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CHRONIC CONDITIONS/DISEASES

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin! In my last post on cholesterol, we landed squarely on the first contributor to most chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease. That would be hyperinsulinemia (too dang much insulin). The other small player is your genes. Most of us have no clue […]

Hmmm! Should You be Concerned about Your Cholesterol?

Hmmm! Should You be Concerned about Your Cholesterol?

You did your annual blood test. Your doctor says you have too much cholesterol showing up in various lipoproteins, whatever those are. He says you need to take a statin, whatever that is, to reduce the amount. So this is a big question. Should you be […]

What do Diabetes and Epilepsy have in common?

What do Diabetes and Epilepsy have in common?

This morning I watched a youtube presentation from the latest low-carb summit (Low Carb Breck 2018) by Dr. Eric Kossoff, specialist in epileptic children and ketogenic diets.  It brought back a memory. Two years ago I wandered the aisles in the health food store in […]

Stop the assault on your body

Stop the assault on your body

In a recent post, Every Bite You Eat Is Either Fighting Disease or Feeding It, I said that “hundred or so years ago most of the chronic diseases so common today were rare or had never been heard of. There is a message here. These […]

Every bite you eat is either fighting disease or feeding it.

A hundred or so years ago people ate whole food from their garden or farm and pasture raised or wild caught meat and fish. All the nutrients our bodies needed to fight infections and bugs were in the food. All the nutrients needed to create […]

Are You a Captive of Your Genes – Cancer

Are You a Captive of Your Genes – Cancer

  You could be on the downhill slide toward cancer. But if you are, your genes are likely only a minor contributor. You are not a captive of your genes unless you decide to be.. At the bottom line, our susceptibility to cancer lies in […]

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

Unfortunately, diabetes doesn’t scare some people. But Alzheimer’s certainly does. So when you see that Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes affecting the brain, then you may decide to pay more attention. Because particularly in cases of type 2 diabetes, prevention is almost always possible. […]

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention I learned this week that another friend has cancer, reminding me once again that cancer is ugly and devious. Treating active cancer is a battle. Gardeners, this is very much like the battle of the squash beetles in your vegetable garden. […]

Technology is Making a Difference in Cancer

Technology is Making a Difference in Cancer

I monitor research and progress on many chronic diseases including cancer. A lot of good stuff is happening with cancer and this post intends to bring you up to speed. But first let’s start with a little background so the “happenings” will make sense. Pat […]

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

There seems to be no end to the number of ailments aggravated or caused by diet. And it seems to be tough for people to give up eating the stuff they just love in the interest of  avoiding body fat or an ailment. But some ailments, […]