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Changing the PACE

It took me a couple of weeks to get back on track after my recent travels, but I’m happy to say I’m a pound down from before I left on my trip, and my fasting glucose is back down as well. I did it by changing my PACE routine. (Find out more about PACE here and here. I realized that, by focusing on laps in the pool, I wasn’t putting out the effort that would really make a diffierence. Instead, because I wanted to complete a lap, I was holding back. That’s exactly the opposite of what makes PACE effective. Push Hard, Don’t Coast In order to increase my lung and heart capacity, I need to push myself...

Changing the PACE
posted on: Sep 28, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Genetically Modified Salmon: A Very Bad Idea...

The Massachusetts company AquaBounty Technologies wants to sell the salmon it has genetically modified. The FDA has been holding hearings on whether to permit it. If the FDA approves this “Frankenfish,” there will be no special labeling to let us know. As consumers we will not know whether we’re buying salmon that’s evolved naturally or salmon that’s been tinkered with. Scientists and consumer advocatess have been tossing out facts, distortions, half truths, misleading statements. . . you know, the usual. On the one hand, we have a science writer for NPR pooh-poohing the public’s concerns. On the other hand, we have activists at Food & Water Watch stating: “The commercialization of GE salmon could threaten public health, wipe...

Genetically Modified Salmon: A Very Bad Idea
posted on: Sep 22, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

A Healthy Food Supply

As some of you may know, I’m planning on moving overseas within the next year. Now that I’ve gotten a good start on reversing my diabetes, I’m wondering about the food supply available when I move. How do I find out whether crops are adulterated with pesticides and other chemicals? What about hormones and antibiotics in livestock feed? GMO crops? If you have any ideas or experience that can help my research, I’d love to hear from you. You can post a comment here, or, better yet, hop on over to the Overcome Diabesity page on Facebook where we can have a real...

posted on: Sep 17, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

What’s Your Lifespan? Your Lungs Can Tell You...

According to Dr. Al Sears in his newest edition of P.A.C.E. The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution, studies have shown that your lung capacity is absolutely the best indication of your lifespan. The better your lungs work, the longer you’ll live. It sounds too simplistic, but read on. . . According to Dr. Sears, Drs. William B. Kannel and Helen Hubert examined Framingham Heart Study data and concluded that “your lungs are the number one predictor of death.” The Framinhgam Heart Study is a medical study that started in 1948 and has followed a population of thousands for six decades. According to their website, “In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study embarked on an ambitious project in health research to identify...

What’s Your Lifespan? Your Lungs Can Tell You
posted on: Sep 14, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Being Healthy and Well Adjusted

Our spines and nervous systems are truly wonderous anatomical marvels, far more amazing than the most complex communications center ever devised by mankind. Unfortunately, when everything isn’t aligned properly, communication between the brain and other parts of the body suffers and can result in discomfort and even disease. Chiropractric adjustments are the answer. Recently I experienced a different kind of chiropractic adjustment than what I’ve become accustomed to. I first visited a chiropractor years ago. I kept getting that uncomfortable, tingling, falling asleep feeling in my right arm. Then it started happening to my left arm. I went to a regular MD, who told me a pinched nerve in my neck was the culprit, and there was really...

Being Healthy and Well Adjusted
posted on: Sep 10, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

How’d I Do?

I’m back from my road trip, and in terms of eating well, I honestly did not do as well as I had hoped. As I mentioned before I started my travels, I would be at the mercy of others for a lot of meals over the two-week period. I did pretty well until the visit I documented here. That started a downward spiral that lasted until I arrived home. Now, I don’t want you to think that I just gave up and gorged on whatever came to hand. But, after eating some things that were definitely not part of my food plan so as not to distress my relative, I allowed myself to tour a chocolate factory and...

posted on: Sep 8, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama