A1C Results & Mountain Climbing
We got our son Nathan’s latest A1C results back. It was 4.7 – Wow! That was his best ever! We are very pleased.
In the spring we started giving the boys more beans (black and pinto) in their diet. We noticed their blood sugars were elevated at times, and their last A1cs were creeping up. So we cut back the amount of beans they were eating to see if that would make a difference. Boy did it ever!
The picture is of Gabe (standing) and Nathan on top of a 7,500 foot mountain near the Phoenix, AZ valley called Four Peaks (You can see peak number 1 in the background – we climbed peak number 2). It was a 5 mile hike to the top. Nathan is writing our names in the log book that was stashed on the peak.
We took along various nuts, seeds, vegetables and almond bread for the hike. It was July in Arizona, so we packed plenty of pure, slightly-alkaline water in water bottles, and we brought along a water cooler to keep in the truck after we returned from the hike.
Gabe and Nathan did fantastic. It was the first time Gabe had been on such a strenuous hike. This was no trail hike. It was a cut through brush, scale cliff walls, hike straight up kind of hike. You would have thought both were mountain goats the way they climbed. It is such a joy to see them do so well without injecting insulin. We are thankful every day for how their bodies have been restored and protected by the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle.
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