Posts Tagged: Type II Diabetes

Causes of Childhood Obesity & Childhood Obesity Facts

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When I was in grade school just a couple short decades ago, many of us were a little pudgy. I had a pretty sweet gut going as did most of my friends. But obese? There was only one kid in my grade that could be considered obese. He was the fat kid. Like “Lardass” in the movie Stand By Me, or of course “Chunk,” being really fat was unique and freakish. Oh have times changed, and in such a short period of time as to ring some serious sirens.Now childhood obesity is referred to as an “epidemic”, but it cannot be cured until people have an accurate understanding regarding the causes of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has come out of nowhere, just like type 2 diabetes (which used to be… Read more »

Alzheimers Disease Information & Information on Preventing Alzheimers and the Causes of Alzheimer’s

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The following is an easy-to-understand explanation of the latest Alzheimers Disease information and contains advice for preventing Alzheimers and outlines suggested causes of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s, better known as old timers disease, is now commonly being referred to as Diabetes of the brain.  To a large extent, this is true. Alzheimer’s disease information suggests a very close link to glucose metabolism and high blood sugars.  Chronic high blood sugars have long been known to cause a host of problems most evident in those with the highest blood sugar levels – diabetics.  This includes eye damage, inability to heal properly, and excessive free radical damage in general.It may also be one of the causes of Alzheimer’s,which appears to simply be the same flaw in action but where gaskets in the brain are… Read more »

Autoimmune Disorders & Causes of Autoimmune Disorders

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Like foreclosures and ocean levels, autoimmune disorders are on the rise.  This is not like your bank account being on the rise, or a cake rising in the oven.  Nope, not at all.  This is a very alarming trend. Autoimmune diseases include: Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and literally more than 100 other conditions that are purely autoimmune in nature or have an autoimmune component. Autoimmune diseases don’t get much press, and the primary causes of autoimmunen disease remain shrouded in mystery. This is odd seeing that you are more likely to be diagnosed with one of the many autoimmune diseases than you are to get the diseases we most fear.  This is especially true for women, who are three times more likely… Read more »

Learn the Causes of High Blood Pressure & How to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is not a disease but a sign of physiological distress.The causes of high blood pressure and most of the problems associated with blood pressure regulation stem from kidney function and stress levels in the body. Luckily, once you know how to lower blood pressure naturally, you can treat hypertension solely with diet. The modern dogma is that eating too much salt causes the body to retain water.  This water retention, in turn, causes blood pressure to increase.  It is true that administering large quantities of salt will result in a slight rise in blood pressure.  However, the widespread belief that lowering high blood pressure can be done by reducing salt intake is pretty much a joke.  On top of that, cultures that eat enormous quantities… Read more »

FUDA Conclusions

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Nice work to those who voted on Monday’s post, It’s Over! You guys are sharp cookies. The vast majority of you chose the correct answer on both of the polls.  For starters, the meal that sent my glucose levels the highest was not the uber high-carb meal in which I ate all of it without fat or meat. It was, indeed, the meal which combined it all and also contained refined sugar and starch. Surprise, surprise. I can say with absolute certainty though, that going vegan for two weeks did throw off my glucose response, but apparently only for that first meal. Despite getting my glucose up to the 176 level by stuffing myself silly – and boy was I more full than I normally would be on a similar… Read more »

FUDA Day 13

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I can’t believe this FUDA diet is almost over. I’m almost sad, but I’m sure a buttload of pizza tomorrow night will help me get over it. That’s right, pizza has been chosen as the mutual mixed-meal postprandial competition between Sunshine the carbophiliac and Aurora the carbophobe. In English, Aurora and I are going to eat pizza, a food with balanced levels of animal protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and take blood glucose tests afterwards to measure who has the superior glucose response. Seems kinda unfair seeing that I’ve dominated her so unmercifully throughout this experiment. On morning 12 I took a 79 to 93 mg/dl victory. Today I won again by a similar margin, 85 to 97. Aurora, in her defense, did have some cyclic hormonal activity kick in during… Read more »

FUDA Day 8

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Well folks, not much exciting happening here except of course that both diets are proving to be useful at dropping glucose levels. Our fasting glucose levels this morning were 80 and 82 mg/dl – both in the perfect range. My levels are remarkably consistent, having busted out a 79 or 80 for 5 straight days now. We are both feeling pretty good too. My skin is ridiculous, and my teeth feel great despite only brushing twice thus far. So if these are wondrous diets that reduce fasting glucose, what could be the problem? Well, as you guys already know, I’ve knocked on both low-carb and vegan diets pretty hard over the course of this journey. I’ve railed them because both seem particularly counterproductive over the long-term despite nothing short of… Read more »

FUDA Day 7

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Alright,so blood sugar control is still excellent. On day 6 I posted a fasting glucose of 79 and this morning an 80. This, in comparison with the GF’s 89 and 85 on ultra low-carb. This puts me right in the middle of the “perfect” range according to the work of Emanuel Cheraskin on dental health, who discovered that 75 to 85 mg/dl was the magic range. Once again, to quote Nancy Appleton: “Dr. Cheraskin’s research suggests that fasting blood glucose is a good indicator of homeostatic mechanisms in the body.” To Appleton and the health legends she holds in the highest regard, including Melvin Page, homeostasis is everything – the body in its most fluid, harmonious, and balanced state. She makes the bold claim that: “So many people have thyroid… Read more »

Day 3 of the Sunny D

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It’s day 3 of the Sunshine days. Things are all well and good with the exception of my friggin’ bloated stomach. I knew better than to throw beans in my soup, but didn’t want to short-change Fuhrman and his bean-lovin’ ways. He loves beans enough to earn himself a name like Joel Sanchez or Senor Fuhrman. There was a radical change in the blood sugar tests this morning though. I busted out the 83 mg/dl and felt pretty solid. Then I passed the finger-pricking device over to my lovely carnivorous tigress and she threw out a 78 mg/dl reading. I was so proud. I wept, mostly because of the finger pain though. Eating all these plants has made me very delicate and sensitive. My favorite food so far is without… Read more »

My Name is Sunshine

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First off, I’ve got a very important announcement to make for those of you that don’t frequent a ghetto supermarket like the one in my town. It’s National Doughnut Month! Yes, there is such a thing and we are in the throes of it right now comrades! Get out there and getcha self some. Secondly, I am now requiring everyone, for at least the next two weeks and perhaps a little longer, to refer to me by my temporary name: “Sunshine.” Let me explain. I’m currently immersed in type II diabetes research. All the information on diets to treat and sometimes cure type II diabetes fall into 3 basic categories as far as I can tell. Category 1 is the garden variety diabetes info. that is basically the same as… Read more »

In Bread Pudding

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As I scour through Richard Johnson’s The Sugar Fix, which is without question strengthening my already very strong views about the role of fructose in the development of obesity, type II diabetes, and other disorders related to insulin resistance – I couldn’t help but point out a redneck creation that finally went from joke to actuality this afternoon. Months ago I was visiting my half brother and his family in Knoxville and came up with a vile concoction in my head – designed purely for entertainment value, as part of a hypothetical “Tennessee Diet.” I had yet to develop a name for this heinous creation, but fantasize about it at length I did. This weekend saw the power of imagination, humor, disgust, and horror congregate and materialize into this blessed… Read more »

Broda Barnes

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Recently I took a trip down to Dagobah to meet master Broda. Many think Broda to be deceased, but in actuality, in his mighty Jedi skills, he flew away to a distant, swampy planet. I’ve been there. We hung out. He showed me how to boost my thyroid while standing on my head. And yes I brought my droids with me, T2D2 and T3PO. Okay that’ll do with the Star Wars metaphors, but come on, the guy’s name was Broda for crying out loud. How was I to resist? Broda Barnes was a pioneer in the field of endocrinology, but unlike pioneers who paved the way to Oregon, few followed in the footsteps of Broda Barnes. Why? I have no idea. He was the man. He was able to reduce… Read more »

FUMP day 3

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“over the past 6 months I’ve been following a low carb candida diet 20-30 grams of carbs a day…” “…my severe constant runny nose got better but i still had days when I was having constant post nasal drip all day-I’m itchy at times, every few weeks I am up all night-insomnia but otherwise, I am also very tired and sleep 10-11 hours a night, hypoglycemic feeling/low energy-(I can barely work too low energy), low weight, I lost weight and can’t seem to gain muscle despite working out, body odor, bad breath, i cant tolerate cold temperatures that well, occasional diarrhea-i thought this was yeast die-off, upset stomach. I still have mild acne, and bad dandruff especially if I don’t wash hair…”This was written to me in a personal email… Read more »

