April 13, 2011
Borderline diabetes, now just what does that entail? Recently, a visit to the doctor's office has opened up this topic at our house. I have been trying to convince my husband for years to give up his coca-cola, as it contains a lot of sugar. Well, I don't have to say anything any more. The doctor informed him that he is heading towards full blown diabetes within the next few years if he doesn't change his eating habits and lose some weight.
So, I have been reading all about diabetes and diets, etc. What amazes me the most is that I have known for years the right foods to eat for your health; my husband also knows. But what changed me was having cancer and now Wynn is changing because of a diabetes scare. Why is it that we must have a health challenge before we change? We could avoid so many health problems if we just ate whole foods, simple foods. I heard a speaker say once that we should ask ourselves three questions, regarding what we should eat or drink and about exercise. #1 Would a caveman eat it? #2 Would a caveman drink it? #3 Would a caveman sit around?
What would a caveman eat? - only whole natural foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, and fresh meat, none of the packaged foods containing so many preservatives.
What would he drink ? - probably water mostly, maybe some herbs steeped; certainly none of our soft drinks, or flavoured milks, containing so much sugar
Would a caveman sit around? - no, or he would not survive, he had to hunt and find his food, so exercise was included in his lifestyle; no TV, computer, cell phone or fast food restaurants.