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Diabetes Update #193: 4 Reasons to Eat Organic

August 1, 2014

By David Mendosa


My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

Last month HealthCentral published seven more of my diabetes articles about all aspects of the condition:

Receiving the Diabetes Diagnosis
When we find out that we have diabetes, we can manage it in five easy steps.

The Best Exercise for People with Diabetes
A new study shows that the best physical activity is the what we tell ourselves we enjoy the most.

4 Reasons Why People with Diabetes Need to Eat Organic Food
The main reason why organic food helps handle diabetes is its higher levels of antioxidants.

Negotiate for Your Diabetes Drugs
The cost of diabetes and other prescriptions varies wildly between pharmacies. And within pharmacies too.

Two Great Yogurts for People with Diabetes
Organic Greek yogurt made with whole milk and nothing else seems to be the best. Now we have two brands to choose from.

The Trouble with Protein for People with Diabetes
For most people with diabetes the trouble with protein is to know how much we need and whether we are getting too much. Here are some answers.

Is Dreamfields Pasta Really Good for People with Diabetes?
For most people this pasta will spike blood sugar. But if you bought it, you can get money back in the class action settlement.

Fitness and Photograph for Fun:

Last month I published four more of my articles on staying fit by getting the activity we need. Photography gets me to hike, and hiking keeps me fit:

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch
I went to the woods to meditate for six days. It was fine.

Walden and Sawhill Ponds
A male American Goldfinch stood out among many other colorful birds, brightening Independence Day for me.

A Great Blue Heron Visits
A huge heron visited my lake and waited for me. When I finally got my camera, I waited for it.

Eight moose in one morning was my reward for a very early trip to the Rockies. Never in my life had I ever seen so many, so close, and for so long.

New Flickr Site

I keep added some of my favorites nature photographs on In the past month I have added several more. You can find them the easiest way by clicking here

Dr. Bernstein's Webcast
If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education available free either on the Internet or by phone. You can click here to register

Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 7PM CST, 8PM EST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

Searching for My Articles
Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on HealthCentral Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at HealthCentral, which is now a part of Remedy Health Media.

Just go to and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.


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Each month I describe and link my new Health Central articles here. But you can also use a blog reader to keep up with my articles more quickly. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my article, “Reading Health Blogs.

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