Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac for 11+ years. She holds 14 national, drug-tested powerlifting records and the Vermont State Bench Press record. Today, she is a cognitive health & chronic illness life coach at Living-in-Progress .
Five years ago, the way I ate and the way I exercised and the way I felt about my health was tremendously different. In many ways, I was a much different person. Not only did I purposefully and regularly eat gluten even though I had been diagnosed with Celiac disease , I ate a variety of things I would never voluntarily eat today. I knowingly would overeat when I was upset about something or was really stressed out. I gladly drank liquor and beer at parties during college. I ate pizza, ate Chinese food, ate candy and junk whenever I felt like it.
Don't get me wrong, underneath was the basics of good nutrition, but the overall concept of filling my body only with good, wholesome foods was not something I gave much thoug...
Vegetables are good for you, and the more veggies you eat,
the healthier and thinner you'll be, right?
Well, the former is probably true, but the latter may not
A Chinese study came up with the -- to Americans -- paradoxical finding that the more
vegetables people ate, the fatter they were.
Why? Because the Chinese in this population in Jiangsu
Province were stir-frying their vegetables in "generous" amounts of oil, and
the more vegetables they ate, the more energy-dense oil they were eating.
I'm not suggesting that anyone eat fewer vegetables. But
what this story illustrates is that nutritional "sound bites" like saying the
best way to be healthy is to "eat more fruits and vegetables" may not always be
true. You need to take the context into account.
For example, for people with diabetes , eating more fruits is
probably not a great idea, because most modern fruits are loaded with sugar.
But again, it depends on the context. If you've been ...
For most people the big benefit of eating organic food may be consuming less pesticide in their diets. But for people with diabetes it’s different.
High blood sugar means having a compromised immune system . Extra sugar in our blood exhausts the immune cells in our body and feeds germs. More than most people we need help.
This help can come from consuming antioxidants. Numerous studies have linked antioxidants to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) and certain cancers. Now, a major study that the British Journal of Nutrition published yesterday show that food grown organically has much higher levels of antioxidants than do conventionally grown crops.
The full-text of the study, “ Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses ,” is ...
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