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Rhys Davis – Jugglemania

Juggling!! Life is all about that!

Recently we moved into a 55+ Community and, as with all such changes, there’s still LOTS to do! However, periodically I will be writing some Health articles for the community newspaper, so when I do, I’ll also include them here — maybe with a longer explanation or extra details.

Meanwhile, here’s a quick-guideline about insulin resistance, which is a precursor for Diabetes. If your lab tests are showing ANY of these signs, it’s time to get to a Functional Medicine or Alternative Medicine practitioner, so they can help you get to your Root Causes and turn all of this around.

Mainstream Western Medicine (MWM) will NOT even attempt to do much, if anything, about “Causes”.

Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD – a naturopathic physician specializing in Endocrinology, Dr. Robert Maurer, ND and Dr. Michael Murray, ND are all well-qualified, nationally and internationally regarded, caring and articlulate physicians, with well-designed programs to help. All of them have websites.

They have trained, and some taught, at America’s 2 best Naturopathic Medical Schools — the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon (it used to be called the National College of Naturopathic Medicine — it’s the nation’s oldest) and Bastyr University, in Seattle, Washington, named for John Bastyr, a health pioneer.

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Dr. Maurer’s guidelines — for use of carbohydrate per meal:

“If you are severely insulin-resistant or have severely high insulin levels when tested:

Breakfast: 5–10 grams Carbohydrates, max.
Lunch: 10–15 grams
Dinner: 10–15 grams

http://www.thebloodcode.com/insulin-resistant/
INSULIN RESISTANCE CALCULATOR

You show severe insulin resistance if you have three or more of the following:

Fasting glucose is greater than 110 mg/dL (>6.1 mmol/L). Greater than 125 mg/dL (>7.0 mmol/L) is diabetes.*
TriGlyceride:HDL ratio is greater than 4.
Fasting insulin is greater than 12 uIU/mL (>72 pmol/L).
HgbA1C level is greater than 6.0% (>42 mmol/mol). Greater than 6.4% (>46 mmol/mol) is diagnostic of diabetes.*
HOMA-IR is greater than 3.
The skin fold at your hip measures over twice that at your triceps.

* If you have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, it also means that you currently express severe insulin resistance.

From The Blood Code by Dr. Richard Maurer, ND

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During the Holidays, try to stay within the Guideines you know you need. Your longevity depends on your willingness to do this.

When you choose the Carbs, if you choose low-glycemic foods, like most vegetables **, you will be able to have LOTS of food and likely not experience hunger. Alkaline food choices should be in each meal, too. You can read more about this in earlier articles here. Check the links above on the navigation bar, in the Archives.

If you are already on “medication” OR on insulin, then it is CRITICAL to find an Alternative Medicine physician OR a Functional Medicine practitioner — that’s a “new” specialty and it seeks to address Root Causes.

Functional Medicine includes specifically-trained physicians — it now includes some MDs, NMDs and NDs, DOs (these are equivalent degrees and training), as well as specifically-trained chiropractic physicians (D.C.), Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) physicians (they have a Medical School in Portland, too), Ayurvedic Vaidyas (physicians) especially those trained in Santa Fe, N.M. by Dr. Vasant Lad, dieticians (R.D.), nutritionists (C.C.N. and C.N.) and others.

If you live or can travel to Portland, Oregon, the National University of Natural Medicine has out-patient clinics in Portland and Beaverton, with fees based on ability to pay.

There are also proper universities of Natural Medicine in Toronto, Canada, Scottsdale, Arizona and Bridgeport, Connecticut — plus Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, at the University of Arizona has a Complementary Medicine program for all types of physicians and an out-patient clinic too (I believe), in Tuscon.

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, now of The Cleveland Clinic’s Complementary / Alternative Medicine department, is a founder of Functional Medicine.  It’s beginning to take root.

Beware of other institutions, unless you research them well, first!!

There are also many fine European and Australian options.

In Oregon, the state understands the value of natural therapies SO much that the regular MWM students from the Medical School at the University of Oregon AND the alternative medical students from the National University of Natural Medicine attend the FIRST 2 YEARS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL, TOGETHER!!

We are trying hard to build a new Health Paradigm. Join in the Revolution.

Look for practitioners from these institutions and / or from this medical specialty.

I’ll touch-bases again — I’ll start by aiming for once-a-month and I’ll see about working on my own website, too.

Meanwhile, write questions to me at the “About Me” page link above, and I will respond if / when I can.

Em

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  •  Mostly leave out the sweetest root veggies and potatoes – or be willing to have TINY portions! They just have too many Carbs for this stage! Small amounts of cooked sweet potato can be OK once every few days, as it comes with loads of fiber, too.
  • Healthy fats slow down Carbs, as does Fiber. Each of these will help your blood sugar levels, risks from diabetes and future outcomes.

(c)2017 M.S., http://DiabetesDietDialogue.wordpress.com

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