How important is Vitamin D?

FACT: A vitamin D deficiency may result in as much as a 50 percent increased potential for diabetes.

FACT: A vitamin D deficiency puts you at a higher risk for cancer, especially breast, prostate, colon, ovarian, and melanoma.

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY is a widespread phenomenon with significant implications for health. In modern society vitamin D deficiency is the rule, rather than the exception. While we can blame more severe cases of deficiency on grains, it also commonly occurs independent of grain consumption. The restoration of vitamin D levels is second only to grain elimination when considering the most powerful healthy lifestyle strategies.

Weight Watchers: “What’s Your Why?”

Michael and I joined Weight Watchers together over the weekend, and I went to my first meeting today. The meetings aren’t new to me, but I had never been to that one before. I liked it. When I opened my “Success Story” weigh-in book I noticed a question that I never noticed before. It said, “What’s your why?” What’s motivating me to try this again? What are my reasons? What are some specific details that led me to walking into a meeting? My simple answer has always been that I want to lose weight, but the answer seems more specific now. I’m so close to my lowest recorded weight as an adult (284 pounds,) and I want to reach it. I actually want to exceed that, and for the first time in a while it feels like I can do it. I’ve lost about 100 pounds since September, which was hard. I realize that it’s only going get harder as the journey continues, so I’m trying to form some good habits now by tracking. Tracking my food intake is easier to do when I eat at home and plan what I’m going to eat when I’m not at home, so […]
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DIY Blood Pressure: Part 2

DIY Blood Pressure: Part 2

We don’t treat high blood pressure–we remove/correct the factors that allow high blood pressure to develop in the first place, a big difference. And the way we approach blood pressure does not involve risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, weight gain, and sudden cardiac death, as conventional blood pressure treatments do.

My new Undoctored book takes you down the exciting and empowering path of DIY Healthcare–taking back individual control over health. It’s safe, effective, costs very little, and is actually a lot of fun. And the level of health you achieve by doing it on your own is not nearly as good as what you’d get from the doctor of healthcare system; it is superior.

Type 2 Diabetes is the Perfect Disease

From the perspective of the healthcare industry, type 2 diabetes is the perfect disease. Unlike, say, pneumonia, which necessitates an antibiotic for 14 days and then it’s over, type 2 diabetes starts with one drug, then two, and then three or more, not to mention the drugs used for associated conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, eye diseases, and accelerated dementia. And all of these drugs are prescribed for years, often a lifetime (albeit shortened compared to those without diabetes), resulting in a pharmaceutical bonanza of profit. To the drug industry, diabetes is the gift that keeps on giving.