When You Don’t Know You are a Pioneer

Some of us remember when ATMs were a new idea. I am not a pioneer and always prefer more information. I figure you can always tell the pioneers by the arrows in their butts. So I was entertained by the ultimate issues that were not 

Diabetic’s Predicament

Type 2 diabetes is officially diagnosed when fasting blood sugar (after not eating all night) hits 126 and A1c (blood sugar stuck to red blood cells) measures at or above 6.5. This is not a condition achieved over night. Think about body temperature when sick. 

In Search of a Miracle – How Does Growing Fat Happen?

How Does This “Growing Fat” Thing Happen? We need body fat but, as as adult in 2022, we don’t necessarily need it to grow. The human body is purposely designed to gain fat to avoid starving. Those poor humans living in caves way back when 

The problem is always insulin resistance.

The problem is always insulin resistance.

I have written (perhaps ad nauseam) about the importance of your immune system in responding to COVID-19. We have looked at all those troublesome “underlying conditions” and how they challenge the immune system. But maybe you decided that you weren’t worried about COVID -19. Ignore 

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 

The path to diabetes and beyond

My last post ended with guidance on how to test your blood sugar. Here is what I said. “Cook a medium potato without any additions. No butter, no sour cream, nothing but the potato. Test your blood sugar and write the number down. Eat the 

Start at the beginning

Start at the beginning

Repeating again the primary underlying health conditions that leave us susceptible to serious illness with COVID-19. These were introduced in my last post. “ Diabetes (results from failure to store glucose in body cells and too much glucose being created in the liver), obesity (too 

Is your immune system prepared for COVID-19?

Is your immune system prepared for COVID-19?

If you happen to live in Montgomery County, AR you probably noted that we had our second diagnosed COVID-19 case. Both cases have since recovered. We don’t know if this second case is a man or a woman. Let’s just call the person Doe for