Author: Catherine

Mindful eating made simple.

What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is being aware of the food we are eating, being conscious of eating it and savoring the food. Most people have very busy lives. Because we are juggling so many things at once our default mode is multitasking. Multitasking is great because it allows us to do three or four things at once. For instance, we can have a business meeting at breakfast and that combines work and eating. What is Wrong With Multitasking? Whether you think this is a good or bad idea possibly depends on your gender. Men tend to think...

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Can you cure type 2 diabetes?

My guess is that every diabetic has asked their diabetic nurse whether or not type II diabetes is curable and or they have typed into Google “Can you cure type 2 diabetes?” If you asked that question even five years ago the chances are you would have been told that diabetes is a lifelong condition that has to be regulated by medication and/or insulin. Today, the picture is very different, we know that type II diabetes is curable and evidence is emerging that type I diabetes can also be reversed. I am not an expert on type I diabetes, but I do know how to cure type 2 diabetes. Six years ago my husband, Leo, decided he had had enough of being a diabetic. He was on the maximum daily dosage of metformin and the next step getting full-blown type I diabetes and having to inject insulin into his body every day was only a step away. I think, to be honest, it was fear that made him take that step. I had always said that a cure was possible if you changed not only his diet but his lifestyle. I think to make that change was too hard when he was on the minimum dosage of metformin. It’s such an easy step isn’t it to just take one tablet a day. It doesn’t sound at all life-threatening. Unfortunately,...

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Is fasting good for diabetes type 2?

Fasting and Lar0n mice? You may wonder why I’m talking about fasting and Laron mice when the question is “Is fasting good for diabetes type 2?” To understand the answer to this, it is necessary to understand why Laron mice are different from any other common garden mouse. Medical research has been looking at the effect of fasting on mice since the 40s and even in that decade scientists knew that fasted mice lived longer than the control group. You may think there’s nothing surprising there religious fasters tend to be long-lived, and in that you may be right,...

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Diabetic Romantic Thai Dinner Recipes

Yesterday we examined the preparation of fish and seafood to prepare a diabetic romantic Thai dinner recipe.Thai fish dinners are great for diabetics  because they focus on fresh healthy food simply prepared. I am going to give you two starters a soup and barbecued fish.   Thai fish broth with greens Serves 2 100g brown rice noodles 500ml chicken or fish stock 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste 4 dried or fresh kaffir lime leaves 1 tbsp fish sauce 200g skinless white fish, such as sea bass  or squid 100g raw king prawns 2 pak choi leaves separated Large handful coriander leaves Method Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Refresh in cold water and drain well. Boil  the stock in a large saucepan and stir in the curry paste, lime leaves, fish sauce and 250ml cold water. Once it comes to the boil turn the heat down and  simmer gently for five minutes. Cube the   fish into inch cubes and add to the pan. Return to a simmer, then cook for 2 mins uncovered. Stir in the noodles, prawns and pak choi, and simmer for 2-3 mins or until the fish and prawns are just cooked. Serve in bowls scattered with the coriander. Pla Plo This has to be the greatest barbecued fish on the planet, you can do it with any white fish such as schnapper, or...

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Diabetic Romantic Thai Dinner Preparation

In general, the food from Southeast Asia is a lot cleaner than Western food, because it uses fresh natural ingredients and very little processed food. It is possible to have a diabetic romantic Thai dinner, which is incredibly healthy and taste superb. A lot of Thailand is coastal and they serve lot fresh fish, oysters and mussels and other assorted shellfish. Over the years, I have spoken to lots of people who are put off using fish because they from underneath are all you have to do is it put in the frying pan, wok, grill or whatever when...

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