Food for “Thought”

“What’s for dinner?” should stimulate your appetite not provoke panic. How about Poached Salmon over Curried Spinach? (See my recipe at the end of this article and more like it at There’s so much talk about what not to eat, particularly for diabetics. Operating from this deprived mindset can feel defeating. It’s much more… [Continue Reading]

The Ultimate Pyramid Scheme

The legacy of the USDA Food Pyramid is deception. Really. I know I sound like a conspiracy theorist but I don’t like buying into something that benefits everyone else but me. I was in grade school when the food Pyramid was presented as the model for healthy eating and it made a huge impression on… [Continue Reading]

Gluten-Free for Diabetics?

A recent study from Denmark demonstrated that a gluten-free diet may eliminate the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes. Dr. Sildorf at Copenhagen University Hospital followed a five-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. When the boy was diagnosed he began a gluten-free/ low-sugar diet and insulin therapy. After just five weeks, the… [Continue Reading]

The Skinny on Fat: Debunking the Myths

The time has come to decriminalize fat. Wrongfully accused of making you obese and gumming up your arteries, natural fats have been maligned for too long, leaving room for the actually harmful processed oils and imitations to corrupt our food landscape. But who’s who and what’s what? Let’s identify the authentic and the imposters. First… [Continue Reading]

The Grain Game

If you are diabetic, pre-diabetic, insulin-resistant or just plain concerned about consuming too much sugar, take note. You need to know the rules of the Grain Game if you’re playing to win. #1. Grain (herein) refers to glutenous wheat, barley and rye as well as “gluey” oats, corn, and rice,, sans gluten – lumped… [Continue Reading]

Are You A Candidate For Type 3 Diabetes?

They’re calling it Type 3- Diabetes and it is directly related to your brain health. It seems that your pancreas is not the only organ that produces insulin in response to what you eat. Your brain does as well. Way back in 2005 this accidental discovery was made by a neuropathologist at Brown University studying… [Continue Reading]

Slow Down, You Eat Too Fast

Not only is fast food no good, eating food fast may be a bad idea. The International Congress of Endocrinology reports research to suggest that fast eaters are more than twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes! Perhaps scarfing down your food demands too much insulin all at once or it could be that… [Continue Reading]

Sugar by any other name is still sugar

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