Monday, December 13, 2010


By now, you have no doubt seen on the net that coconut oil is very beneficial for diabetics.

Dr. Bruce Fife, author of "The Coconut Oil Miracle" explains these mechanisms of action for opening up circulation and healing wounds.

See the video at:

I am now taking 2 to 3 tbs coconut oil daily, in my morning protein cocoa and in my shake.

I have been away from the blog, helping others in the real world. I am glad to help, but the real work is done by the people who are losing weight and regaining control of their blood sugar.
Best wishes to all,

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Raspberry Cocoa shake is a wonderful way to start the day. Add a 15 carb oat bran muffin or other carbs, like fruit, to balance protein and carbs.


1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese
1 cup water
1 scoop (15gm) chocolate whey protein
sugar free raspberry syrup to taste
stevia to taste

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Add one cup ice and blend again.

Fat 3gm, Carbs 8gm, Protein 30gm, Calories 178

Monday, April 19, 2010


I found another supplement which may help Type II diabetics. It is called d-chiro-inositol. You may have heard of inositol, a member of the B vitamin family. The two are not the same, but related.

D-chiro-inositol helps insulin across cell membranes and assists with ATP production. It is a part of the carbohydrate energy cycle.

In several clinical trials, both with mice and with humans, d-chiro-inositol lowered insulin resistance, fasting glucose, and A1C.

Food sources include buckwheat farinetta, cantaloupes, and soybean lecithin.

The amount needed to help diabetics is about 1200mg daily. It is a fairly expensive supplement, but the lowest price I found was located at

I am testing this over the next few weeks. My diet is stabilized, I eat balanced protein and carb and I can see on my glucose meter what happens with supplements. I will file a report!

The D-chiro-inositol did not do much for me. It did not affect my blood glucose, although I did feel very full on the food I eat. So the effect, for me at least, was minimal. But it might be something that will help you, so be sure to try it out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I was fortunate enough to find some research about red light therapy for the pain and lumps of lymphedema. I bought the red light unit at for $40, the Pretika Lightsonic.

Imagine my surprise when I found that, in addition to helping the pain and swelling of lymphedema, that red light therapy also helps diabetic neuropathy. It takes away the pain and tingling in my toes, and stimulates circulation.

I use the red light for about 10 minutes on each set of toes, daily. My toes tingle after the treatment, and feel much better.

So, diabetic neuropathy can be helped a lot with red light therapy. And since the price is so reasonable, most people can afford it.

And, in using it for lymphedema, the lumps go away within 24 hours of treatment, so I treat my arm and breast area every other day. It takes me about 1 hour to go over all the swollen and lumpy parts. The light also kills pain within just a few minutes of use.

So, this is a universal help for those fighting neuropathy and/or lymphedema.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Protein shakes are wonderful for the main breakfast meal. They lower insulin resistance because they have whey protein in them. But on these cold, icy mornings, it's hard to contemplate putting something frozen into your mouth.

So, since we know what my target numbers are for breakfast, we can aim for those targets by using other sources of protein. We can even make it look like a "normal" breakfast.


1 egg
2 pc low fat ham deli slices
2 pc Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal Bread

Fat: 7 gm Protein 30 gm Carbs 22gm

Now the only difference between the two breakfasts is that the shake will keep you losing weight faster. It gets around insulin resistance, so it helps with stabilizing blood sugar all morning. The normal breakfast does not give you this advantage, so whenever you feel like it, a shake is the best option.