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"Avalere a tax compliance done right? It's 6 22 It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro and I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning Americans who lose unemployment insurance or risking more than their personal finances. They also risk Their health. New research focused on people who lost their jobs this year shows that many suffered effects that tend to be linked to worse health outcomes, like a loss of food or a stable housing. Dr Seth Berkowitz of the University of North Carolina Co authored the research. What we found is that amongst people who reported having a pandemic related income disruption, those who were receiving unemployment insurance had much lower risk of food insufficiency, much lower risk of missing housing payments. Lower depressive symptoms. Lower anxiety, two symptoms. Or less likely to delay care that all sounds good. But what if you're not getting unemployment relief anymore? We spoke with Berkowitz as Congress negotiates over long delayed extra relief as a physician. How does it affect people's health when they have some disruption and housing have to suddenly move vacated apartment or have some other event that leads to depression? How does that affect their health? It's incredibly disruptive for people. I mean, if you think of many of the onus is that we have in the U. S are chronic illnesses, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and what those require is a lot of management over time. So you're if you have diabetes, you're constantly trying to keep your blood sugar under control your consulate trying to reduce your cardiovascular risk. Requires taking, you know, medications every day, which you have to fill. There's an expense to that. And all of those get disruptive. If you start having to worry about, you know, the most basic needs. How do you put food on the table for you and your Children? How do you keep a roof over your head? If you're so stressed out and anxious and have a lot of depressive symptoms are you thinking about, you know? Well, I'm gonna buy him. I'm going to try to prevent a stroke 20 years from now or if I'm just gonna make it through the next day, So all of these things have a really profound effect on people's health, both in their own right. And also through their effects on people's ability to manage chronic conditions and stay healthy. How serious was the difference between the people who receive the benefits of the people who didn't It was. It was a fairly large difference, and it's one that I would describe as clinically meaningful, but I think it's also important to note just how common these symptoms are amongst people who have been experiencing this pandemic income disruption. So, uh, you know, we used to measure of clinically meaningful depressive symptoms and overall across all groups about 40% of people reported that and for anxiety, it was over half 50% of people. So these air really common Symptoms not unexpected when you're undergoing such a stressful circumstance, But I think that highlights the fact that the lower risk we see in the group receiving unemployment insurance. You know, this isn't a small difference like 1% versus 2%. This is this is a large group of people affected and given that we're talking about, you know, 10 or 20 million people. I think this really means that a lot of Americans are in this category right now. Millions millions of people. So what are the implications of that as Congress debates more relief for the country, but hasn't quite agreed on anything? Well, that I think that's really gets at the heart of why we wanted to do this study. Key changes as part of the cares Act word, the more generous benefits and then something called Pandemic unemployment assistance, which expanded eligibility to people like gig economy workers or the self employed who are not. Typically eligible for traditional state unemployment insurance, and then it also expanded the duration of benefits. The extra $600 a week is what expired at the end of July. But the other two legs of that the broad intelligibility and eggs and the extended duration are currently still active. Although they expire at the end of December. I think findings like once from our studies and other studies that have been done that suggest that these programs may be having They're intended effect that they're doing what we want them to do. We hope that informs the discussion both for ongoing pandemic relief because I think that the economic effects of the pandemic will be with us for a while, but also just for long term unemployment insurance reform, Not in the numbers that we've seen during the pandemic, but people lose their jobs through no fault of their own all the time. And so unemployment insurance is really an important part of social insurance. And the loss of unemployment insurance killed people. I think it's very likely that if you're not able to manage chronic conditions that if you're not able put food on your table if you're evicted or forced out of your home that that could result in worsening health, and as an extreme people could could die as a result of not having The resource is needed. Todos stay healthy and stay alive, meaning that there could be people who are dead because of the pandemic, Even if they never got coronavirus. I think that's absolutely possible. Dr Seth Berkowitz. Thanks so much. Thank you really appreciate it..
What's the Best Time to Eat Dessert?
"When is the best time to eat dessert. I've heard that it's better to eat it immediately. Following a meal because the protein and the meal will help stabilize the blood sugar. But i'm often too full after my meal to enjoy desert. I'd prefer to wait a couple of hours. In fact i often crave a sweet bite a couple of hours after eating his that. My blood sugar plummeting well. This is an interesting question. Let's start by taking a look at how eating dessert affects your blood sugar. Our blood sugar does go up after we eat and not just desert but this is not necessarily a problem in fact it's how the system is designed most of the carbohydrates we consume are broken down into glucose which is then absorbed into the bloodstream when blood sugar levels go up. It triggers the release of insulin from the pancreas which ushers the glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells of the body. They're the glucose used as fuel or if no more fuel is needed it's stored for future use. It's also true that carbohydrates cause a faster rise in blood sugar when they're eaten by themselves but this is also not necessarily a problem if it's not a huge amount of carbohydrate then no matter how fast it's absorbed your blood. Sugar can only get so high and then assuming that your body is capable of producing insulin and your cells are reasonably responsive to its effects. Your blood sugar will gradually returned to normal regardless of how quickly or slowly it's absorbed however eating an excessive amount of sugar or carbohydrate can be a problem for one thing no matter how slowly it's taken up into your bloodstream. It all gets in there eventually. So if you are consuming more calories than you can use. The excess will be stored as fat. But what happens if your body is not able to efficiently. Clear that sugar from your blood into your cells because it's possible for the cells to become resistant to the effects of insulin. And when this happens. The sugar isn't cleared as effectively from the bloodstream. Only is it not available then as an energy source for yourselves but chronically high blood sugar can lead to a number of serious health issues. Insulin resistance is often the first step in developing type two diabetes. A lot of us. Worry that if we eat too much sugar too often it will lead us to develop insulin. Resistance or diabetes. But now we understand. It's more the other way around insulin. Resistance or poorly controlled diabetes results in chronically. High blood sugar. It turns out that eating a lot of sugar or eating foods that are rapidly converted into blood. Sugar are not the primary risk factors in the development of insulin resistance. The primary factors are excess body weight especially around the waist and a sedentary lifestyle. Now that doesn't mean that eating a lot of sugar have consequences if your body weight starts to drift up whether from over eating sweets or any other food that does increase your risk of insulin. Resistance in other words for those who do not have diabetes or insulin. Resistance the short term impact of desert on your blood. Sugar is probably not as big a concern as the long term impact of desert on your body weight. Our podcast received support from aero garden. Aero garden is the world's number one indoor garden system it's a way to grow your own veggies and at home with no son soil or green thumb required. Their largest gardens have room for up to twenty four plants and three feet of height to support full-sized veggie plants but there are also options for smaller gardens. If you're space is limited and it couldn't be simpler. An automated system handles all of the plant care and provides reminders to feed water. The plants while powerful led grow lights provide a full spectrum of sunlight. You just plug it in drop in the preceded pods. Add water and plant food. And you're good to go if you follow me on facebook or instagram. You probably know. I like to grow vegetables outside in the summertime. And i'm always sad. When that season comes to an end but with arrow my vegetable garden will be coming indoors with me this winter. Get your aero garden today at aero garden dot com slash diva. That's aero garden. A. e. r. o. g. a. r. d. e. n. dot com slash diva kofi. Nineteen cases are rising in virginia. So the virginia department of health asks you to wear a mask and stay six feet away from others. If you've always worn a mask thank you if you haven't learn more at h. dot. Virginia dot gov so. Should you wait before eating dessert. Anita wondered for example whether the fact that she starts to crave a sweet treat a couple of hours after eating might be assigned that her blood sugar is plummeting a couple of hours after a full meal. Your blood sugar may be beginning to return back to baseline. But that's not the same as plummeting and it's not a problem. It's fine for your blood to remain at baseline. For a couple of hours. Your cells will still have plenty of energy from your last meal. It's more likely that once we're no longer full our minds simply return to the thought of that appealing desert. There's a really big difference between being not full and being actually hungry and when sweets and snacks sound good but vegetables or another healthy choice doesn't sound that good. That's usually a sign that were not. Actually hungry were responding to other triggers such as boredom habit or simply the presence of attempting food. So how can we responsibly. Enjoy desert in terms of managing your blood. Sugar there's really not a big difference between eating dessert with your meal or a couple of hours later even though you feel less full after a couple of hours there's likely to still be enough food making its way through your digestive system to cushion the blow in fact there's even something called the second meal effect which means that a- protein-rich meal can blunt the effect of carbohydrates. Eaten up to four hours later waiting. A couple of hours might allow you to enjoy your dessert a little bit more than you would immediately after the meal and if we're going to have dessert let's be sure and enjoy it on the other hand waiting until later. Could tempt you to eat more than you would if you were to eat it with your meal so if you prefer to eat your dessert a couple of hours after dinner just be sure. The portion sizes stay reasonable. And if you want to enjoy desert with your meal you could always eat just a bit less of that main meal so that you have room for a bite or two have desert without over filling your stomach and finally whether or not you have diabetes and or not you choose to have dessert or when you choose to enjoy it. There is a simple and pleasant way to lower post meal. Blood sugar levels. Just take a fifteen to thirty minute. Walk around the neighborhood. It will help with digestion. It'll keep those blood sugar levels steadier while you digest your food and may even help you sleep a little bit. Better
What is The Healthiest Wine to Drink?
"Will. Hey everybody one of the most common questions that i get is what kind of alcoholic drinks will kind of wine. Can i drink. When i'm doing a low carb kito genyk diet and of course as a doctor. I recommend drinking a lot of alcohol. Obviously alcohol can have a lot of health problems however what. I was surprised to find out years ago. Is that wine. Actually if it's done properly if it's cultivated rights and fermented properly can actually be extremely healthy and this is great news. I means that we can drink in moderation and actually improve our health and so the wine that i drink. I'm gonna go over in this podcast. And i'm gonna show you why i drink this wine and so i think we've got to realize is that there are many health benefits actually drinking wine. These are well researched benefits lot of science out there about how it improves. Your triglycerides lipid levels. It reduces your risk of dementia reduces insulin resistance would actually can help improve blood sugar stability and insulin sensitivity which also get stress off of our blood vessels and allows us to have better circulation house. Control blood sugar which reduces our risk of heart disease cancer so a lot of good research. That's out there now. This drinking in moderation is not you know drinking a bottle of wine every day. This might be drinking like one small glass a day or Few times a week. Personally i drink wine probably once maybe at most twice a week Like maybe two glasses a week. Max and i do that we My family we celebrate a sabbath usually friday night which is really when jesus celebrated the sabbath and we'll oftentimes have wine will blessed and and drink it and we drink a certain type of wine that does not impact my blood sugar. That does not have additives and preservatives. And things like that. And i feel great drinking it. There's no hangover. There's i just feel really really good drinking it. And actually i've seen on. My continuous blood glucose monitor that actually helps control and stabilize my blood sugar levels as well. Now there's a couple of great benefits with wine great nutrients i should say one is resveratrol which is a poly phenolic bioflavonoids antioxidant. That's produced certain plants and founded foods drinks in particular. It's found in red wine right. It's called the french paradox. right and france. They drink a lot of red wine and people tend to live longer and one of the reasons is because of this compound resveratrol and that's really what got scientists to study at. They said there's gotta be something going on here and so they looked at the different compounds in red wine and they found reservoir trawl and they found that it has a great impact at improving. Might conjul health house reduce oxidative stress throughout the body to support the immune system our brain scan Keeps inflammation under control imprisoned circulation. So a lot of great benefits to it and that we find wine. We also have anthocyanins so dan in believe it. Spanish means blue right and So basically it's kind of a blue pigment or purplish pigment. And we find it in things like blueberries red onions grapes purple broccoli and cauliflower red cabbage cherries right these things. That have the kind of purplish war. Bluish sort of color to red onions. Other another example of it and so anthocyanins help protect against oxidative stress coming from radiation from the
The Future of Healthcare with Teladoc Health Chief Medical Officers
"Well the country in the world's talking about it. I want to start with one year colleagues Shop and i want you to listen to so much. Answer this question to Jennifer schneider She's quoted as saying the following things. Virtual healthcare is growing. It's getting to the point now. You're not going to hate it. What does it mean to you when you hear. A clinician say to a group of patients were consumer class. That you're not gonna hate this anymore. What comes to mind. And how does this relationship solve that problem of disliking the care you were getting going to the big parking lot paying the seven dollars and a park having to walk through the labyrinth dodging david bowie on the way to your clinic and finally getting there to see who you needed to see what comes to mind there when you hear jennifer say that it. It's a great summation of. What would i have felt that has been broken. Healthcare for past fifteen years. As i think we also s consumers in this marketplace obscene seen how content has been reorganized by the internet how communities have been reorganize how entertainment commerce more recently even banking. When was the last time that you actually stepped foot in a bank. And so this this notion of you're gonna drive twenty to thirty minutes to this obstacle or building and then ended up waiting an hour at least I think comes an hours like a a gift to see physician. Pretend to fifteen minutes us. We'll give you a whole bunch of information that you're not gonna process And send you on your way driving back down twenty or thirty minutes in some cases i haven't come back again. You know in two or three days or a week is you've got to get lab tests. Imaging tasks don seem so You know sort of disconnected from how we live our lives today in terms of the immediacy of the things that were able to get it all at our fingertips and so I think this is what jennifer was talking about it. I think you alluded to just so nicely is the experience of inter connectivity through now wearable sensors software that personalizes methodist to you And always on connectivity Through the cloud Starting to make its way into healthcare and covid nineteen is only accelerated people's view in notion of what's possible in healthcare that today was just a method or a vision it is absolutely accelerating ed From everyone we've been speaking to And of course you are walking this walk on the acceleration happening before we're ready So it's really an exciting time. It also can be a harrowing right if you're not prepared for loot when you hear jennifer say consumers and patients aren't gonna hate healthcare anymore because they're they're access the can get what what comes to mind view especially in terms of telecom. Bunga sure so. I think that people often talk about. How virtual care makes access so much easier and they often frame this in terms of a conversation around what you might consider medical convenience And i'd like to just draw out the issue that it's not just a question of convenience. It's really around the quality of care so on telemedicine side we see many individuals who seek care and they end up having pretty serious medical problems like a recent case where the individual Actually had some big chest discomfort in our little shortness of breath and ended up having multiple blood clots in his lungs and he would have just probably waited it out at home with really a life threatening medical condition and on the longo side. You're really talking about individuals who for the first time in their lives are taking care of these problems around blood. Sugar control blood pressure control. So they're really getting the care that they need because we've made it easier for them and have lowered a number of these barriers which are traditionally put the place and may care most difficult and as you might imagine during the time of covid. All of these issues have been highlighted. So if you are at home trying to do your telecommuting also trying to teach your kids at the same time who might be doing their own remote learning. It may not be the easiest thing for you to decide that you need to take you know a bus to a train to train to bus in order to get to a medical appointment to have somebody review your blood sugars with you so to make that care possible particularly in this time just makes all the sense in the world.
How thoughts about food can raise blood sugar
"With food and how that impacts us but now we have actual study that shows. How much are Our perception of food actually impacts us and they did a study on it and which is really cool to kind of share. And so here. It is unreal unreal unreal application. Not just in theory. Not just through. clinical rinse. We've seen this through clinical experience at times but now they actually conducted a study that showed that your perception of whether or not a food is good or bad impacts you on a metabolic level. This isn't just like who he will eat like. This is literally this is how your body responds. And this is busy logical are now we have studied to back it up. So let's talk about it. I was shared this study. That we're going to talk about today through a colleague of mine and i was really excited when i saw it and i i kinda did that. Pres hands like hands. Raised thing when i saw it because it was in a group of other clinicians and a kind of felt like this moment of finally. There's the research backing our clinical experience when it comes to how our body responds to food when we have a perceived belief about that food and so this this study is really cool because The title of it. And i'm sure a gain you'll share it in the show since stock like with actual interested in research for those of you who are interested in finding out over on. But it's a really really cool study. But it's called glucose metabolism response to perceived sugar intake more than actual sugar intake. And if you've been following along if you're on being data's newsletter you may have seen a little bit of a theme recently around elimination diets. Because this time of year everyone seems to be trying to do. Some new protocol emerged. Just hashtag over it. You know like So we've been talking about this alarm we've been talking about. How are you know. We've been talking about the gut brain axis lot within our non diet community on facebook and sharing them about added about how in a very real way Our bodies Believe in around food impact us via our gut brain access right and we talk about it like a time when you have the butterflies because you're anxious about something it means you get like the bubbly guts and stuff like that and we've been talking about that a lot and And we've been talking about it from this almost kind of like a theoretical approach. You know like in theory. This is why this happens because This is what our body does is logically. And so we're applying to food and now what this study did which is brilliant and so great at someone created the structure in order to test us and then the results were in alignment with what has been. The belief fell out of people who have in this Wholehearted eating world. An integrator of you know kind of approach to eating kind of approach. Non diet approach things which show that. This would be the way to go and that. This kind of confirmed this lady around food actually lease to An impact for you on a biological level. And so that's what this all about so didn't you wanna get into kind of the basics of The yet. So wanna give a little bit of a primer science broken down so it's easy right so the study is called glucose metabolism response To perceive sugar intake more than actual sugar intake. So let's breakdown that title so we know what we're talking about so all sugars and carbohydrates which are sugars breakdown in the body into glucose so that they can be digested absorbed and utilized as energy or energy for later. Okay so that's the first word in the whole study right so glucose metabolism the way that all sugars and carbohydrates are broken down in the body the way that this happens response to perceived sugar intake which will explain so. This process is responding more intensely. Let's say to perceive sugar intake. So how much sugar you think. You're eating rather than the amount of sugar actually eating. So the point of this study was for these researchers to see whether our psychological response to the way that we think about food to eating certain foods impacts the physiological response to the whole body response in this case raising blood sugar because currently sugar consumption is the most widely accepted factor in explaining blood. Sugar fluctuation blood sugar highs and lows all that kind of stuff right so christina. Do you wanna talk a little bit more of how they tested it So this is
Amazon Pharmacy Aims To Conquer Another Huge Retail Sector
"Not exactly tack but this news from a major tech company will probably have the biggest lasting impact on the broader business world and our entire society generally than just about anything else. We could talk about this month. Amazon has officially launched amazon pharmacy letting customers in the us order prescription. Medications for home delivery. And if you're a prime member that even includes free delivery quoting cnbc customers over the age of eighteen. We'll have access to the pharmacy service at this week. And forty five states not including hawaii illinois kentucky louisiana and minnesota amazon expects to serve those states over time. Amazon pharmacy will accept most forms of insurance but could offer savings for people without insurance as well. Customers can also use flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts to buy prescriptions on the service before customers order medication. For the first time the site might ask them questions such as whether they're pregnant their date of birth and their gender as it was assigned at birth. That information is required by law to provide pharmacy care and it helps pharmacists. Do things like confirmed prescriptions. Doctors can send prescriptions directly to amazon pharmacy or patients can request transfer from an existing retailer. Like cvs or walgreens amazon says it has tools to verify that a physician legitimately ordered each prescription to tamp down on potential fraud amazon. Prime customers get free two day delivery although shipping might take up to five days the first time a customer orders as it takes time to transfer a medication customers who don't have prime can get free delivery within five days or they can pay five dollars ninety nine cents to two two day delivery. The medicines on offer include a mix of generic and brand name drugs. Customers can get access to birth control as well as commonly prescribed drugs like insulin. Steroid creams met for men for controlling blood. Sugar and suma tripton for migraines amazon will not deliver schedule. Two controlled medications including most opioids. And it won't be replacing the health and personal care store by offering vitamins and supplements customers. Who have questions about their medications can reach a pharmacist or pharmacy technician at anytime through online self service or phone amazon will also screen for potentially problematic drug interactions for customers who are taking multiple medications at once pharmacy. Stocks tumbled following the launch of amazon pharmacy. Cvs shares fell seven and a half percent in morning. Trading tuesday walgreens boots alliance dropped more than eight percent shares of rite aid slip by more than sixteen percent. Good are x. Which helps consumers find discounts on prescription. Drugs fell more than eighteen percent and quote quitting sean debris phd on twitter. This has been a long time coming. Imagine one day being able to order the necks covid vaccine through alexa and quote. But as jim. Roberts tweeted quote perhaps. This is old fashioned. But i'm not looking forward to amazon pushing the neighborhood right aide. Out of business and quote.
Are Beans a Protein or Carbohydrate?
"Hello and welcome to the nutrition. Diva podcast. i'm your host monterey nagel and in this episode. i'm going to answer. The eternal question are being of protein or carbohydrate food. Vegetarians and vegans lean pretty hard on beans as a source of protein. And even those of us who sometimes eat meat but also enjoy plant based meals will often build our meat free meals around some sort of legume and that's because they contain more protein per serving than most other plant foods but the nutritional profile of legumes is very different from animal protein sources eggs meat fish and chicken get anywhere from fifty to ninety five percent of their calories from protein with the rest usually coming from fat leg. Hume's on the other hand only get about a quarter of their calories from protein and the rest is mostly carbohydrate. Soybeans are a bit of an exception being higher in both protein and fat and lowering carbohydrate than other legumes. Peanuts which are technically legumes are another exception. They're even higher in fat than soybeans and lower in protein than most beans. Perhaps because of this peanuts are generally categorized as nuts for the purposes of dietary guidelines despite their botanical classification. So can you get enough protein from beans well. Although we think of beans as being a protein food the truth is that they provide a lot less protein per serving and per calorie than animal proteins. A three ounce serving of cooked chicken breast for example provides about twenty six grams of protein and about one hundred and sixty calories. The standard serving size for beans is a half of cup of cooked beans and that provides just eight grams of protein for around one hundred twenty calories so we would need to eat a lot more beans to get the same amount of protein as we get from meet. It would take two cups of black beans. That's about four hundred and eighty calories to get the same amount of protein as you'd get from three quarters of a cup of chicken breast for example so for every gram of protein and beans. You're also taking in about three grams of carbohydrate and a lot more calories now although beans are relatively high in carbs these are some of the healthiest types of carbs. The carbohydrate portion of beans is a combination of fiber and starch but about half of the starch in beans is actually what we refer to as resistant starch that means it resists digestion and absorption in the small intestine and goes on to function much like fiber in the gut the fiber and the resistant starch in beans feed the beneficial bacteria in the gut. They promote regularity they helped to modulate our blood sugar response to food. They also increase our satiafaction and society after meals helping us feel full with fewer calories. Perhaps that's why people who eat. More beans generally have healthier body weights and lower waist. Circumference beans also contain fido sterols. These are plant compounds that are shaped so similarly to cholesterol that they can occupy the cholesterol receptors in ourselves and regular being consumption is linked with better cholesterol profiles. So beans have a lot going for them. But let's talk about how they fit into your diet because when we build a meal around beans instead of meat which is a great idea. We may need to make some other adjustments to our plates because beans contain both protein and starch. It might make sense to reduce other sources of starch to compensate for that. So if you're having black-eyed peas instead of blackened catfish for dinner. Perhaps you skip the bread or the potatoes. Beans and rice of course are a classic combination in part because of the complementary amino acid profile. But you could have a smaller portion of rice with your beans instead of half a cup of beans and a cup of rice. For example you could switch the proportions on that double up on the beans ordered to bump up the protein and reduce the rice to half a cup and keep in. Mind that if you're trying to match the protein content that you'd get from meet. You may not have as many calories to spend on other foods due to the extra calories that are riding along with that plant to protein.
Are Beans a Protein or Carbohydrate?
"Hello and welcome to the nutrition. Diva podcast. i'm your host monterey nagel and in this episode. i'm going to answer. The eternal question are being of protein or carbohydrate food. Vegetarians and vegans lean pretty hard on beans as a source of protein. And even those of us who sometimes eat meat but also enjoy plant based meals will often build our meat free meals around some sort of legume and that's because they contain more protein per serving than most other plant foods but the nutritional profile of legumes is very different from animal protein sources eggs meat fish and chicken get anywhere from fifty to ninety five percent of their calories from protein with the rest usually coming from fat leg. Hume's on the other hand only get about a quarter of their calories from protein and the rest is mostly carbohydrate. Soybeans are a bit of an exception being higher in both protein and fat and lowering carbohydrate than other legumes. Peanuts which are technically legumes are another exception. They're even higher in fat than soybeans and lower in protein than most beans. Perhaps because of this peanuts are generally categorized as nuts for the purposes of dietary guidelines despite their botanical classification. So can you get enough protein from beans well. Although we think of beans as being a protein food the truth is that they provide a lot less protein per serving and per calorie than animal proteins. A three ounce serving of cooked chicken breast for example provides about twenty six grams of protein and about one hundred and sixty calories. The standard serving size for beans is a half of cup of cooked beans and that provides just eight grams of protein for around one hundred twenty calories so we would need to eat a lot more beans to get the same amount of protein as we get from meet. It would take two cups of black beans. That's about four hundred and eighty calories to get the same amount of protein as you'd get from three quarters of a cup of chicken breast for example so for every gram of protein and beans. You're also taking in about three grams of carbohydrate and a lot more calories now although beans are relatively high in carbs these are some of the healthiest types of carbs. The carbohydrate portion of beans is a combination of fiber and starch but about half of the starch in beans is actually what we refer to as resistant starch that means it resists digestion and absorption in the small intestine and goes on to function much like fiber in the gut the fiber and the resistant starch in beans feed the beneficial bacteria in the gut. They promote regularity they helped to modulate our blood sugar response to food. They also increase our satiafaction and society after meals helping us feel full with fewer calories. Perhaps that's why people who eat. More beans generally have healthier body weights and lower waist. Circumference beans also contain fido sterols. These are plant compounds that are shaped so similarly to cholesterol that they can occupy the cholesterol receptors in ourselves and regular being consumption is linked with better cholesterol profiles. So beans have a lot going for them. But let's talk about how they fit into your diet because when we build a meal around beans instead of meat which is a great idea. We may need to make some other adjustments to our plates because beans contain both protein and starch. It might make sense to reduce other sources of starch to compensate for that. So if you're having black-eyed peas instead of blackened catfish for dinner. Perhaps you skip the bread or the potatoes. Beans and rice of course are a classic combination in part because of the complementary amino acid profile. But you could have a smaller portion of rice with your beans instead of half a cup of beans and a cup of rice. For example you could switch the proportions on that double up on the beans ordered to bump up the protein and reduce the rice to half a cup
Healthy Eating vs. Pseudo Healthy Eating with Shawndi Borup
