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No Diabetes without Leaky Gut

Recent research shows that you can have all the genetic predispositions to developing diabetes, but you won’t actually become diabetic unless you have a leaky gut as well. According to Wikipedia, leaky gut is a name used to describe intestinal or bowel hyperpermeability. For those of us without medical degrees, leaky gut means pretty much what you think it means – something is wrong with your digestive system that lets stuff circulate in your body that should have stayed in your intestines until eliminated in the normal way. It causes problems, and lots of them: bowel diseases, arthritis, skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis, food allergies, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, pancreatitis, and more. Dr. Leo Galland of the Foundation...

No Diabetes without Leaky Gut
posted on: Oct 19, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Back on the UltraSimple Diet for a Few Days...

Unfortunately, removing toxins from your body is not something you can do once and forget. Toxic chemicals and heavy metals are everywhere — in the air we breathe, in the soil we walk on, in the foods we eat. After I did the UltraSimple Diet in June, my food cravings all disappeared. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve started noticing strong hankerings (I won’t call them cravings just yet) for certain things in the not-so-good-for-me category. I’m putting myself back on the diet for a few days to see if I can kick those bad boys out before they get a strong grip on me again. I’ll keep you posted about how it...

posted on: Oct 12, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Not Your Father’s Dietary Fat

Myths about food and diet abound. Here are a couple of my favorite myths about dietary fat. Myth: A Very Low Fat Diet is Best I read an article recently titled, “Low Fat Diets are Grossly Misrepresented.” The author, T. Colin Campbell is a PhD doctor, not a medical doctor, and he took strong issue with some of the notions bouncing around today about low fat diets. I totally agree with the author when he talks about carbs that are healthy for us to eat vs. carbs that are not. No issues there. I also agree with him that obesity rises as people eat more and more processed “foods.” However, he goes on to advocate a low protein,...

Not Your Father’s Dietary Fat
posted on: Oct 1, 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

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

Eating While Traveling — Staying Healthy?...

As you know, I’ve been on the road for about 10 days now. I stuck to my eating plan pretty well for the first week, and I’m rather proud of myself for that. However, my good intentions fell apart on Friday evening. We arrived, as planned, at the home of an elderly relative in time for dinner. Always a superb cook, he had asked me on the phone whether there were any foods I couldn’t or shouldn’t eat. I explained that I was avoiding wheat and gluten. Sadly, it was obvious that he is no longer as sharp mentally as he always has been. He asked the same questions over and over, and worried — a lot —...

Eating While Traveling — Staying Healthy?
posted on: Aug 31, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Good-for-You Breakfast Eggs

Occasionally I’ll be posting recipes here, when I find something that’s really yummy and healthful at the same time. I thought I’d start with breakfast. This recipe is a modified version of one from Dr. Ron Rosen that he calls “eggs benefit,” a healthy alternative to traditional Eggs Benedict. I found his version used way too much lemon juice and not enough rosemary, so I’ve adjusted those amounts and changed a couple of other things. Ingredients 2 eggs 1 ripe avocado 2 slices whole grain bread, “Manna from Heaven” bread or gluten-free bread Special Sauce Special Sauce 3 T low-fat cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese 1/2 to 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1-1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1...

Good-for-You Breakfast Eggs
posted on: Aug 23, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Healthy Eating While Traveling

It’s vital to eat unprocessed, healthy foods when you’re reversing your diabetes, but doing so while traveling is a challenge. I’ll be on the road for two weeks, looking to share some tips for healthy eating while traveling, and to hear some of yours. Do you have some tips you’d like to share for healthy eating on the road? Click the comment link above this message to add your...

posted on: Aug 19, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Ignorance, Stupidity and Diabetes

When it comes to your health, ignorance is making a choice that’s bad for you when you don’t have the information you need. Stupidity is making a bad choice when you know better. Sometimes, with diabesity, it’s hard to tell the difference. My Friend Almost Died I have a friend who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a couple of years ago. By the time they realized he had a problem, he almost died. He was admitted to the ER, severely dehydrated and with stratospheric glucose readings, and practically comatose. He was literally lucky to be alive. After rehydrating him, pumping him full of insulin and taking other measures to stabilize him over the course of several days,...

Ignorance, Stupidity and Diabetes
posted on: Aug 17, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

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