe and maybe not but, […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 3 – Nutritional Status

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 3 – Nutritional Status

This is the third in my Alzheimer’s prevention series. We now know there is no pill we can pop to make Alzheimer’s go away, so prevention is the key. And according to experts this is possible. You can read the the first two in this […]

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s?  Alzheimer’s – Part 2

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s – Part 2

Part 1 in this Alzheimer’s series introduced my sweet mother-in-law as an awful but typical example of what happens with Alzheimer’s. I described how Alzheimer’s might be prevented and even treated, showing how the brain works and how that relates to dementia. By the way, […]

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s – Part I

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s – Part I

My mother-in-law was a sweetheart. There was little she wouldn’t do for her son, me, and our daughter (her only granddaughter).  It was painful, therefore, for us to watch as she changed from a loving, caring person to a woman who couldn’t remember whether we […]