Fasting was believed to be deadly It wasn’t that long ago when it was believed that man could only survive about 7 days without food. It was stated as fact; how long someone could last without air, how long someone could last without water, and how long someone could last without food. I remember being … Read more Is Water Only Fasting Safe?
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?
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?
Breast Health Awareness: Food As Medicine This is actually the third article in a series to address breast health awareness. I began in October, which is usually known as breast cancer awareness month; I am continuing on, to present more of the information available, so you can have the mindset of breast health, instead … Read more Breast Cancer Awareness: Food As Medicine
Breast Health: Bras and Skincare As I mentioned in my first article Breast Health Awareness, there isn’t a lot of research done on how to take care of our breasts so we can try to prevent problems in the future. However, it makes sense to learn what information is available, and use our logic … Read more Breast Health and Your Skin
I just spent the day preparing all my vegetables for the week. Keep in mind that I grew half of them and got the rest from an organic farmer that I have an agreement with. I know exactly how these vegetables were grown, and when they were picked. This is an important goal for me, … Read more Food Prep–A Lost Art?
Did you eat all your vegetables this week? We have gone to the farmer’s market and bought some great looking veggies. Or got them from our favorite farmer, or grew them ourselves. (If you grow them, you will eat them!) We had great intentions to use them all, but we didn’t quite get to them. … Read more The Great Vegetable Challenge, Part 2
The Great Vegetable Challenge, Part 1 It is now summer, and vegetables are in great supply. This is when I know you “hear” me saying “EAT THOSE FRESH, HEALTHY VEGGIES!!!” But just because they are available, doesn’t mean they are easy to include in our diets. Looking at the pretty grocery store display makes … Read more The Great Vegetable Challenge, Part 1
I was watching television the other day and heard this commercial about this new medication for treating breast cancer, it is an aromatase inhibitor. An aromatase inhibitor, as you may not know, is something that prevents sex hormones like testosterone, from converting to estrogen. However, I know aromatase inhibitors in a different manner. Aromatase Inhibitors … Read more Aromatase Inhibitors and Cancer Treatment