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What matters  most to your health?

What matters most to your health?

As you probably know I usually write about diet associated with some particular condition. And that is because people tend think, “Nah. I don’t have that that” and stop reading. The downside of that approach is that it is difficult to focus on prevention in […]

Eggs are the best!

Eggs are the best!

If you are as old as I am, you may remember the “incredible, Edible Egg” ads created by the American Egg Board in 1975. One can’t necessarily believe anything in a marketing campaign but, in this case, they were so right. Eggs are incredible despite […]

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

We humans sometimes want to believe that food is just to make us happy. We relish the taste and the social aspects of eating. And while these are good things, both are really just side benefits. Pat SmithPat Smith is the author of “It’s All […]

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?

What about fasting? In an earlier 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 […]

Conversations and Misunderstandings about Diet

Conversations and Misunderstandings about Diet

It’s a new year! 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, […]