Playground equipment for all - exercise as play for adults, too
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      10 comments

This blog post is the result of my reading CTUPTON's blog post here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5662541 It is about the accessability of playground equipment for kids with dis... Read more
My eliminating pre-diabetes - First ten days of blood sugar levels
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      5 comments

Russell's advice to test the response to each food was the best idea ever to control blood sugars. Here are my first 10 days of high's and low's (all the other values were not as relevant this time because I was still learning to use the meter a... Read more
My weight solidly under 130 lbs
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      16 comments

This is almost a shock to me. My weight was 129.6 this morning and I was not dehydrated nor is it likely that I lost muscle as I have been exercising a lot more. My weight had been sitting at around 132 lbs. for months now, although my body fat ... Read more
The battle of the Diets: Is anyone winning - Christopher Gardner 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2014      10 comments

Here is another talk that I want to look at again as it gives an interesting perspective on obesity and dieting in this country. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
eREuZEdMAVo Birgit... Read more
Safe starches - discussion from the Ancestral Health symposium 2012
Saturday, March 29, 2014      5 comments

I decided to review this 1 hour video that has a panel of experts discuss the prose and conse of safe starches. There were a lot of things that made me think, especially with the renewed discussion about resistant starch. www.yout... Read more
A short video by Dr. Rosedale - Leptin and your health (aging)
Saturday, March 29, 2014      3 comments

Here is the link for a 7:30 minute video. It explains why we need to do something different than paleo-lithic man who optimized for reproduction, we want to optimize for longevity and quality of life. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
hHb... Read more
Voluntary GMO labeling - NOT what we need at all
Friday, March 28, 2014      5 comments

Please read here for more info in how our rights as citizens to know what we eat are violated: www.organicconsumers.org
/articles/article_29618.cfm Birgit... Read more
Insulin and it's metabolic effects - Ron Rosedale
Friday, March 28, 2014      5 comments

This is a long article that I just rediscovered by Dr. Ron Rosedale. It explains the role that high insulin levels have on aging better than any other source I know. Dr. Rosedale also talks about the effect that insulin has on other hormones.... Read more
How often to test blood sugars? (Not just for diabetics)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      8 comments

I am really a beginner at this so anything I say should be taken with that in mind as I'm really making my own philosophy about it. I decided the last two days to take the bull by the horn and test my blood sugar a lot: when I got up, before I... Read more
Blood sugar coming in line - Milk chocolate blood sugar test
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      9 comments

This morning after getting up: 95 1 pm before my brunch and after 2 cups of coffee with lots of cream and some exercise: 89 1 hour after a 3 egg omelett with green beans: 105 2 hours after: 91 1 hour after afternoon coffee with cream sna... Read more
More blood sugars - running out of test strips soon :)
Monday, March 24, 2014      6 comments

No, I have not been testing twice an hour, I just wasted a whole bunch of strips, in part because I tried blood samples that were to small, in part because I double-checked a few times. Today I decided to try some intermittent fasting to see h... Read more
Late night and early morning blood sugars - not what I had hoped for
Sunday, March 23, 2014      7 comments

Thanks to all who commented on my last blog post. I kept taking my blood sugar a few more times last night since I was up late for a movie anyhow. There results were not what I had hoped for. My blood sugar never went below about 100, even 3 ... Read more
A rare dinner out followed by blood sugar measurement
Sunday, March 23, 2014      8 comments

We had not gone out to dinner as a family for several months. My husband and daugther both finished major work projects and it just seemed like the right thing to do. We went to our favorite Thai restaurant and had one dish with pork, peppers... Read more
The GMO elephant in the room
Friday, March 21, 2014      14 comments

For all the advertising for organic foods and healthy kids diets that Michelle Obama does the new food label recommendations don't reflect this: www.organicconsumers.org
/articles/article_29532.cfm Birgit... Read more
I finally broke down and bought a glucometer
Thursday, March 20, 2014      15 comments

I had been thinking about it for a while, but because my doctor thought I did not need to check daily I had shied away from the expense (ok, and from the finger-pricking, too). But I have been curious for a while. So I got the cheapest meter t... Read more

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