Thursday, December 22, 2011

Healthy Substitutes R US

Champagne has  me sneezing with in seconds of  a swallow.. Wine gives me a skull crushing headache with in minutes of the first sip. I love bubbled dry drinks. Very dry Shiraz , Dry champagne,  My body doesn't . Perrier water with a slice of lemon makes a pleasant substitute...and I can be the designated driver.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


 The grandkids voted for lasagna Friday evening . They are coming over to celebrate the oldest grand blessing turning 17 (EEEKKKK!!! How did she get that old so fast!!)  They also voted for Chocolate cake. I will make them what they requested and on the side I'll make it Paleo. They will have a choice. Who knows, maybe they will like it Paleo .

 Goulash made Paleo :   Spaghetti sauce of your choice, or home made with tomatoes,onions,
 garlic, basil, mushrooms, green pepper, celery...make it your own. Add browned ground meat of your choice.   But,  instead of  macaroni....add steamed chopped cauliflower. I do not do dairy as a rule, but a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese tops it off.

Good stuff Maynard...

Monday, December 19, 2011

New forum site For Type ll Diabetics and metabolically challenged folks!! Take a look!! This site helps you wade through all the lies of the medical establishment and tells the truth about diabetes,  and the ADA . It takes a look at  how to take control of your diabetes and get off of medications. The administrators Dusty and Wade guide you through a  dietary cure in a no nonsense way.


Goulash used to be a favorite meal of mine. I have not eaten it in a couple of years. Last week i received the latest issue of Family Circle magazine. The last section of the magazine and the cover story is macaroni and cheese recipes... I slammed the magazine shut and wondered if I should cancel my subscription. Then I remembered  how cauliflower seems to work for potatoes...why shouldn't steamed cauliflower work for a macaroni substitute?  I'll be trying some of the recipes this week from the Family Circle magazine substituting the cauliflower. I'll let you know how they turned out.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Where does insulin go?

The more I read, the more questions I have.

IF insulin resistant people are that way because we are metabolically challenged....our body's output of insulin is higher than what it should be, to get the job done,,,,than we have excess insulin floating around in our blood stream....What happens to it. How does it dissipate??

How long does it hang out in my blood stream?

What uses it up?

Where does it go?
Does it just hang around wreaking havoc to my kidneys or causing inflammation in my joints?

I know now that excess insulin in my blood stream prevents me from burning fat for fuel. I get hungry when I have too much insulin floating in my blood stream. Hungry is an understatement. My muscles scream for food like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.  When my carbs are low enough...I do not get all. my body switches over to fat a Hybrid.... electric car that runs out of an electrical  charge and switches back to burning gas. The muscles get continuous fuel. Even better, my brain gets continuous fuel.

I can lower my blood sugar just by walking after dinner.  How do I lower my insulin level once I screw up and eat too many carbs? The only answer I get is ...Just don't eat too many carbs....

How many is too many? So far barely any seems to be the right answer to me . 20 maybe. a day.

More than 20 a  day wakes the monster.