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Don't Worry... Be Healthy!

Don't Worry... Be Healthy!
Do you consider yourself health conscious?  Do you ever worry about getting enough nutrients?  It seems common for the health conscious to seek out foods with the best and most nutrients. In the beginning of my Type-1 diabetes journey, I was completely clueless about nutrition.  I knew of the words "protein" and "vitamins", but didn't really know anything about them.  I just knew what most everyone in my community believed - that meat was vital.  I didn't know an amino acid from an enzyme or a flavonoid from a protein, but I did find what foods made my blood-sugar control the hardest and which foods that made it the easiest.  Yes, I was (and still am) obsessed w...
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Fad Diets Part 3

Fad Diets Part 3
This is part 3 in the Fad Diets series.  Please also see Part 1 and Part 2. During the 1970's I worked as a repair technician at a high-end audiophile shop.  I loved working with that equipment.  It was all handcrafted works of art composed from the heart of its designer.  The design goal was perfectly faithful music reproduction.  Ease of manufacture was of little concern.  There was only a hand-full of companies making such equipment, yet competition was more supportive than competitive; each regarding the other in high esteem.  Planned obsolescence was yet an unknown concept.  It was an era of innocence. In the 80's, new companies began to emerge th...
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