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Bloodwork Update - 10 Months

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Alright, here we go! It's been 10 months since I started this way of eating on a whim, only to have it take over my life.

3 Month Update
6 Month Update

Before we get into the numbers, there were two things I wanted to test during the time between this and my last bloodwork. 1. How would cheese affect me and 2. What if I ate mostly ground beef?

Those are the two biggest adjustments I made during the time between tests.

Results

My body composition and dates of the tests.

Age:Weight:Body Fat %:46yrs185lbs12%6/19/18183lbs10%9/16/18183lbs10%2/19/19
I was around 92lbs of lean body mass during the first test. I'm around 95lbs now.


Inflammation6/19/189/16/182/19/19Myeloperoxidase199Not Tested190High-sensitivity CRP0.8Not Tested0.2ADMA78Not Tested74SDMA106Not Tested94F2-Isoprostane-Creatinine

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 2

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In Part 1 we discussed what Diabetes is and how we get it and what some of the identifiable risk factors are for it. http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

Let's go over carbohydrates and why they are such a big problem for all of us.

If carbs are the problem, how do I avoid carbs? Let’s start by defining what a carbohydrate is and where they come from.

Carbohydrates represent one of the three main classes of foods or macronutrients. Carbs are a source of energy; they are mainly sugars and starches found in plant-based foods that the body breaks down into glucose that the body uses to feed its cells.

Something I want you to keep in mind. Carbs are not sugar, but they turn into sugar inside your body. Carbs turn into glucose. Glucose is sugar, period. Whether you eat a loaf of bread, a bag of carrots, or a cup of pure cane sugar, it all hits your body and requires insulin.

We’ll get into this later but I want you to consider this, carbs come …

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your life - Part 1

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First things first
Chances are, if you’re reading this you already have been diagnosed with T2D, are pre-diabetic, or know someone who is.

I want to state this up front so there is no confusion. T2D doesn’t happen in a vacuum and you have a very good chance of managing it and living symptom-free if you learn how to change your lifestyle and nutrition habits.

Many people are doing this now WITHOUT medication, using nutrition as their means to freedom. Food is medicine.

Read this eBook if you have diabetes and want to reduce your symptoms, manage your life better, or reduce your medications. This is a great primer and learning tool for anyone who is at risk or to reduce their risk of getting diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin. Insulin’s job is to get glucose (sugars from the carbs that we eat) into your cells to be used as energy for your body.

When you eat too many carbs and your body has more glucose in it than it needs, two things will happen:

1. …