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Nutrition and Diabetes…Will it Reverse Diabetes 2

Nutrition and Diabetes2 Can Nutrition Reverse (Type2Diabetes)?

Did some research about nutrition and diabetes2 to see if just using nutrition and not a lot of medication can reverse type 2 diabetes.  Feeling the need for some updated information on this subject.

The New Food Pyramid
Suggested Servings of the Different Food Groups for Good Nutrition.

Even following my diet that I’ve used for years, all of a sudden… I’m having a problem with my A1c creeping up gradually.
Got the sad news at my last Dr. visit:  “get it down or I’m going to put you on some meds.”

“get it down or I’m going to put you on some meds.”
Not what I wanted to hear.

She gave me a new list of foods to concentrate on, but not so much different than what I am using.
I don’t know what the problem is…maybe a hidden infection?

Not enough exercise?

Just getting old and metabolism has gone on strike?

Searched “Nutrition and Diabetes2” for some help in overcoming this road block.

While doing my Nutrition and Diabetes2 research, I ran across this interesting program that I had not seen before.  Went and listened to their very long video…

Not sure if it is anything different or just one of those programs that promise the world and fail to deliver.  (Go Watch Here if you wish).

Nutrition Plus Exercise Matters

After some more real life research,

(I finally wrote down what I have been doing every day)  To be honest, I may have been following my Diabetic Diet pretty well, but I have been neglecting that other important part…EXERCISE!

Other than always saying,

“You Are What You Eat” I have always maintained that there are three parts to managing Sugar Control and Diabetes.
Part 1.  Mindset and LifeStyle Change

Part 2.  Diabetic Diet with good Meal Planning

Part 3.  Exercise is required daily.

Since I have been having a problem with some pain in my right hip and right knee…exercise had been put on the back burner.

So in order to fix this aberration in my Blood Sugar Control, I have got to add Exercise back into the formula.

Can Type 2 Diabetes be Reversed using Nutrition?

Have you run into a similar problem with your type 2 diabetes?

I was coasting along, doing very well, then all of a sudden, my sugar started creeping up.
So I turned to the internet and did a few searches about using nutrition to control sugar and reverse Diabetes. It would be really wonderful if there is a way to really reverse type 2 Diabetes.

It would be really wonderful if there is a way to really reverse type 2 Diabetes by using nutrition or just what you eat. In other words “Reverse” not just control!

I keep Looking…do you?  Just in case?  Or have you found something that has helped you?

Just in case?  Or have you found something that has helped you?

Or have you found something that has helped you?

If so comment and let me know what you did to solve the problem.

Or else go to SugarControlDiet on Facebook and leave a comment.

ArtaGene will be looking for you!



If you aren’t into watching long videos, here is a link for a text version of that long video that you can scroll through.  If you had rather Read, take a quick look.

If you had rather Read, take a quick look.
Read Here.

Sometimes links I supply are affiliate links, which means, If you happen to like and buy the program you are referred to, I might just earn a small sum of money for referring you.  This site, in particular, has some information that you might just want to read.  I did not buy this program but feel you might get some ideas just from watching the video or reading what they said.

Happy exploring!

Conagra’s Banquet Frozen Meals Make a Perfect Snacky Meal

Snacky Meals can be safely integrated into a Sugar Control Diet

I often pick up small “snacky” meals for those times when you must eat, but don’t feel like cooking.
Banquet Frozen Meals by Conagra has become a new winner for me!
They have recently made a lot of changes in the content of their pot pies and other little meals.  Improved texture and taste have been added along with more protein and a focus on using more Real foods.
I just tried their new version of Banquet Mac and Cheese made with REAL cheese. It was great!
How it came about.
Had breakfast out at a local restaurant after I went to “Early Vote” at the courthouse.
While eating, the owner came around to the tables, announced she had a big bucket of home grown tomatoes that a local farmer had given her and said anyone who wanted tomatoes to let her know!
I raised my hand, since I didn’t plant a garden this year and  when I left she gave me a nice bag of tomatoes.
Stopped on my way home at Sav-A-Lot (our only remaining grocery store since our FoodTown was closed when Dollar General bought the property it was sitting on, tore it down and is now building a Dollar General Grocery Store) and picked up a handful of necessities including a few of my favorite  small frozen meals.
Been lazy about cooking lately, so I was out of anything quick and easy!

Plain Mac and Cheese is a great Snacky Meal
Plain Mac and Cheese is a great Snacky Meal

Add Fresh to Any Meal and It Reduces Calories

Lunch time: Fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with Banquet Frozen Mac and Cheese small snacky meal.
Prep time… 4 Minutes!
Sliced the veggies while the microwave did its thing, can’t beat that with a stick!
Add Fresh Veggies to small snacky meals to reduce calories
Add Fresh Veggies to small snacky meals to reduce calories
For you numbers junkies…the BanquetMacCheese has 240 calories and a mix of fat, carbs and protein..a little high in sodium, but since I don’t eat a lot of salt, not a problem for me.
The box is labeled with all those Nutritional Facts and Figures…read to your heart’s content.
Ah yes, NO trans fats.

What else is in the Freezer Besides Mac N Cheese

Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Pot Pie and Beef Pot Pie all made the trip home.   All because this is the wrong end of the month and all of the (what I call them) snacky meals price in at less than $1.00 each.

Conagra Banquet Frozen Meals have other options but some are priced a little more…most under $2.00.   Almost all of those in the freezer section had that New tag on them.

What seems to be new is the addition of more protein to things like their Meat Loaf, Chicken, Turnkey and Dressing and similar meals.

Just to keep things honest, I am not affiliated with Conagra or Banquet Frozen Meals in any way, other than they are just something I like to use occasionally.

My kids when they were growing up always loved them.  And if memory serves, they were one of the first frozen convenience foods I ever bought.

One thing about them, they are still one of the least expensive convenience foods that you can buy.  They also have several choices for breakfast.  Especially handy and always tasty are the “Brown n Serve” sausage links.

But I digress.  Something I am an expert at doing!

Just for the record, these are not the greatest things that you could be be putting into your Diabetic meal plan.

With that said, I am a firm believer in adapting your diet to fit into your life rather than making your life miserable because of Diet Rules (and I mean that in more than one way!).

As Paula Deen said in a interview I watched a few years back… “Diabetes is not a death sentence.”

But just to keep the record straight…it may not be a death sentence but it can surely make your life miserable if all you ever do is worry about it and stop living!

Just keep in mind, You really are What You Eat, so just do a little planning, create a few good habits and stop the misery.

Happy Living!



Review: Dr. Randy Martin Sugar Control Diet PDF

Review of a pdf diet that has all the answers.  Maybe!

Dr. Randy Martin’s pdf called Sugar Control Diet has a diabetic diet covered from beginning to end.  However, as a “Practicing Diabetic”  I have a few ideas of my own, all accumulated in 30 years of eating, not eating,  exercising-not exercising and doing my best to remain off all prescription drugs that treat diabetes.

Interested?  Then keep reading!

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Fresh Vegetables and Fresh Fruit are among the Foods that help to control blood sugar Levels.

Want to know the answer to How can I control Diabetes with diet?

If you are not losing weight and controlling your blood sugar,  then  this review which includes foods to control diabetes naturally should get you back on track and teach you how to control diabetes without medicine.

A Review of Dr. Martin’s free to download and use PDF file titled Sugar Control Diet reveals a few things that I would do different.  For the most part, this simple PDF file could be used as a “Bible For Treating Type 2 Diabetes” without a problem.

However, there are a  few absolutes that I disagree with, mostly because they ban a few of my favorite foods!  Plus some of them will fit into a correctly laid out daily diet.

Using a sugar control diet Plan will Make Life Easier

As a “Practicing Diabetic” with over 30 years experience in controlling my type 2 diabetes using only diet and exercise…..taking NO medication but a few supplements….I feel I’m entitled as an Expert to make a few observations!  Plus if you look for them, there are foods to control diabetes naturally.

