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DIABETES

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 […]

My Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

My Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

I’m thinking about my “perfect” Thanksgiving dinner for years and years, famous (at least according to my family) and happily anticipated. I got the menu and all the recipes from my mother. I like to think that I polished it to perfection. Oven roasted turkey. […]

Overcoming diabetes takes commitment and a support community

Overcoming diabetes takes commitment and a support community

What do people do when the doctor tells them they are prediabetic or diabetic? What should YOU do? Pat SmithPat Smith is the author of “It’s All about the Food,” a book that guides nutritious food choices as the way to avoid illness and maintain […]

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

Do you actually enjoy a crisis?  Half of my automobile trunk is taken up with an actual spare tire on an actual wheel rim. Why? Because the idea of being out in the middle of nowhere with a no spare (or even a donut tire)  […]

The Difference Between Full and Not-Hungry

The Difference Between Full and Not-Hungry

What’s the difference between full and no-longer-hungry? I have out-of-town friends who have both changed their way of eating. We will call them Dick and Sally. Dick’s primary interest was to control his blood sugar because he is a diabetic. Sally, on the other hand, […]