Experts on nutrition are slowly beginning to realize that not all calories are created equal.
Many people still believe the colloquial phrase, “a calories is a calorie,” meaning that two diets with the same number of calories can’t lead to losing a different amount of weight. “We conclude that a calorie is a... Read more
None of the charities that ask us to support them for anything related to diabetes have ever excited me. Until now.Charity Navigator, the independent and non-profit organization that evaluates America’s charities, includes 37 charities that claim to work for people with diabetes. When my wife Catherine died six years ago, I suggested that... Read more
Everyone eats differently on vacation than at home. Those of us who have diabetes probably vary our diet less than others, but being away from our usual places always means eating different food. On vacation we eat out more and usually go to restaurants that we have never seen before. For me, that’s one of the joys and surprises of... Read more
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had some gentle encouragement to get the physical activity that those of us who have diabetes need. Even people who are already in the habit of moving a lot can use a non-judgemental poke once in a while to keep on track.We may prefer to saunter, stroll, or wander. Or perhaps our usual locomotion is to walk... Read more
The high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet that the authorities recommend we follow has been the longest uncontrolled nutritional experiment in history. The results have not been good.This is essentially the way Jonny Bowden starts his powerful book on Living Low Carb just published on January 1 in a revised edition of his 2010 best-seller. Since I... Read more