Tag: diabetes

Alkaline water: a scam?

Is Alkaline Water a Scam? Is alkaline water a scam? There are thousands of websites and pyramid schemes hawking $6,000 machines to alkalinize our tap water into “miracle healing water.” And not just any miracle healing water, but, “magical miracle healing water.” With, no surprise, miraculous properties, “one of the [supposed] greatest health advances in…


The Safer Cinnamon

“The Safer Cinnamon” Second in spice popularity only to black pepper, cinnamon is the powdered inner bark of four different species of cinnamomum trees. There’s Vietnamese cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Indonesian, and Ceylon. A recent review raised concerns about one of them, because of a compound called coumarin, which new human data suggests may be toxic…


Eggs and Diabetes

“Eggs and Diabetes” Type 2 diabetes is becoming a world pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases… what about diabetes? Researchers found a stepwise increase in risk the more and more eggs people ate. Eating just a single egg a week appeared to increase the…


How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

“How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure” High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for death in the world, affecting nearly 78 million Americans— that’s one in three adults. And as we age, our pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60 it strikes more than half. Well, if it affects…


Lower Blood Sugar After Eating Breakfast. Are Your Blood Glucose Levels Normal?

blood sugar drops after eating what’s going on here I thought blood sugar was supposed to go up after you eat let typically what happens but people with insulin resistance working on reversing that insulin resistance can see some really strange and paradoxical blood sugar readings so today we’re going to talk about that and…


Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects

“Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects” As I note in my chapter on greens in my book, “How Not to Die”, vinegar may be one condiment that’s actually good for you, though mustard could be another. Randomized controlled trials involving both diabetic and non-diabetic individuals found that adding two little teaspoons of vinegar to a meal…


Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control

the use of cinnamon to help treat diabetes remains controversial we know that cinnamon is so good at controlling one’s blood sugar that you can cheat on a diabetes test by consuming two teaspoons of cinnamon the night before your glucose tolerance test basically they make you drink some sugar water and see how well…


Client-Centered Counseling and Nutrition: Role Play, Demo, Foundations

Hey, Roberta. It’s great to see you again. Thanks for coming in. Hi. It’s so nice to see you again, too. I’ve been really thinking about suggestions that you made last time. And I really want to control my diabetes. I want to be healthier. So I’m interested in maybe starting like a nutrition program….


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


The Five to One Fiber Rule

“The Five to One Fiber Rule” When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans just to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber containing foods we could save our country 80 billion dollars — and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates…