Tag Archives: diabetes

THE FDA, DIABETES & LOCKJAW

What is the relationship between the Food and Drug Administration, Diabetes and my lack of ability to CLOSE MY MOUTH (also known as LOCKJAW?) Give up? The answer can be found in an April 15th, 2016 article entitled, “FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk.” In this article the FDA states, […]

Can Quality Sleep Be A Factor In Preventing Diabetes?

When people hear the term, “Healthy Lifestyle” they often think about nutrition and exercise. Although these components are certainly important, they don’t complete the picture of healthy living. One of the most often overlooked components is QUALITY RESTFUL SLEEP. Reduced sleep affects the body more significantly than most people realize. In addition to loss of […]

HAS SCIENCE PROVEN EXERCISE OVER RATED?

. IS IT TRUE THAT EXERCISE  IS UNNECESSARY TO OBTAIN GOOD HEALTH? EXERCISE: 1. Reduces blood pressure 2. Reduces cholesterol levels 3. Increases the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol in the blood) 4. Reduces chances for coronary heart disease 5. Increases efficiency of heart and lowers resting heart rate 6. Makes heart […]

White Potato vs Sweet Potato: WHO WINS?

For all those insomniacs never realizing the cause of their sleep deprivation, I give you the answer to the long awaited question: White Potato vs. Sweet Potato: WHO WINS? First, I will start by saying BOTH forms of potato (especially in organic form) are naturally HEALTHY products that provide good sources of nutrition. Interestingly, there […]

Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer: The Missing Component

. Disease is a state of ill health RESULTING FROM an imbalance or multiple imbalances within our bodies. It is (in general,) NOT SOMETHING WE “CATCH.” It is important to recognize this subtle difference because it changes our approach to battling infections and diseases. Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer are merely examples of this imbalance. Most […]

“If Healthy Food Was Cheap I’d Buy It!”

For so long people have been chanting the mantra, “If Healthy Food Was Cheap I’d Buy It and Eat It!” I’m not sure they would because: People seem to eat what they want They have never taken the time to calculate the cost difference Most people don’t eat for health; they eat for taste, fullness […]

DIABETES JUST ISN’T SCARY ENOUGH

When people hear the word CANCER or LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE it creates significant fear and emotional duress. These diagnoses create fear and the belief that death is imminent. They incite ACTION. When people hear the word DIABETES, they think of insulin. They shrug their shoulders at the serious dangers this disease produces. They believe that […]

BUT DID YOU REALLY TRY?

For years patients told me they tried exercising and eating better but their: blood pressure cholesterol triglycerides blood sugar remained abnormally elevated which required prescription medication to control. I certainly wish their efforts didn’t wait until their lifestyle created most of these problems in the first place, however, I was always glad to hear an […]

A Simple Journey: Can You Guess The Journeyman?

Conditions were wet and slimy right from the start as I began my journey. Multi-layered in composition, I immediately realized the conditions were going to require significant change to be able to adapt to my environment. The composition of the moisture I came in contact with altered my current state and I realized I had […]

FREEDOM FROM FOOD

If the ONLY thing I took away from you was processed foods, fast foods, poor quality restaurant foods, and any other food void of real nutritional value, how happy and fulfilling would your life be? I pose this question, because I believe people place more value and importance on unhealthy eating than they do on […]

Are Drugs Designed To Cure

Although I was born in 1959, my memories of childhood began in 1964. During these years, the “establishment” was constantly under fire. The war in Vietnam had begun nine years earlier.  The “hippies” rebelled against traditional standards and values. A cultural revolution was underway attempting to change our thinking and our actions. During this time,the major health care problems […]

The Benefits Of Sugar

It seems that everytime we hear the word, “sugar” we associate it with evil. Sugar has provided benefits to many people and continues to provide stability to the United States healthcare system. How, you ask? The dental industry gained $122,000,000,000.00 (122 BILLION) in 2009 from dental care in the U.S. Although sugar was not the […]

WATER: A Painless Answer To Disease Prevention

We hear on the news about water shortages and droughts in various states causing all kinds of major problems. I can assure you, the cause of these shortages has never resulted from our population over consuming this essential liquid. “I hate water,” “water is boring,” “I just don’t think about drinking it” are typical sentiments I heard […]

HANGING ON OR LETTING GO OF QUESTIONABLE TRUTHS?

California just signed into law mandatory vaccinations for all children entering public schools, private schools and daycare. The intent is to protect children from developing various types of illnesses. On the surface, this sounds like a laudable goal. There are various points that need further discussion to educate adults before forcing them to subject their […]

DOCTOR IS NOT SPELLED GOD

We take it for granted when a doctor tells us anything, the words are written in “stone.” As a doctor with over 20 years of experience, the truth is we make mistakes. A good doctor uses every source available (when indicated) in diagnosing and recommending any treatment plan. They are open minded and good listeners to […]

HEALTH ISSUES: How To Avoid Repeating The Same “MISTAKES?”

I write about health because it is my PASSION. When I awaken in the morning I scan my mind for the potential activities of the day. I get excited about this daily ritual which always puts a smile on my face. Am I going to lift weights, bike ride, train on an elliptical, take Tucker […]

HOW TO MAXIMIZE LIVING (with Reduced Stress and increased Happiness)

Most of us are so busy taking care of life’s daily responsibilities, we generally don’t think about the steps needed to maximize quality living. We create daily patterns of living attempting to accomplish essential tasks.  These patterns have a tendency to develop as a RESULT of these tasks rather than an implemented STRATEGY. We tend […]

DOES TYPE II DIABETES REALLY EXIST?

Don’t let the title fool you. Type 2 diabetes really exists, however, the question was posed because the ROOT CAUSE has never addressed (as if it doesn’t really exist!) This form of diabetes is a type that RESULTS in elevated blood sugar. The reason the word results is highlighted is because todays health care system attempts […]

FOOD IS INFORMATION

When we think of food, we think of: calories, fat, protein and carbs. restaurants breakfast, lunch, dinner favorite tastes desserts Although food certainly relates to these various terms, we are learning that food actually provides our body with very TECHNICAL INFORMATION. Without going into the details about genetic expression, mitochondria health, ATP formation, hormones, cell membranes, intestinal microbiome […]

HELP! I NEED TO CHANGE MY EATING

With almost 70% of the population in the United States either overweight or obese, a call to action is needed to reverse this epidemic problem. This problem has been on the rise since the 1970’s when the dietary changes were implemented. The recommendations were to reduce saturated fats, and increase carbohydrates. Proteins were almost an after […]