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Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin! In my last post on cholesterol, we landed squarely on the beginning 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 […]

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

The Atkins diet introduced back in the 80’s by Robert Atkins was the first ketogenic eating plan intended as a weight loss diet. It was (and is) essentially a meat and fat diet broken ever so slightly by a few green leafy carbohydrate vegetables. It […]

Is the Paleo Diet for You?

Is the Paleo Diet for You?

The Paleo diet created by Loren Cordain is designed on the premise that we should only be eating foods that our Paleolithic ancestors could hunt and gather from nature. It isn’t entirely clear that we humans really know what the cavemen ate; after all we weren’t […]

How Does Exceeding Your Body Fat Capacity Make You Sick?

How Does Exceeding Your Body Fat Capacity Make You Sick?

There is just so much room in your closet. If you just keep jamming more stuff in there you will inevitably get an unattractive overflow. The same is true of your fat cells. but in this case, the overflow will make you sick. In a […]

Seriously Now – How Much Can I Afford to Weigh?

Seriously Now – How Much Can I Afford to Weigh?

I know two women who weigh about 400 pounds. One is healthy as a horse, climbs stairs with no difficulty, feels and looks fine, no symptoms and no medications. The other is a diabetic with heart trouble, rides in a cart at the grocery store, […]

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 […]

So – What about Inflammation

So – What about Inflammation

Inflammation is a hot health topic but I often wonder if folks understand what that means to them personally. Really important for those with diabetes, heart and various autoimmune diseases. These are people with extreme inflammation. From a dietary perspective, grain and legumes (beans) are […]

The Psychology of Subtraction

The Psychology of Subtraction

Think about this. What food, what supplement, what medication can you take or feed to your family to fix their health?  Do you have or know children with sick brains? Do you have a parent with a sick brain? The fix is usually not in […]