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Old Tue, Nov-13-18, 03:33
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Driving yesterday I ran out of new downloaded podcasts so listened to this one with Dr Jason Fung from April again. Great interview questions and answers. These two episodes have so much common sense about fasting. https://highintensityhealth.com/jas...lin-resistance/

The Kindle price for Complete Fasting book is again $3.15 this morning on east coast US. Even authors can be surprised when Kindle decides to add a product to Daily Deals. No particular reason...or because of Fasting week?

I haven't had any further emails from the Global Fasting Week after that Pro-Lon offer.

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It's hard living in a country where meat is not an affordable option for every day. I got really sick avoiding mystery meat at college, then living abroad in Switzerland where meat prices were very high (didn't know how to cook it anyway!). The thing that did the most for my health in my lifetime - more than eating low-carb, more than exercising or getting enough sleep, more than seeing any doctor - was switching to "easy" 1950s style meals when my kids were little. Your basic meat, starch, veg. Adding that meat in was transformational so it's very hard when it's so expensive.
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A question. I saw earlier in this threat that FBG is not so important since insulin will cover it. Is A1C still something people would look at? I got sick last year for month - tons of inflammation. In addition to gaining 3-4 pounds a week for some period, my A1C started rising. Even after I was fine again it continued to go up (also weight remained stubbornly high at that high point). I initiated IF to get it under control recently. Any sense of what is the best way to track progress going forward? Is monitoring A1C sufficient? I am not diabetic. Just nosed my way into "prediabetic" (5.9). Any advice would be appreciated.
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Good job to get your health under control, do what you can. The goal is to keep you insulin levels as low as posssible. As the body malfunctions, the insulin does not work as well and that is where fasting can help restore the insulin sensitivity. From what I have learned I p lan to track the following:

A1c
blood glucose ( own blood kit at home)
C-reactive protein

Annually-- full blood lipid profile.

Work to control inflammation. THru food choices, an elimination diet ( gulp) and reduce stress. I already use lots of onion/scallions/chives; garlic; tumeric, black pepper, and thyme, oregano etc.

Though I understand your thinking at the time, That expensive meat in switzerland was likely to be the best grass fed meat available. And well worth the money. We only need a small amount of meat if that is all there is.

Prediabetes is as bad as diabetes. Dr Atkins talks about this in DANDR. ANd Dr Mark Hyman, MD talks about it in THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION. You might like the latter book--- my copy is via the library.

IMHO you are on the right track to lower inflammation, get the a1c lower, and find our zen. Time to recover from that sickness you suffered.

That is my 2 cents; hopefully others will chime in, as Im no expert, just trying to find my way too.
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