"Well, I'm hello and welcome to another edition of the brake cables are cast going to plug wiring noise and the outfit and Fitness World and today off and super honor and have Sean D Bora in the house of show me all the living. So if you can't guess what she's all about it is all about healthy living and Tony is a healthy living wage. It's certified fermentationist a woman after my own heart there and a real food chef who is all about just being living proof that implementing a simple healthy. Lifestyle and healthy habits really promotes Optimal Health and well-being and just really making that easy and accessible to many folks who make to even just overwhelmed about getting back to the kitchen. And so don't you think so much for coming onto the show today? If you could give us a little bit of background about who you are and what sort you into doing the work they're doing in the world thinks long and it's a pleasure to be here such an honor to be part of your podcast and I I love you know, what you do what what this podcast is all about about breaking the rules and we'll get in touch with that and and how that applies to what what I can help your audience to really Implement especially in this time, but my back story, you know, it starts about three decades ago, and it was in the I was I had three young children and they all had their own little chronic issues, but my oldest daughter was she was the most ill with severe asthma and and so I thought Sitting in the rocking chair giving her another breathing treatment in the middle of the night and it just the thought came to me. There has to be a better way and thought just kept cycling through my mind, even though I was doing everything that I possibly knew how to do what to do. And so I was determined that night to find a better way. And so I ended up going to Rome a holistic practitioner and he gave me one sheet of paper and on that one sheet of paper was a list of you know, a list of foods that really nourish and feed the body and I I took that home and I you know, I'm a really competitive person and I decided okay, I'm going to I'm going to do this for one year and I'm going to prove that that food couldn't possibly make that much of a difference in the life in the health of my family and not as dealing with my own chronic issues at the time. I had chronic tendonitis and it was really hard to put shoes and socks on my children and I couldn't go bowling birth. You know do cartwheels in the yard with them or anything either because I was in so much pain and I kind of ignored it. You know, I was just in my late twenties at the time and I thought oh this just you know was is not really happening and I remember going to the doctor for my wrists and he handed me a prescription and he said, oh, he said you just got tendonitis and I said great. How long do I have to take this, you know as an anti-inflammatory em said for the rest of your life and that of course didn't sit well with me and I just had a I had a couple of those experiences my daughter would seem to get worse with her asthma and allergies when I gave her cow's milk. And so I asked the pediatrician do you think it would help if I took her off of this and she said it won't make any difference at all. And you know, that's again one of my mother raised tuition that gut feeling said into me like, okay, you need to try this anyways, and so that's what I did is I just started, you know, I took the information from this holistic practitioner that really phone On the whole body and under you know, not just symptoms but really building building a strong immune system really was all what this was all about. And I remember sitting on my couch dog doing my weekly menu. I had my dry erase board on my lap and I looked at the one sheet of paper and everything that he suggested eating and then on the other side of the couch. I had all my recipes the things that I knew how to do home and nothing match up and I and he was a proponent of eating a lot of raw food at least half of your plate because it's the enzymes in raw food that help digest your food and you know Concepts that we're totally foreign to me a hundred and eighty degrees away from the standard American diet, which I had grown up on and and new and so I just started getting back in the office and that's where I started and I started, you know, eliminating refined sugar refined flour, which of course as we you know, it's more talked about today drives blood sugar in the body. Which dog Ives Cravings which drives inflammation which drives chronic illness and so I just started, you know doing one thing at a time and one thing I learned about helping people get back in the kitchen is that if you try to do everything at once you're just going to get overwhelmed and that's when we feel stuck and we stop and so I really emphasize with people that you know, we know that we should be eating, you know, more vegetables. We know that we should be eating less sugar. But how do we make that happen? You know, how do we apply that in in our eating today? So that's where I show me healthy living came about because I wanted to help people to really practice how to feel their best. So that's amazing. I think experience is always off teacher and the mother of all Innovation. And so how long have you been at this and how long did it even take you to kind of get into that seat of showing people healthy eating from like learning wage? Healthy eating right? So I've been teaching people for gosh. I would say fifteen years now probably half of long, you know half of the amount of time that I've been doing it, but you know, I I started this journey, like I said about three decades ago and you know, I I told you that I was going to do that experiment for one year and proved it wrong that food couldn't make sure we make that difference but actually after a year my children's, you know, chronic health issues had completely gone away and there it was so amazing to watch
Digital Tools to Measure Blood Sugar & Metabolic Health with Dr Casey Means
"Well, hey everybody, welcome back to the dr. Jockers functional nutrition podcast and you guys know that one of my favorite topics to talk about is blood sugar insulin and metabolic health and we had a great interview recently with Dodge van Dyckman. We went in depth on that and this is almost like a follow-up to it because we're going to talk about really the personalized approach to really looking at your blood sugar and how it's responding to the foods that you're consuming and so my guess is dr. Casey means she is the chief medical officer at levels and she is a Stanford trained physician again, chief medical officer and co-founder of the metabolic whole company levels, and she's the associate editor of the international Journal of disease reversal and prevention and he can find more information about her at levels health.com and we're going to talk about what the best food. Are for blood sugar management for metabolic health and how that could be variable depending on how your body is responding to the foods that you consume. We're talking about personalized medicine. So dr. Casey that joining us here. Thank you so much for having me. Dr. Jockers. So happy to be here. Well, yes for sure and I've heard of several of your interviews on other podcasts and you really do a great job of explaining how important blood sugar stability is and you know, this this new technology that we have now continuous blood glucose monitoring. And so what I love to do is start with your story and you know how you went from Stamford and trained in in medicine to now kind of branching out into a functional nutrition Integrative Medicine approach. Yeah. Absolutely. So like you mentioned I trained as a medical doctor conventional medicine. I trained at Stamford did my undergrad and Med medical school there and then I went on to become a head and neck surgeon. So I was deep in the surgical birth. Hold for about five years and in my role as a head and neck surgeon, which is really treating the conditions of the like your nose and throat. So an ENT surgeon something I noticed was sort of hitting me back, you know after about five years, like wow pretty much all of the conditions that I'm treating are inflammatory in nature. They're all related in some way to chronic inflammation. So some of the things you think about are like sinus infection, which is inflammation of the sinuses and chronic ear disease, which is inflammation of the eustachian tube the tube that connects the nose to the ear you get, you know inflammation in that tube and you get past building up in the ear, you've got Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is inflammation of the thyroid you've got things like vocal cord granulomas which are inflammatory masses of the vocal chords and then lots of head and neck cancer, of course, which we know cancer has very much relationship between inflammation. So it was really interesting to me sort of step back and say wow. This is sort of a very common theme between a lot of the conditions that I'm treating and in some way it didn't make total sense wage. That we would be treating those conditions with surgery because chronic inflammation is fundamentally a issue with how our immune system is responding to perceived or real threats in in the environment in our bodies and thoughts were more were learning about how chronic inflammation is in many ways really rooted in our everyday exposures. So what we eat the toxins were exposed to in our food air and water, you know, how much sleep we get the stress in our lives how much or how little exercise were getting our microbiome all of these things have a direct relationship to chronic inflammation. So I'm treating it with this sort of very reactionary invasive more anatomic approach with surgery, you know, there was some sort of missing missing link there and certainly surgeries are really important in beautiful art but phone no other conditions really rooted in chronic inflammation. It kind of got me thinking there might be a better way to approach us. What could we be doing what sort of really personalized dietary and lifestyle interventions really foundational help to really quell bath. Chronic immune response. Well that threat the body is sensing and potentially keep Patients Out of the operating room. You're not going to prevent all surgeries, but I certainly think there's some low-hanging fruit we can do to help minimize the severity of the disease is and hopefully never have to get have them get that really end of the line where they see me in the or going under the knife, which is a really serious serious thing. So that really got me on this journey of trying to understand the root cause of disease and that led me to functional medicine and so I actually stepped away from the operating room got training with Institute for functional medicine and really started thinking of disease a lot differently. I started seeing things much more as symptoms and diseases often being the branches on a very similar true and that tree that we that that sort of route that that connects a lot of seemingly disparate diseases often comes down to things like inflammation and even deeper Inflammation metabolic dysfunction this was talked about so beautifully on your episode recently with dr. Bed big man who is talking about metabolic dysfunction and insulin resistance, but was so interesting is that you know in our country. It's it's not that about 88% of Americans have met have signs of metabolic dysfunction that was shown in a study a couple of years ago from UNC that 88% of adult Americans have at least one biomarker of metabolic dysfunction and metabolic dysfunction and insulin resistance, which are kind of two sides of the same coin really can directly feed into inflammation. So it's all really created and what's sort of hopeful about this is that those are things that are readily modifiable with smart choices in and how we live and what we expose ourselves to so became really interested in that and and really this system the network biology movement, which is really stepping back and saying, you know, we've we've conventionally looked at diseases in in conventional medicine. As isolated silos, you've got depression. You've got obesity. You've got diabetes. You've got prostate cancer. You've got IBS and these are all things that are different and we treat them separately with totally different with medications a totally different mechanisms. But when you step back and you use sort of more advanced research techniques, like whole genome sequencing and proteomics, how can we actually see? What are the molecular links between diseases and you create a web a network a system and that's really the root of systems and network biology. And when you start doing that you see these connections and I think the future of Iraq and its really treating conditions at that level at the connections between diseases cuz when you do that you can you know, hit a lot more birds with one stone that's sort of a negative metaphor, but you know what, I mean, it's it's it's got instead of playing whack-a-mole. You're really you can have multiple various effects with with some single interventions effect that root cause physiology. So my career really moved
Is Sugar Bad For You?
"Without further ado, I'm going to bring in our guest today. She is our registered Dietitian joining us on the show again is Debbie James how're you doing debbie I am grand. Thank you very much. All right. Good. Thanks for joining us on the phone here. So I guess right off the bat will jump into it. The big one that people ask is sugar bad for you. Is it bad? Loaded question. I like to give you the loaded one's. GonNa break it down. I'm going to say sugar naturally present in foods is usually fine but the over consumption of added sugar that linked to cardiovascular disease and obesity and cholesterol of not to mention inflammation oxidative stress. So those types of conditions are what added sugar is related to as far as the research goes Particularly, you know pretty vascular disease and it's really oftentimes the higher percentage of calories from added sugar. It's not just that you had them at how much that you had or that the sweet and beverages like seven servings or more per week. That are linked with the mortality from cardiovascular disease. So it matters when we're talking about what kind of sugar and how much right. So you could say excess sugar is bad for you. Can you say that we're yeah, you can say that but natural sugar. So I don't think that there are too many people that have just had an overabundance of raw fruit. that. Were hard pressed because you're getting the antioxidants and you're getting fiber and you're you get all those other things that are beneficial right? Right. The kind of bounce it out and it's probably hard to eat so much food that you would like just way go in excess of your sugar needs. It is so low in calories. Oh my gosh. I went to get like a smoothie. One of the you know maybe places in it a sixteen ounce smoothie had three hundred, sixty calories mike well, definitely not going to be sitting down eating eight apple. You know if I were to just turn to some raw fruit and sit down and chew, it's Never I. It's just not gonna add up that. Much right. Right. So are there are there are there different types of sugars though I there's like the wall stuff you get out of fruits and vegetables but is there you know like what's the additive the different ones? Are there different types early, those are those are like big picture group, their sugars I'm going to narrow it down and get a little. So chemically speaking sugar is either just one like ring of carbohydrate called a Amano ride or sugar also refers to some are two of linked together called a Diet Thac. Hope I hope our listeners at home or taking notes. Okay. We're be a quiz at the end for sure. It only makes little difference because let's say that that glucose blood sugar okay. Brick brick toast is fruit. Sugar. But sucrose table sugar the white crystalline stuff on your table it made of Glucose and fructose. The competent. Okay. That's one of the double sugars right So the reason that makes a difference. Is that the single sugars? They get a short they just they don't need to be broken down or anything. Whereas if you eat a longer sugar, we still call him simple sugar in the Diet but if you need a longer sugar or if you eat a complex carbohydrate like dark from rice or pasta corn potatoes. Your system needs to take time to break that down into its individual tiniest a small little piece to get gored and guess what? That's a sugar interesting. Okay. So because you got because it all right interesting. It's almost like how you just broke down sugar. It took a little longer. But it wasn't as simple to digest as but it was but it did make sense in the end. Okay. That's interesting. So like the if it's the combination, it almost like your body has to pull that apart and then digested. So it's like all right we gotta we gotta take this bar before we can use it. If. It's already we're calling it a sugar whether it's from honey or maple syrup or whatever it like a fraction leg. It is so so so fat birth is you had a bowl of cereal and you're gonNA break down that brand flake that takes a lot longer. Right, okay. It turns it turns to blood sugar even if there's no sugar in it. I don't know if that. Hydrate confused. That's true though you can look at your label of I have some Rice Pilau and it says zero grams of sugar. But I know that it will raise my blood sugar. Two cups of it. You know. Because your body breaks it down digestion. You've got them in time, and then like I said, you clean it down to its very smallest. Piece Particle and Adore Bet and that you're. Going Okay So are there with when it comes to sugars? Are there actually could you deem some sugars healthy for you? Or is it just? are between the different sugars are some more healthy for you than others Okay well, we mentioned natural sugar I think I should Kinda sorta define what what added sugar is. Okay. So if you think of added sugar as something as an ingredient that that's in food in the processing and preparation or added to the food at the table that's really meant as as a sweetener sweetener. Okay. The things that things on the label you might see they could be dextrose could be brown sugar it could be powdered sugar, corn syrup it could be invert sugar lactose, all these names. that. Are within the food those are added but let's say you're looking at fruited yogurt and you feed that there's milk and there's strawberries and boo, there are going to be some grams of sugar. Those are the natural one from the milk and the strawberry, but there may also be some of these other dextrose and. added. In addition to really didn't. Make it a more pleasurable eating experience or drinking experience off to make it. Yeah. To make you crave it. Provides structure and baked good. They, they actually have a a role to play and architecture if you will. I was just thinking been. Yes. I was GONNA use that word. That's funny. Yeah. That's interesting So going. So that's the definition but going back to your question are some like better for you than others are considered healthy. So if you think of natural sugars, they're better for you consumed in their original food source but just bruder milk because of the other nutrition you get with them like I mentioned, fiber calcium, protein, vitamin, C, or D. And you could even say, okay well, what about more purified natural sources like honey or maple syrup are Garvey there's still condiments but. let's say honey it's known to have antimicrobial antioxidant properties and it's a natural cough remedy though if I was going to put them sweetener mit then. I might preference choose honey. Okay. So that's okay that kind of I think touches on like whether. Natural, Rossouw, better for you. But how how much sugar are we talking about that? You should have on a daily basis? What how much should be in your daily Diet? In. General. Okay their recommendation, Perm, lots of different. You know organizations so and and it's because we have found that American adults and children. We consume more than fifty percent of our calories from added sugars and mostly it's from sweetened beverages followed by credited desserts and baked good categories so. I thought. That percents champion many. Oh I it's taking the place of nutrition food right. Did you. Did you say fifteen percent or fifty percent. Keen fifteen. Okay. The first time I heard fifty and I was just like what? Okay fifteen still high feel high. Yeah Okay I'm glad we clarify that. Okay. Continue to help the another would be extraordinary. So the Institute of Medicine, they recommend that added sugar take up less than twenty five percent or a quarter of your total calorie rich like you know it's up there the American Heart Association recommends limiting your added sugar. They offer it a different way. They do it less than a hundred calories per day for women. So that's about sixty spoon or a hundred and fifty calories a day for men, which is about ninety burns. Yet the World Health Organization they recently issued new guidelines stating that only five percent of a person to total daily calories should come from sugar
Is Sugar Bad For You?
