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I can remember seeing this giant mouth and face, as a child, and it used to terrify me, even though it was the entrance to an amusement park, filled with “fun”. Well, Life is the same way. What works for one person, may not for another — whether that’s in problem-solving, health, parenting, business or just about any other facet of Life. Being diabetic brings with it a lot of responsibility for one’s own choices, and that can be a good lesson to spill over into other areas of your Life. And, the Gate to Hell that was supposed to be a Gateway to Fun taught me something else — we ARE Individuals. One person’s “food” is another’s “poison”. That’s important and it means, again, that we need to tailor our lives, not just accept what the mass herd thinks, does and wants. It is especially important for people with diabetes to have a diabetic diet plan that works for them. That’s what we are trying to accomplish, over time.
As part of this New Year, as this blog enters into its 3rd year of service to you, Dear Reader, I want to thank you for being part of this community.
I want to also say that, in addition to the various health aspects of a diabetic’s dietary needs, in 2009 I will continue to factor in the sad shape of the economy into my thinking and posts.
Diabetes often requires expensive medicines and protocols and health insurance, and many times, when things are financially “tough”, food is one of the few budget items that people feel they have a choice about.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The unhealthy choices made in food production all the way to food preparation is creating a slow-dying. Don’t be part of that! Find another part of your budget to cutback on.
Instead, learn how to maintain your health or begin to retrieve lost Health. You can only do that by:
___ eating mostly organic foods
___ learning about the glycemic index so to make healthy choices with the least-effect on blood sugar levels
___ learning the necessary science
___ preparing food without losing its nutritive levels
___ learning how to afford the healthy foods diabetics need.
We try to help you learn those skills here, and they are lessons for all people — diabetic or not!
So, promise yourself that you will make positive changes for yourself, and bring along those you love, so that each of you can craft a New Year that will become brighter as the days pass. Together, we can start positive energy flowing and change the course-of-events that are happening. We have to raise our voice. We each have to act. Make sure you do follow through.
Bonne Annee! Happy New Year! Sante! To your Good Health!
Best to all – Em
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