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Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer”s Part 3

Is It Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer”s Part 3

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 […]

Sound Familiar?

Sound Familiar?

“Dang,” she said. “I went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. Then I went off the diet and gained 25 pounds. I tried exercise but it didn’t help. Now I have to go on another diet because my son is getting married and the new […]

Decision Time – Which Diet is Right for You?

Decision Time – Which Diet is Right for You?

With any luck at all, you have been following my articles on diet choices. You learned about the standard American Diet (appropriately called the SAD diet), Paleo, Keto, Mediterranean, vegetarian/vegan, and carnivore.  If you missed any, you will find them by clicking on the names […]