"Guys and welcome back to another episode of the Living Healthy podcast presented by la fist. I'm your host Ngoga Bell and I am alone again today because we were recording couple episodes back to back and so Brittany can't join us on the phone at the moment just GonNa be me but we are going to be talking today about sugar. That's right. Sugar is it good for you is bad for You, how much should you have hopefully all the questions you have about sugar when the myths maybe you've heard about sugar are going to be settled here today. So without further ado, I'm going to bring in our guest today. She is our registered Dietitian joining us on the show again is Debbie James how're you doing debbie I am grand. Thank you very much. All right. Good. Thanks for joining us on the phone here. So I guess right off the bat will jump into it. The big one that people ask is sugar bad for you. Is it bad? Loaded question. I like to give you the loaded one's. GonNa break it down. I'm going to say sugar naturally present in foods is usually fine but the over consumption of added sugar that linked to cardiovascular disease and obesity and cholesterol of not to mention inflammation oxidative stress. So those types of conditions are what added sugar is related to as far as the research goes Particularly, you know pretty vascular disease and it's really oftentimes the higher percentage of calories from added sugar. It's not just that you had them at how much that you had or that the sweet and beverages like seven servings or more per week. That are linked with the mortality from cardiovascular disease. So it matters when we're talking about what kind of sugar and how much right. So you could say excess sugar is bad for you. Can you say that we're yeah, you can say that but natural sugar. So I don't think that there are too many people that have just had an overabundance of raw fruit. that. Were hard pressed because you're getting the antioxidants and you're getting fiber and you're you get all those other things that are beneficial right? Right. The kind of bounce it out and it's probably hard to eat so much food that you would like just way go in excess of your sugar needs. It is so low in calories. Oh my gosh. I went to get like a smoothie. One of the you know maybe places in it a sixteen ounce smoothie had three hundred, sixty calories mike well, definitely not going to be sitting down eating eight apple. You know if I were to just turn to some raw fruit and sit down and chew, it's Never I. It's just not gonna add up that. Much right. Right. So are there are there are there different types of sugars though I there's like the wall stuff you get out of fruits and vegetables but is there you know like what's the additive the different ones? Are there different types early, those are those are like big picture group, their sugars I'm going to narrow it down and get a little. So chemically speaking sugar is either just one like ring of carbohydrate called a Amano ride or sugar also refers to some are two of linked together called a Diet Thac. Hope I hope our listeners at home or taking notes. Okay. We're be a quiz at the end for sure. It only makes little difference because let's say that that glucose blood sugar okay. Brick brick toast is fruit. Sugar. But sucrose table sugar the white crystalline stuff on your table it made of Glucose and fructose. The competent. Okay. That's one of the double sugars right So the reason that makes a difference. Is that the single sugars? They get a short they just they don't need to be broken down or anything. Whereas if you eat a longer sugar, we still call him simple sugar in the Diet but if you need a longer sugar or if you eat a complex carbohydrate like dark from rice or pasta corn potatoes. Your system needs to take time to break that down into its individual tiniest a small little piece to get gored and guess what? That's a sugar interesting. Okay. So because you got because it all right interesting. It's almost like how you just broke down sugar. It took a little longer. But it wasn't as simple to digest as but it was but it did make sense in the end. Okay. That's interesting. So like the if it's the combination, it almost like your body has to pull that apart and then digested. So it's like all right we gotta we gotta take this bar before we can use it. If. It's already we're calling it a sugar whether it's from honey or maple syrup or whatever it like a fraction leg. It is so so so fat birth is you had a bowl of cereal and you're gonNA break down that brand flake that takes a lot longer.
A Banana a Day Keeps the Heart Disease Away
"What's the topic for this week this week? We are talking about bananas bananas. Yeah, you know, we always have that old adage of an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but we can actually add a banana into that too and banana a day may keep the heart disease away. Oh heart disease. Okay. Well, I'm listening bananas have a lot of cardiovascular health benefits because of the nutrients that are in them and here again kind of like wage. Talked about on a previous podcast of potatoes being banished right as a a food that is too high in whatever bananas have often been relegated to that category as well because they're always considered to be thinking that they're high in sugar and that sugar content is, you know too much for our you know, our blood sugar levels that but actually a bananas are actually in the office low glycemic category. Hm all different stages of ripeness. So for example, a under ripe banana, which we would basically call like a green banana. It's glycemic index level is a 30 which is really low to be low glycemic. You need to be between 1 and 55. So 30 is considered a very low glycemic if you have a slightly under ripe banana, that's yellow with a little bit of green. The GI is 42. Okay, and then in a ripe banana cake Can all yellow his fifty-one so you're kind of getting close to the 55, but it's still in the low range and then an overripe yellow flecked with brown has a GI of Forty-Eight. So all varieties of banana and no matter what type stage they're all low low glycemic. Hm. So I think that that's a you know, it's a myth that's been perpetuated and of course, you know, we have different sized bananas that you can buy. There's like really big ones during those small ones. So I always try to go with the medium sized banana cuz that's what these GI numbers are from. Well I can see why the internet just kind of grabs onto that. It's got a lot of sugar boy if we only didn't have bananas we would be better people. I don't know what the deal is but they really don't like bananas the internet. Yeah, and you know, we see that in low carb diets and those types of things that bananas are off the list but so here's a nutrient quality of bananas. They're high in vitamin K. 6 about 25% of our daily value comes from a banana and they also have vitamin C fiber 11% of our daily need for fiber is from a banana. And of course, they're very rich in potassium. Oh, that's that a medium sized banana has about four hundred milligrams of potassium. So I'm not good for our emotional health isn't that potassium is good for a number of things but really good for the cardiovascular system potassium is also an electrolyte so long we need it to have fluid balance within our body kind of has an electrolyte is something that has like a little electrical charge within the body. So it it actually takes care of our own nervous system all of the nerve impulses that we have. So potassium's important for that. But in terms of cardiovascular health are actually three different ways that bananas help. So the first one off It has to do with the potassium content because potassium is a mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. And so the inclusion of bananas can help prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis, which is basically atherosclerosis is like when you have inflammation in the arteries and they constrict and oftentimes cholesterol buildup can occur because of that so that's really important a second cardiovascular benefit from bananas involves their content of something called sterols. So bananas are there's no fat food, but one type of fat they do have are small amounts of these compounds called sterols, like saitou sterile campus sterile and stigma sterile and they look structurally similar to cholesterol. So when we say sterile people might not think of cholesterol, but cholesterol is a type of sterile as well. They're they're all similar compounds month. Literally, so these plant sterols because they are structurally similar to cholesterol. They can block the absorption of dietary cholesterol. So if you if you have some cholesterol in your meal, but you also have eaten a banana along with it though sterols and the banana May block the absorption of some of that other cholesterol from your meal off then that helps keep your blood cholesterol levels in check. Wow, so that's and that's another you know, really important aspect of having plant Foods in the diet as a lot of plant Foods off kardos have sterols and them as well and that's like avocados are known to be a cholesterol-lowering food because of their sterile content and then a third type of cardiovascular benefit from banana juice is has to do with their fiber content. I probably talked about this before but bananas are really good source of something called soluble fiber which fiber dissolves in a Fluidity Waters that are you know, from foods that are coming through your digestive tract. So it forms kind of like a gel in a way. I always like to use an example of cuz people can use this visual what happens when you put chia seeds with water. They they absorb the water and they jell up they make like a almost like a gel and so that's happening in your intestine when you have soluble fiber in your diet. So bananas have a lot of soluble fiber and what that does is it attracts cholesterol to it and it also attracts even some of the carbohydrates and sugars from the meal. It tracks them into that gel and then they don't get absorbed into your bloodstream. They stay in the stool and then they are eliminated through the bowel movement rather than actually having them into the bloodstream. So that's how soluble fiber manages our blood sugar and manages our cholesterol levels. So that's you know, some bananas man. They're really good. Yep. Really good, they also so something really interesting with athletic performance that I found information on about the banana. So the name of a unique mix of vitamins minerals and the low glycemic carbohydrates making them a favorite fruit among athletes a study of distance cyclists found that eating the equivalent of about one half of a banana every 15 minutes of a 3-hour race was just as good as keeping energy levels steady as drinking an equivalent amount of a carbohydrate and minerals from a processed
"blood sugar" Discussed on Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition
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So this podcast is an audio recording of one of my most popular youtube videos on the top seven herbs to help support healthy blood sugar levels having healthy blood sugar makes a world of difference when it comes to the amount of inflammation, you're experiencing when it comes to your energy levels your mental clarity your mood. Good stable blood sugar will allow you to be you know the best expression of yourself. It's going allow you to function at your best, and that's why this information is so relevant and I know you guys are GonNa get a tremendous value out of this podcast learn about these herbs that you can be using on a daily basis to support your blood sugar levels just before we go into the show would new mind just. Taking a moment and leaving us a five star review when you leave a review that actually helps us rank higher and helps us impact and influence more people and we know so many people need this information. So that would really help us just reach those people and also go ahead and subscribe that way. You don't miss any of our PODCASTS. We put one out every Tuesday and Thursday the usually fairly short either a great interview. A. Solo Training where I'm teaching you things like this. So please go ahead and subscribe leave us a review and let's go into the show. We'll hey everybody today I am talking about the top seven herbs to support healthy blood sugar levels. You know it's just so important have good stable blood sugar when your blood sugar stable you feel energetic you feel mentally clear you feel like you really can do everything that you were designed to do and sugar stability is very important helping reduce inflammation in the body helping prevent against development of Diabetes Heart Disease Cancer Metabolic disease being overweight or obese. So really getting your blood sugar is so critical to our overall health and our life, and there are some really good herbs that help that in today's presentation I'm going to. Really. Go through the best research on these herbs to show you what to use and what I personally recommend, and so when we look at blood sugar, we know that when we eat food particularly carbohydrate rich food, our body turns it into Glucose, and then when glucose gets elevated in the bloodstream, the body produces insulin from the pancreas insulin comes out and it grabs a hold of the glucose and brings it to the cells with it interacts with the insulin receptor at the cell and drops the glucose into the cell. So the glucose can be used for energy. So insulin kind of acts like the key to open the. And when we have good optimal blood sugar and insulin balance when we have a meal or blood sugar naturally goes up and so does insulin. But then you know really within an hour or two, it comes back to a good baseline both the the sugar and the insulin levels, and so they go up just a little bit not too much maybe ten twenty points and they come back down as opposed to when we have A. High. CARBOHYDRATE MEAL Insulin Resistance. Then we're going to have. Skyrocketing Blood Sugar and insulin goes way up and sometimes insulin drags your blood sugar way down into this threshold call hypoglycemic where you feel dizzy if you're irritable, you might have headache you feel angry and for some people they notices after like you know three hours or so between meals, they need more food. That's not a good response. We want to be able to go four to six hours between meals. With out feeling the need that we have to eat now, we have to have to be hungry. So that's a big factor and then in some cases, the bodies very insulin resistant and it doesn't bring the blood sugar down or at least not for very long time, and then we have these we have elevations in these advanced location end products that caused a lot of problems in our body. So. Here are common symptoms of low blood sugar. You might be sweating trembling inter just kind of the natural hang green s that that that we've all experienced at times, it can also affect your sleep us lows are big issues and you know obviously, in severe cases, it can lead to confusion blurred vision difficulty speaking and even a seizure or coma. So definitely want to keep that blood sugar stable. They're now for a lot of people there issue is hyperglycemia too much sugar in the. Blood and they're not able to get that sugar down and that's when we create these advanced like Asian products usually takes weeks to months. You can see kind of the process We'll develop these early -cation. Products if you if hell elevated blood sugar for hours to days. But when it starts to go for for weeks to months, we develop these advanced like Asian products which damaged the cross linked structural proteins, which are or colleges they damage. Our joints are You know our skin, our hair nails or major viscera That's GonNa Affect all about the endothelial lining of your blood vessels, your nerves, your joints, major organs me think about somebody at has uncontrolled diabetes and they develop optic nerve. rightous. They develop peripheral neuropathy because our nerves are so damaged. They develop kidney disease because it's damages, kidneys, fatty liver, cardiovascular disease. So these things are really problematic these advanced education and products. We want to make sure we don't. We don't get that, and so how do we prevent against insulin resistance? Well, resistance is going to develop if we have high levels of insulin circulating in our blood high levels of inflammation, our body or excessive fat stored in our pancreas and liver. So the big key here is making sure that were eating a healthy nutrient dense diet i. also recommend intermittent fasting is really great way to keep insulin down. exercise a great way to keep insulin down really good sleep habits keeping stressing or control. These are very, very important. Thing is to prevent against insulin resistance. Now, here are signs you may be insulin resistant if you tend to be overweight especially if you have it in your abdominal region, abdominal fat is a classic sign, of Insulin, resistance if you have. Trouble losing weight you start exercising start eating better but the wages won't come off. That could be a sign of insulin resistance. You had your craving sweets after meals lauda times, you eat food but then you're still craving sweets because the body wants to sugar, but you're having trouble getting to sugar into the cells. So you're still having cravings after the meal. and. Eating the sweets still doesn't relieve the cravings. It's like you're always you always tend to have these cravings. oftentimes, this high insulin load will cause you to feel very tired your body. PRISCILA. Insulin because. The cells are resistant. So you produce more and more and more insulin in that can cause tiredness you're also not really getting to. The glucose into the cells where it's needed. So your brain is starving. So oftentimes, that will also caused you feel more tired. Frequent thirst urge to urinate Salah time, you start urinating out glucose and that will bring water with it. So be frequently thirsty when you have insulin resistance also some issues like polycystic Ovarian Syndrome for women can be a sign of insulin resistance and for some females, they get high testosterone net that triggers P. C., O. S. for others they get high estrogen. So Estrogen Antipasto, strong growth based hormones, and insulin as a growth based hormone itself. So it's GonNa trigger more estrogen or more to stop. For males, they often develop low testosterone. So they