Covid-19 and the Immune System

I spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s day with family. There was a lot of isolation and COVID-19 testing for everyone prior to and after this celebration. I ate some stuff that I am not supposed to eat. For example, my great grandchildren 

Let’s just get this over with!

Let’s just get this over with!

Early on in this COVID-19 pandemic Montgomery County and the little counties in Arkansas surrounding us had very few diagnosed COVID-19 cases. And just to be on the safe side, we avoided being tested – as if testing was the problem. Certainly we didn’t talk 

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 

COVID-19 –What part of “underlying” do we not understand?

Schools are opening all over the country. Sure enough there are immediately cases of COVID-19 in students and staff. It was inevitable. Its a virus for Pete’s sake. The flu is a virus that spreads like wild fire. Lots of people (maybe all) are exposed 

The immune system in a nutshell

Imagine you have a $3M house smack in the middle of nowhere. Bad stuff goes on outside your perimeter. A tall concrete fence topped with barbed wire surrounds your property; strategically placed cameras provide 360 degree views of the periphery. The gate that can only 

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 

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 

Coronavirus – Don’t be like Karen

My last post ended with these words. “Don’t be like Karen. Act like you have the virus and don’t want to give it away. Let’s just look at this realistically. I think I said that once before. This is a very contagious virus, much more