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…

COVID-19 — Are you “susceptible”?

Susceptible – “likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.” Take note, it said “harmed.” Technically we already know that about 80% of the total population will not be harmed by COVID-19, that most will have no symptoms. Others will have…

“We have two fuel sources –a big one and a little one. Which one are you burning?”

Everything I know about health and nutrition I have learned from a large and growing number of scientists, doctors, and researchers. One of those is Dr. Benjamin Bikman. Dr Bikman is a professor running a research lab at Brigham Young University. His lab particularly focuses…

How we get fat and why it matters

Simple, you are thinking. We just eat too much! Well, yes, that could factor in. However, as I conveyed in the Lose Weight and Keep it Off series, the actual stuff we are eating matters the most. Body fat is not the enemy. It has…

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

My recent post Good News for the New Year highlighted two successful weight loss stories published in The DeQueen Bee, DeQueen, Arkansas. Two women (I called them Cathy and Augusta) decided they had dealt with overweight trials and tribulations quite long enough and did something…

Harold is Recovering nicely!

Harold is Recovering nicely!

About 3 weeks ago I got a call from Harold, a friend of the family. I wish he had called sooner. Anyway, he had been plagued with persistent thirst, a constant need to urinate, including overnight, and not feeling so good. He has had trouble…

Not diabetic? How safe are you?

Nobody said you were diabetic so you think you are just fine. Maybe! To understand how safe you should feel, you need to know just a bit about what happens when you are diabetic. Type 2 diabetic You have type 2 diabetes  (T2D). Your doctor…

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…