had developed a form of what we call male Andro pause where their low interest Austrian hire an estrogen because insulin activates sonar called aroma taste, which is an enzyme that converts to stop strewn into Estrogen. Also, things like acne skin tags can have skin outgrowths or skin pigmentation changes are associated with insulin resistance as well as high blood pressure and high triglycerides. So. These are all signs that we have insulin resistance now best herbs. One of my favorites is burberry Bergreen is an alkaloid compound. It's been used for thousands of years by Chinese and medicine. It's been highly regarded for its efficacy and supporting healthy blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity research has shown that burberry may benefit the treatment of type two diabetes and have a positive impact on blood sugar levels, insulin triglycerides. Two Thousand Nineteen Meta analysis showed that burberry in is better than a placebo at lowering blood sugar levels and seems to be more effective when a when used in combination with blood sugar effective drugs. As opposed when using medication alone. So it can help complement certain drugs you're taking those four blood sugar. Two Thousand Fourteen study found that burglary may benefit those with diabetes who cannot take anti diabetic medication you to heart kidney or liver problems to some of the side effects. A two, thousand, fourteen Meta analysis, which is really the highest level. It's kind of looking at all of these randomized control studies. Amish. Bergreen along with lifestyle changes is more effective than lifestyle changes alone for improving blood sugar levels. So we know burglary in rarely works well. As. You can see all the benefits here. Improves Cholesterol Balances Helps Reduce inflammation the endothelial. Than the filial lining, it's very anti microbial helps support a healthy gut microbiome. So and the gut plays a big role in your blood stability. It increases short chain, fatty acid production in the gut, which is a great alternative and easy fuel source for the body. Now, let's talk about cinnamon. Cinnamon is narrow matic spice. We've all probably smelled it. Inexperienced it high in antioxidants and has countless health benefits including supporting your blood sugar levels according to a two thousand, nine, nine study taking five hundred milligrams of cinnamon for twelve weeks decreased oxidative stress and people with prediabetes. Two Thousand and one study found that cinnamon may lower blood sugar levels and may imitate the effects of Insulin and help Transport Blood Glucose. According to two thousand, seven in Vivo Study Cinema can help to increase insulin sensitivity up to twelve hours. So cinnamon is a great thing to be using on your food on your different dishes especially carbohydrate dishes really good idea like if you're on a potato, put the grass fed butter on there for some healthy fat and cinnamon on their works really. Well, if a smoothie with berries put cinnamon in their works really well, of course, you know you can take supplemental dues as well. Bergreen, which I didn't mention is actually found in things like Oregon grape group in great Oregon grape grapefruit and golden seal or to the to the most common ways of getting burglary. Or sock about JEMMA. So Vaster Jonah is native to. Africa and Australia. It's been a major part of Indian and Aria vetik medicine according to research. Jonah can decrease your cravings for sweet foods by reducing your perception of sweetness and as a result may help support blood sugar levels by reducing risk of overwhelming her potty was sugary foods. A lot of times people are dealing with these cravings when they have insulin resistance. John has really good for that. Two thousand seventeen study showed that taking China in combination with blood sugar medication can effectively lower blood sugar levels. A another two thousand seventeen study showed that taking two hundred, four, hundred milligrams of China may decrease blood sugar absorption and according to two thousand eleven research supplementing with China can lower blood sugar levels after meals and lower risk of diabetes complications. So really well again for reducing cravings. For helping your body to utilize sugar more effectively. And keeping your insulin levels under control imbalanced now, American Ginseng and this is an adapted Jenna curb, which means that it really helps us adapt better to stressors in our environment. and. It can also fact blood sugar. In fact, all your adapted Jin's Osh Maganga route. Ginseng. Sing. Ula Throw Holy Basil these things are all. All can be -FFECTIVE for helping support blood sugar stability. According to a two thousand eighteen study American Ginseng can help to lower posts meal blood sugar by twenty percent. So when you eat after you eat blood sugar goes up, we call that post perennial. Blood Glucose. While Jensen can help keep that under control so we don't get to high arise. A two thousand and two, thousand, sixteen research both found that American Ginseng can improve your body's cellular response. They also found that one gram taking one gram of American Ginseng about two hours before meals seems to be the most effective dose and anything over three Rams isn't show a difference in benefits. There's usually like a You know a maximal doses that's gonNA. Give you the benefit. So about one grammar. So of American Ginseng. Now, let's talk about fenugreek fenugreek. Oh, by the way with American Ginseng I didn't I didn't. I didn't mention this but really great in general for energy for immune function for mood memory brain function can that adapt to? Genyk, served really good for energy brain immune support, stress resilience. It's really good stuff there. Now, fener Greek has a specialized type of solvable fiber called A. GALACTICO Manan and this sort of prebiotic fiber slows the absorption of glucose in the bloodstream. In addition, it's rich and steroid likes opponents, improve bile flow, and stabilize blood sugar triglycerides cholesterol levels better are bile flows, bile. itself helps to stimulate receptors in the small intestine that have to do with blood sugar stability. So Finna Greek is really good for helping support good bile flow. and. Of course that helps improve the microbiome because bile is is alkaline and it has an effect that reducing the overall. Population particularly. Acidic loving bacteria that are in small intestine which helps prevent against things like small bacterial overgrowth helps keep cholesterol under control. We that's where we moved toxins out of our bodies. So we really helpful for that help support just overall healthy gut microbiome. and. was first recorded in Egypt in fifteen hundred BC mailing grows in Europe and Asia it can be used as a spice t supplement for its numerous known I numerous health benefits. According to a two, thousand, nine study using ten grams of Finn. Agree seeds soaked in hot water may help people with diabetes. Another two thousand nine study suggested that Finna Greek may lower insulin resistance when used as a finished Greek flour in bread and other baked goods. A two thousand seventeen scientific review discussed that finished Greek supplements may lower fasting blood sugar levels. So again, very good for supporting blood sugar. Now Kudzu Kudzu vine like plant that resembles. May may be saying this wrong. A to Piree it kinda grows up. You know it's a vine kinda grows up in the air straight up. And wraps around and it's been used as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It grows throughout the temperate regions of Asia, and also throughout the southeast United States, the vines are unable but the leaves flowers and roots offer many health benefits from there. Any oxidants Nice Oh flavonoids so very good for digestive health reduces inflammation in the body supports healthy hormones and reduces cravings. Two thousand thirteen study on Donna mice. Showed that in a bioactive Eyeso- flavonoids found in Kudzu help to increase insulin expression and support blood sugar levels a recent two thousand and twenty studies found that Kudzu root showed anti-diabetic benefits, diabetic rats. So this point should. A mouse and rat studies showing a lot of promise there, and then you've got banana belief which has compound Cora. Solich acid. and. You can see in this study here that it taking the the control group did not consuming meals without the core Solich asser without the banana leaf and you can see just significantly lower more stable blood sugar levels in the individuals that took it took the core solich acid the belief so really helps improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar stability. A two thousand twelve at scientific review discuss the benefits of banana belief on Metabolic Syndrome and its benefits on glucose uptake and blood sugar levels. A two thousand eight study found that Banana Leaf can help improve glucose uptake by enhancing insulin receptor activity, and as a result benefited blood sugar levels. So a lot of good studies here on Banana Leaf, really good one to us, and so what I did was I basically took all these different herbs with really good research American Ginseng, vinegary Kudzu banana belief, Bergreen cinnamon and China, and we put them in our support supplements herbal based blood sugar support supplement help keep your post-prandial your post meal blood sugar levels balanced to help improve your overall blood sugar stabilities. You're not getting these big peaks and valleys. And instead, your body is better at utilising sugar, keeping it stable and balanced and what most people notices they just improve their mental clarity case. So they have better mental clarity throughout the day they're less tired. They have good energy less cravings, and that's why this is something I. Use on a regular basis I take typically ought to caps twice a day. With my meals and it works fantastic for supporting good healthy blood sugar levels. So if you're interested in that, you can check that out in the show notes and use the coupon code shockers ten at checkout on my store to save ten percent guys hopefully enjoyed this training and we'll see on a future online training if you haven't already subscribe to our. Please make sure you do and also leave us a five star review that way we're able to help more people find the podcast and we're able to make a greater impact. Be bless everybody Santa. Future. Online. Training. Well, that's offer this show and I want to thank you again for spending your valuable time with me today. 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Training dogs to sniff out COVID-19
"They can sniff out counselors late blood sugar levels in diabetics, drugs, explosive chemicals used in bombs, and as many dog owners know any food in one hundred meter radius. dokes have notorious powerful noses with hundreds of millions of central sceptres that can pick up traces of substances at just one pop trillion. And so now teams around the world from Lebanon to the UK attesting out dog's olfactory abilities when it comes to sniffing out cubic nineteen. One of those putting hounds on the viral hunt is Dominic Cork a professor at the National Veterinary School of. In front first phase is to train the dog to put his nose in coon and sniff. So we knew that if he story then we put some positive sample in this goal and dogs are going to one whole week but they'll in the cones and everything is made as a game I'm Nichole Davis, and this is science weekly. We Got Dominique on the line to ask him a bit more about how you actually train dogs to sniff out a disease. Unfortunately, the audio isn't great so about that but the first question I wanted to ask Monique was exactly when he first decided to ton his dogs noses towards K. Nineteen well, it's I'm a I'm head of a Canine Sports Medicine unit that the vet, school in our fault. And and we are working a lot on working dog I'm also involved in search and rescue dogs instead thirty five years as firefighters. And I've always been working on Doug affection actually. So we also have a big program in the. Vet. School, which is Naza. He's in the goal of the program is to develop the medical detection dogs in in France and so when when the COVID did show up, we had a meeting It was on the ninth of March I remember and. The. First question was, what are we going to use samples? So we checked everything in the graffiti and we saw that the the the sweat under the armpit that would be very few chance of bessie of contamination and actually has no passive condemnation. The dog is not sensible. So we make so that the dogs do not tach at any moment, the samples than we started with such rescue dog from different fire departments. Minute Ducasse what two weeks to consider that it was working in the. And that's what we've been doing for six months. So, let's get to the nuts and bolts here. What is it that the dogs are sniffing Anita? You say you take samples from People's armpits. Similarly, people use an awful lot of deodorants and other toiletries at does that get in the way of things dogs sniffing the virus sniffing the? Effects of the virus when the virus enters add a sale, the viruses replicating also using the Senate. To produce his own proteins he's on molecules and these chemical molecules they have to go out of the buddy. They can go out food the European through the feces for the tears and through the sweat. So that's what the dogs are looking for, and that's been a quite a few studies in the past showing that insalled cultures different virus were producing different others. Let's go nemo. Valetta. Organic compounds. And that's what we are looking for now to answer questions regarding the utterance in perfumes and so on. The key point for these dogs is to have some top quality and fresh positive samples in all the to make the in printing. So we're GONNA need roughly eighteen positive samples that are fresh. We don't rely only on a on A. Positive results also asked samples to hospitals coming from people who have chemical symptoms. The scan that he's typical etcetera etcetera, and if you do it this way while the dogs reading in memory, the specific other and you can put any type of the. or perfume this is not a problem. It would be a problem if the people who are using only one brand of the audience in the same product. But the Zillions of different types of the in perfume. So the only Common Otter, the dogs are finding in the eighty something samples that they are sniffing at the beginning is the the covid and that's what we want to focus on that. Domini, how do you train the dogs I'm what do they do? Once they find a positive sample today sit down or bark or how do they signal that they found something To train, the dogs are using some what we call a faction guns that. Developed that's a good way to not have the dog in contact with the samples and so the first phases to train the dog to put his nose in the cone in sniff, and so we do that too. If he story then we put some positive sample in this in the dogs are going to for one whole week. Now going to put down those in the cones so that the imprinted with the specific honor of the positives and then with more. With some neutral, which means the swabs without anything, and then we put some negative samples and wing prisoner amount of corns. We increase the amount of negative samples. We put some some lines. We've only negatives on the positives and everything is made as a game. In other words, the dog is getting his story when he finds the positive most of the time, we asked the doctor sit in front of the. That's pretty easy to obtain. But if the dog is marking differently barking or scratching or whatever I don't care because it's the important thing is to have the dog marking correct simple. What is important is to keep the motivation of the dog and the motivation of the dog is coming through the interaction with the duck hander and through the fact that he's rewarded when he works good and plays with his a duck handler. Happiness is to keep going for working dogs. A key issue that some skeptics of this approach have raised is that you might be able to tell someone with covert from somebody who doesn't have cable but can you really tell apart someone who has covered from someone who has another virus like flu? For example what do you say to that? We are starting right now to check if the dogs are mocking? Some people with other types of virus infections or other type chronic disease like lung cancers, auditees, and so on. But there has been some studies a lot of studies trying to identify the volatile organic compounds coming from different types of virus that have been put in south counter and each time it shows that the other print of the virus coming from these vetting are any compounds is specific to a virus. Would we see in terms of practical results is that there's a lot of times where the dog has been more accurate than the PCR. We've got some people with negative that were marked by the dogs. Samples were remarkably the dogs we send back the anonymous number of these samples to the hospitals, the remade the PCR, the our positive. We also have some negative people that were marked by the dogs. We have a refugee at ten cases like this where we told the hospital. Okay. These people are positive for us and they couldn't get in touch with these people but these people went back to the hospital a few days later and they were clinically covid nineteen and most of the time they were with digestive simple. You have to keep in mind also that that when you when you look for virus in the nose. You don't look for the virus at the other end of the buddy. Just. How accurate is this at? What kind of results are you getting with dogs? The accuracy of the dogs is measured for two terms of sensitivity which means that the doug doesn't miss some positives and specificity which means deduct doesn't miss some negatives. Sensitivity is the most important and. The values that we obtained are between ninety up to nine hundred, nine point five percent in Dora sensitivity and the specificity is always close to a hundred percent. So this entity is that say ninety five percent while it means that you might have some false positive, but it's no big dipped. One or two percent of positives. The big deal would be to miss some positives and actually this is not something that happens with the dog. So you can take that in any sense results are good as long as the dogs are well trained.
Does Growing Almonds Really Waste Too Much Water?
