Stranded on an island?

I have been watching the HULU reality series, ALONE. At the end in each season we uncover the contestant who lasts the longest without completely starving. Ten people, each alone and isolated from the others, are dumped unceremoniously with 10 tools of their choice on 

The problem is always insulin resistance.

The problem is always insulin resistance.

You may know if you are overweight – although what you might call just overweight could actually be obesity. I rarely find a person who knows what their triglycerides are, even if they faithfully visit the doctor every year. You may know if you have 

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 

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 

“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 

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 

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