Sugar is, indeed, toxic: new studies tie it with increased rates of diabetes now too #foodie friday

This op-ed in the New York Times from a few days ago is perfect for today. Friday. Yes, foodie friday. It’s the Sugar, Folks Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one. A study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal PLoS One links increased consumption of sugar with increased rates of diabetes by examining the data on sugar availability and the rate of diabetes in 175 countries over the past decade. And after accounting for many other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates independent of rates of obesity. (and lots more info on topic) … [click on title to read the rest]

Are You At Risk For Diabetes and Obesity? If you’ve taken psych drugs the answer is YES #foodie friday

This is a foodie Friday post because what you eat matters.  Since lots of people who’ve taken atypical antipsychotics have developed diabetes or are on the way to developing diabetes, it’s important for anyone with any metabolic issues that have been caused by psych drugs to know the information shared in the below video and... Continue Reading →

Blood Sugar: Fixing The Problem

A very, very large part of these problems are reversible, contrary to what most people think. Surprise your doctor, get better!

Excellent information on blood sugar and how diabetes develops: learn this and get healthy

Excellent information on how blood sugar works. This is very important for most people. Especially important for people on psychiatric meds and those who've ever been on psychiatric meds since our bodies get out of whack from having been on them. Also important for anyone at risk of being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder since underlying blood sugar issues can impact mood in numerous ways. And yes, adrenal fatigue is related to this! Since lots of people who’ve taken atypical antipsychotics have developed diabetes or are on the way to developing diabetes, it’s important for anyone with any metabolic issues that have been caused by psych drugs to know the information shared in the below video and the links I share. Also, it’s important to know that if you’ve taken psych drugs, you may have some of these problems without realizing it. These issues are societal wide but those of us who’ve taken psych meds have a substantially higher risk. Conventional medicine only diagnoses diabetes once the disease process has moved quite far along. So if you learn about the risk factors now you might be able to stop the process and get healthy and never develop diabetes!

Are You At Risk For Diabetes and Obesity? If you’ve taken or take psychiatric drugs the answer is YES

Since lots of people who’ve taken atypical antipsychotics have developed diabetes or are on the way to developing diabetes, it’s important for anyone with any metabolic issues that have been caused by psych drugs to know the information shared in the below video and the links I share. Also, it’s important to know that if you’ve taken psych drugs, you may have some of these problems without realizing it. These issues are societal wide but those of us who’ve taken psych meds have a substantially higher risk. Conventional medicine only diagnoses diabetes once the disease process has moved quite far along. So if you learn about the risk factors now you might be able to stop the process and get healthy and never develop diabetes!

“The seriously mentally ill die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population…”

(exploring the source of a statistic) Are you familiar with this oft-quoted statistic: “people with serious mental illness served by the public mental health system die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population”?  You see it everywhere – for example in TIME magazine, USA Today, and throughout the mental health blogosphere. It comes from this 2006 report... Continue Reading →

Seroquel user’s testimony for FDA’s psychopharmacology advisory committee

Philip at Furious Seasons who has been covering the AstraZeneca debacle gave me permission to post a "consumers" testimony that is going to be part of the hearings. I've barely mentioned what's going on with Seroquel and AstraZeneca lately and it's very important stuff. Do go have a visit to the second link I list... Continue Reading →

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