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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 […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 4 – Nutrition Status

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 4 – Nutrition Status

Essential Nutrients Here is the deal!  There are 27 vitamins and minerals, 10 amino acids (from protein), and 2 fatty acids (from fat) that are essential, non-optional, nutrients that you must get in your food!  Have you heard of those? Maybe and maybe not but, […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 3 – Nutritional Status

Alzheimer’s Prevention Part 3 – Nutritional Status

This is the third in my Alzheimer’s prevention series. We now know there is no pill we can pop to make Alzheimer’s go away, so prevention is the key. And according to experts this is possible. You can read the the first two in this […]

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s?  Alzheimer’s – Part 2

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s – Part 2

Part 1 in this Alzheimer’s series introduced my sweet mother-in-law as an awful but typical example of what happens with Alzheimer’s. I described how Alzheimer’s might be prevented and even treated, showing how the brain works and how that relates to dementia. By the way, […]

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 […]

Conversations and Misunderstandings about Diet

Conversations and Misunderstandings about Diet

Let’s just leap into this new year by considering some of the latest things I hear about what is “OK” and “not OK” about diet right here at home in Montgomery County, AR, and across the world. It is exciting, actually, that there is even […]

The Life of a Working Mother is Unbelievable!

The Life of a Working Mother is Unbelievable!

OMG. A favorite meme on Facebook these days talks about “being old isn’t for sissies.” Forget it. It’s the life of a working mother that isn’t for sissies. It’s ridiculously hard. There is a reason, a serious reason, why we have our children when we […]

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 […]

“Details, Shmetails. Just Tell Me What Works!”

“Details, Shmetails. Just Tell Me What Works!”

 I follow a long list of experts in the field of nutrition and body metabolism. One of those is Dr. Chris Masterjohn, a guy who has an amazing understanding of how things work.  He focuses on creating and publishing educational material for the public at […]