Adequate Vitamin Intake

Why ? Performing a plethora of roles to maintain good health and development, vitamins are essential nutrients that we can’t live without. Yet there are so many that perform wonders without our even actually being aware of it, until we don’t get sufficient amounts and problem occur. Vitamins are characterized by the following: They’re found naturally…

Signs That You Eat Too Much

By Chef Murph Eating is a fundamental pillar of life for all humans. Moreover, most of us enjoy it, especially when it’s some great tasting food! Unfortunately, we also don’t always have the best sense of when to stop, especially, in our current time when we have access to not only good-tasting foods but in…

Diabetes without Medication???

by k.T. Murphy  ‘Chef Murph” Many people believe that, as soon as they get the diagnosis of diabetes, there is nothing left to do but take medication for it.  Fortunately for many type 2 diabetics, this is not always the case.  Caught early enough, people can reverse the effects of diabetes even without medication. Diabetes…

Misconceptions About Diabetes

by K.T. Murphy  “Chef Murph” As diabetes mellitus becomes more prevalent in our developed society, we need to clear up the many misconceptions about the condition. Type 2 diabetes is very common and an ever increasingly prevalent illness that is largely preventable. Out of the 29.1 million diagnosed cases of diabetes, type 2 diabetes accounts for…

Diabetic Seniors & Special Concerns

By K.T. Murphy “Chef Murph” The prevalence of diabetes increases with age and, with our aging population, there will be a higher percentage of the population that suffers from this debilitating condition.  There are special concerns when dealing with seniors who have diabetes that need to be addressed as a person ages. Many times ailing…

Insulin Shock Versus Diabetic Coma

by K.T. Murphy  “Chef Murph” Dearest to my heart was my mother. My mother was diabetic and enjoyed drinking and smoking. Two, of the most detrimental habits to a diabetic. As a young child  5 (autistic) I would check to see if mommy was alive when I woke up in the morning. I would check her…

Type 2 Diabetes “Obesity”

by K.T. Murphy  “Chef Murph”  The connection between obesity and Type 2 Diabetes is obvious, 80% of individuals who are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes are either overweight or obese with a Boyd Mass Index of 35 or more. Children who are obese are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes earlier and earlier in life….

How can I tell if my child has diabetes?

by K.T. Murphy ‘Chef Murph”  Decades ago, diabetes mellitus type 2 was primarily a disease of adults.  In recent years, however, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has increased in children and adolescents so that some doctors are screening children for the disease along with their parents and grandparents.  Children are turning up with diabetes…

Myths About Diabetes, Top 10

by K.T. Murphy  ‘Chef Murph” Diabetes is a medical problem of sugar (glucose) metabolism that, unfortunately, many people have.  As our nation grows older, the prevalence of diabetes will grow. To illustrate the prevalence, here are some statistics: 1 million adults are diagnosed with diabetes, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% to 95% of…

Herbal Medicine For Diabetes

by K.T. Murphy ‘Chef Murph” Reading a book and or knowing a herbalist, does not make you an expert. Get professional help by a Doctor and talk about Herbal medication or supplements. It’s your life we’re talking about. Diabetes, while not as prevalent as it is today, has been around for many more years than…

Diabetes Symptoms???

by K.T. Murphy “Chef Murph”  Diabetes is a common condition. Recent statistics show that in 29 million cases are currently in existence and a total of 8.1 million of those people had yet to be diagnosed. The prevalence increases with age so that approximately one out of every four people over the age of 65…

What Is the A1C Test ???

by K.T. Murphy “Chef Murph”  The hemoglobin A1C is an important measure of how well a person with diabetes is doing with regard to their blood sugar.  Also known as the glycated hemoglobin, the hemoglobin A1C is something like a measure of how “sugar-coated” your red blood cells are. Even in those people who do…

6 Strategies To Manage Diabetes

by K.T. Murphy  “Chef Murph” The disease of diabetes is not just about a series of blood sugar numbers. The high blood sugar affects several organs and blood vessels of the body.  For example, unchecked diabetes can cause blindness, heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.  For this reason, you’ll want to learn all you can…

What is Gestational Diabetes ????

by K.T. Murphy “Chef Murph” Gestational diabetes is a problem of elevated blood sugar that only happens when a woman is pregnant.  It develops at around 24 weeks gestation and occurs in between 2-10 percent of pregnant women. Because it is one of the more common disorders of pregnancy, it is one that every pregnant…

Can Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes???

By K.T Murphy ‘Chef Murph” Type 2 diabetes is a very complex disorder.  It begins with a cellular resistance to the protein called insulin that has, as its purpose, the putting of glucose from the bloodstream after being absorbed by the digestive system, into the cells of the body to be used as fuel.  If…

Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes… What do I do now?

by K.T. Murphy “Chef Murph”  The first thing you should do is not panic. Diabetes is not a death sentence. There are millions of people all over the world who have diabetes but still live healthy and rewarding lives. Diabetes can be controlled and if it is, the complications related to diabetes may never rear…