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Invitation: CR Way to Great Glucose Control – Open Meeting!

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The CR Way to Great Glucose Control has its first open meeting teleconference this Sunday at 4 PM. All who have signed up for program or who have it in their membership benefits are encouraged to attend. People learn better in classes of  supportive, like-minded participants. These get-to-know-you teleconferences introduce participants, to the warm, friendly… read more

Control your Glucose & Still Maintain your Weight!

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  One of the biggest challenges that serious, long-term calorie restrictors face is eating enough calories to maintain their weight. Digesting high fiber food choices can be difficult if you aren’t used to it. Your bowels can slow down, and eating a lot could be difficult for you, much less maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.… read more

Cholesterol, Glucose Control & Immunity – an Important Trio!

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When we started calorie restriction 20 years ago, we came bounding into our doctor to hear his interpretation of our blood test results. We wondered what he would say, especially about Paul’s cholesterol. It was 93! His response: “Wonderful cholesterol, but it needn’t be that low.” Another of our doctors, an immunologist, had a different… read more

Free Better Glucose for a Better Life Videos

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We’ve been working on glucose control for more than a decade. Glucose control is vital for the success of any form of dietary restriction for life extension. It is also essential for any dietary approach to preventing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes to succeed. To help our readers learn more about glucose control, we create… read more

Buckwheat – Glucose Control vs. Gut-lining Damage

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Gather ’round, buckwheat lovers and gluten-sensitive friends. This breakfast is for you! Today we departed from our usual barley breakfast to revisit buckwheat. Buckwheat, like all grain, is really a fruit seed. Buckwheat’s winning component: It doesn’t contain the gluten proteins that in some people causes allergic reactions and sometimes outright damage to the lining… read more

Certain foods add significant protection from glaucoma and perhaps other eye diseases

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Wouldn’t enjoying foods that not only delight your senses, but also protect you from disease be great?! Discovering a study about glaucoma incidence and dietary intake told us we had to bring it to your attention: The association of consumption of fruits/vegetables with decreased risk of glaucoma among older African-American women in the study of… read more

The Lack of New Diabetes Drugs Makes Glucose Management Even More Important

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Recently, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that it was getting out of the diabetes drug business. Following that announcement, Takeda Pharmaceuticals – which had high hopes of launching their new diabetes drug Fasiglifam – had to drop it because of liver toxicity problems. Precious few new diabetes drugs appear to be in the pipeline because the FDA… read more

Glucose Control Improves Cognitive Function

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Another study has come to our attention that reinforces the importance of keeping glucose low for improved cognitive function. The brain in the age of old: The hippocampal formation is targeted differentially by diseases of late life Annals of Neurology 2008; 64: 698-707. Wu W, Brickman AM, Luchsinger J, Ferrazzano P, Pichiule P, et al.… read more

Are drugs that promote fat formation good for obesity?

I ran across this study, which is interesting. It suggests that fat receptor ( PPAR gamma agonists)  promoters may help those with insulin resistance. I would not be surprised if the study was supported by drug (thiazolidinedione) manufacturers. My question: if a drug promotes increased fat formation, will it not ultimately make it more difficult… read more