Natural Food Interaction (NFI) Diet and DM2

We spoke about the results, which will be published and constitute an unprecedented 97.2 percent type 2 diabetes remission rate. Meaning that based on current data, anyone suffering from type 2 diabetes has a near 100 percent probability of entering full clinical remission within 20 weeks if they follow the NFI diet.

Diabetes runs in my family.  My father had diabetes and my youngest brother also has the disease.  I do a lot of reading and research to better understand what I personally need to do to never develop diabetes.  The NFI diet sounds amazing.  This is just another powerful piece of evidence that supports adopting a mostly plant based diet.

If you’re as excited about this news as I am please share these articles and links.  Your diabetic family and friends will thank you.

And if you’re wondering my last fasting blood sugar was <100mg/dl and my A1C last measured in 2015 was 5.8%.

CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don’t Know Much About It

This NYT article should be read by anyone considering the use of CBD for anything.

Here’s a list of what CBD can be used for from a local news rack publication.

Relief, the Natural Way

  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Drug withdrawals
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart health
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Quitting smoking
  • Quality of life


High Cholesterol and Complementary Health Practices | NCCAM

According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, high blood cholesterol is one of the top 10 conditions prompting use of complementary health practices among adults. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about the effectiveness and safety of several dietary supplements reportedly used by people with high cholesterol, including red yeast rice, flaxseed and flaxseed oil, and garlic.

High Cholesterol and Complementary Health Practices | NCCAM.

I’ll take a statin please.

Red Yeast Rice: An Introduction NCCAM

Some red yeast rice products contain substantial amounts of monacolin K, which is chemically identical to the active ingredient in the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin. These products may lower blood cholesterol levels and can cause the same types of side effects and drug interactions as lovastatin.

Other red yeast rice products contain little or no monacolin K. It is not known whether these products have any effect on blood cholesterol levels.

Some red yeast rice products contain a contaminant called citrinin, which can cause kidney failure.  In a 2011 analysis of red yeast rice products sold as dietary supplements, 4 of 11 products were found to contain this contaminant.

via Red Yeast Rice: An Introduction | NCCAM.

Personally, I’m sticking with a statin.

Be Still…(it may help your brain)

Mindfulness Meditation Is Associated With Structural Changes in the Brain [NCCAM Research Results]

Brain images in the meditation group revealed increases in gray matter concentration in the left hippocampus. The hippocampus is an area of the brain involved in learning, memory, and emotional control, and is suspected of playing a role in producing some of the positive effects of meditation. Gray matter also increased in four other brain regions (though not in the insula, a region that has shown changes in other meditation studies) in the meditation group. Responses to the questionnaire indicated improvements in three of the five aspects of mindfulness in the mediators, but not the control group. 

The researchers concluded that these findings may represent an underlying brain mechanism associated with mindfulness-based improvements in mental health. Additional studies are needed to determine the associations between specific types of brain change and behavioral mechanisms thought to improve a variety of disorders.