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Spud Fit!

Spud Fit!
Andrew Taylor has done an amazing thing.  Through research and taking matters into his own hands, he found a win, win ... win way to break food addiction.  And, he has even created the Spud Fit website to share his multiple wins with everyone. I am very impressed with his clear, logical thinking that took him on a one year potato only adventure to cure food addiction!  His success, however, far exceeded his original goal. Andrew's December 2016 blog strongly resonates with my personal experience.  I feel a connection between his blog and the "Shangri-La" that I wrote about in an August 2014 blog.  Andrew types, "The 'experts' also don't seem to understand - or bother...
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Bland!

Bland!

 

Many people suffer great difficulty transitioning to a Whole Food Plant Based diet because it is perceived as too bland.  It feels like a terrible sacrifice!

We have five traditionally recognized senses: hearing, vision, touch, smell and taste.  Interestingly, each of these senses are adjustable.  The perception automatically scales to an equilibrium based on an average level of stimulation.

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Sean Carney
Ken, This blog is fantastic. Something so basic that virtually none of us have thought about. What a fantastic explanation about ... Read More
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 20:38
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Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:12
Guest — Danielle1
Fruits are very good for the health it good source of energy and protect you or work as a shield for certain diseases. Fruits are ... Read More
Thursday, 26 May 2016 13:46
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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Control
My previous doctor(s) informed me that no matter how diligently I controlled my diabetes that I will still suffer diabetic complications.  I believe this is said because the conventionally prescribed A1C levels of 6 to 7 percent, for Type-1 diabetics are damagingly high.  Further evidence is that my energy levels are lower in the 6 to 7 range as when it is in the normal, non-diabetic 4 to 6 range.  In fact the difference in energy / feel-good level is quite profound.  With that, my interest was / is to maintain normal – non-diabetic blood-sugars at ALL times (70 mg/dl to 100 mg/dl); not just average or fasting, but always, even after an uncomfortably stuffed high carb mea...
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Sean Carney
Ken Thomas strikes again. What a wonderful blog! So informative and helpful. I wish every Type 1 diabetic would give your blogs a ... Read More
Saturday, 17 January 2015 16:15
Mary Jo Oft
Thanks so much for this excellent information based on your experience. I am still experimenting and your experience is quite a mo... Read More
Saturday, 17 January 2015 21:01
Sean Carney
Mary Jo, You are inspiring us. And, I hope many others will find this better way through reading your experience! Sean
Saturday, 17 January 2015 21:57
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Kens Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Part 4 - My Story

Kens Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Part 4 - My Story
The year 1988 was a pivotal year for me. Prior to 1988 and even the early part of 1988, my health and physical ability was median normal with all my friends and family. In 1972, I was drafted into the US Army and underwent basic combat training for service in the Vietnam War. My physical abilities were also median normal during my Army tour. After the Army, my occupation did not involve a lot of physical activity, but I did go to the gym, took up skydiving and went hiking as often as possible. I had my share of colds, Flu, stomach aches, joint aches and other illnesses just like everyone else. The point is; prior to November 1988, my health was very typical average. Then, at the age of 36 i...
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Sean Carney
Ken, Thank you so much for your blog. My brother just now subscribed to your posts and I hope his son will be here reading very so... Read More
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:48
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Motivated2Wellness

Motivated2Wellness
What will it take to get you motivated to be physically and spiritually healthy? Come along on a journey with me! The road may be bumpy, but the company is just fine! It's time to take care of me... and you! Health for body and health for the mind and soul! Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you" I wrote this on my blog http://motivated2wellness.blogspot.com/  May 1st. It says a lot, but I've got even better results and updates to share! Well, it has been quite some time since I posted on this blog. With time comes change. Eating...
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Sean Carney
Heather, I believe your story is going to be inspirational for many people who are going through similar struggles as what you hav... Read More
Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:33
Cindy Mitchell
Heather, I am so very proud of you! Sharing your story will motivate many more that are struggling. Your hard work will add many ... Read More
Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:31
Deborah Anne Pageau
You're setting a great example Heather! I am delighted to hear of your happy new beginnings.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:12
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Is eating meat macho?

Is eating meat macho?
Is eating meat macho? Many seem to think so. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/18/men-meat-and-masculinity-linked/ Based on those beliefs, men may be motivated to eat meat, which sadly, is linked to shorter lives with higher rates of disease. http://nutritionfacts.org/video/low-meat-or-no-meat/ Is it maybe worth a shorter life?Are meat-eating men more masculine than vegan men? Let's look at some ways of measuring masculinity.If testosterone level is the measure, vegans win. http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/02/12/less-cancer-in-vegan-men-despite-more-testosterone/ So does that mean that vegan men are more fertile?Not necessarily, but apparently they are… http://nutritionfacts.o...
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Sean Carney
Plant Powered Brains have better blood flow everywhere, including the frontal lobes. So, even will power is strengthened. Anothe... Read More
Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:00
Deborah Anne Pageau
The men are getting (and sharing!) the message! http://www.forksoverknives.com/punk-rockers-mission-to-show-theres-nothing-tough-... Read More
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:02
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