Crying At Night

I received a message from a type 1 mom who shared that the night before had been a tearful one.  Trying to stabilize her son’s low blood glucose levels in the middle of the night was a struggle. She was tired and discouraged. If you are the parent of a child with type...

Cutting Calories to 500 per Day Reduces Need for Insulin

(Excerpt) After four months of a calorie-restriction diet, obese diabetes patients were able to come off insulin, and 75% were able to remain insulin-free for more than a year, even though they returned to their regular diets. These patients also had significant...

Hemp Seeds: The Most Nutritionally Complete Food Source In The World!

(Excerpt) Hemp seeds, are the most nutritionally complete food source in the world! Hemp has been eaten for thousands of years in different parts of the world. It’s beneficial in terms of protein and essential fatty acids. There’s evidence that goes back thousands of...

7 Reasons Kale Is the New Beef

(Excerpt) Environmentalists cite meat production as one of the biggest contributors to global warming, and the USDA’s new food pyramid (MyPlate) suggests the healthiest choice is making vegetables and fruit the biggest part of every meal by reducing consumption...

Health-e-Tip: Carbohydrates in Vegetables Change when Cooked

Carbs (carbohydrates) in vegetables can definitely be affected by cooking. They are not affected as quickly or as extensively as phytonutrients like flavonoids or carotenoids, but they are still subject to changes from baking, boiling, steaming, and roasting. The...

How to Change the World

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Creating a healthier world is a revolutionary act that begins with an individual changing toward a healthier...

Stress Predicts Development of Impaired Glucose Metabolism

(Excerpt) Perceived stress and stressful life events predict the development of impaired glucose metabolism (IGM) over 5 years in previously normo-glycemic individuals, according to results from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity, and Lifestyle study (AusDiab). The...

Study Helps Clarify Link between High-Fat Diet and Type 2 Diabetes

(Excerpt) A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to Type 2 diabetes, a major health threat worldwide. Several decades ago scientists noticed that people with Type 2 diabetes have overly active immune responses, leaving their bodies rife with inflammatory...

Health-e-Tip: Factors that Cause Oil to Become Rancid

(Excerpt) Many factors can affect the tendency of an oil to become rancid. The first is too much exposure to air. Since oxidative rancidity is the most likely kind of rancidity to affect your food oils, you always want to keep those oils in bottles that are tightly...

Discipline or regret?

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” -Jim...

The Kitchen, Not the Factory

A program aired recently on the Public Broadcasting Station here in the USA called, America Revealed  The Future of Food was fascinating. It explored how America (the US) feeds its people through a fascinating network that is under tremendous pressure. Its intention...

Dietary Factors in Insomnia & Sleep-wake Cycle Disorder

(Excerpt) Health-e-Solutions comment: Both of our type 1 diabetic boys have been having trouble staying asleep lately. They wake up very early, sometimes also having trouble getting to sleep. We are definitely interested in trying these suggestions to see if they...

Intermittent Fasting is a Key Strategy for Anti-Aging and Longevity

(Excerpt) Intermittent fasting reduces oxidative stress, enhances cellular repair processes and appears to be a key strategy for anti-aging and longevity. During times of food scarcity, our cell membranes become more sensitive to insulin. This is especially important...

Raw Foods Increase Mental Performance

(Excerpt) “Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain,” says UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla. In the competitive world of today, strengthening our natural talents is vital if we are to be...

Health-e-Tip: Brain Food – How to Eat Smart

(Excerpt) It’s common to resolve to lose weight, but any sane person dreads a diet’s dulling effect on the brain. In fact, many studies have shown that counting calories, carbs or fat grams, is truly distracting — to the point that it taxes short-term...

Your Mission in Life

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard...

Crackers?

I was looking at a wonderful recipe for crackers before me, and I wondered, “Do I want to take the time to make crackers today?”  On occasion, I ponder how handy it would be to just pick up a box of crackers, and I struggle with wanting a more convenient option. A...

The Amazing Chia Seed

(Excerpt) Chia seeds are one of the most powerful and nutritious superfoods in the world. Chia seed is an excellent source of fiber, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3 essential...

C-Peptide Test: What it is, Does, Means

C-Peptide Test: What it is, Does, Means C-Peptide Test measures Proinsulin C-peptide (connecting peptide) a 31-amino-acid polypeptide that represents the mid-portion of the proinsulin molecule. Proinsulin resembles a hairpin structure, with the A and B chains of the...

Optimal Health Excludes “Safe Starches”

Optimal Health Does Not Include “Safe Starches” (Excerpt) This is a long article, even after I have condensed it, but it is well worth the read as it discusses the benefits of a ketone-producing diet and the dangers of most types of carbohydrates, including...

Health-e-Recipe: Michelle’s Cheez It Crackers

Looking for a healthy snack that fits within the diabetic-alkaline lifestyle? Michelle from GA shared this fairly easy to make recipe that you can make ahead and have around the house for those times when a quick, healthy snack is helpful. Even though there is no...