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Natural Food and Energy

Natural food produces more energy for your body…if you eat the correct natural foods.

Some foods prove beneficial for people that must watch their diet…such as those challenged with diabetes.

The correct natural foods provide benefits for anyone.

And these correct natural foods offer other positive side effects

What are these “Magic” foods, and what is the magic that benefits our bodies and minds?

These body-stabalizing foods keep our blood sugar levels balanced and uniform. The result…we feel better and report to our Physician Assistant that we have “more energy.”

Here are some categories of foods to eat…if you eat them right.

The right way to eat, frequent, small meals. Meals with protein to even out the digestion…make digestion take longer…spread digestion over a longer time period.

The wrong way to eat : anything that digests fast, or enters the blood stream at once.

Fast Digest Examples: Sugar, carbohydrates and starches. Starches begin to digest in your mouth when mixed with saliva.

Examples of Instant Entry into your blood stream: Alcohol. Calories plus quick changes to your blood chemistry. When you drink alcohol, your body stops metabolizing other nutrients and stars sending alcohol to be detoxified.

Alcohol and Nutrition

Health effects of Drinking

But, just as alcohol produces a negative effect on your body, some foods produce positive effects.

Positive Food Effects

Some of these positive food effects include:

  • Decrease Cholesterol
  • Don’t Spike Blood Sugar
  • Combat Yeast Infections
  • Act as Antioxidants
  • Repell Colds and the Flu
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Source of Vitamins and Minerals

Positive Foods

These positive foods include

  • Onions and garlic
  • Leafy Greens
  • Fatty Seeds
  • Avacado
  • Butter and Cheese – In moderation
  • Coconut (not Coconut Water or Coconut Drinks with added Sugar)
  • Nuts
  • Oils – Omega 3, Oils

Fatty Seeds

Contain healthy fats that add calories to out diets. These include: flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, alfalfa seeds.

Examples of Fatty Seeds benefits are:

  • High in Protein
  • Low Carbs
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Zero Glycemic Load


  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Contains Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids
  • Anti-Inflamatory


  • Healthy Fats
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • No Affect on Blood Sugar

Nuts – Except Cashews

  • Healthy Fats
  • Anti-Inflamatory
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • No Affect on Blood Sugar


Herbs provide taste plus a lot of vitamins and minerals. However herbs provide no nutrients.

Bad Foods Affecting Blood Sugar

Pasta, Starchy Foods, Bread, Sweets provide empty calories.

Beer contains calories plus alcohol.

Fruits offer high energy plus calories. The fruits with the least affect on blood sugar include Berries and Citrus Fruits. However, dried fruits represent concentrated sugar.

Junk food and fast food are fried, contain additives and chemicals, sugars and salt.

Honey is nutritious be careful on how much you consume.

Beverages, Beer, Alcohol, toxic for your body and the effects of alcohol hit your body even faster than raise blood sugar.

Legumes contain complex carbs that take more time to digest, so moderate amounts of legumes can be consumed without a detrimental affect on blood sugar.

Nuts are nutritious, but avoid the sweeter nuts, such as cashews, macadamia nuts and pecans.

As always, consult your Physician Assistant or other health care provider for specific recommendations for your body.

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Balance and Interdependence between Technology and Health Care

Technology and health care rise in our lives at a steep climb. And the two forces are merging.

The latest innovation in health care; both monitoring and delivering rapid, life-saving service is “Wearable Computing.”

No, this is not a push toward making us “Bionic Men and Women.” Rather, these advancements amount to making once difficult to gather health status data available and knowable. And, the more and quicker we know this personal health data, the faster our Physician Assistant or other health care provider can offer the correct diagnosis and tailor-make prescriptions for us.

And, with up-to-the-minute information, we can make informed decisions for ourselves.

The technology is available now, and better innovations will be available faster than we think.

Besides, wearable technology is perfect for targeting the three major killer…responsible for people dying before their time…

  • Smoking
  • Obesity and Lack of Exercise
  • Alcohol Abuse

The technology gives us real information about our behavior.