Here is access to the PDF file I am discussing: You can download your own copy by clicking on GO!  after you finish reading my learned Article!

Protein helps to control blood sugar levels

To keep things simple, lets start with Protein, which I agree is needed in each meal and snack.

review: use protein to lose fat
Fish and Lemon Wedges a good Source of Protein that is important in keeping Blood Sugar Level.

Me:  Here I disagree with the PDF as my experience has dictated that you should calculate the calories in the protein you eat each day and include it in the total Calorie Allotment that your physician or caregiver has prescribed for you.  I have also always included lean pork in my diet, either ham or baked chops with fat removed which is not listed as a permitted protein…

PDF:   Dr. Martins PDF is somewhat contradictory on the use Protein .  It first States eat all the protein you desire.……..then goes on to say…. you can  eat one serving of protein every two hours, but the serving is only the size of your palm…include or eat plain unbreaded poultry or fish, eggs or raw nuts at any one sitting!

Also Red Meat is limited to three 3 oz. serving per week.

Fresh, Raw Vegetables are a Natural Food to Help Control Diabetes and Blood Sugar

PDF:  Now comes the vegetables recommendation.  Green and Red…eat lots of these…Yellow and Orange vegetables…eat smaller portions….

Hmm…I think fresh yellow squash should be in the unlimited category... My diet that I have survived on listed 1/2 cup for the yellow and orange sweet potatoes, Rutabaga, get the idea.  Cooked?  See below!

ME:   Vegetables Unlimited:  Green or Red and Uncooked.   It means eat all that you want, a great suggestion..and don’t count the calories!

Vegetables Measured:  Cooked (any vegetable) 1/2 cup is a serving and count the calories in you calorie tab…..

PDF:  Now here is where we part ways….Dr. Martin says NO POTATOES…….

ME:  I heartily disagree.  I have always included a small to medium Skin on Baked Potato in my evening meal…use sour cream instead of butter…fewer calories.  No Problem…just use it as a “bread” exchange and count the calories.

Just to make life interesting, potatoes, skin on can be sliced and then  “sprayed” with olive or canola oil and baked in a pan….just as satisfying as French Fries but no extra “fat” calories.

Reveiw facts: Variety keeps your diet going. Success is eating to heal your body.
Reveiw facts: Variety keeps your diet going. Success is eating to heal your body.

PDF:    Fruit:   pdf says eat any fresh fruit except for bananas and mangos…both high density high calorie count fruits.

ME:  My take? Moderation is the key, if you make a fruit salad using chopped apples (peel on) plus 1/3 of a chopped banana and throw in some almonds or walnuts….or a few raisins with just a touch of mayo….great snack.  Count the calories….experiment, learn.  Keep a food diary each day when learning so you know when you do your readings what you ate that was right or wrong.

PDF:   No dried fruit……

ME:   Agree for the most part, but (have you noticed there is always a but?) you can use them as an accent or spice….just a small spoonful to give dash to carrot, apple and raisin salad.  Or make your own trail mix with a higher proportion of Nuts to dried fruit. Just don’t eat handfuls as they are high in concentrated sugar.

Maintaining Hydration is Important when managing Diabetes

PDF:  Suggested Beverages:  water…1/2 body weight in ounces!   That would mean if you weighed 200 lbs. you would be drinking twelve and a half of 8 oz  glasses of water per day.  Fruit juice limited to two 6 oz glasses of unsweetened fruit juice diluted with 50% water per day.

ME?   Here we do part ways.   Max water eight 8 oz glasses per day.  Unsweetened grape juice 3 oz then add 3 oz water and drink before lunch and dinner.  I like Welches in the glass bottle if you can find it.

Edgar Cayce said grape juice is very helpful for diabetics as it changes sugar absorption in the digestive tract.   Suggestion was to drink about 30 minutes before meals.

V8 and Tomato juice   great…if you go over 12 ozs a day start counting calories!

Keep in mind Fresh, uncooked fruit and vegetables have a high percentage of water.  So if you are loading up on fresh and raw it cuts down on the need for drinking so much water.

What!  No Spaghetti?  No Lasagna? 

PDF:  Grains are restricted to roasted rice for dinner only.

Review: Pasta can be served with fresh vegetables and fit right into a diabetic diet.
Review: Pasta can be served with fresh vegetables and fit right into a diabetic diet.

ME:  My 1200 calorie diet has room for the equivalent of 5 slices of bread (carb servings) per day.  Never have figured out why roasted rice would be better????  The calories are still there, think it is something dreamed up!

Guess what makes the difference?  Heating rice by “roasting” (not brown it, just heat it up) then cool it before cooking as usual changes its sugars to low gluten. This  means roasted rice now digests slower so won’t usually cause  high sugar spike like plain rice and sugar or high gluten carbs.  Another story by its self!

So if you want rice or even corn on the cob for dinner…have it!.. some people like the corn raw which is even better!  Just plain cooked corn is limited to 1/3 of a cup…YES 1/3rd…I think it retains more fiber on the cob…

Please, Don’t ever Tell Me No…..

PDF:  Not Allowed…..No Wheat product like bread, crackers, muffins, cereals or pasta allowed.  NO SUGAR, honey, maple syrup etc.

ME:   Count your calories, if you want Spaghetti have it, 2 ozs of dry spaghetti has 210 calories about the same as two bread or carb exchanges….so if you don’t have one, create your own sugar control diet plan and learn to substitute based on calories!

Here is an example:  Make your own Spaghetti sauce..lo cal recipes abound!  Or else have it with raw chopped “Free Vegetables” e.g.: tomatoes, green peppers, onions etc and a splash of warmed V8 juice with your garlic powder, oregano etc.  any of the spice rack herbs you want including parsley…

Just stir your sauce and raw vegetables into your  drained spaghetti  while it is hot and hit it with a dash of Parmesan cheese for some extra flavor.

There are no absolutes for a diet as far as I am concerned.

If things are made so restrictive that you can’t live with it, then you are not going to follow a diet anyway.

Calories Count so Figure out How to Use Them

Educate yourself about food and its energy potential…which means calories.

The ending to this review of Dr. Randy Martin sugar control diet PDF is this.  Most of the diet suggestions are great and if that was the only plan you had to use or go by,  you could end up controlling diabetes and controlling your blood sugar.

I like a little more choice, and enjoy eating some of the NO NO items on the PDF diet.   My normal way to handle this is:  If I want to eat something…figure out how to make it so the calories are within my daily allowance and go for it.

Just to summarize, eating Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and a Bedtime Snack with a mix of protein, carbs and fat included in all meals and snacks along with Dairy products that are still within your calorie allowance will do the job.  The PDF diet really doesn’t mention CALORIES, but they are very handy tool for expanding your menu and helping you to stay on your diet and be successful.
Here is a link to a supplement that I have found very helpful in keeping blood sugar levels from getting out of control. Talk to your caregiver before adding anything. I might be compensated if you decide to buy anything from this link.  Click here to Look at the Supplement

Thanks for coming by and I hope you found something of value for your time spent reading.  Comments are appreciated  as well as Tips from you on how you’re handling your Diabetes Journey!

Do You have a favorite Recipe you’ve changed so it fits into Your New Diet?   Give us a hint in the comments box!!
Fat Burning Foods and Thermogenic Foods

Below is a link to an interesting supplement I found, plus a load of information about using Fat to lose fat!… Read at your own Risk!  It is an affiliate link, however there are some ideas and information that are very helpful about losing belly fat that is the logo for uncontrolled diabetes.

Sugar Control Diet to Burn Fat

About Eating and Diabetes- What I need to know

Eating and Diabetes How To Feel Good Every Day!


Eating and Diabetes, What You need to Know
Eating and Diabetes, What You need to Know

You can take good care of yourself and your diabetes by learning

  • what to eat
  • how much to eat
  • when to eat

Making wise food choices can help you

  • feel good every day
  • lose weight if you need to
  • lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems caused by diabetes

Healthful eating, which is part of eating and diabetes, helps keep your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, in your target range.

One thing you need to take note:  Eating can be healthy, but just not work right for a person with diabetes.
An important part of eating and diabetes is having a schedule and sticking to it.  Set up mealtimes, do the planning and the cooking and eating on time.

Physical activity and, if needed, diabetes medicines also help.

The diabetes target range is the blood glucose level suggested by diabetes experts for good health.

You can help prevent health problems by keeping your blood glucose levels on target.    (

Eating and Diabetes how to make sure what you are doing is working .

Ask your doctor how often you should check your blood glucose on your own.

Also ask your doctor for an A1C test at least twice a year.

Your A1C number gives your average blood glucose for the past 3 months. The results from your blood glucose checks and your A1C test will tell you whether your diabetes care plan is working.

How can I keep my blood glucose levels on target?

You can keep your blood glucose levels on target by

  • making wise food choices
  • being physically active
  • taking medicines if needed

For people taking certain diabetes medicines, following a schedule for meals, snacks, and physical activity is best.

However, some diabetes medicines allow for more flexibility.

You’ll work with your health care team to create a diabetes plan that’s best for you.

Drawing of foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a morning snack, an afternoon snack, and an evening snack, arranged in a circle around a clock. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and evening snack are labeled.

Talk with your doctor or diabetes teacher about how many meals and snacks to eat each day. Copy these clocks and Fill in the times for your meals and snacks on these clocks.

Drawing of a blank clock face labeled breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and evening snack.

It is easier than you think.  4×6 lined card used in recipe boxes work great.   Also find pictures like these, they help.

Eating and Diabetes Need A diet Helper for Eating Right
Eating and Diabetes Need A diet Helper for Eating Right

Make up you file box  with tabs for each meal…like dinner, Evening Snack….and populate it with recipes you find that have the correct amount of calories, protein, carbohydrates and fat.

Makes life simpler and meal planning easy.


Exercise for When You Can’t Exercise!

The No Exercise to do on Those Days When You Can’t Exercise.

Found this short list….just two exercises that you can do on those days when you need to exercise, but just not able to do it!

Exercise is a necessary part of controlling Diabetes, but many of the suggested exercises are beyond the grip of many who should be exercising.

Other times, you may have a temporary disability like a sprained ankle or a cut on your foot…anything that prevents you from taking your daily walk or riding your bicycle or a trip to the gym.

These directions were on a leaflet passed out at my Doctor’s   office, just something he had printed as a tip for his diabetic patients.

Here are the directions for one very simple exercise that you can do sitting down!
Hope you will like and enjoy this different approach!

Breathing Exercise #1 The Bellows (or Stimulating) Breath

How to do it:

1. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed.

Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.

2. Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows.

Breathe normally after each cycle.

3. Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try.

Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute.


“If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout.

You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen.
Try this breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.”

Now for your second “Set” of no exercise exercises.

Sitting in a chair or your recliner or lying in the bed…contract every muscle in your body that you can find!

Hold for the count of  10, relax and repeat 10 times.

If sitting upright in a chair it helps to push down with your heels one time and your toes the next time…alternating.

When completed stretch all those muscles you found to give them a treat.

Just an added note.

I found when I was dieting full force to try and lose a few pounds that drinking more than one cup of Coffee a day affected my metabolism and I didn’t lose weight on the days I Coffee Splurged.

Not a scientific study, but just what I observed from keeping a daily food diary listing every morsel that went into my body…

Plus I weighed every morning before I even brushed my teeth and recorded that figure along with my fasting blood sugar…

Those two “trackers” were my solid gold indicators if I was reaching my goal of losing pounds and controlling blood sugar levels so I could control my diabetes.

Lack of exercise makes controlling blood sugar levels an almost impossible task, so any way that you can add even this small amount will help.

Plus it is something that you can do several times a day without a lot of effort.

And a note from my neighbor who has  a Cholesterol problem…as long as she gets in her daily walk, it stays down and she doesn’t have to go back on the medication.

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Type 2 Diabetes News and Facts You Should Know

Not you?      Or you don’t know?

Type 2 Diabetes news and facts you should know fill recent publications, medical journals and television information shows.  Educating yourself about this disease epidemic that is spreading is a must.

Type 2 Diabetes News and Facts You Should Know
Type 2 Diabetes News and Facts You Should Know

Often the signs of type 2 diabetes are missed or not recognized.  This is when the real damage begins with diagnosis of it as  an underlying  cause for  an emergency room visit for a stroke or heart attack.

Since diabetes can affect anyone (age doesn’t count) it is now estimated that one out of every three people who have it, don’t know they have diabetes!

Diabetes Could be Classified as a Digestive Disorder Instead of a Disease

You might call diabetes a digestive disorder…no not like heartburn, but a neighbor!

It creates roadblocks in the normal digestion of carbohydrates to be used for energy, so that high levels of blood sugar (left over sugar not absorbed from the blood stream by all body cells) are created.

Hidden and untreated diabetes now becomes a Destruction Ninja.

  • Just a few of the gifts from this busy ninja are
  • nerve damage and
  • pain,
  • vision loss, and
  • heart disease created by
  • damage to arteries and blood vessels.

You might want to add another gift called chronic fatigue to this list.

Once diabetes is in place, it creates a never ending cycle of tiredness that can’t be removed until the cause is treated.

Recognize the Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Thirst...increased desire and need to drink more liquids. Often accompanied by other symptoms like:

Dry Mouth: A coating may develop on your lips, mouth becomes so dry that it creates a strong urge for liquids to quench the thirst.
Dry mouth can affect your gums and teeth increasing the chances of developing gum disease and cavities.

Frequent Urination: increased and sometimes urgent calls to hit the bathroom day and night.
Since daytime voiding trips can vary depending on liquid consumption it is the evening trips that get attention.

Called nocturia,  if you are having to get up at night and make bathroom trips whereas you previously slept the whole night through.

Unusual Hunger: You feel tired, so think you need to eat and have a bottomless pit that you try to fill up…often accompanied by a strong desire for more food.

Weigh Gain or Loss: Weight gain or loss can vary depending on the person. Most people gain weight, but there is the occasional one that will have a continuing weight loss accompanied by an insatiable appetite. Even eating more doesn’t stop the weight loss! (this is in reference to type 2 diabetes).

Headaches: High blood sugar levels can cause blurred vision and of course fatigue which in turn may cause headaches. Another Diabetic Ninja gift.

Infections: Certain types of infections often accompany type 2 diabetes. Urinary tract infections, frequent yeast infections and itchy skin are common. Sores that take a long time to heal is another symptom.

Sexual Dysfunction: Since untreated diabetes has a penchant for damaging blood vessels and nerves, dehydrating the body (see dry mouth above) and because possible nerve damage can also lead to loss of sensation…it can affect men and women, no sexual discrimination allowed by diabetes.

If you recognize and have any of the above symptoms it is time for a trip to see your caregiver.  We do not provide medical advice or services.  What we do is inform from our point of view about diabetes and what we have observed and learned from.

  • Most common symptoms that are easily recognized are:
  • severe increased thirst,
  • frequent urination with the added night time bathroom trips,
  • changes in weight (loss or most frequently belly weight gain),
  • increased hunger,
  • constant fatigue,
  • blurred vision and
  • headaches and
  • tingling of your hands or feet especially at bedtime.

Since this is about you and YOUR body, do an honest assessment, educate yourself about diabetes and how to recognize the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Even children are developing type 2 diabetes, so, if you are a parent it is your responsibility to take a closer look at your child, especially if he or she is overweight or has had a sudden unexplained weight gain or loss and exhibit any of the symptoms listed above.

Caregivers can administer a fasting plasma glucose test or even a finger stick A1c blood glucose test whose results will help diagnosis and determine if treatment is needed.

My goal in all this writing is to spread the word about diabetes which is becoming a world wide epidemic.  (not really becoming…it has arrived).
It is everyone’s  responsibility to help ourselves and help others when it comes to this mean sneaky disease.
Here is a graphic which makes all of the above information a little more digestible.

