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Added Sugars: 37% Come from Soda

Avoiding added sugars is the fastest way to reduce inflammation, pain, and keep our body the size we want it to be. Its simple, but its not always easy. Sugar tastes good! Because sugar is a flavor everyone likes, its added to most processed foods. The consequence is we now are used to eating really […]

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Elevators and Insulin

I haven’t been able to write since my grandfather passed. I would sit at my computer, trying to find something to say, but nothing would come. Then last week a dear friend entered hospice after a long and valiant fight against ovarian cancer. She always encouraged me to write and tell the truth about food […]

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The Truth About Getting Healthier

Suzie* came to me as a last resort. Her triglycerides (the fat cells traveling in her blood stream) were really high, she was pre-diabetic, and her doctor told her she had to lose weight or she would have to take medication. She was only 51 years old, and did not want to be on medication […]

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Is Fruit Too High in Sugar?

Fruit is getting a bad rap and its time for it to stop. This tale going around about fruit being really high in sugar is a lie. Fruit tastes sweet, I get it. But most fruits actually have little effect on our blood sugar when we eat normal amounts of them. This “war on fruit” […]

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Walk Away Diabetes

Results of a new study were recently released (June 20 Diabetes Care), with really good news. And with half of our population expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime, good news is great. Really great. These researchers followed a group of ver 1,800 people at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes for five years, […]

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Blood Sugar

Okay, so many of you are wondering how something that does not even taste sweet, like a piece of bread, can raise blood sugar more than something that tastes sweet, like a pear. And what the heck is blood sugar, anyway? Here’s the deal: sugar is a kind-of generic term, and there are several types […]

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Your Hemoglobin A1c

It seems everywhere I hear people talking about their Hemoglobin A1c tests, concerned about being pre-diabetic, and not really sure what it all means. Your answers are here! The Hemoglobin A1c test, or H-A1c, measures the average amount of glucose in your blood over the past 3-4 months. It is not altered by what you […]

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