And the technology gives our Physician Assistant or other health care providers real information…objective and factual information about what is happening in our lives.

So, wearable sensing technology provides real information. Every year, these become…

  • Smaller
  • More capable
  • Less expensive
  • More required and less of a fad

How small?

Imagine sensors that you can swallow, and other sensors that can be placed under your skin. These are available now. These devices are not Science Fiction any more.

So, the technology is speeding down the horizon. So, we need to plan how we will use these devices to improve our health.

However, these wearable devices cannot replace your Physician Assistant or other health care provider, but these tools can increase the information that make informed decisions and more accurate prescription levels.

Look for a wearable technology device on an arm near you anytime now.

Switching healthcare into autopilot with wearable technology: Niamh O’Mahony at TEDxDublin

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Energy Drinks: Why Undo the Good of your Physician Assistant Office Visit?

Medical tests, medication, exercise, weight loss…your Physician Assistant may advise them all.

But, don’t undo the health benefits and longer life potential of your Physician Assistant office visits by getting hooked on “Energy Drinks.”

Energy drinks are caffeine fixes with sugar.

If you need to pick yourself up, drink coffee.

And energy drinks can make medical conditions worse.

So, listen to your Physician Assistant or other health professional and stop drinking these dangerous products.

Use coffee to deal with your withdrawal symptoms, but stop use of these products, now!

Energy Drink Risks

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Wean yourself. Don’t fall for Soda Stream as a better alternative. Avoid this “Do it Yourself” soda water, too!

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Reversing your Holiday Weight Gain Fate

Holidays sneak up on us, but the weight gain most of us experience during the holidays is even sneakier.

Sure, you gain a few pounds…or more than a few…over the holidays. But we lose them during the cold winter months, and when we exercise again in the Spring.

Close…but not quite!

The net gain after New Year’s Resolutions, Winter shivers to keep warm and Spring exercise…getting ready for Summer Beach season averages 1 1/2 pounds.

One and a half pounds? That’s not much. Nothing to get worried over. Right?


The 1 1/2 pounds over ten years equals 15 pounds of stubborn, hard to get rid of, hard fat. Think the type of fat in that sizzling steak…the kind that doesn’t melt on the grill.

Over 20 years and you have 30 pound of stuck to your organs, girdling your belly, solid fat.

So, what to do?

Stop taking on this ballast around the mid-section.

Be smart. Cut down. Plan ahead and use your head.

Some tips:

  • Avoid alcohol – find festive party substitutes. “Beer Belly” didn’t get the nickname from forming sexy midriff
  • Avoid “Second and Third Helpings” – You are only helping yourself to a shopping trip for new jeans
  • Drink water – Fill up on the only empty calories that increase your health
  • Relax – Stress seeks the comfort of food, even when tight clothes make you feel loathsome and a failure.

Ask your Physician Assistant or other health care professional for a reasonable weight loss target for the holidays. Then, monitor your behavior and reach your weight loss goals.

Eliminating “Holiday Weight Gain” also takes a great weight “Off your shoulders.”

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Walking for Health: The How-To

Everyone knows that walking is the best exercise.

We need to walk 3,00 steps per day for great health. But, walks as much as you can.

There are a lot of words that describe walking.

  • Amble
  • Dwadle
  • Hike
  • Jaunt
  • March
  • Meander
  • Plod
  • Roam
  • Sashay
  • Stomp
  • Stride
  • Stroll
  • Traipse
  • Trek
  • Trudge

But none of these captures the kind of walking that we need to perform for our health.

Healthy walking includes more than just “Putting in our Time” sightseeing around the block.

Healthy walking means keeping an aerobic pace, and taking enough posture-straightening, muscle lengthening steps.

And these steps need to be taken with quality, supportive shoes with the right muscles leading.

The right walking style and technique leads to avoiding pain when done right, and to decreasing pain if you are correcting poor walking habits.

Your Physician Assistant or other health care professional can demonstrate correct walking steps and posture. Just Ask!

And, if you live in a climate like San Antonio, Texas…you can walk outside…at certain times of the day…all year.

Walk for Health: The Best Medicine

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