Type 2 Diabetes News and Facts You Should Know
Type 2 Diabetes News and Facts You Should Know

What can you do?  Read and do some self searching.  Share what you have read.

The more people who know about diabetes and how it affects the body, the greater the chance they will make needed changes in their lifestyle and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

So make your contribution today.  Comment below and share this information.  After all it is freely given and free to share!


Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Cure for Type 1 Diabetes begins Phase ll Testing

Dr. Denise L. Faustman has announced that a possible cure for type 1 diabetes using an 80 year old very safe TB vaccine will begin trials in July, 2015.

Dr. Faustman working on Cure for Type 1 diabetes
Dr. Faustman working on Cure for Type 1 diabetes

Since 2001, Dr. Faustman has been working on this possible use for the alternative use of BCG an old and safe TB vaccine as a way to help regenerate pancreas beta cells and end type 1 diabetes.

Progress on the use of the vaccine has been aided and acclerated by research from other countries using results from her studies.

It is unfortunate that in the United States with its profit based pharmaceutical industry that support has not been forth coming.

Dr. Faustman and friends have raised 19 or the 25 million needed to begin the study…donations would be gratefully accepted as more funds are needed to conduct a full trial instead of the FDA approved mid-state trial that will begin in July, 2015.
Lee Iacocca and his foundation has been a strong supporter of this effort because Diabetes affected someone in his family.

I have been watching this study since 2012 and can’t believe how long it has taken to get this far.

For more information on the study, here are some links with more information.

We have a newsletter you can sign up for,
and people can reach out to us to get more information at
Faustman Lab or by emailing at

or go to

It is so exciting to see the possibility of a cure for type 1 diabetes approaching the final testing phase with human volunteers.

Please support Dr. Faustman’s efforts with sharing on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere you can.
Watch the Video Update Here Click and Go

This has been a long time coming!   As I mentioned in another article I wrote several years ago, finding information about this research takes persistence.  I couldn’t even find a mention of it on the American Diabetes Association website.   Digging into a very few news articles I was able to track down the information that is included in the other article.

From what I have read recently, acceleration of the study and testing has been accomplished by dogged work by Dr. Faustman.

It would be a miracle if people with type 1 diabetes could be cured.  Even with all the modern pumps and gadgets available, insulin dosage is still a hit and miss proposition.
Since needs are affected by many things, like the amount of exercise done, calories in foods consumed and the physical condition of  each person, at best blood sugar readings give a close approximation and indicator of what might be needed.

Translate this into managing care for a 4 year old.  You can see the problems that might cease to exist.

Support Dr. Faustman by visiting the facebook website and reading some of the information provided.   It is revealing.

Here is a reference that validates her credentials in case you have a question.

Denise Faustman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denise L. Faustman, (born 1958[1]) is a U.S. physician and medical researcher. An Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard University and Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, her work specializes in diabetes mellitus type 1 (formerly called juvenile diabetes) and other autoimmune diseases.[2] She has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston since 1985.[1]

Hope for the best!   And help.
Donations for funding this trial can be made here:
Donate Now 

Apply to join the trial:
Dr. Faustman said, “Hi, For anyone who has questions regarding potential trial participation, please remember to contact us directly at

If we band together and support this effort, just maybe we can all be part of a miracle.



What is Diabetes and Who Will “Get” It

 Who Gets Diabetes, the How and the Why

Diabetes mellitus is typically a life long (unceasing) health problem where there are elevated quantities of glucose in the hemoglobin (blood). Since being diagnosed with it can be an emotional, fearful and life changing event, the information provided here about what is diabetes and who will get it, might help educate and calm some of the fear.

Causes of diabetes are often incidence, and risk factors.

  • Incidence relates to life style, eating and exercise habits.
  • Risk factors include a possible genetic connection for people with close relatives with the disease and being categorized as obese.

Diabetes is a Digestive Process Disorder -Defined Below


The Pancreas and other organs are involved in What is Diabetes and Who Will “Get” It
The Pancreas and other organs are involved in What is Diabetes and Who Will “Get” It

Insulin, circulated in the blood stream,  is an endocrine hormone made by the pancreas to manage blood glucose (sugar) levels. This disease could be brought on by inadequate blood insulin levels, level of resistance to insulin, or either.

To appreciate this disease, it is necessary to initially know the typical procedure by which what you eat is digested and utilized by the digestive system for use as energy.

How normal digestion should work…

A number of things transpire when what you eat is made absorbable:

  • 1. A sugar called glucose enters the circulatory system from the digestive tract.
  • 2. Glucose is converted into a form used by tissue cells to create and provide energy for the nourishment of all body systems.

The pancreas, a glandular organ of the digestive system  produces the hormone insulin. The role of insulin is to move sugar circulating in the blood  into the cells of  muscular tissue, fatty tissue, and the liver, where it is usually put to use as cellular nourishment or in the case of the liver changed and stored for future use.

Individuals with diabetes have elevated blood glucose levels for the reason that their body can not move digested carbohydrates (sugar-glucose) into fatty tissue, the liver, and the muscular tissue cells. In order for sugar (glucose) to become stockpiled in the cells and converted by the cells for use as energy, insulin must transport it inside.

Diabetes appears as a result of the fact that either:

1. The person’s pancreas doesn’t produce sufficient amounts of the hormone insulin.

2. Their bodies cells do not work with insulin in a normal way.

3. Both of these reasons.  These reasons can possibly created by over consumption of food and when the pancreas can not produce enough insulin to handle the over abundance, then high sugar levels interfere and the cells become insulin resistant.

Imagine that each cell is a small energy factory with doors that are kept locked.  Insulin is the “key” that will unlock the door and let sugar enter to be converted into energy.

With an abundance of unused sugar floating around in the blood stream, some of it attaches to the door lock and prevents insulin from inserting its key so the doors become insulin insensitive  (blocked) and no longer work.

There are several types of Diabetes

At this time there are two significant forms of this disease  and the reasons and chances of developing the disease are varied in each type.

Juvenile or type 1 diabetes can develop at every stage of life, but it is frequently detected in youngsters, teenagers, or young adults. With this type of disease, the human body creates limited or zero insulin  and everyday injections of insulin are required. The specific origin of this type has not been completely documented at the present time, but is the subject of much research.

Adult onset diabetes (type 2) represents the major form diagnosed today and frequently develops in the adult years. Previously it was a disease of older adults and seniors.

Unfortunately, because of high obesity rates, teens and young adults and even children as young as 8 years old are now being diagnosed with it.
Another little know fact is that large numbers of people already have type 2 of this disease, but do not recognize it or know they have it.

Pregnancy or gestational is a less prevalent type of the disease caused by sky-high blood glucose levels. This sometimes occurs unexpectedly, at any time, throughout pregnancy in an expectant mother-to-be who has not been previously diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes touches the lives of in excess of 20 million Americans. Almost 40 million Americans have elevated blood sugar levels which place them in a pre-diabetic category (Many times this is present before it turns into a disease and, if treated in this stage could possibly prevent development of full blown diabetes).  Charts and more exact facts and figures are available  here:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes Report Card 2012. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2012

With the information above, you should have a clearer idea of what type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes are and hopefully be able to discern if any of the risk factors listed might apply to you.

For more detailed information on the Endocrine system and your digestive processes and how they work visit

Your caregiver can perform a blood test or an A1c glucose test which is also available at many pharmacies.  So do a little homework and figure out if you might have this dreaded disease.

Evaluation, treatment and implementing the information you gain by becoming knowledgeable about how your body works may help you avoid the complications of untreated diabetes.
Read more about diabetes complication: Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Low Fat Diet Plan

Can You lose weight by Reducing Fat % Only and Not The Number of  Calories You Eat?

Bacon, Eggs and Grits not sure they belong in a low fat diet plan.
Bacon, Eggs and Grits not sure they belong in a low fat diet plan.

Recent research and experiments by dieters themselves is pointing to a possible solution to the age old “I Hate to Diet” problem by including a low fat diet plan.  Since Many people go on a diet, then off, etc. and end up gaining back more that they lose, this might be the solution.  A Friend, Joella thought the following information very helpful!

Just Change What You Eat!

Can a Low Fat Diet Plan lead to weight loss even if calories eaten remain the same?  Lets figure out what they are talking about!

Almost  any sort of diet, despite the type of  foods eaten, can be considered “low-fat” if it consists of no more than 30 % of overall gram calories as fat, which is 60 grams of fat each day in an 1800 gram calorie diet.

There are very few “low-fat” diet that details  the precise meals that have to be consumed. Some dieters may decide to cut back on how much animal protein such as beef, or even pork that they consume, while others avoid high-fat desserts, snack foods, fried foods, and even roasted nuts which tend to be high in fat.

Is is Healthy to Eat if the Package Says Low-Fat

You might want to think about this fact, just because it says low fat doesn’t mean it is good for you or will help you because it may not be a healthy.

In fact, many individuals  are consuming  a low-fat diet of replacement meals that include  “fat-free” processed foods which include sizable amounts of glucose, salt, and other ingredients, as well as chemicals which aren’t always healthy.

Learn to read package labels, and educate yourself  so you know what the words they use mean.  Become knowledgeable about what is in a  healthy diet  and how to alter it just a little to reduce your over all fat consumption.

So, exactly what can you do to develop a healthy,  balanced and  low fat diet meal plan?

Here are some pointers for healthy eating, lessening your fat intake and getting on track for  good health:

Don’t prepare and eat  meals containing partially hydrogenated oils, which are also called trans-fats. There are many studies pointing to the fact that these fats are harmful if consumed long term. They do not make a positive contribution to your Health and Wellness.

Tips for Avoiding Extra fat:

1. Cook or Saute all vegetables and meat in veggie broth instead of butter or grease.

2. Read packaging very carefully, paying close attention to the offering size and variety of servings per package. Some labels are deliberately deceiving, in that the serving listed is a lot smaller sized compared to the quantity of the food that is normally consumed, meaning that you may end up eating even more fat than you think. (To learn more on what those labels actually indicate, see “Label
Language” below.).

3. Reduce your consumption of meat. Replace with a bean dish or a “meat” made from beans, lentils or soy instead of  red meat meal as your main dish as often as feasible.

4. When you do eat meat, decide on leaner cuts of beef and also trim any kind of visible fat before food preparation. To maintain moist
chicken , do not take off the skin prior to cooking, but take the skin off before eating.  Or far better yet, take off the skin, and braise or saute your chicken in veggie broth.

5. Limit your consumption of whole-fat dairy products or switch to low or non-fat choices for them.

6. Increase the quantity of fruits, vegetables and also entire grain foods you eat. You’ll have much less space as well as less desire for high-fat snacks.  Plus the fiber in fresh food is helpful in controlling fat absorption.

7. Decrease your usage of high-fat condiments, such as butter as well as mayo. Order your salad dressing on the side, then soak your fork in the dressing prior to each bite. You’ll be shocked at exactly how little dressing you really need to add taste to your tossed salad, and the dressing that stays on the side will not stay on your tummy, upper legs or hips!

Label Language.

When you’re attempting to reduce your absolute fat intake, recognizing the true meaning of those fat-related phrases on packaged
meals will certainly can be found in useful.

Below is the low-down on some label terms:.

Fat Free: contains less than 0.5 grams of fat each serving.

Saturated Fat Free: includes less than 0.5 grams each serving and also the level of trans fatty acids does not go beyond 1 % of
overall fat.

Slim: contains 3 grams or less per serving or every 50 grams of meals (if the serving size is less than 30 grams or 2 tbsps).

Low Hydrogenated fat: includes 1 gram or much less per serving and also not more than 15 % of gram calories from saturated fatty
Lowered or Less Fat: includes a minimum of 25 % fat, which sometimes is much less but every offering compared to reference meals. (where they say for a 2000 calorie a diet..etc.).

Minimized or Less Saturated Fat: has a minimum of 25 % less fat every serving than its full-fat equivalent. As an example, milk that is
classified as “lowered fat” has to include at least 25 % less fat compared to whole milk.

Rodale, Inc.
Do it right!

Complete information about what is in what you eat is available at the U.S. D.A

Use What You Have Learned to Cut the Fat in your Diet so You Lose Fat and Lose Weight

Since you have been appraised of this interesting information, ready to give it a spin?

Would it be interesting to  try this new method of eating and see if just reducing the amount of fat in what you normally eat will do the trick for you and lead to permanent weight loss?  For anyone with a caregiver in tow, please check this out with them before  plunging in!

Remember, the theory is that you don’t have to “diet” per-se, but just reduce the total quantity of fat consumed.

Just as an add in, one study I saw reduced total fat consumed daily to 10% and seemed to have very good results in weight loss and controlling blood sugar levels for Diabetics in the study (if memory serves they also had a 600 a day calorie restriction!) , definitely what we are talking about! .

Healthy Eating Makes the Difference Include all Types of Food

Hopefully you will follow the guide lines of Healthy Eating and include foods recommended to maintain a healthy body and lose weight, except for reducing just a little less fat!

Keep in mind that fat is included in a healthy diet because it is needed by your body.  However, changing the type of fat eaten should make a difference in your overall health, not just control your blood sugar or help you fight diabetes.

Create Your Own Diabetic Low Fat Diet Plan

Create Your Own Low Fat Diet
Create Your Own Low Fat Diet Plan or even A Low Fat meal Plan.

In the end it means creating your own low fat diet plan for getting low blood sugar and weight loss.  Calories count (no pun intended) and using a calorie counter will make it easier to create an effective low fat diet meal plan that you will enjoy eating while you lose weight or just fight diabetes type1 or type 2.

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Have a tip you would like to share or have something that has worked for you?  Comment below to add your information that just might help someone else traveling the journey of diabetes.

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Is There A Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Is there a New Treatment for Diabetes 2

e.g., A Natural Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Since I research any product before recommending it,  I did go looking around the Internet for some research projects that would detail whether or not is there a cure for type 2 Diabetes.

Here is what I found… an article about a 6 week study that cures type 2 diabetes.   Just keep reading!  The headline was:

British Doctors say they have documented that there is a cure for type 2  Diabetes and published their results.

If there is a cure for type 2 diabetes then the digestive system can function normally.
If there is a cure for type 2 diabetes then the digestive system can function normally.

I read through the article then clicked on the provided link for the American Diabetes Association and searched to find the supporting documentation and a copy of the study:

Reversal of type 2 diabetes: normalization of beta cell function in association with decreased pancreas
and liver triacylglycerol

Unfortunately this study  was not listed at The American Diabetes Association in any of their research results.

What was listed were requests for donations to “Fight diabetes” and numerous studies by drug companies  and diabetic testing suppliers listing their studies and results.

Here is a link I found where you can go and read the entire study or even download the PDF document detailing all the work done in the British study.

Reversal of type 2 diabetes and  Normalization of Beta Cells

So I decided to include the following article which inspired my search for

verification that there is a cure for type 2 diabetes.

 “World of Medicine” is scamming people – and even worse: with the help of “law-makers!”

“written by Matt Traverso London, England Friday, December 23, 2011,

It seems that “money” (as usual) has blinded doctors and medical practitioners to the degree that they are now willingly *suppressing* the truth regarding diabetes – its control, management, and even its cure!

That’s right: I said it …“cure!”

And this should shock you even more:It seems that it’s against the law to say the word “cure” when describing anything that actually cures you.

Yet it’s very much okay to say that something “treats” or helps “offset” the symptoms of some health condition or disease.

But if you say “cure” (and even including when you in fact have a real and bona fide cure for something and can even prove it!) you can get arrested.

Ever wonder why no one ever talks about “curing diabetes”?

Everyone seems to be content with finding ways to “control diabetes” or “live with diabetes”.

And for good reason.

It’s simply because no one’s out to “cure” anyone because there’s little money in doing so.

Instead, keeping you sick and marginally pain-free is all anyone’s really out to do for you these days – as doing so means you being “forced” to buy all the same drugs over and over again, and again, and … (you get the point!)

