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DIABETES

Not diabetic? How safe are you?

Not diabetic? How safe are you?

You have type 2 diabetes  (T2D). Your doctor is satisfied when your A1c is 7. He or she didn’t instruct and maybe even discouraged you from checking your blood sugar at home at all. I see that happen. Who are you to challenge the doctor’s […]

Alzheimer’s Part 5, Nutrient Deficiency Results in Excess Blood Sugar and Insulin

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 […]

No, Lisa. You should not change your diet.

No, Lisa. You should not change your diet.

Lisa and her spouse have been on a “keto” diet for many months. That means they have largely eliminated commercially processed foods, grain, and sugar from their diet. Being the fine wife that she is, Lisa’s principal interest was to help avoid the diabetes that […]

Fasting – good or bad?

Fasting – good or bad?

In my last post we discussed some confusion about a “keto” diet and whether it should be considered dangerous. Well, what about “fasting?” Should people be doing that or not? Apparently some have been told that diabetics shouldn’t “fast.” Fasting is not this odd thing […]

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin

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