"Friend recently related to me a conversation that she'd had with her Barista, a well-known coffee chain. The BARISTA's convicted that she always bristles when her customers order almond milk for their la tastes because she said growing almonds waste so much water. You may have heard similar things about almonds and their negative impact on the environment. For example, maybe you've heard that it takes a gallon of water to produce a single almond and perhaps like my friends Brisa. You've even been avoiding almonds or almond milk out of concern about their water usage but as is so often the case there's a little more to this story. It's true that almonds are a very water intensive crop but not really more. So then most nuts if we were all to switch to pistachio milk or walnut milk and prompting farmers to start growing more of those nuts instead of growing so many almonds, we'd still be using about the same amount of water. According to data published in the June twenty eighteen issue of the journal Science, the Non Dairy alternatives that have the lowest water footprint are soy and oat milk but not milk's still use significantly less water to produce then cow's milk and in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, almond milk may actually be one of the better choices because these trap so much co two in their leaves more so than other crops but getting back to water issues, the reasons that almond uses such a large share of California's water supply is that they make up such a large share of. His cultural economy. The growing conditions in California are perfect for almonds plus almonds are really high value. Crop farmers earn far more per acre growing almonds than they can growing other crops and demand for almonds has also skyrocketed in the last two decades in part due to a sustained campaign by industry groups to promote the health benefits of almonds. Commodity Groups that support almond growers have spent millions of dollars funding research into almonds, effects on cholesterol, appetite, blood, sugar, body weight, and so forth all in an effort to convince consumers that almonds are super healthy food and it worked although our consumption of other nuts estate relatively steady our intake of alms has. Over the last half century in addition to eating more almonds were also buying more almond butter, topping our salads with almonds baking with almond flour, and ironically even though almond milk doesn't really contain the same benefits as all men's it is also perceived as being very healthy and for consumers who want to avoid both dairy, and so the almond milk has long been the go-to
Apple unveils new iPad, Apple Watch, & Fitness+ service
"Right? Or yesterday or whatever day they're announcing. They've got a whole bunch of new announcements aboutthe watch on iPad all sorts of stuff. Tell us about it. Yeah. Yeah, And this is actually just one of three big sets of announcement will be coming up with this fall in this manner. Yesterday they talk. They unveiled a brand to bringing versions of the iPad. A very good update to the Apple Watch on also a whole bunch of new services, but they're bundling together, including sort of Saletan style. Get your Get your fitness fitness workout through your television set while Malo actual people of work your way through what's going on. Right. How does what How does that work so to speak, he said. What appears on the screen. Yeah, it's called Apple Fitness Plus and and they have, like real top to your fitness instructors that are walking you through actual workout today, and some of them are recorded. Some of them are alive. But the really interesting part of that. Is that while you don't mean an apple watch in order to use this you if you have another watch and you're wearing it will it will Hey, actually guys, show you I'm on on my way the screen to the arcade here is what the heart right rate now is your one again. other data. And if they say Oh, for he fitness knows that instructor says, Okay, and now we're going to going for cardio. So we're looking he's for a target going of to 140. the arcade. Get it? It knows that What and is we'll say it? Okay, we're going to make your heart Pinball rate wizard. thing on That's the screen. exactly Much, much right. bigger. Here we It go. just Let's hear makes it. it there. OK, I will not tell any secrets by saying I'm not really all that interested in exercising. Give Not them me something about sure that sort can of new make and the gadget. pinball. He can make That's it more why he's going more to the involving arcade. And Uh, this is the sort things as well to make me want to jump up and down Oh, my living God. room. Here we go. You know, every day that's like virtual The can exercising. of worms You has know, officially Israel exercising been and opened. you buy like a No, your calendars. ah, 9 a 16, stationary about bike or six o'clock. a treadmill. Uh, Then thanks you can hang for playing. your laundry We've on got it. for You can't you handle $50 laundry gift certificate on an Apple from builders Watch. supply outlets. Uh, There's so much more than kitchen what? cabinets and open for business What go about? to build You their know, supply I gotta go. outlet Okay. dot I'm com just going for to their news the store hours. the pad. The iPad We'll take a break doesn't get and bigger the news on 7 now is 20 a bigger w GM. because it seems Hi. This to me is it's Jay almost foreigner getting to CEO be the same size of Rocket is a Mortgage small laptop. Making the right financial decisions Well, has never been more that's important. not a mistake. We can help guide you Now to those right they decisions have now to when redo they conversions matter most of the mortgage iPad. rates are This near is historic the middle of lows. the road version that called the iPad air. But the big deal here is that it's always been sort of the, uh so called, like the two of the Corolla of the iPad lines, the one that's most sensible for most people, and it's affordable. So this is the Send first time they've right given now it could a really be a big great redesigned time for to you give to take it some a positive lot of the style financial and steps a lot forward of the features. with a cash Of out the more expensive refinance iPad from rocket Pro mortgage, line, which so could it give doesn't you say the boost it is a bigger that screen you're looking 10.9 for. inches, In addition, we But may be the able to help you big refinance deal about this with little is that or no they've out made of pocket like the costs gap between at rocket the screen mortgage. and the edge We're committed of the device to smaller, every client so every it's time really is no the exceptions, same size device, no excuses, but they've put a bigger screen giving you in the it best in a much higher mortgage quality, experience. spring four k Call us or today something at 8338 like that, right? I mean, rocket it's or go the to rocket mortgage dot the com resolution. To learn more rate started to change 1.75% It's pretty big 2023 feed receive this is coming. Great 60 call for by cost information 16 conditions, 40. equal housing But lender the lessons in all big 50 deal States is and that MLS number it 30 has 30. what's called a very It's wide Bob. Suraj. colored, dammit. I didn't want So on a 9 a cheaper to 5 screen, job, like So what you I'm get here. on those 5 $50 to 9. tablets you get from See Amazon. you in the morning. If you're watching a movie is like half the screen is black. Because right there you guys like really beeper is on these on this screen. It It's can show such a wide range of colors. But when you're watching a movie, especially in HDR It looks much more natural when you read it. When you're looking at photos will give you will show you the photo as good as it was taken not. Oh, well, We're just going to try to do his best. We can to give you a lame cutdown version of it because our screen cost cost like gold dollars per unit. So the Apple Watch is seeing a couple of upgrades or price adjustment. So there's a watch Six. I believe a watch s ee. What's the story with the Yeah, They've got too much to models every year, they updated and once again they they've added some really huge features on the series six, which is their main line open. Spend $300 for it. Watch. They've added blood oxygen sensors to it. So it has basically as you're wearing it, a Chinese light that shines light and You three or screen for your skin and incentive, the color of your blood and the blood. Yeah, so and works as ah, of course, better than the production centers, a lot of a spot for the covert epidemic but the really cool things, But the apple other companies will add these beach at features to fitness watch, But it's just sort of a feature. Apple did such a great job of integrating with everything else. So this blood oxygen center? Yes, you can. You can decide. Hey, please tell me what my blocks in saturation levels right now. But it will also just keep sensing it is, of course, the day so if there's any alarming sort of a change, it will give you an alert saying, Hey, this is unusual even works as you're sleeping. So s so if for whatever reason, you're part stops putting your heart your lungs stops putting oxygen in your bloodstream at the rate that would be considered compatible human life. They consent that and say Here's an incident that happened last night. I don't know you should probably it won't get won't give you medical advice, but It is a piece of data that might move you from. You know what? I really have been having really terrible sleep Well at night at night after night after night. Maybe I should have got it. I've got a check up with my doctor in a couple of weeks. Maybe I should bring this up course The Boche will provide the doctor with all the data of what it was. It's been observing. Well, thanks for being with us. I just want to go back to one thing that you said is we wrap it up here. You said that the watch shines a light into your skin. Yes, well, we know that the purest courses pretty translucent. So if that's the way it doesn't that's AH along Go. I won't tell you too long here, but that's one of the interesting sort of limitations of these business watches. But of course, it can't do anything that sort of breaks. The skin on DH presents one of the holy grails of fitness watches. Being able to take lunch, blood sugar readings or two and do stuff like that. But unfortunately, there has been some experimentation that way, but there's no way to do it. But with blood oxygen, they found ways around it that again. They're not taking obviously not taking a blood draw, which is the most most efficient way of doing it. But it's good enough and the science is solid enough. For the purposes of this fitness, But you can tell you particularly when you're exercising. Yes. You're reaching the blood of your reaching the blood levels. So the action levels you're supposed to be targeting. As you're working out. You're getting healthier and healthy as it goes. Well, thank you, Andy. I really appreciated. You know, I'm sort of behind the curve on all this technical stuff and you've explained it, Even I can understand it Amazing. Thanks. And thanks to him every day you do You know what? It just struck me, though. The
What helps morning anxiety
"This week were talking about how to calm morning anxiety as many a lesser facing returning to work or have children who are returning to school or heading off to. College. High Nanga. How are you today Haitian? I'm good. Thank you. So good to be with you again to talk about a subject that we really haven't addressed in quite some time, but we're getting a lot of questions about. So let's dive right into how we can help ourselves when we suffer with morning and diabetes when I suffered with anxiety my youth late teens early twenties morning anxiety became. A. Real thing for me. It was very debilitating and I would wake up every morning feeling. Extremely. Shaky and nauseous and found it really hard to step into my day. What are some of the symptoms of morning anxiety? Symptoms of winning Zaire often the same as the symptoms of general anxiety in my experience with the addition of nausea and loss of appetite. That's particularly common with morning anxiety. But otherwise, the usual symptoms, rapid heartbeat, tight chest, shortness of breath physical tension, muscle tension, the body, a strong feelings of anxiety or sense of dread about facing the day ahead and feeling confused mentally overwhelmed like everything's just too much to face. And thankfully, and we have lots of suggestions for how to make that better. But before we go there, let's talk about some of the causes of morning anxiety. It's usually caused by the same factors also contribute to Jim rulings anxiety combined with that stress an overwhelm of facing a new day, and then also there's the natural increase in stress hormones that can happen for us first thing in the morning. I remember. Being much more anxious when I had a workplace that I traveled to than than, I, do now having my own business. Everything that needed to be done before going and then becoming a mom and. Adding in caring for my daughter and getting ready and getting off to work and all of the things that come at us we have so many things that we juggle. So it's no wonder that we can have these feelings of discomfort in the morning. It's other things that can also cause issues in the morning. Low Blood Sugar If you drink alcohol the night before. The anticipatory anxiety can come sometimes before a big day at work or Big Day at school in the negative self-talk those gremlins and our brain can get assault up and then of course, negative news and TV. Film anything that's coming through your screens that is agitating. All contribute. And then this, the fact that the transition from being asleep to being awake is quite a strong transition for the body certainly for somebody that's suffering with anxiety we go from you know being not really conscious of what's going on around us too often. Waking up with an alarm clock or a sudden jolt and kind of sitting out and thinking Oh this is what I have to deal with I. If you're already suffering anxiety that stuff can really hit you in domino effect unruly stack up course strong stress response strong anxiety response in the body. The good news is this is something that can be very much supported unchanged. I think that alarm clocks are really. Not. Okay. Yeah me too truly. I'm grateful for the alarm clocks that play soothing music or wound do something that will help you transition from sleep to being awake Ursus loud buzzers and and things that jolt you away. They just 'cause a sense of anxiety on hearing them, which is why so many people throw them across the room or hit snooze if there's a way that you can figure out how to get up without that jolt with a little bit more softness and sweetness.
Navalny’s team sees Kremlin behind attack
"Activists in. Russia. Say They will not be silenced despise the apparent poisoning, their most prominence leader Alexey navalny he collapsed after drinking a cup of tea an airport cafe while campaigning in Siberia. If he was poisoned, it's the latest in a series of attacks on Kremlin critics. Journalists both inside and outside the country and European leaders are threatening a robust response. Our Moscow correspondent Lucy Taylor reports at the budget logger staying. Agents ability. To Christ his four million Youtube followers Alexei navalny has the loudest voice speaking out against the Kremlin Russia. Deborah wound. He exposes corruption and embezzlement and rallies crowds of young protesters in Russia's cities another newsletter rob discussed they didn't really. In this video a few weeks ago he tells them to believe in themselves and the power to change the country. But for now, at least that voice is silent. Nevada. Collapsed screaming on a plane and Siberia. His team immediately blamed a cup of tea. He drank in an airport cafe. The only thing he had to eat drink that day you. Russian doctors in the city of oems said, there was no trace of toxins move in. I can say for sure oxo Bates and barbiturates of not being found the research is going on, but those agents not in Nevada his body. This was the chief doctor, the hospital Alexander Murkowski. Already, working diagnoses. The main one we leaned towards most his carbohydrate balanced disorder meaning metabolic disorder. It might have been caused by a rapid drop of blood sugar in a plane which caused him to pass out. Novon. These family insisted he was airlifted to Germany to doctors. They trusted to be independent, and by contrast the team Berlin Scherzer's hospital say that's s syndicate that he was poisoned. They say they found evidence if Colin stays inhibitors which affect the nervous system and could cause long-term deal. The German government has kept Navalny unto tight. Watch. This is the Foreign Minister Heiko Mas. Differ. Suspicion is not that Mr Navalny poisoned himself, but there's someone poisoned misdemeanor felony and there are unfortunately one or two examples of such poisonings in recent. Russian. History it was clear that after his arrival security measures had to be put into place, we are dealing with the patient to likely the targets of a poison attack. So the pressure is building on Russia to investigate what happened. The Kremlin says, it's offended by claims of a cover up and says, there's no need for an investigation until it's conclusively proven poison was involved but analysts abroad say the case follows a pattern of attacks on critics including the Salisbury poisoning of the former spy, Sergei scruple in twenty. I share ran gap from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Gail University. The fact that this may be poisoning. This is a part of a pattern that the Russian government has engaged and you all know this just from the nerve Asian. That was used in this cripple poisoning, other Russian spies, both in Britain and elsewhere been poisoned. It's a really that's not something that one that is a common way of attacking someone so I think there's sort of a signature here that suggests that this is a Russian government, probably a GRU intelligence operation. The Russian government denies any involvement in Alexei navalny illness saying the accusations can't be taken seriously and it denies that there is any trend of attacks on anti-government figures. Russia's State Duma is looking into whether they're foreign links to the attack on. Novelli. But his friends say is the third time that he's been poisoned in Russia. This is his friends surgery of it is very important to remember. It's not the first attack on Nevada using chemical agents. He was attacked in two thousand seventeen. The video cameras actually identify the man who executed the attack. This man was not investigated interrogated or prosecuted. The second time was attacked last summer. When he was detained in. Moscow. Prison and was actually administered within the prison within the prison cell. So it was also very easy to investigate. It was not investigated as well. which kind of tells you how the Kremlin treats people who Tacna Botany Moose Women Somewhere Bolshoi. Kremlin says it doesn't want Nevada illness to damage ties with Western countries. Assist supporters prepare to fight regional elections without navalny. The case could have wider geopolitical consequences. The United States said it would endorse the European Union led investigation and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said those responsible should be held to account. See. Taylor d-w Moscow.
What's the Best Non-Dairy Milk Alternative?