Of course, if a cure came along it would mean you buy it one time, and then you’re cured – and that’s that (over and done!)

Listen, if somebody showed you how to cure diabetes… they wouldn’t make very much money off of you.


But if somebody invents a pill or a shot that helps you live with diabetes… they’ll get your money week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year until the day you die.

Make sense?

In fact, there’s a saying in the drug industry:

Cures Kill Profits!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to have to depend on some big drug company to keep me alive and comfortable just so I can give them more of my hard-earned money every month.

I’d much rather take control of my own health and find a way to banish diabetes.

Now a number of doctors, medical scientists and researchers armed with “real answers” and “real solutions” are stepping up and are NOT afraid of “Uncle Big-Bully Brother!”

One courageous fellow by the name of Matt Traverso is doing exactly this!

Not only that, but Matt Traverso has lectured and personally helped individuals beat the disease to the point that proven sufferers have actually gotten re-diagnoses as “no longer having the disease at all!”

(Something that’s pretty much always been ruled out as a possibility altogether! – and now which may even be against the law!)

But why don’t we hear about this information from the American Diabetes Association?

The truth is, the American Diabetes Association is benefiting hugely from the current trend in diabetes.

They are funded by pharmaceutical companies who would lose out if people reversed thier diabetic conditions.

The treatment of Diabetes brings in over

$10 Million Dollars EVERY SINGLE HOUR of the day

to Doctors, Pharmaceutical companies, and testing supply businesses.

With that kind of money at stake Big Pharmacy is going to extreme lengths to silence information about natural cures and alternatives for treating diabetes.

Therefore it’s not certain how long Matt will be allowed to continue to offer this program.  So, if you’re wise and want to find out about this while it’s still possible for you to do so, then just visit this link now:

How to Reverse Diabetes Learn How To Defeat Diabetes And Take Back Your Life And Health.

But don’t be surprised if one day soon you return to find this site completely removed or this page removed because of our reference to Diabetes 2 Cure. 

End of the article!


Even though the study only involved limited number of people, they were matched with approximately the same number of healthy people without diabetes who participated in the short study.

It was very closely supervised and at the end of the study all participants had functioning pancreases and Normal Blood Glucose Readings. 

This is the first sentence in their closing summary:

“Normalization of both beta cell function and hepatic insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes was achieved by dietary energy restriction alone.”

Translated into plain talk this means that the pancreas was producing insulin, blood sugar levels became normal and the cells were able to use the sugar for energy so they were no longer insulin insensitive.  All this was achieved by a very low calorie diet (energy restriction)…alone.

My Thoughts About the Above Article

This article is a little on the strong side for my taste.  At times it almost read like a Snake Oil sales pitch with a little to much emphasis on Doctors being interested in keeping you sick and prescribing expensive medications. 

I know from personal experience that many

Caregivers play an important role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Caregivers play an important role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

physicians will prescribe a diet and exercise

before prescribing medication unless your diabetes is already so bad that it is necessary.

So if you are interested in a new treatment described as a cure for type 2 diabetes  that may end your imprisonment by Diabetes:

Click Here. and read the information presented.

It has been proven over and over, that you have to be in charge of your health.  One of the ways to do it is to keep a positive attitude,  keep yourself up to date with treatments and maybe a better way of doing things.

Living your life categorized as a “Diabetic” isn’t fun and you need every bit of assistance that you can find to make a change.  If you are interested in  facts and figures and endless references then download and read the report compiled by the English physicians or else click on the other link provided and get some of the information there.

What did you think of Matt Travis’s article?  Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts.


P.S. You can download the pdf version of the study: Reversal of type 2 diabetes and Normalization of Beta Cells

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The Grapefruit Diet: Fast Start Diet Plan

The Grapefruit Diet Old and New

The Grapefruit Diet will produce good results for most who try it, since it removes in between meal snacks and nearly all junk food, at the same time leaving some of them, such as: bacon and salad dressings.  This is a diet to use for about a week, no longer.

The old diet!!!

The Grapefruit diet is a short-term diet developed to provide a quick loss of weight. The Grapefruit Diet program is sometimes referred to as the Hollywood or Mayo Clinic Diet.

Nevertheless, The Grapefruit Diet is not related to the Mayo Clinic, to be exact I couldn’t find it related to anything or anybody.

I have heard of  “The Grapefruit Diet” forever.

The only place I ever saw it recommended was by a Chiropractor in Orlando, Florida (I was his receptionist!)  to be used by someone with Gallbladder problems to help stop the irritation and pain.

He had his own version, similar to this to be used for Three days Only.  No food, just Grapefruit juice and Grapefruit and water to prevent dehydration.

I think I’d rather use the New Version Stop Dieting and Live  Because Dieting Doesn’t Work! that was developed by a person who got tired of fad diets that didn’t work!

You need to do the right things that promote life-long weight loss.

Now back to the old  Grapefruit Diet plan that is a three meal per day diet and the Grapefruit Diet  snack is a cup of skim milk. The basis for  The Grapefruit Diet is an unproven theory that grapefruit contains special enzymes that help you burn fat and loose weight.

A Big Con for this diet plan

As for the disadvantages of The Grapefruit Diet, you’ll be either eating half a grapefruit, or drinking an 8 ounce glass of unsweetened grapefruit juice with every meal. It’s your choice, nevertheless you aren’t allowed to add sugar to either one. For some of us this may turn out to be really hard on the digestive system. (acid over load!)

The Grapefruit Diet Grand Finale   

The Grapefruit Diet may be just what’s needed for the individual who wants to lose those xtra pounds quickly.  Not recommended for Diabetics because you still need those Snacks all day long!

Even though The Grapefruit Diet could be unhealthy if used over a long period of time as fast start diet it might turn out to be just right for you, assuming that you can tolerate the vast amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juiceFresh grapefruit and fresh grapefruit juice might be more tolerable, but if Heartburn is in your bag of tricks, proceed with caution!

When it comes to fast weight loss, without a doubt The Grapefruit Diet has provided very good results to many who have tried it. However, before you make your final decision, please visit our main site below. You’ll find more important details and the actual menu.

Actually they have completely redone the whole thing.  Be in for a surprise because it isn’t what it used to be!

Grapefruit Diet Review – Main  Read to the Second Page to Get Details on GrapeFruit Diet!

The Grapefruit Diet Team are in for a shock!

For  information about an Anabolic type diet that is completely different from the Grapefruit Diet  Click and Go here to read about anabolic diet

Is It Possible to Lose 5 pounds in a week? Weights Destroyers Says Yes!

 Weights Destroyers Takes on the Question:

Is it Possible to Lose 5 Pounds in a Week?

Is It Possible to Lose 5 Pounds in a Week?
Is It Possible to Lose 5 Pounds in a Week?

So you want to lose 5 pounds per week? If yes, then this article provides you with an answer maybe.

You know that  losing five pounds in a week is an extremely ambitious goal,  bordering on the side of impossibility.

The reason why I say this is because without being accomplished with the  surgical knife it will be very hard to lose 5 pounds in a week, especially week after week.  If you have a lot of extra pounds and start a new diet, then the drastic change you make in the beginning could lead to losing 5 pounds in a week.

Recently in my email box I received some information about a different system for losing weight AND keeping it off.
I  have requested a review copy of the program so that I can go through it, before I recommend it for anyone to use.
If you want to look at some of the information I saw then  Read More.

Prior to going to the weight reduction process, you need to analyze some of  the reasons you weigh so much and how long it has taken you to accumulate this FAT!

  • What I mean by this, is do some thinking about
  • how all those extra pounds got where they are.
  • determine how much weight you need to lose.
  • How long did it take you to gain enough fat deposits on your body
  • to begin interfering with your life and
  • making life uncomfortable
  • as well as unhealthy.

Do you know that your “group” or the people you hang out with can affect when you eat, where you eat, how much you eat and even what you eat.  People tend to like people who are like themselves.


Your body is merely a hand mirror projection of your way of life.

