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Entrainment: Still Useful After all These Years...

I’ve been using brain entrainment for a couple years now. It provides all the physical benefits of deep meditation without the learning curve. When I listened to my first entrainment track it sent me into the deepest, most restful sleep I’d enjoyed in months — maybe years. Now that I’ve been listening to entrainment tracks every day, they don’t have the same kind of dramatic impact they did when I started. But that’s a good thing. When I started entrainment, I was battling depression and some ongoing chronic health issues. I was chronically sleep deprived. Either I couldn’t fall asleep because my brain was racing, or I couldn’t stay asleep. I was very anxious, and I felt as...

Entrainment: Still Useful After all These Years
posted on: Apr 14, 2012 | author: DiabeticMama

Solve Your Blood Sugar Problems

The beta test group I mentioned a while back has wrapped up, and I’m now free to share more about it. During the test period I shed just under 15 pounds, my fasting glucose dropped from between 115-120 to around 90-92, I felt more energetic, I was sleeping better, and I felt more cheerful and optimistic. Quite an improvement in just a few short weeks. It wasn’t an easy program (although I found it easier than the Ultra Simple Diet plan I had written about previously). But, man, did it get results! Here’s the outline: First, spend a couple of weeks eliminating all sorts of baddies from your diet including sugar and caffeine Next, spend four weeks following...

Solve Your Blood Sugar Problems
posted on: Mar 22, 2012 | author: DiabeticMama

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

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

Notable Quotes

“The average mineral content of vegetables – like cabbage and spinach – has gone down more than 80% in the past 50 years.” Dr. Al Sears ___________________ “If you want small, tight lungs and decreased cardiac output, then keep jogging. But if you want the kind of longevity and heart attack prevention that comes with bigger lungs and a stronger hear, then shoot for an oxygen debt each time you do an exertion period with PACE.” Dr. Al Sears, P.A.C.E. The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution ___________________ “Unhealthy food is cheaper because our government’s policies support its production. We’re spending nearly $30 billion a year to subsidize corn and soy production. Where do those foods go? Into our food supply...

Notable Quotes
posted on: Jul 8, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

UltraSimple Diet — Was it Worth it?

My week on the UltraSimple Diet (from the book The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days) is officially over, but as I’ve discovered nothing in this program is ever as simple as the name suggests. The “week” has already become three weeks, with more to come: first was the prep week when I got completely off caffeine, sugar, wheat, and a few other things and did my shopping and preparation for the actual diet. The second week was the “official” diet week. This is now over. Day 1 Days 2 & 3 Days 4 & 5 Days 6 & 7 Now I’m into the third week, the back end...

UltraSimple Diet — Was it Worth it?
posted on: Jun 24, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to my new website, Overcome Diabesity. I’m going to be using the word “diabesity” a lot in these videos and on this site. Diabesity is sort of shorthand for diabetes + obesity, as well as a constellation of other symptoms of metabolic disorder. When I use the word “diabetes” here, I’m referring to Type 2 diabetes. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name’s Susanna Perkins. I’m in my middle fifties, married, with five grown children. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and I am medically obese. I carry about 50 extra pounds right now, which on my 5 foot nothing frame is a lot. Since my...

Welcome!
posted on: May 14, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

What Is Diabesity?

It’s a simple formula. Diabetes + Obesity = Diabesity And there’s an epidemic of it in the US that’s growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, it’s so bad that military leaders have labeled it a threat to national security. The shocking statistic is that one out of every three volunteers to the military is obese. Numbers in the general population are just as alarming. Obesity is not just a problem of appearance. Obesity makes us sick. It leads to Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, heart disease, stroke, liver and kidney failure, neurological disorders, blindness, and more. I myself suffer from diabesity, as do millions of other Americans. The newest medical evidence shows that diabesity —...

What Is Diabesity?
posted on: Mar 31, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama