If you want Orange Juice, Eat an Orange.
Is Your Orange Juice just flavored Sugar Water?
Was my Diet making me sick?
By Joan McDaniel
Before I address the question of Orange Juice I want to first give some brief history. As I have indicated before, my motivation for creating a web-site is to provide research to help answer the question – Is my Diet making me sick? – And to pass the answers I found on to others. I broke away from the unsuccessful Fat-Free Standard American Diet (SAD). I took charge of my own health and began my own research into a different form of nutrition. My research was successful I have regained strength and my health by eating real fresh natural foods.
It has been almost a year ago, I had gotten very sick, was hospitalized for a week and when released was still so weak I could barely walk. I previously had multiple diseases but I did not know what was wrong then, and for that matter neither did the Doctor. One of my previous medical conditions had been border-line or pre-diabetic. Based on that diagnosis, I had cut back on my sugar intake and went to a “Fat-Free diet”.
Being a Pre-Diabetic, I cut down on sugar and went with a “Fat-Free Sugar-Free” Diet.
Now Diabetes is a complex disease, people can live with it but once it becomes full-fledged can become life threating if not closely monitored. The term insulin resistance is often used for out-of-control blood sugar levels.
But needless to say this is not a game. Being a border line diabetic is just a warning. It is based on a blood test called Hemoglobin A1c or estimated Average Glucose. The A1c test and eAG calculation are used to monitor the glucose control of diabetics over a period of time often several months. I headed the warning and over time the A1g reading went down but not enough.