SKATER787's SparkPeople Blog SKATER787's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hacking Buddha There is a Chinese dish called Buddha Delight with 10 ingredients. It's served on a special occasion like the New Year due to the amount of work. Thus the name Hacking Buddha because you can hack it with whatever ingredients you have and you don't need to wait for the New Year. Today, I got lucky and came up with 10 ingredients: ginger, garlic, chilli, broccoli, mushrooms, white fungus, carrots, Napa cabbage, bamboo shoots, and onions. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> P.S. I tried to hack this every other ... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 18:52:43 EST For the Love of Bitter Melon Tea You can find videos on Youtube about the health benefits of bitter melon. They are supposed to be excellent for blood sugar control and to cure diabetic. But many of them talk about raw green juice or cook them which is A) too much work and B) quite yukky to taste. I read that a better method is to make tea. And that's just what I did. Cut them up and threw them in the dehydrator. Voila! dried bitter melon for tea. It doesn't taste bad at all. Unlike what green bitter melon juice would taste... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 00:16:05 EST 10 lbs of Chicken Feet, To Go Please Warning: Please skip my blog if this is going to gross you out. <BR> <BR> In some cultures, this is a delicacy. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, this information may be useful if you want to have good skin. I was listening to Bernd Friedlander at the Silicon Valley Health Institute who has used collagen since the 80's. Bernd was the Olympic coach who was the first to use collagen for his athletes and his team has won more gold medals than any coach in history. Lean proteins such as chicken breasts are... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:47:58 EST Chocolate Blueberry Natto My yesterday Chocolate Natto could be improved, so that is what I'm going to do. I'm going to add more chocolate and also dried blueberries to make it a brain food also. The Choco Natto I made yesterday could be broken up. I will then add them to the melted chocolate chips along with blueberries. The results? Deelish! The sweetness of blueberries took over. They are wonderful and you could hardly tell that there is Natto in the mix. They crumbled some but not by much. This tells me that I ca... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 20:28:35 EST Chocolate Natto Back in Aug 2014, I posted a blog about making Natto. Over the years I had no problem making them, it's the eating part that I found a hassle. I got annoyed with the stickiness of the string, so I quit making Natto. But since I've been experimenting with chocolate chips lately, I thought maybe the chocolate can solve the stringiness problem with Natto. I wasn't disappointed. Chocolate Natto isn't bad. In fact, I think it can be pretty good if I use more chocolate next time. I could even run i... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 20:32:23 EST Recycling 1,000 Oyster Shells OK finally I finished the 1,000 oysters I bought in March. Without doubt, it was the best decision I've ever made regarding food. Oyster is truly a superfood. It's the richest source of zinc which is vital for the immune system and testosterone among other things. In addition, it is also a great source of selenium and iodine. I saved the oyster shells and took them to the recycling piles an hour away at Prestige Oysters in Dickinson, TX. It was a pleasant drive for a good cause. They dried ou... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 23:42:35 EST Weekend Watermelon Fast After 9 months of plateau, I revisited the idea of mono fruit fasting for the weekend. It's all you can eat watermelon and watermelon only starting Saturday morning and ended Sunday evening. The nice thing is it cuts down on cooking and I use less prepared foods. I'm happy to report that it busted the plateau and the weight went down 1 lb. That may not seem like a lot, but I only have 10 lbs to lose. So it's a big deal to me. I'm planning to do this for the summer and already looking forward ... