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DIABETES

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?

In a recent post, Seriously Now – How Much Can I Afford to Weigh?,  my message was that the fat capacity of any individual, the point at which fat cells are full and cannot store more fat, is the key to the many inevitable manifestations […]

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 […]

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

So you manage to work your annual medical checkup into your schedule and part of that includes blood and urine tests. And you discover you have protein in your urine. The doctor says that isn’t a good thing. Pat SmithPat Smith is the author of […]

Diabetes is an energy storage problem

Diabetes is an energy storage problem

Diabetes is an energy storage problem Diabetics are sometimes (usually) told that their A1c is the only thing to watch. But just watching your A1c is like watching your favorite football team on Monday night and praying for the best. Pat SmithPat Smith is the […]