Hypothyroidism

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It’s amazing to me how some of the most important realizations that I’ve come to over the past year have come from fragments of information obtained from some really misguided people. One of the biggest discoveries was differentiating between how complex starches and simple sugars affect the human body, shown to me by Terry Shintani, the author of a book touting an extremely low fat vegan diet. Through his work, he was able to show that complex starches leave sugar in the blood to be used as fuel, unlike simple sugars from fruit, cookies, breakfast cereals and the like, which causes insulin to rise higher than the level of blood sugar and induce hypoglycemia. This idea was further reinforced by Francine Kauffman of the American Diabetes Association, who discovered that… Read more »

180 Degree Sneak Peek – Hyperinsulinemia and Friends

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…Carbohydrates alone do not cause insulin resistance. Having your insulin levels rise over and over again in response to carbohydrate-rich meals does not solely lead to insulin resistance and the compensatory hyperinsulinemia that is at the core of modern diseases. Most people on the low-carb side of the fence would have you believe that our Paleolithic evolutionary genetic programming has left us incapable of ingesting so many carbohydrates – that the amount of carbohydrates we’re currently eating is too much. That’s what the low-carbers really believe, that the human being is not designed to eat but a tiny amount of carbohydrates. Here are some kinks. Some of the healthiest, leanest, and longest-living human groups ever discovered eat a very high carbohydrate diet. The Sikhs of India and the Hunzas of… Read more »

The Dynamic Duo

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Batman and Robin, Kobe and Shaq, Starsky and Hutch, Mary Kate and Ashley – the world is full of tag team duos. Now of course these duos couldn’t have become what they are without some support. Batman has that like, smart butler guy, Kobe and Shaq had a bunch of other big dudes on the team, Starsky and Hutch had police scanners and guns, and we all know that Mary Kate and Ashley wouldn’t be didley squat without Uncle Joey, let alone Deej, Sags, and Dave Coulier. There is a digestible dynamic duo as well, and sure they’ve got support from elsewhere, but a meal without these two lacks metabolic healing power. A meal without the duo is like, well, Michael J. Fox when he’s not wolfed out, and when… Read more »

Fruc Fructose

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Fructose is a kind of sugar. There are many kinds of sugars: sucrose, lactose, galactose, maltose, dextrose, raffinose, glucose, and bunches more. Fructose is just one type. Fructose is famous for being the type of sugar found in fruit. Because of this association with fruit, considered to be a very nutritious and overall healthy food to be included in the daily diet of every man, woman, and child, fructose has been given unfair judgment. We might want to take a moment to investigate fructose a little further though, because there’s a legitimate possibility that it is the biggest single contributor to chronic disease. For realsies. As those who have done their homework have discovered, there is a striking correlation between the availability of refined sugar and the widespread onset of… Read more »

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

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The question I promised to answer in last week’s self-starvation experiment saga was “why are we so hungry if we’re eating more than ever before?” This is one of the biggest questions of the 21st century, and the correct answer may hold the key to unlocking the entire degenerative process that began at the dawn of carbohydrate refining. Most people agree that the cause of the Diabesity epidemic (a great term that I stumbled across, as the two, type II Diabetes and obesity, often go hand in hand) is eating too much and exercising too little. But as anyone who has read more than a few paragraphs of this blog knows, my opinions differ. I certainly see this ballooning phenomenon having far more complexity. It is clear that Americans, as… Read more »

Devitalized Food

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Modern, mainstream nutritional dogma tells us that eating a lot of fats, a lot of calories, and not exercising are the primary causes of the degenerative process leading to heart disease, Diabetes, obesity, and perhaps Cancer. People unaligned with mainstream thought on the subject of human health say that those claims are full-blown BS. Gary Taubes, who researched the subject for half a decade before writing his human health opus, Good Calories, Bad Calories, has pretty much established that it is in fact, BS. Still, on his side of the fence, carbohydrates are the root of all evil – the cause of the entire degenerative process ranging from your good ole’ heart attack to Alzheimer’s. Yet, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, whatever – have been staples of various human diets throughout history… Read more »

Glycemic, more like Stupidemic…Right?

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The Glycemic index is a shared table of figures that shows how specific foods affect blood sugar levels. To level the playing field between foods, the glycemic index uses 50 grams of carbohydrates from a particular food substance, and then monitors the subsequent rise in blood sugar. The baseline comparative figure is the effect of good ole’ white bread, which is assigned the number 100. Therefore, if 50g of carbohydrate from a food raises blood sugar half as much as white bread, it scores a 50. Brown rice, which is whole, unrefined, and intact for example, scores a 51. Got it? Sort of? This chart is looked at as the be all end all of blood sugar. Scientific dogma has been created around it, and the fact that potatoes raise… Read more »