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:58:51 EST 600 Oysters, To Go Please By my calculation, I need another 600 oysters to last until next January. This is in addition to the 1,000 oysters I picked up in February. This time I'm going to take another approach. Instead of freezing them whole, I'll shuck them and put in small 4 oz Jelly jar for freezing. These oysters are high pressure processing (HPP) so the meats are separated from the shell. I'll just need to open them up. It took 6 hours over the course of two days, and another 2 hours for setting up and cleaning ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:25:15 EST 1,000 Oysters My constant search for superfoods has led me to oysters, especially raw oysters. It's known that oyster is high in zinc. But what got my attention is the rare amino acids of D-aspartic and N-methyl-D-aspartate in raw oysters. These two amino acids can boost testosterone in men and progesterone in women. Cooking destroys these aminos. <BR> <link><BR>054/Raw-oysters-really-are-aphrodisiac<BR>s-say-scientists-and-now-is-the-time-t<BR>o-eat-them.html </link> ... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 18:15:57 EST Peeling Garlic. Enjoying Pomegranate. OK, Eliz asked how to peel garlic? <BR> <BR> You'll need a Chinese cleaver for that. Break apart all the cloves and use a knife to cut off the stem ends. Do it for all the cloves. Then use a Chinese cleaver to smack them, one or more at a time. Not too hard, but enough to break them. You'll learn quickly how hard to hit and this process should move right along. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:49:40 EST 6 Heads of Garlic, Bacon Grease & Spinach, To Go Please So the spinach has been sitting in the fridge for a week. Not a good way to start bulk cooking. As you can tell, I don't feel like cooking today but the spinach will have to be thrown out if I don't. So here I go, the momentum will carry me over. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> I don't know where the time went, but it must have taken 1 1/2 hours to pull it off. 2 lbs of spinach, 6 heads of garlic, bacon grease and I got 12 servings. Ten containers go into the freezer while I keep two in the fridg... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:22:51 EST The Truth About Cancer Free world premiere video starting today for 9 days. Very slick. Let me know if the link doesn't work. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:08:54 EST Why I Think Biopsy is a Bad Idea This is just my opinion. It's not a medical advice. Consult your physicians for medical advices. <BR> <BR> My own research and conclusion has led me to believe that biopsy while being promoted as safe can be quite harmful and could be the beginning of the demise of cancer patients. The evidence of the harm of breast biopsy is removed because invariably, they always cut off the breasts. You need to study and talk to another group of people who do get biopsied, the hepatitis people. In that ca... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 15:53:25 EST Sophie's Wisdom and The Kitchen Whisperer About a month ago, I had a chance to meet a dear friend, Heather, whom I haven't seen for over 20 years. Her teenage daughter, Sophie, is some sort of a horse whisperer. It was wonderful to see an old friend. To me it's as close to time traveling as you can get. Before I met them, I looked up the meaning of the name Sophie which means wisdom. It has become a very popular name. <BR> <BR> A couple of days ago, out of the blue, the title kitchen whisperer came to me. It's drawn on me that my ... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:53:01 EST Another Day in Cooking Paradise Just kidding of course. We do what we have to do and I found that cooking big is better despite the hassle because I will always have foods. So salute to the food processors and the frozen food makers whom I got the idea from. I'm just doing the home version of frozen foods. <BR> <BR> Let's see what I can accomplish today. Starting point: 4 lbs of bacon, 4 lbs of frozen salmon, 1 lb large shrimp, 4 heads onions, 6 heads garlic. 2 lbs spinach. <BR> <BR> I quartered the bacon and cooked it in... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:30:44 EST Sixty Eggs, Zero Mistake; There is Hope Did I feel like cooking? Certainly not. But it's already two days late as I should have cooked them on Sunday. These eggs are from the farmer's market and they are best cooked the same day or the next day at the latest. Otherwise, I might as well throw them out. Once I get going with the cooking however, it isn't so bad as the momentum takes care of itself. It took an hour. I used duck fat which has wonderful aroma. Once you've cooked with duck fat, you'll be totally spoiled. I also noticed t... