There are a lot of ideas about how to reduce insulin resistance and high blood glucose levels that may lead to diabetes. There are very well meaning people advocating their ideas, but do these ideas work? We know that taking drugs may lower some blood sugar numbers, but it doesn’t cure the problem or address … Read more Eating to Reduce Insulin Resistance
In my previous article Why Should I Care About My Blood Sugar, I talked about the seriousness of high blood glucose levels and how they affect your health. In this article I would like to deal with some of the barriers to working on blood sugar levels, and eating healthy, as well as give you … Read more Lowering Blood Sugar: Where Do I Start?
Of all the health concepts being discussed nowadays, I’m not sure this one is discussed enough, yet it has some of the worst consequences. I want to explain why you need to care about your blood sugar levels. In the next article, I will explain what you can do to start reversing insulin sensitivity and … Read more Why Should I Care About My Blood Sugar?
You may have heard that pre-diabetes and diabetes can be caused by something called insulin resistance. It sounds like something is resisting insulin, and that’s correct, but do you know what is actually happening? Insulin Resistance happens at the cellular level. This is pretty geeky, and not absolutely technically correct. However, it’s my “layman’s” best … Read more What is Insulin Resistance?
You would think with all the diet books, all the research done, and all the trials and effort, there would have been a solution to the problem of losing weight, which so many seem to struggle with. I think all the solutions are out there, even though they seem to conflict with each other. My … Read more The Logic of Losing Weight
Take two car owners. Both have beautiful Mercedes that they are proud of. They wash them and keep them clean, and are very happy to get around in their vehicles. However, one of the owners feels that this car may be expensive to keep up, so she decides to use the cheapest gas she can … Read more The Tale of Two Car Owners
I know most people realize they need to take care of themselves. However, many people think that if they spend “extra” time on themselves, like rest and relaxation, or something especially kind, like getting a massage, that they are being selfish. My goal is to show you that helping yourself is essential for helping others. … Read more Self Care Isn’t Selfish!
The Balance Between New and Old Actually, I wanted to call this article “Conservative or Liberal, throwing the baby out with the bathwater”! But that sounds political, and this is not about politics, although it might be. To me, the term “conservative” means “conserving the wisdom of our past”, and liberal means “liberating ourselves from … Read more Why We Have No Elders
Does Your Liver Need a Rest? Liver, the unglamorous liver! It’s not a “sexy” organ like the heart. It doesn’t have exercises around it like breathing exercises for the lungs. It doesn’t even seem to really affect us, since we don’t get “liver stones”, or liver pain. So why should we worry about the … Read more Does Your Liver Need a Rest?
This is the last in a series of articles on breast health awareness. I started the series with my first article, talking about the anatomy of the breast, and the lymph system. My second article was about restrictions of the breast and what we put on our skin. My third article was about nutrition and … Read more Breast Health Awareness: Diagnostic Tools