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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

On Nutrition: Myths and facts about diabetes

By Barbara Quinn



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | My veterinarian son-in-law sent me a picture of one of his patients an obese cat that weighs 25 pounds. The kitty could use a nutritionist, he said. And a diabetes educator, I added.

Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes in humans as well cats. And because our nation is getting fatter, it's estimated that one of every three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050, unless we take steps to stop it, says the American Diabetes Association.

What do you know about diabetes? Here are some myths and facts:

Myth: Diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar.

Fact: Diabetes is caused by defects in how the body produces and uses insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas.

Fact: A person with type 1 diabetes must take insulin several times a day to stay alive.

Fact: A person with type 2 diabetes produces insulin but it does not work effectively.

Myth: The best way to avoid getting type 2 diabetes is to throw away all your Halloween candy.

Fact: According to research, two effective strategies can help prevent type 2 diabetes: lose 5 to 10 percent of your poundage and exercise at least 150 minutes a week.

Myth: Too much insulin makes you fat.

Fact: Too much food makes you fat.

Myth: If you feel OK, you don't have diabetes.

Fact: If your blood glucose level is 126 mg/dL or higher after an overnight fast, you have the diagnosis of diabetes.

Myth: Diabetes will go away if you ignore it.

Fact: Diabetes can be well-controlled if you do not ignore it.

Myth: If you have diabetes, expect to have terrible problems with your heart, kidneys, and eyes.

Fact: Serious complications of diabetes can be prevented if you know your "ABC's."

Myth: "ABC" stands for "All Bad Carbohydrates."

Fact: "ABC" is how the American Diabetes Association reminds us keep our numbers normal: A1C (a blood test to tell you if your diabetes is in good control), Blood pressure, and Cholesterol.

Myth: Real men don't eat fish.

Fact: Eating fish may help prevent diabetes. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego found that omega-3 fatty acids in fish help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease inflammation - conditions that can lead to diabetes.

Myth: If you have diabetes, you can kiss your pumpkin pie goodbye.

Fact: If you have diabetes, you can eat some foods with sugar if you know how to count carbohydrates.

Myth: Carbohydrates are dangerous molecules in food that make you have diabetes.

Fact: Carbohydrates are sugars and starches in food that fuel your muscles, nerves and brain.

Myth: The diet to control diabetes is complicated and expensive.

Fact: My Food Advisor (http://tracker.diabetes.org/) is a free website sponsored by the American Diabetes Association that provides food and recipe ideas and helps people with diabetes track their food intake.

Myth: A person with diabetes can eat corn till the cows come home because it is a vegetable.

Fact: Corn is a "starchy" vegetable (along with peas, potatoes and winter squashes) that needs to be eaten in moderation to prevent spikes in blood sugar.

Myth: If you have diabetes, you are a "diabetic."

Fact: If you have diabetes, you are a person with diabetes.

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Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.



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