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 20:12:09 EST 5 Brutal Hours of Cooking It's brutal when you don't want to but you have to. Let's see what I got done in 5 hours. <BR> <BR> 4 lb of uncured bacon <BR> 1 lb of salmon <BR> 12 oz of shrimp (unfortunately I bought with the shell on, so I had to peel them) <BR> 6 small acorn squash <BR> <BR> I started with the bacon, then I used the bacon grease to cook the salmon and shrimp. Using 3 heads of garlic and 1 medium size fresh ginger, it's guaranteed to taste good! You can't go wrong when you use that much garlic and bac... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:04:18 EST I Am The Walrus, I Am The Eggman I ran out of eggs a week ago, so it's time to cook up some. 60 eggs and 2 mistakes of breaking the yolks. Not bad. Cooking time was 45 minutes with prep and clean up time about 30 minutes. I freeze them so I can have eggs for 30 days. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:05:58 EST Bamboo Leaf Tea, The Details I used 4 large leaves. Washed and cut into one inch strips with scissors. 3 Qt of water. Covered and bring to a boil. Simmered for 25 minutes. Yielded about 1/2 gallon. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> You can get the bamboo leaves at a local Asian grocery store for less than $5 a package. Or you can try ... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 14:30:38 EST Uncured Bacon, Dark Chocolate: Life is Good I've been looking for uncured bacon for weeks with no success until I found them at Aldi today. No nitrates is good. They have always carried the dark chocolate from Germany. I also picked up some avocados to round out the good fats program. I haven't had bacon for ages so these should be great. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:11:58 EST Low Carb Solution to the Beer is good for bones For years we've known that beer is good for the bones and connective tissues because of the silicon content. Silicon is good for bones, hair, skin and nails. <BR> <BR> A study with 1,700 women shows that moderate to light beer drinkers had much better bone density than non-drinkers. <BR> <BR> The silicon in beer comes from barley's husk. My first objection is the alcohol as I don't want to take any. The next solution is to do the barley malt, but now it's out question since I want a low ca... Sun, 31 May 2015 20:21:38 EST Too Much Carbs; Time for Asparagus I've been drinking the mass quantity juice I made everyday and found that I'm gaining weight. What's worse is the arterial stiffness numbers. I have an expensive pulse wave machine that can measure that and it has put my arteries at 10 years older than before. Not good! <BR> <BR> So it's time to cut the carbs until I'm back to my ideal weight. First order of the business is to cook more veggies with fat. The high fat veggies should be good. <BR> <BR> 6 lbs of Asparagus yielded 14 servings. ... Mon, 25 May 2015 16:49:31 EST Frozen Juice aka I Love Aldi OK, 2nd round for making the juice. Thanks to Aldi who makes it possible with 99 cents Pineapples and celery. $2 Kale, 1.79 Spinach. Aldi allows me to continue with my juicing journey without going broke. <BR> <BR> Ingredients list: 14 lbs Carrots, 8 Pineapples, 6 Beets, 1 lb Kale, 1/2 lb Spinach, 1 Celery, 4 young Coconuts, 2 Red Cabbage, 1 Red Onion, Limes and lemons. <BR> <BR> Length of time: Shopping 3 stores: 3 hrs; Cleaning 1 hr; Set up, peel and cut: 1.5 hrs; Juicing 1.5 hrs; Bottlin... Sun, 10 May 2015 17:09:23 EST Coconut Milk Riddle: Solved I've been wanting to make coconut milk from scratch for quite some time. At first I thought using the BlendTec blender would be the answer. But it's such a hassle that I never get around to do it, despite buying coconuts many times and had to throw them out. You have to separate the meat from the shell and then pulverize it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got another gadget, a coconut meat shredder. So I thought I give it a try. I started with 8 old coconuts, 2 of them were bad, so I ended up processin... Sun, 3 May 2015 01:47:17 EST Juicing Riddle: Solved Over the decades I bought various juicers but never seem to be able to stick to it. I would use the new machine for a while, then like a lot of people, I'd quit. So how do I make the habit stick? I think the answer is to do a lot at once, then freeze them. This is contrary to the culture of juicing where 'fresh' is the operative word, and freezing is like an insult. But the way I look at it, even though the product has been frozen, it's still better than nothing. The chance of me juicing ever... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:49:29 EST Superfoods: Project #1 So I've been wanting to do this for quite some time. How to go about combining brewer's yeast and wheat germ that I bought since last year? Likewise, I also bought Maca. What the heck do you do with that? Then an idea came when I read about the benefits of eating grass fed butter. A recipe was born from the ingredients I have: <BR> <BR> 8 oz grass fed butter, Kentucky sorghum syrup for sweetener, roasted 8 oz Maca, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, bee pollen, dark cocoa powder. Melt butter and ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:53:00 EST The Path to Almost Perfect Eggs So I've noticed that my steel griddle has hot spots from the gas burners and it would brown the eggs. An ideal egg would be cooked white with no browning and a runny yolk. I got an idea of using aluminum sheets to help distribute the heat. Maybe that would solve the problem. Let's get to work. I got two aluminum sheets from ebay to go over the burners. Then I just use the griddle as before. It works quite well. The hot spot is down to one with much less heat intensity. The eggs would have t... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:42:17 EST The Art of Parallel Tasking The last few months I've been working and observing the practicality and impact of parallel tasking. For example, when I cook something, not only I cook in bulk quantity, but if I had the DW, washer and dryer going at the same time, that makes for a very productive session. <BR> <BR> Likewise, if I was surfing and had nothing else going on. Watch out! I'm going to be behind on something. <BR> <BR> The experiments proved successful and made me take a hard look at the bigger picture. <BR> <... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 18:09:12 EST Beet Juice, First Time Ever Sure, I've eaten plenty of freshly cooked beets, but have never done fresh juice with a juicer before. Since I put in so many carrots, it's hard to tell the differences with beets in there, but the color is much more vibrant and shall I say Red? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Beets and company <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Beets First! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Beet, red cabbage, carrot... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:39:18 EST Meeting With The Boss So I had a one-on-one meeting with the boss this morning. After work, it drawn on me that reading between the lines, the boss was telling me not to worry about job security. Of course, there is no guarantee in life. Maybe he has telegraphed this message to me before, but I didn't hear it until now. <BR> <BR> It's an interesting coincidence that I've begun accumulating gemstones and precious metals not for good luck charms or for the look or vanity, but for the Metatronic Energy Shield accor... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 22:29:06 EST Purple Juice So I've been interested in juicing for decades, but never stuck with it. Either it was too much hassle or I didn't know enough to appreciate what I was doing. Finally, I think I've found the right ingredients for juicing: purple cabbage and purple onions. The purple juice. Now I think I've found the formula for success. As it is a lot of work, it has to be something that is worth the effort for long term success. And purple juice is worth the effort. <BR> <BR> Ingredient list: 1/4 head purpl... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 19:03:11 EST Dumped The Gym Membership and Bought 3-carat Diamond Instead The gym called twice. Sorry, No deal. You only called when you want money, but we never get called to come and work out. Since I only used the gym 29 times last year, I'm not spending money on that. Instead.... <BR> <BR> Now to the diamond. Not for vanity or good luck charm, but as a tool for energy and positive vibrations. I was listening to James Tyberonn in his Healing Power of Gems and Crystals who quoted Edgar Cayce through out his lecture. With diamond being the king of gems and one ne... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:17:58 EST Good Riddance with The Gym Membership - Cha Ching <img src="">Last year I only used the gym 29 times for the yearly cost of $345. That's almost $12 per visit. Forget it. If I'm not going to use it, there's no point wasting the money. I'm working out on my own. After years of trying to figure out the best exercise program I came to the conclusion that it has to be short and sweet. My 10 minutes program is to jump on the mini tram for one song. But I usually enjoy it so much that I couldn... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 13:25:25 EST Institutional Cooking at Home I've been playing with mass cooking for a couple of years. Finally, it drawn on me that basically this is institutional cooking at home. If you want to have a half way decent food and lots of free time, then cooking in bulk is a must. Having food for a long stretch of time is the way to go. Today, I'll show you what I did with the cabbages. <BR> Cutting: 90 minutes <BR> Cooking: 45 minutes <BR> Number of servings: Not sure, but plenty. <BR> <BR> 3 heads of cabbage plus some chinese broccol... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 00:16:11 EST 7 Years of Bliss or Hell, U Pick Recently, I figured out that I was dead wrong in my calculation of how long I need to work before retirement. My 3 year goal was based largely on looking at life from the cup half empty point of view. There was fear of layoff and the idea of getting the hell out of Dodge ASAP. <BR> <BR> But I figured out that the religious people are better off than me by leaving their fate in God's hand. IOW, don't worry about it. <BR> <BR> Given a new perspective and the realization that 7 years will put ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:45:45 EST 80 Days To New Year <img src=""> <BR> It's time to get all your ducks in a row. I'm working to get everything in place to launch my new 6-year plan on New Year. Let's go! <BR> <BR> And BTW, thanks ABBA for the wonderful music. I'm rediscovering their music. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:12:08 EST Bring On The Superfood: Egg Yolks (in 30 days) Cholesterol is good for you. Your brain needs it and part of the brain is made of it. <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of links to dispel this myth and misinformation that we have been told over the decades: <BR> <BR> Chris Masterjohn: <BR> <link><BR>sterol-Rich-Foods-Raise-Blood-Choleste<BR>rol.html </link> <BR> <BR> A smart blogger from Malaysia: <BR> <link><BR>k/2008/08/egg-yolks-are-good-for-you.html </link> <BR>... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:34:23 EST Back From Vacation and New Goals I just came back from a vacation and now it's time to set and reset goals for the rest of the year. It's roughly 100 days to the end of the year, so here I go: <BR> <BR> 1) Pulling back on researching health and diet topics. <BR> 2) Organizing, removing clutters and selling unused items. <BR> 3) Ramp up on studying new skill set. <BR> <BR> I hope for good results in both organizing and studying so I can be ready for the new year with great success and attitude. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:10:27 EST Thank You Mercola for Natto, The Japanese Superfood So I've been reading about Natto from Mercola for quite some time. Finally, I got the courage and bit the bullet. It's time to make some Natto. <BR> <BR> What I'm after besides vitamin K2 is the blood clot busting enzyme, so called fibrinolytic enzyme, Nattokinase. A couple of people I know died prematurely from strokes. I want to avoid that fate the best I could. <BR> <BR> Natto is a fermented soy food by friendly bacteria, Bacillus natto. The Japanese discovered this strain of bacteria a ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:36 EST Coconut Milk from Scratch, At Last <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So for years, I've been wanting to make coconut milk from scratch if it wasn't for the fear of the unknown and how the heck do you grind up the coconut meat anyway? <BR> <BR> On another front, a year ago, I took the plunge and bought an expensive blender, the Blendtec, out of all things, to grind wheat berries. LOL. I did it once and then learned about the no-grain and never looked back. No more wheat grinding fo... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:35:29 EST How People Raised HDL The Good Cholesterol So I came across this link and found it very interesting of how people raised their HDL. Basically, lower your carbs and eat more good fats! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roltriglyceride1/How_Did_You_Raise_You<BR>r_HDL.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I have extracted posts I found interesting below: <BR> <BR> <BR> How I changed my cholesterol <BR> I have been following the Atkins low carbohydrate diet since April 25, 2012. I also have added some exercise to my life... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 01:16:27 EST I owe Suzanne Somers one A year ago, after reading two of her books, Breakthrough and Knockout, I joined Life Extension ( per her recommendation. One of the services they provide for members is health consultation. I didn't do anything with it, but kept up with the membership because I enjoy their monthly magazine. <BR> <BR> To get a good assessment of your own health, you need to see the blood tests. I've finally come to the point beyond the rudimentary cholesterol test and wanted to find out the hormones l... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:35:17 EST RIP Buddy Last month, my coworker passed away. At home, he had a stroke and then on the way to the hospital suffered a heart attack and died. He was 38 years old. <BR> <BR> It's still not real to me even after the funeral. Your mind just can't let go when someone that young suddenly disappeared like that. <BR> <BR> I've been watching videos about the passing of Elvis. Likewise, some of his entourage just couldn't believe that it was real. Similar reaction of me to my buddy here. <BR> <em>652</em> ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:41:49 EST SP is a great place to set and reset goals I've just noticed on my home page I have this entry: <BR> <BR> Study Program started on June 28, 2013 <BR> <BR> Wow, it's one day off a one year anniversary since I wrote that! Time flies. I've achieved some success in some areas but not a complete success. So I'm resetting my goals once again: <BR> <BR> 1) Study program <BR> 2) Organize <BR> 3) Lift bells <BR> 4) Some yoga <BR> <BR> Now they are recorded. Goals are set, it's time to work on them. <BR> <BR> What a wonderful place. <BR>... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:48:24 EST Summer Solstice and New Goals Due to the fear of being laid off and having obsoleted technical skills, I've been focusing on work for the last several years. Now that I think I have enough savings to survive a layoff, I'm shifting some of the focus to my two new goals: Getting organized and lift some kettlebells. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>323</em> <BR> <BR> What a coincident to have these started on Summer Solstice. <BR> <BR> P.S. Make that 3 goals by adding a little yoga. :) <BR> <em>417</em> <BR> <BR> Jun... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:49:05 EST Chelation Therapy Very good explanations of chelation here (15 minutes) <BR> <link><BR>YkFRG8 </link> <BR> <BR> Gervasio Lamas, M.D., principal investigator for TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) trial talks about the results of the trial (5 minutes) <BR> <link><BR>X0GbMQ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ial-presentation-by-pi-dr-gervasio-lam<BR>as-the-movie-unleaded-2/ </link> <BR> <BR> R... Fri, 9 May 2014 17:19:47 EST 3 Days of blood glucose testing OK, today is my 3rd and last day of blood glucose testing for awhile. That will give my fingers some rest from the poking. I'll pick up testing again to see the effect of certain foods and supplements. But for now I have some preliminary conclusion from these 3 days of testing. <BR> <BR> First the results of day 3: <BR> 4/30/2014 <BR> 12:15 PM 106 start lunch <BR> 2:07 PM 131 <BR> 3:03 PM 118 <BR> <BR> 8:15 PM 104 start dinner <BR> 9:30 PM ate nuts & 4 dates <BR> 10:30 PM 125 <BR>... Thu, 1 May 2014 11:44:44 EST 2nd Day of blood glucose testing 4/29/2014 <BR> <BR> 9:30 AM 95 <BR> 10:40 AM ate Goji berries 10 gms <BR> 10:50 AM 91 <BR> 11:00 AM ate young coconut <BR> 12:05 PM 163 <BR> 1:00 PM ate Lunch included 1 banana <BR> 1:43 PM 118 <BR> 2:20 PM 120 <BR> 3:20 PM 121 <BR> 5:05 PM ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:40:16 EST My first day of Blood Glucose testing I finally got the blood glucose test going. I use the FreeStyle test kit. <BR> <BR> Mon 4/28/2104 <BR> 12:00 Noon 97 <BR> 12:30 PM 97 start lunch <BR> 1:37 PM 137 Nuts and 1 banana at 1:00 PM <BR> 2:07 PM 196 1 hr after banana <BR> 2:45 PM 111 <BR> 3:23 PM 111 <BR> 4:16 PM 111 <BR> 5:10 PM 107 <BR> 7:... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:50:08 EST A1C 6.2 OK, my A1C just came in at 6.2. A little over reference range, but I'll live. <BR> <BR> The last test I had in Jan was 5.9. <BR> <BR> Since I've just ordered Carb blocker (white kidney bean extract), I'll give that a try and stepping up my intake of cinnamon. I think June 1 will be a good time to take another test to see if I could lower my blood sugar using these supplements as I don't want to cut back on the carbs too much. I don't do grains but still enjoy fruits and root vegetables whic... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:40:12 EST