Many smart people in the late 80’s and early 90’s predicted that the release of the new USDA food guide pyramid that recommended that fats and oils be used sparingly was going to lead to an increase in many chronic diseases.  There’s no doubt they were right. But just how powerful are healthy fats?  This […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Lessons for the Slow Learners

It seemed like, for a brief period, society was finally catching onto the idea that artificial sweeteners, in all amounts and all types, was a bad thing. Then the moment passed. I continue to see almost every single gum available in stores with artificial sweeteners (and typically more than one type is used).  And just […]

Have I Mentioned that Prediabetes is Bad for the Heart?

I have said before that, from my standpoint, diabetes and heart disease are the same thing. Seventy percent of diabetics die of cardiovascular causes.   Almost all heart disease sufferers have some trace of diabetes or prediabetes.  The lifestyle changes that impact one impact the other, both negative and protective. In the medical research over […]

So I’m Prediabetic. Does This Mean I’ll Get Diabetes?

First of all, let me stress again that probably HALF of you reading this are prediabetic. High cholesterol, low HDL, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, ringing in the ears, gallbladder problems, abdominal obesity, gout, skin tags…the list of problems associated with being prediabetic is quite extensive. One of these is bad enough, but what if you […]

Prediabetes Makes Your Brain Fat

I have forever been preaching on just how incredibly dangerous prediabetes is to pretty much every organ system in your body. The disturbing fact is that over HALF of the industrialized world is prediabetic.  The prediabetic condition is largely ignored by mainstream medicine until it crosses that magical point and earns the name diabetes. Because prediabetes has already been […]