"You can buy non dairy alternative beverages made from Soya Rice, almond, oat, coconut peas, hemp flax is there any particular reason that you might choose one over the others and for that matter are any of these more nutritious than cow's milk? Will. It really does depend on what you're looking for. If you don't eat meat for example, then you might want to choose one that somewhat higher in protein. If you're watching your weight on the other hand, you might prefer one that's lower in calories. So I compared a dozen different types and brands of non dairy milk to see how they stacked up nutritionally. Now, in each case I chose the plane unsweetened version or as close to that, I could get include both original and light or reduced fat varieties when possible. And so here's a rundown of the most popular milk alternatives and what I see is the nutritional pros and cons of each. All of the non dairy milk, of course, are going to be Vegan and lactose free. But then there are some real differences. Soy and PEA milk are the highest in protein. They provide somewhere between eight and eleven grams of protein per cup, which is comparable to cow's milk. Legumes such as soybeans and yellow peas are also relatively complete source of protein although not quite as complete as dairy. Soy Protein in particular has some beneficial effects on cholesterol levels and might help keep your bones strong. But as I talked about way hacking episode number twenty, one on the pros and cons of soy. There are a few reasons that you don't want to Overdo it with soy and I suggest keeping it to no more than three servings a day. So if you eat a lot of other soya based foods, then you might want to choose a different kind of milk for that reason. Hen Flax and Walnut milks are all relative newcomers to the alternative scene and all of these are an excellent source of Omega three fats. This is a nutrient that's often lacking in the western Diet. If your diet does not include a lot of fish, for example, this could be a way to fill that gap a single serving of one of these can provide an entire day's recommended intake of Omega three fat. That's about four times as much as you'd get from soy milk and six times as much as you'd get from cow's milk none of these options however are very high in protein. Now if you're counting calories, almond milk tends to be quite a bit lower in calories and sugar than most of the other non dairy milks. It's also fairly low in protein and don't expect the same benefits that you'd get from eating almonds virtually all of the fiber and the heart healthy mono unsaturated fats that make almond. So healthy have been removed although almond milk has for a long time in one of the most popular non dairy. Several other nut milks have entered the market more recently including those made from hazelnuts cashews, and as I mentioned earlier, Walnuts. If you're looking for one to make it home, I have found that cashew milk is the easiest and best tasting. Do It yourself non dairy milk option and in the show notes for today I have linked to the recipe that I created to make cashew milk. Now, I should point out that not milks nut milks including those made from almonds, walnuts and cashews use more water to create than other non dairy options, and this is because nuts are very water intensive crops nonetheless, Almond and other nut milks use less water to produce then cow's milk. But if water usage is important to you, Sawyer oat milk are the least water-intensive to produce. Now. Rice milk is the one that you're least likely to be allergic to. However, it is also pretty much the lowest in protein and it tends to be higher in sugar and calories. Although races not as water-intensive to grow as nuts, it's not far behind in terms of water use. OAT Milk is another newer entry into the non dairy field people tend to really like it's creamy texture especially in coffee it's also a more sustainable option than not or rice based milks another plus is that it does contain a small amount of fiber. Now, we're only talking one or two grams per serving but oat fiber has some unique benefits in terms of lowering blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels with just two to four grams of protein per serving oat milk is lower in protein than either cow's milk. Or Soy milk, but higher than most rice and almond milk varieties, and finally milk may also be a great option for those with nut allergies for whom not milks are obviously off the menu and this brings us to coconut milk. Now, with all the buzz around coconut oil and coconut water lately, it was probably inevitable that a coconut based milk alternative would appear on the already overcrowded shelves in that non dairy I'll. But as with all the other coconut based products, the health benefits of coconut milk are modest. Plane unsweetened coconut milk is very low in calories and carbohydrates. It's only got about half as many calories as skim milk. However, coconut milk contains no protein and it's often described as being watery kinda tasteless. Now. Here's just a quick. Although. Both are referred to as coconut milk. The coconut based beverage that you'll find next the almond milk is not to be confused with the coconut milk that you'll find the canned food or international foods I'll canned coconut milk is made from blending coconut meat and water into a rich creamy liquid that's quite high in fat and calories. This is the ingredient that you'll see called for in curry recipes, desserts, and other kinds. Asian cuisine.
"blood sugar" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"One of my favorite is the pain and inflammation class. I think that tends to be a popular one for most people as well. 'CAUSE YOU WANNA. Be Able to move around without pain so. Good Yeah so on the side of break. We left off we were talking about. We are starting to dive the cholesterol story, and just how the things that we eat. especially, the sugars refined carbohydrates. How does have an impact on our triglycerides numbers on our HDL numbers and just kind of cholesterol in general? And I mentioned before we went to break that for her triglycerides, so if any of you if you've ever seen that lipid panel, you know you get your numbers. You get a total cholesterol number. You get a triglycerides level. You get an HDL number and you get an LDL number, so you kind of get four numbers all lumped into that one lab result. And those triglycerides. That's that indication of just how much carbohydrate how much sugar you're eating on a day to day basis. And how will you tolerate those? And your triglycerides number, our goal is to keep that number for sure under one hundred, and if we can get that more in the of fifty to seventy five even better. And that those triglycerides, you can make a huge impact on those very quickly. I remember one of the first clients that I ever worked with here nutritional weight and wellness She was actually returning a returning client. She had seen one of our other counselors previously, but she had shirt she shared with me that eating the weight and wellness way and eating balance for her blood sugar, and really reducing those refined carbohydrates. She dropped her triglycerides number by over. Over two hundred points in just a month. That's impressive. Yeah, very impressive, so we know. She was putting in the work on her end, and her body was really starting to show that, so that was huge for her. And again you can make a huge impact. It doesn't take a very long time, and you might not necessarily feel triglycerides levels in your body, but no, that is really reducing having a huge reduction in your cardiovascular disease risk as well. And so people who tend to follow more that low fat diet, naturally when you take out the fat, you are, you start to compensate with other things and most people aren't usually upping the protein what they tend to gravitate towards the are those carbohydrates and Mo, the more processed carbohydrates and sugars. So in eating low fat diet and more processed carbohydrates. This increases the risk of heart disease, and so it drives up those triglycerides numbers big time. Studies link low, fat, High Carb, eating to an increase in type, two diabetes and having high ldl cholesterol and having high triglycerides, and this makes so much sense it will. It begs the question. Why would why would we recommend more carbohydrates for someone who is basically carbohydrate intolerant? They just don't process those carbohydrates well, someone who has type, two diabetes or prediabetes, your.
"blood sugar" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"I have three kids who are eleven nine and almost six. And sometimes I need to be a creative. In order interest, my active kids in eating vegetables. Let's face it. Their regular kids am I prefer to eat treats like cookies, chips, crackers, candy, ice, cream, bars, or pizza, and on and on right. But in working in the field of data I learned that those types of foods that can affect long term health or that they can affect long term health. And more than just occasionally. Because of my love for my children I'm. Trying to cook good healthy food for them, even for breakfast. May think it's odd that I don't like to keep box cereal at my house. I think it's odd. Work taking. Good Company. It's not easy though to be honest. Especially now that we are dealing with a corona virus, there is a lot of cooking going on at my house. As a lover of nutrition and wellness, I'm aware of the long term impact, too many treats can have on my kids current and their future blood, sugar levels and cholesterol numbers so I try to cook fun, but healthy meals. One of my tricks to get them to love vegetables is to make Zucchini pancakes. It's the time for Zucchini is. It is I was gifted Zucchini a giant Zucchini a couple of weeks ago so I had to put it to good use. Yeah, I've had there's they're just coming in and the gardens right now, so the perfect time to use them in something other than Zucchini Brad, right? That's full sugar. Yes. That's a common recipe that I here in in the counseling room these days. Yes, so, what these akina! Get pancakes! It's a great way to slip in a few more vegetables into their diet. Before. More of my healthy food tricks let me introduce that other voice. Our Co host Leah Klein Shoot Leah is also a registered and licensed dietician, and she also works two to three days a week. She's also a mom, and she is dedicated to feeding her young son foods. That will help him have good long-term. Now in my adult years, especially, after having children I understand what children eat during childhood affects how healthy they will be as adults. It is often as simple as just making peanut butter, protein balls with mini.
"blood sugar" Discussed on Let's Talk Dementia
"Senior Life Journeys Presents Carol Howls. Let's talk dementia. A podcast designed to help caregivers find knowledge power hope and smiles lyles in their dementia caregiving journey welcome to let's talk dementia. Here's your host bestselling author Carol Caregivers here givers welcome to. Let's talk dementia and Carol. How will your host Don glad you're here today but today I wanNa tell you a little story that makes me think about homeless total story about him in Nigeria? That's not what we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk about taking care of you Had A video pop up on facebook from one year ago go. Today was a video actually did one year ago yesterday and it was done at the hospital in consultation room while waiting being for my friend Charlotte to come out of breast cancer surgery now. Charlotte story was kind of interesting. And I want to share it with you and bring it to a point here CHARLOTTE ORLA had spent a great deal of time. Not going to the doctor. She didn't get regular pelvic exams. She didn't get mammograms. I don't think she got anything grand. She didn't get a blood pressure. Check dinner sugar checked and all that stuff she just was fine and then one day she had healthy she that took her to the -mergency room and Brought about need for little procedure and the doctor said how long since you've had a mammogram and she said well very long time and said he recommended she get the mammogram program. Well she did and found her breast cancer now. We are just amazed and blessed at the fact that she had stage zero. Eero breast cancer. Okay I did not know there was a stage zero and win the little mccollum Domi Caroline got stage zero risk cancer. I thought she didn't hear that right. Because because there is not a stage zero but there is and that's if you're gonNA find out you've got breast cancer you want to hear the words stage zero before it So that that was excellent. She wound up hat needing to have a lumpectomy fairly Incision that She took care of and healed quickly quickly from and then have radiation afterwards but it also made me think about you guys when that video popped up. Are you taking care of yourself. It's been on my mind lately last week. I did have my mammogram. And while I don't enjoy having that done now is not fun. But it's necessary and you know it only hurts parts while they're mashing your boob. It doesn't hurt after they let go. So you know you can breathe through it. Make it and my letter came this way that everything was fine you know. Are you read that letter and you think Oh. That's really good news though the trash. I didn't do that because I remember when Charlotte got the news that it was not off fine and how I wish wish she had gotten a letter. That said everything's fine. See you in a year. We kinda take that for granted. So don't do that but also make sure your current on that now I know you're you're busy caregiving. I know it's hard to get time away. And maybe you've got a range for someone to come sit with your loved ones so you can go get a mammogram or go to the doctor and get other things checked. Act You gotTa do it folks. You've gotta take time for yourself because if you're not monitoring your health and something happens to you who's GonNa take care of your loved one. You gotta think about this so periodically. We're supposed to do this about once a month at our house. Were not real good at remembering to do it. We check our blood pressure so today. We're going to do that so I have this. Omron version of blood pressure cut kit on safe. There's as a model on it here. Be Seven Acre but glasses back on. BP seven eight five in. That's it baby. Seven eight five. We researched it and found out that this particular blood pressure cuff was ranked among the most accurate. So we bought it in. It's easy to use and I'm just GONNA show you guys how easy it is the trap your blood pressure so you gotta get the cuff put on your arm and the tubing coming out of the Cup needs needs to line up with the center of your inner arm right where your armband make. Sure you've got the Cook Pasture Elbow up going towards your L.. Go torture shoulder intrepid on there now I was talked to hold my arm what is that thing called all heart heart level so that that would give them more accurate rating. Some people. Just let their arm hanging. It's not what I told or else rested on a pillar. Whatever I normally just hold my hand my arm and other hand let it rest there then all you have to do on this cute? Little machine is press the start button and when you do do it will start pumping up. You might can hear that pumping up noise and it gets tighter and tighter. Not One of the people who thinks having your blood pressure checked is not particularly enjoyable because my skin is sensitive and I really feel this on my skin but it's kind of like having you smashed it only only last for a little bit of time that I just say Bubis. You're not supposed to say that. So let me just steel here for men breathing the N.. Breathing out does if you're moving around a good bit you could call your blood pressure go up just by doing that of lab not done it in out and mine came up normal now on my machine. It shows one twenty nine over seventy two. Let me get this so so you can see it. Hopefully and you can see the light is on on the systolic in down below. What does that diastolic dial? I don't know I don't remember what that word is. Another talk was just olive but it's lit up in green in the green mates. Happy go all is well. It turns up in red not so happy. You need to be be working on getting your blood pressure down turn it off take it off good to go. That's how easy. Oh let's get this couple. That's how easy it is to check your blood pressure now if you noticed that. Your blood pressure's a little high highly. Recommend taking it in the other arm. So you what you show there in. Don't freak out if it's high check. GET TAMARA CHECK IT for three or four days. Maybe every other day for awhile or everyday for wild ride it down and keep track of it if you consistently have high blood pressure. Then let's get it checked. Excuse me if you have just had a stressful time with your loved one. It's not the time to take your blood pressure. goes his high you stress. Maybe take it when you wake up first thing in the morning and you're feeling relaxed now. We also want to check your blood sugar now. The Kit that we have is just one from Walgreens Oh Greens is called true metrix. There's all kinds of blood pressure are not blood pressure. Blood sugar kits. They're just very cheap on. But you take jake the needle Twist a little indoctrinated you stick it down in there you put the cap back on the little device and then you pull back doc it spring loads it when you press the button. Here it clicks implode clicks. That's when the needle is GONNA come out. You can set. Whatever you're on depth the needle cut needs to attract here by one two three four five one set right in the middle on three before you do that? You're GonNa Take Your Monitor and you've got a container of strips you're gonNA reach in and get a stripped and put it into the machine the side that has the little strip. The one single strip is exposed. The other end goes into the machine like so you just stick it in there in the machine. We'll come on so it's ready it be so all I've got to do is take my finger and massage and just a little bit and get the blood flowing to that end pullback on that put it on my finger press the button and a little bit of blood is going to come out GonNa take this monitor put it up to it new there we go in and did a little beep it is registering it. It's GonNa pop up here and tell us what my blood sugar is for my blood sugar right now at ten forty five in the morning after having had breakfast in walking for two and a half miles els is ninety six. That's good if you have Blood Sugar Below hundred at fasting. Meaning you've got you taking in your blood sugar reading first thing in the morning before you've eaten bits below one hundred that's a good thing mine's below one hundred already had breakfast so that's a very good thing for me you you say you want your sugar to be below one hundred fasting. You want your blood pressure to be one twenty over eighty all the way up to potentially one forty over ninety but I think your daughter's GonNa pay okay to keep a closer to twenty over eighty thing if your blood pressure's high consistently you need to do something about it. It is called the silent killer. Your blood pressure can be high and can you not know it and you've done some doing some serious damage to your body something to blood sugar. Your blood sugar. You might know that because it just makes you feel Feigen lethargic and yet you just don't feel Ri- in something just doesn't feel right about you could be a blood sugar to keep a check on these things folks. That's something simple you can do at home and you don't have to hire caregiver caregiver to go get it checked. Keep it monitor and if something starts getting out of wet then you know you need to go to the doctor of course member. We're going to the doctor and getting that blood work done in a mammogram program the PAP smear and all that junk. You don't like to do in every seven years seven years now. I'm here for years. It is you have to get the Colon US could be less just loads of fun. But you need to do. Take care of yourself because I needed to come back and listen to another episode or watch another episode so let's Talk Dementia blessings miles. Let's talk dementia would like to thank our sponsors National Association of Veterans and families. You can reach them at eight hundred three two two nine one nine on the Internet at www dot in VF dot org. They speak veterans. So you you don't have to and you tell them Carol Saint you when you call to inquire about benefits for the veteran the spouse of the better or both editor bed you can find Ms. It's Beth crosby at editor Beth Dot Com. She is amazing. Looking at what you've written in making sure it represents you will find her at. 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"blood sugar" Discussed on Half Size Me
"Lien reaction so for example if i do want to eat a dessert or something like that i will eat it with my meal and i will try to eat it with other things so that that blood sugars spike doesn't happen so basically i'm eating things like lagoons and leafy vegetables and things like that so that way i feel good throughout the whole day in one of the things that actually happened was i was actually able to be hungry for the first time in my life i never realised this before but when i thought i was hungry is actually that my blood sugar as low and i was just filling this need to eat when in reality the actual hunger pains are different than that sort of hendry feeling when you're absolutely starving and you don't know um and you feel like you get to eat anything and site that to me means low blood sugar so that's one of the biggest thanks for me that has helped is eating lower carb and then also spacing my meals eating things that slow the insulin response down one of the things i have seen and there's been a lot of research done on this is that a lot of times when people are carrying around a lot of excess body fat the hormones king caused your hunger signals like what you just said you didn't realize really what true hunger felt like right and i see a lotta people trying to adhere to their hunger signals to lose weight but oftentimes those can be camouflaged by other sensations when you do have a lot of body fat to lose and so in this process the more what you've lost has it become easier and easier for you to be more aware of those hunger signals and fullness signals so it's kind of a selffulfilling cycle because when i eat something that makes my blood sugar spike now i feel awful and i feel much more awful and then i had karp cravings the whole next day and so there's an incentive to eat and feel better because i am more alert.