You need to take a good look at the amount and kind of food that you consume on a daily basis and your activity level which determines how much energy you need each day.

Do your eat the same type of food every day without much variation?

Do you have any idea of the caloric content of the foods that you enjoy that have added those extra pounds?

Or like most people, just eat what you and your friends like and enjoy,  because Eating is included in most social interactions.


If you are carrying enough extra weight that you are in the obese category,  have you seen a doctor to see if there is any medical reason for the excess pounds,?

Or do you think it is the result of over eating and inactivity?

Keep in mind, changing your lifestyle can certainly change the results you get from your eating and exercise habits.

Also remember that if you are embarking on a weight loss plan, you need to make sure that it targets losing fat and not muscle tissue or just “water weight” because this weight will reappear just as fast as it was eliminated.

Now down to the question you want an answer for.

Is it possible to lose 5 pounds in a week?

Well it depends on your current body weight. A normal person weighing around 130 pounds will have a different result than someone who weights in at 260 pounds.

It is certainly possible for the 260 pounder to lose 5 pounds in a week by just using a good calorie limiting diet.

And if you actually weigh twice as much as an average person  (somewhere close to 270 pounds) then you can certainly lose 5 pounds in a full week.

No problem.

That is unless you have a metabolism that is out of whack because of a disease…(this is where checking in with a care give comes into play).

Now for a reality check.

Mainly because when anyone is extremely overweight, their body can  and does burn more calories with less effort and probably no extra exercise.  But even if you are in the overweight category, you still  have to make a decided effort to ensure that you meet your goal of losing 5 pounds in one week.

Now below is an excerpt from an article I was reading and the advice completely contradicts the Information I read in the email I received this morning…

What the email had to say   a much different point of view!

“Be sure you stay active all day. Yes, by energetic I do mean that you have to visit gym daily. Whilst in gym, you need to concentrate on toning the muscles. This would mean exercising with weight loads by focusing on doing a lot more repetitions with much less weight. You need to do the same for every body portion be it arms, legs or back.

Be sure to do this for at least one hour.

Don’t indulge in any kind of cardio since you run the chance of obtaining a sprain due to being over weight. Following this, make time for some intense running.

Run no less than six to seven miles non stop, every day.

Obviously  expect to get to this stage on your very first day itself but ensure you make it to this level within the first 3 days, if you expect to lose your 5 pounds in just a week. .

When you reach this level then your five pound weight loss is for sure within your 7 day target because you will be continuously burning up stored fats and also proteins that are primarily responsible for your huge weight.

If you are truly serious about How many calories should I eat a day or simply try a more  effective program, then click a link below to get more data right now.”

The above excerpt contradicts everything that I was reading in my email.  To be exact some of that excerpt info sounds on the dangerous side.  I mean take a couch potato and get them to run 6 miles  on their first trip out.  uh huh…..Killer.

The information I received in the  email doesn’t show this kind of heavy exercise routine, but just a change in some of your habits.

Maybe it is on to something.

I know from previous experience several years ago, that I lost 40 pounds in 4 months and didn’t go to a gym or run…at most I just walked for half of my lunch hour (30 minutes) and tried not to get hot and sweaty as I still had to work in the office for the rest of the day.

I wasn’t hungry on my diet either because it was structured where I ate enough meals during the  day to  keeping my metabolism running and using calories all day.

See what you think about this program… there is information that  goes into great detail..can read  the three full pages for information only if you choose!   Plus the guy said that after 4 days he started losing weight at an accelerated rate…a pound per day.
I’m waiting on my copy and will  try it out and see.
Might just go ahead and get a copy today, there is a guarantee, money back so if it doesn’t work, I am not out of pocket.

Is it possible to lose 5 pounds in a week?  I’m sure it is, because I’ve done it before, but my real question is whether it is possible to keep losing weight at the rate of 5 pounds a week.

It would have to be a healthy and safe program to work and so one could stay on it long enough to lose all the extra weight most of us are carrying around.

I have even seen ads asking is it possible to lose 10 pounds in a week or even is it possible to lose 5 pounds in a day!  I’m sure someone, somewhere has figured out how to do this, but in my can’t be safe or healthy.

Have an opinion?  Are you on a diet right now, either for losing weight, controlling diabetes or blood sugar levels?
What kind of results are you getting?  Share in the comments. Help someone else today.




What is Raspberry Ketone? Can It Help Diabetics?

 Raspberry Ketone: What is Raspberry Ketone and

How it Can Help You Lose Weight and Fat

What is Raspberry Ketone and can it help diabetics?   Many fad diet products claim to help people with diabetes or just someone who wants to lose weight.

So what is this mysterious  ketone?

A natural phenolic compound that is called   Raspberry Ketone is responsible for the Fat Burning Properties of Raspberries and The Heavenly Smell of Red Raspberries.

According to a Planta Medica study, it’s also a potent fat burner.  Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the field of medicinal plants and natural products with original research papers, letters.  (

Raspberries contain Raspberry Ketone a natural weight loss hormone.
Raspberries contain Raspberry Ketone a natural weight loss hormone.

This product was tested on some FAT mice and it was discovered that it increases the production of certain protein hormones that regulate the metabolism.
What this means for you is that it increases the burning of FAT in the body!

Higher levels of this hormone = lower levels of body fat.
During a later study,
this amazing information was confirmed.  It not only helps you
to lose weight, it targets FAT instead of muscle.

It is said that this information is going to be good for people suffering with type 2 diabetes, obesity and things like fatty liver disease and clogged arteries.

Since fat accumulations around the pancreas and in the liver seem to play a part in and increase the malfunction of these organs and thereby reduces  the bodies production of and use of insulin….some serious attention should be focused on Raspberry Ketone!

The researchers of another study announced  that Raspberry Ketone

“May have  great promise as a fat-burning, health-improving herbal medicine.”

Look for Raspberry Ketone in weight loss products.   The sure way to lose fat!

Raspberry Ketone Max is the latest weight loss discovery to take television health programs and online health news sites by storm.

This is what they are saying: Lose Weight the Natural Way with Raspberry Max as it contains Raspberry Ketone.

Until now, you’d have to eat thousands of Raspberries just to get enough of the Ketone enzyme to help fight fat.

No longer true because,  scientists have isolated that element and extracted it into a supplement that lets you get 300mg of Raspberry Ketone in every serving of Raspberry Ketone Max.

In studies on rats, Raspberry Ketone helped prevent the onset of obesity in mice that were on a high fat diet.

They also prevented an increase in blood triglyceride following high fat meals. That translates into Raspberry Ketone not only helping prevent the onset of obesity, but also preventing fat storage as well.  There is a double action because it works in the digestive system to prevent fat assimilation and prevent fat storage.

Doctors have long recommended natural solutions for weight loss because they are completely safe and don’t have any of the negative side effects that manufactured drugs have that can harm the body extensively.

With Raspberry Ketone Max, you get the natural solution doctors prefer with a clinically tested supplement that can help burn body fat. Doctors everywhere want you to lose weight and with Raspberry Ketone Max you now have a natural solution to weight loss your doctors recommend.

Here are some quotes from users of Raspberry Ketone Max.

“I have been trying to lose weight for years and this is the first program that ever worked for me. I have been using your product along with your diet and exercise program and have already lost 30 pounds! Thank you, Raspberry Ketone Max!”
− Marsha, CA

“I’ve spent years trying to get a flat belly and nothing has ever worked. Now that I’ve started using Raspberry Ketones, I finally have the sexy belly I’ve always dreamed of. Thank you so much, Raspberry Ketone Max.”
– Elizabeth B., Milton Keynes, UK

“My favorite thing about Raspberry Ketones is that they work! All those stubborn areas of fat have just seemed to melt away since I started taking it. I can’t recommend this product enough!”
– Stephanie. – Los Angeles, CA

The above quotes were provided by Raspberry Max from happy customers.

The nation’s top television health show recently featured Raspberry Ketone on its program as a great natural weight loss alternative.

