Posts relating specifically to ways to successfully self manage diabetes.

In summing up my diabetic food journals thus far... I have been eating 'this way' since 2009. I am in the best fitness of my adult life, I have normal weight, normal blood pressure and normal blood sugars.

Diabetic Food Journals

I want to have non-diabetic normal blood sugar levels. Why? Because we know that diabetes related complications occur at higher levels of blood sugar. High blood sugar is toxic to every cell in the body. Toxic levels of blood sugar harm all of our cells and therefore our organs. This toxicity causes retinopathy, neuropathy, organ failure, amputations, etc etc. Why in the hell would I want diabetic blood sugar levels?

Normal Blood Sugar Goals And Why

The truth is dietary saturated fats and dietary cholesterol are required for optimum health. Translation:  Our bodies need, indeed require dietary cholesterol for optimum health. Our livers produce cholesterol, it’s that important Real fats, including saturated fats give our body the energy it needs to thrive   The medical industry including […]

Saturated Fats & Cholesterol are Required

I had to drive my son back to Wilmington, NC and yesterday was my first full day. I wanted to give you an idea of my ‘day’ so you would see that at 50 years old, as a former diabetic and formerly obese  person… I am TRULY THRIVING!!! … not […]

Thriving in Wilmington, NC

In the post from yesterday, “Fats … AND Red Meat Linked to Type 2 Diabetes?? ” I started out by discussing how I evaluate nutritional and fitness information. 1) Evaluate the information based on my own experience.  2) Search through my Blog Roll to see what fellow paleo adherents say […]

Fats, Meat = Diabetes? Part 2

   Fats … AND Red Meat Linked to Type 2 Diabetes?? Two studies have been released recently..implicating fats and meats with Type 2 Diabetes.  Before we discuss them specifically I want to explain how I look at new nutritional information. I want you to learn how to evaluate studies and […]

Fats and Red Meat Linked to … DIABETES???

I am SO GLAD IT IS OVER!!! … this is the LAST time I am posting about a lowER fat experiment.  I had wanted this experiment to go longer… but I “caved in to the fat”. :) I’ve tried twice this year to go lowER fat  and each was less […]

lowER Fat Experiment – is OVER

Tomorrow, 8/1 … will be my two year primal anniversary.  This is important to me for one reason … As I went lower and lower carb after my diabetes diagnosis in February 2009 and went fully primal August 1, 2009 I began to tell more and more people about my […]

Steve Status Update 7/31/11

My lowER FAT primal experiment (Round 1) has been over for two weeks now. I’m running behind on my postings.  Before I start… I want to say this… this experiment was NOT low fat… it is lowER fat. :) If I have learned ONE THING in my two years of […]

lowER FAT Experiment – Update

I have not provided an update on my blood sugars in quite awhile. After amost two years of following a HIGH FAT meal plan (averaging @ 66% of my calories from fat)  … and a 26 day experiment of  VERY HIGH FAT (77% of calories from fat) I decided to […]

lowER FAT & Blood Sugar Update 7/7/11

Today, on the 4th of July, attention in the US is on celebrating our nation’s independence.  As is ‘the usual’ my thoughts turn to the world’s growing health problems and the growing drug ‘dependence’ it’s causing. As a formerly obese, formerly drug and insulin dependent diabetic, since 2009 I have […]

Independence Day … from drugs?

Not just for diabetics but for all of us, the greatest obstacle to living a long and healthy life? The medical industry. The medical industry, including doctors, nutritionist and diabetes educators cause so much harm… every damn day. When it comes to diabetes care – you must question everything. Initials […]

Primal Fun with a PhD!

Nope…  my streak ending is not on the same level as …. Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games played nor Byron Nelson’s 11 consecutive PGA tour wins… Background For breakfast yesterday, I ate nothing as I normally do, those in the primal/paleo community generally call this intermittent fasting, click here for more […]

A Streak Ends! … say it ain’t so Joe!

Two days ago I discovered that the high school had left me a couple of toys to play with … I had never noticed these before… I was ELATED!  both are in the picture above! NO! Not my wife Tammy!! … the toys are (1) the sled and (2) the […]

Primal X and Mini-update on lowER fat experiment.

This post shows a partial listing of the ‘corporate sponsorship’ of the USA’s national dietitian’s group, the Academy Nutrition & Dietetics (AND). The data is from 2011, when this post was originally written. The group (AND) changed their name in recent years. they were formerly known as the American Dietitian […]

Corporate Sponsors of Nutrionists