It’s a Journey – the Inflammation Creep

As promised so far on this journey, the common chronic diseases (of which diabetes is one) creep along together due to inflammation. That means no one condition stands alone. Anything that activates your immune system is inflammatory. Inflammation is step one when the immune system 

It’s a Journey – The Exit Toward Diabetes

Happens all the time. In fact it happened to me. I start developing neuropathy in my feet and I ask the wrong doctor about it. That’s a complicated story but anyway he asks me, “Are you diabetic?” I say “No.” Turned out I was well 

It’s a Journey – Prevention vs Recovery

Welcome back to the Journey. In review, last week’s post has this quote from The American Heart Association. “The immune system plays an important role in obesity-induced adipose (fat) tissue inflammation and the resultant metabolic dysfunction, which can lead to hypertension, dyslipidemia,and insulin resistance and 

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 

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 

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 

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, 

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