Category Archives: Prediabetes

CARING FOR OURSELVES 

“Home again, home again, jiggety jog.” My daddy always said this phrase from the old Mother Goose rhyme when we pulled into the driveway after a road trip. Even though I wasn’t gone long, I’m always glad to return, just … Continue reading

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Food, Medicine and Time

Hippocrates was one smart dude. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is this healer’s complete quote. He cared for the sick in Greece in the early 4th century BCE. Of course, he didn’t have access to … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CUT CALORIES?

Another word for cutting calories is “dieting.” If you’ve been used to eating high calorie, pleasurable foods, learning to make healthier choices from lower fat, higher fiber, whole grain and lower sugar foods will feel like a “DIET” to your … Continue reading

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Restorative Power of Real Food 

I live in a tourist town, so I’ve access to many wonderful restaurants for fine dining, as well as many mom and pop diners. I have friends, who also live here, who swear by Blue Apron and other fresh meal … Continue reading

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SNAP CHALLENGE AT NASCAR

Can I live on $4.17 per day for 7 days? I went to Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR and Indy Car racing. While I was at the Lodge I stay at when I go over for these weekends, I usually … Continue reading

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DON’T PANIC: IT’S JUNK SCIENCE 

Junk science is like junk food. We should not buy it, we should avoid it at all costs. As a picnic service, I mean, Public Service, I offer this article & summary.    The USA uses 5 milligrams of Splenda per … Continue reading

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CLEANING UP THE KITCHEN

I got the notice from my doctor that my insulin resistance has moved to prediabetes. It’s not a crisis, but it means I get to make some lifestyle changes. My upper carb limit was 180g per day, but I was … Continue reading

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