"blood sugar" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"To try to go forward on this thing um so that they can find a way to make some kind of a device that would be sensitive is the dogs knows is uh to allow us to detect things like cancer a lot more quickly than we would otherwise be able to whereas you know maybe ira quit meant to text stage three or stage for you know that dog is detected at stage one which um you know based on the fact that it's so a leading killer of humans today um those are absolutely huge numbers are be they also detect diabetes and some people i in the other diseases don't they the absolutely do with with diabetes the dog is able to smell uh the blood sugar or the glucose i or the person's breath or even in their perspiration um and they can then be trained to signal that person that they need to give themselves a shot of insulin if you will um the same thing where people to suffer from epilepsy and have multiple seizures um the dogs are able to detect i change in the electromagnetics if you will of the brain uh t to alert that that particular you know an individual and that some i had another client i a guy named tied the guy hit a big rottweiler and the guy used to take the dog and go for a long walk every single morning this one particular morning the guy starts his walk and the dog luke sentiment it doesn't budge after a while the guy gave up and decided to go on the walk without the dog took about four step sitting collapsed a heart attack the.
"blood sugar" Discussed on The Obesity Code Podcast
"Of that desire to consume the carbohydrate nahnah thanksgiving episode i talked a lot about eating what to eat and i said always savior carbohydrates for lass so that carries over into the december season to suggest ceremony under to everyone start off uh your played a food with your vegetables then gored year protein and save any carbohydrates for last the order in which you digest feud has a huge impact on your blood sugars levels and your future hunger if you eat carbohydrates first 13 of flood your blood sugar levels with glucose and that's gonna fled your blood sugar levels of insulin and that's gonna spike your hunger hormone gallon and you're gonna wanna keep eating and eating and eating we'll see see yourself fill your tummy up from the bottom to the top was good fiber in good fat and good protein and then sprinkle some carbohydrates on top if you are going to the carbohydrates your body's got a start digesting within in the bottom first so it's gonna be a long time before that carbohydrate actually works its way into your system and that carbohydrate get sort of merge in with everything else in the gut too so you don't get all the carbohydrates being released into the blood at once you get a little bit year it a little bit there soon never get a surge and glucose you never get a surgeon insulin and you never get a spike in your in your appetite near hunger hormones.
"blood sugar" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"Diabetic and giving yourself insulin if your body is having episodes of low blood sugar they won't last very long but certainly not long enough in almost any case to have it tested by the emergency department or by your physician's office unless you happen to be standing right there if you think you're having a low blood sugar episode you need to test your blood sugar right away because your body will correct that probably within about ten or fifteen minutes so you need to check your blood sugar soon as that low blood sugar symptom comes on people seem to know what it is they feel tired they feel confused they get a cool clammy sweater the get a little nauseated but if they're claiming they have low blood sugar is the only real test for that is to actually check the blood sugar at the moment that episode hits you and if your blood sugars truly so they need to see your physician and talk about treatments for it some of them can be very simple depending on the person sometimes it really is just making sure they eat regularly other times there is a true medical issue with the hype oath alannah compare to a terry adrenal access in other words your hormonal access and there are people with true deficits in the hormones that stimulate blood sugar production and we can replace that medication units a form of a steroid that just raise your blood sugar little bit it can be a uh uh but if you think you've got low blood sugar you need to go purchased a blood sugar meter the not that expensive the machines aren't where the company makes their money is in the test strips it's kinda like copier copy machines and printers at home machines are pretty chief now the problem is the car this cost you one hundred dollars every time you have to replace a set of cartridges well unfortunately the blood sugar meters are about that same kind of situation so people hate to use their blood sugar meters because they don't want to go through those expensive test reps now are super alternatives out now there are some generic copies of the figured out there is quite a dollar to be made if they can produce something cheaper than the other guy look around talk to your physician purchase sugar meter if you think you need it and threat back after the shortly lane guy chun's case against slid vang and for more information on this and other great talk programs go to talk.
"blood sugar" Discussed on WLAC
"Your blood sugar levels to and check your a one c and all the numbers for diabetes everything was okay i think it was a little opera 100 on my credit card and then what about your your a one c to check fell in the human either i don't think it was on it okay then if your blood sugars run and just a tab it over 100 than that let's me know took her give he played a little role in the hair loss as well better fight that's one of the that in thyroid of the top two reasons that you'll start haven't hair loss okay so couple things to add in with what you're doing i would i would start fallen keith all the anti inflammatory diet the one that's in my book fall that to the tea and then also you want to add a couple of things i would you sentiment that the actual spice cinema use it on your food because it helps regulate blood sugar it ought also get a combination of four things i would get alpha lipoic acid and then i on it chromium than adm in making an ace off all four of those are gonna be very beneficial in stabilizing blood sugar in and that's that plays a big role believe it or not if you're if you're hair is really starting to thin were you notice that yeah and that's that's what's going on out get started with that encouraged are you doing cod liver oil you turn the vega threes in that sort of thing thackeray rate in your then you're doing fine i would get started i would have them check your hemoglobin a 1 c just remember the a one c and they'll they'll check that for you in the a.
"blood sugar" Discussed on WDRC
"To debunk everything you thought you knew about dieting and explain how those extra pounds that spare tyre around your waste is not your fault is going to talk about what it is that it's actually causing that dodge regan well going to the show thanks for taking time as you're busy scheduled to be with us today thank you gruesome excited to be here all right so i want to get right in i mean look we are dealing as a society we are dealing with obesity like we've never seen before diet after diet seems to fail blood sugar levels of have gone wild mean what's going on out there let's get right into a christened who i'm gonna ask you a question okay why do you think we're gaining weight uh w we too much in and we don't exercise i wish you was as simple but there's more to it if it was that simple we wouldn't have such a problem with our children why are we seeing sixmontholds obese well that's that's a good question because against you you're not going to have a sixmonthold is going to exercise more radar there is exactly the point and i actually brought you a can of infant formula and this is a way we can start seeing what the problem is okay take a look at this and just give me the first ingredient um corn syrup there you go highfructose corn syrup in it's actually being introduced to us it a very early age corn syrup is sugar right that's correct it's a way to make sugar and in processed form bleak the body's can't handle it the way they do with natural sugar this processing of foods is really what's driving the hunger in this vicious cycle of obesity that's scary so really from the time that were kids were being exposed to this yeah it's it's very scary what we have going on today is this vicious waking cycle too much sugar and our foods which inactivates leptin a hormone that tells our brains that were full so we have these starving brains which then keeps us eating past or four point people don't wanna be obese people don't want to be overweight right and it's just the same way as the people don't want to be addicted to drugs but they can't stop and what's driving that is the body keeps telling you to eat more so what can we do then.
"blood sugar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"What steps can be take to help manage their blood sugar levels what comes to mind is rescue 105 snack rescue 105 mack is been around for a long time and there were if a natural rescue products that really has five ingredient pumpkin toast many vestry philemon alpha lipoic acid and chromium and what's he actually reduce your cravings for sugar so that's what happens when you don't feel like sleep well uh hiv aids in your blood sugar metabolism so you want to have an effective hab listen in getting rid of the the blood sugar in in in your body uh and it also helps with selling you a fence is finished eighth sweet foods and that's actually what drives people sweet because the case so good and it stimulates the production of influence by your body so all of these things together uh really have a beneficial effect on your sugar metabolism and people know people should know whether or not terror uh diabetic for their free diabetic measure have lectures in the morning should be less than ninety or they measure hemoglobin a 1 c which is a blood sugar level our blood plus over three month period and if in fact prediabetic or you are having issues with insulin insulin resistance uh and your doctor should know that uh one half hassle threetime debate preferably within meal could really help manage your early signs.
"blood sugar" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM
"To drill really support our overall health and sometimes we overlook that was but the glucose ajax excellent product not only for those who who do have those concerns were you went in an doctors says near prediabetic you know you really need to watch what you're eating avoid all things white no don't white bread only sugar which is you know half decent approach for a traditional doctor to give because remember they don't have nutritional training and they don't understand the the basis of knowhow really regulate your blood sugar based on dietary control uh but the glucose ajax is probably our most popular product with in our blood sugar support line and there's a reason why because it is extremely comprehensive and it's giving you all sorts of benefits on different levels so having the alpha lipoic acid we know that's going to give a lot of support in terms of nervous system health for protecting the nerve cells from getting glide que as we call it but when sugar 'attaches two two proteins or to nerves and can do damage sown than it also has that fenugreek seed in it in the fence greek also quite than official on in really helping to support insulin sensitivity and for those who may have insulin resistance or prediabetes this is an important nutrient so we'll talk a little bit more about the gui jax that i wanna talk about the veins ajax and how beneficial that can be for your circulations we'll be right back just after this the avocados.
"blood sugar" Discussed on WLOB
"Same techniques dropped forty pounds of fat get my blood sugar under control and watch my type 2 diabetes fate thing putting.
"blood sugar" Discussed on Future Thinkers Podcast
"And the stress load is psychological and physiological stresses so too much sugar and unstable blood sugar cycle causes cortisol spiking butting reads it as stress can continuous starvation cycles ponce's not enough sleep is a huge crowds stress both not enough exercise were exercising in a way that's causing injury so you've got an as well as toxins and pathogens that cause inflammation so all those can cause chronic stress as well as all the psychological sources so one of the you know you can say that the first good part of narrow hacking is just health right health and wellbeing because so many people are dealing with brain fog or low level anxiety digression four they seek to optimize beyond baseline just getting back to baseline is pretty great so identifying the things that took them below baseline and reversing those less should be the foundational stuff right i think so many people i neglect that they're trying to kinda go to superhuman levels rather than just trying to optimism for what's missing or for what's kind of below normal levels so what else is a not spectrum of what's a people often overlook we've talked about cortisol with talked about the gut microbiome are there any other important components of this equation sure this is not the sexy part this is the lake known tell us about this stuff again art but it's just it's critical um and then this xe part is the stuff that seems like magic bullets at make you make you have superhero powers so we'll more ended at the end but those perks really do.
"blood sugar" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Zero five okay chris talk about some of the headlines just on the green tea that we didn't get to yet i understand that dieters just love green tea because it supports healthy fat metabolism in what does the research say about green tea when it comes to weight management well this is one of the especially wonderful things about green tea pat we know that green tea has thermo genic properties that is it has heat generating properties in the body so it actually causes your body cotti to burn more calories so when you eat a meal you're going to burn more calories from that meal as a result of taking a good wellmade concentrated green tea extract in addition it has specific fat oxidation properties it actually burns fat i'm not suggesting that you're going to lose twenty pounds in a week but i am saying that this is going to help your body to metabolize fat more efficiently over time taking a green tea extract can help you to have a better fat to lean muscle ratio so from a weight control standpoint this is very good news additionally green tea helps to stabilize blood glucose or blood sugar and unstable blood sugar is one of the contributing factors to increased weight so by stabilizing blood sugar you have an effect on weight control and weight management so it's really quite remarkable stuff you need enough of it we've got enough of it in green tea cr it has to be the right extract we've got the right extract but the science is there for healthy weight management all right now chris you say that with purity's formula it provides you with about three cups worth of green tea in each two capsule serving of.
"blood sugar" Discussed on The Personal Computer Radio Show
"But that's not what i'm talking about here i'm talking about tattoos i'm talking about injecting inc below your skin a group at mit media labs they have a project called durable abyss and they're looking into ways to attach biosensor directly to skin and what they've done is they've actually come up with different inc's that will change colour depending on the chemicals present in the fluid between the cells below the skin so far they've developed ford different smart inc's that can be used this way one is for sensing glucose the blood sugar levels in your body it changes color based on the blood sugar level in your system they've got another one that detect sodium levels how much salt you having your your system and then they have to more that measure ph value the acidity one simply turns from one color to another at a certain point another one changes over several different colors based on the acidity our base level in in your system but the point is that these are smart inks they don't require any power just by looking at the colors of the tattoo in your skin you could determine the different levels of these biometric measures it's a little scary stuff but the news is that this is not a real project at this point it's basically just exploring the concept than trying to figure out what's possible they haven't done any tests with live tissues i either on animals were people there's no plans at this point to pursue clinical trials or two belt this into a real product but it does point a little bit towards the future and indicate what we may be able to expect as our wearable become more than just something that we would stick to our body or strap on an actually become something that we would insert into our body to make our bodies smarter for more information go to the health tech insider dot com this is alford for thanks to listening.
"blood sugar" Discussed on The Nutrition Heretic
"To make their profits grow the way they needed to to stay in business and so they decided as they sat in their little boardroom well let's get people to eat two hundred more calories than they need per day then we can have hit all of our prophet goals and that's what they started to do in the the what they did was they started going after people who are already overweight yes because they figured and if if someone's already overweight we can be sure that their insulin system and that their metabolism their blood sugar their craving system is off already it's already damaged and they can go after that that um sort of vulnerable area and some one by messing with their brain through their tastebuds so i always say let's take our our tastes pots pack let's reclaim our taste buds and start to trick them for a little while because they've already been tricked with food that taste like that which is why i started writing healthy recipes that were more grounding in utilising spices that would send signals the brain stem saying were how were feeling good after one cookie this feels good let's stop our after two like one or two we feel really good on because i wanted i wanted to sort of rejig the system so that we could get our own intuition back about our appetites instead of feeling like our appetites were out of control mine was i'm i had no control over my appetite and i didn't realize that it wasn't me being some person with no willpower is the fact that once your blood sugars vulnerable.