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Vegetables are going to be expensive this summer. And
because vegetables, especially above-ground vegetables like greens, broccoli,
and cauliflower, are the mainstay of a healthy diabetic diet, everyone who is
able should have a vegetable garden this summer.
I've just finished cutting back the old canes on my
raspberry bushes (and have a couple of jagged scratches across my face where a
belligerent raspberry cane attacked me without provocation), and now I'm
planning my vegetable garden.
Hmm. What should I plant this year?
Before I was diagnosed with diabetes , I loved succotash. I
always wanted to plant some, but I could never find any succotash seeds.
Whenever I asked at the garden store, the clerks would roll on the floor
I assumed that was because succotash seeds were so popular
they sold out on the first day of spring, so I kept coming in earlier every
year, but I was never able to find any.
One year, after the clerk pick...
In Part 1, I shared the first 4 foods I recommend people avoid for optimal health. The remaining 4 foods you should stay clear of are the following:
Soft drinks, which contain primarily high fructose corn syrup, are possibly the #1 source of calories in the United States. This means that soda is not only dangerous for your health for the reasons connected to HFCS (see Part 1), but it also has its own set of health risks associated with excessive sugar consumption. High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, heart disease, premature aging, weight gain, diabetes, tooth decay, depression, digestive problems, osteoporosis, eczema and kidney disease have all been linked to high sugar diets.  Many people believe that the harmful effects are eliminated with diet sodas. However, the dangers associated with sugar substitutes such as aspartame are even more debilitating. Overconsumption of aspartame has been linked to a wide-range of symptoms and serious health cond...
Face your problems head on. Look them directly in the metaphoric eye until they blink or turn away completely. There is no substitute for courage. The very brave die a single death while others die thousands of deaths. “I have not yet begun to fight,” is chiseled in stone at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. There is no monument there stating, “Let’s get out of here.” After all, a winner never quits and a quitter never wins. Stand your ground. Flight is not the stuff that shapes triumph. No one ever retreated to victory. After all, are we mice or are we men? (or women if you please). Then again and on the other hand, run away. Turn your back on some problem area and motor in the opposite direction as fast as your legs will carry you. The fight has not yet begun because surrender has already taken place. For those who think you a mouse…well, whatever. Much can be accomplished through avoidance. If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggl...
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