The host of the show praised Raspberry Ketone for its ability to  target fat cells and increase the hormones in your body that allow you to get thinner more effectively.

Also, the host was impressed with how quickly most users experienced results from Raspberry Ketone, with many seeing a difference in as little as one week!

Having a source for the amount of  Raspberry Ketone that you need to take daily is important, because it isn’t practical to try to eat enough Raspberries to get the amount of ketone you need for it to work.
It is amazing that something in a berry can do what the research is indicating it can do.  The cause of it all is what causes that fragrant aroma that Raspberries give off.

Raspberry Ketone may also play a role in managing osteoporosis because of the lipid formation inhibition.  My interpretation is that it reduces the amount of fat stored in the bone marrow thereby increasing the production of osteoblasts which produce bone cells.

One of the many causes of osteoporosis listed were aging, hormone imbalance and increased adipose (fat) tissue in the bone marrow.  Reference is here: Raspberry ketone promotes the differentiation of C3H10T1/2 stem cells into osteoblasts.

Want more information about Raspberry Ketone as a supplement?

Read More Here

Sometimes if I provide a link to a product and you make a purchase, I will be paid a small fee.  Discuss changes and additions to your diet with your caregiver before making a change.  Never buy just because someone recommends.  Make sure what you are looking at is right for you.

Get more information about Diabetes by reading Here.



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Making Use of the diabetic Food Pyramid

Are You Using the Diabetic Food Pyramid?

Making use of the new diabetic food pyramid may help you to control your sugar and make life easier.

The New Diabetic Food Pyramid has a Different Look!

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Suggested Servings of the Different Food Groups for Good Nutrition.

So if you are planning on making changes in your diet, there are some things you should do to help make the Diet planning easier!

I would suggest visiting here and filling out the short form and find out how much Fiber you need in your diet on a daily basis.
How Much Fiber Do I Need Click and See

We emphasize using a sugar control diet to control blood sugar levels and help with controlling Diabetes.

Here is some good news, you don’t have to be a Diabetic to use the foods suggested on this site or page.

If you are just overweight and want to make a change in your lifestyle by losing a few pounds…make use of this site.  You will find Tips on every page that will help you meet your goal.

Here is part of a brochure from gov that will give you some general information and suggestions to get you started.

Let’s eat for the health of it!

Start by choosing one or more tips to help you…

Build a healthy plate

Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.

Try some of these options.

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Switch to skim or 1% milk.
Make at least half your grains whole.
Vary your protein food choices.
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Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt

Many people eat foods with too much solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Added sugars and fats load foods with extra calories you don’t need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure.

Choose foods and drinks with little or no added sugars.
Look out for salt (sodium) in foods you buy – it all adds up.
Eat fewer foods that are high in solid fats.

Eat the right amount of calories for you.

Don’t forget to use the Link at the top of the page and find out your Calorie and Fibers needs.

Everyone has a personal calorie limit.

Staying within yours can help you get to or maintain a healthy weight. People who are successful at managing their weight have found ways to keep track of how much they eat in a day, even if they don’t count every calorie.

Enjoy your food, but eat less.


  • Cook more often at home, where you are in control of what’s in your food.
  • When eating out, choose lower calorie menu options.
  • Write down what you eat to keep track of how much you eat.

If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly – limit to 1 drink a day for women or to 2 drinks a day for men.

Be physically active your way, Walking always works!

Pick activities that you like and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up, and the health benefits increase as you spend more time being active.

Note to parents: What you eat and drink and your level of physical activity are important for your own health, and also for your children’s health.

You are your children’s most important role model. Your children pay attention to what you do more than what you say.

You can do a lot to help your children develop healthy habits for life by providing and eating healthy meals and snacks. For example, don’t just tell your children to eat their vegetables – show them that you eat and enjoy vegetables every day.

What people eat is often determined by what they grew up eating.  Old habits are hard to break.  So if you still eat the same old foods that you learned from your Mom and Grandmother, it might be time to consider making a change!

There is information galore out there.  Get some of it on your plate and make a change in the real food sitting on your plate.

If you would care to read the free manual being offered here, just to get a different look at how a nutritionist thinks he has solved the weight loss and diabetes over weight problem.   Fill in your email address and go.  After all, it is free!
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Fight Diabetes with Education

Are You Suffering From Diabetes? A Special Report

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People who are prone to diabetes—especially those who have the disease in their family’s history—should consider that there is a great possibility that they or their kids might inherit the illness.

So, the best way to go about it is get educated  about the condition. The following are some the things that people who are prone to diabetes must consider:


Experts say that the severity of diabetes can be determined through its types including “type 1 diabetes” also known as “juvenile diabetes” or “insulin-dependent diabetes” which is an auto-immune type targeting the body’s immune system.  Normally diagnosed in childhood, however adults do develop type 1 diabetes, but not as frequently as in children.

Formerly the least common type:  “type 2 diabetes” also known as “non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” or “adult-onset diabetes” which is affected  eventually by the amount of insulin produced in the person’s body.
This is because of damage done to the pancreas by fat accumulation and the body itself (its cells) become resistant to insulin.

This eventually causes high sugar in the blood…. and then there is a third kind of diabetes:

“gestational diabetes” which  sometimes happens to   women who are   pregnant.  If a woman does develop this type of diabetes, she frequently later has type 2 diabetes.

2. SYMPTOMS. To know if you are suffering from diabetes , knowing the symptoms for each type would help you.

Those who suffering from type 1 diabetes would experience exceptional thirst, dryness of mouth despite taking in lots of fluid, the urgent need to urinate more often because of drinking more water.

Drastic loss of weight even if they are eating fairly well, exhaustion or feeling of being weak and  tired all the time.  Often blurring of vision in most cases.

For type 2 diabetes, sufferers experience often blurring of vision, wounds, sores, or cuts that takes a long time to heal, itchiness of skin in many parts of the body, frequent development of yeast infections, increased  thirst, drying of mouth, frequent urination, and mild to extreme leg pains.

Gestational diabetes symptoms are similar to the  other types it’s just that they are short termed because the disease ends once the woman gives birth. However, people who have this type of diabetes should be more careful because it can lead to type 2 if not monitored and treated immediately.

3. DIAGNOSIS. For a person to finally know whether he or she suffers from diabetes, tests for diagnosis are a must.

Although the symptoms can give you a hint whether you are suffering from the illness or not, relying on these are not enough. Experts say that only way to confirm if one has diabetes  is to get a test. Now, there are several types of tests that one can get including:

fasting plasma glucose test which, is considered as the most preferred test for people with diabetes.    It  requires a person to  fast at least eight hours or ideally the night before the test to ensure that the blood sample that will be drawn and examined for glucose levels is accurate.

– random blood glucose test which, unlike the Fasting Plasma Glucose test, doesn’t require fasting but the blood samples should be drawn out immediately after the person has eaten or has drunk something.

oral glucose tolerance test which requires the person to fast not less than 8 hours and prohibits him or her from smoking and drinking coffee before drawing the blood sample for the testing.

– glucose challenge test is for women who are prone to gestational diabetes when they are pregnant;

– impaired fasting glucose test which is considered as a new diagnostic category for people with diabetes. Here, blood sugar levels often can determine the probability of the person to develop diabetes.

It is amazing the different ways that people describe and  file away their own ideas of what diabetes is.

Basically diabetes could be placed in the category of a digestive disorder because how the body handles its food and the calories from the food changes.

By calories I mean sugar or glucose as that is the form that most food eaten is digested into so that it can be absorbed from the blood stream by the cells and converted into energy.

The exception of course is fat which is handled differently, but if fat from stored fat is used by the body, it must be converted back into glucose…. a merry go round of fat and sugar.

It is becoming more and more important for people to educate themselves about this disease.  It is now an epidemic and the side effects that affect the rest of your body are such things as strokes, heart attacks, blindness, amputation of limbs…the list seems endless.

Share your knowledge with your friends and family, especially if anyone is overweight.  Being above the ideal body weight for your height and activity level is almost a precursor for developing diabetes.