If you want Orange Juice, Eat an Orange.

I am an LPN who ate my way back to health. Read my continuing story about researching a different kind of nutrition. I used food as my medicine.

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.


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