We’re BAAACK! After a long break from writing Newsletters and Blogs, we’re back with our Jan. 2019 Newsletter below. This is a first because this Newsletter (instead of being way late to the Blog) is hitting the Blog before it goes out to our Email List!


Aquaponics USA
January 2019 Newsletter
#40
Table Of Contents
Artículo principal

A Word From Our Editor, Grace Sylke
Please forgive us for dropping off the Newsletter Cliff over a year ago.

If you’re still with us, we want to say how much we appreciate your patience.

We’re coming back stronger than ever with lots of things to share starting with our new FGS-44 STEM & Family Food Growing System pictured on the Cover.

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This is a photo of Oliver, Grace’s husband and business partner, pouring his Agave down the drain after reading our March Newsletter.

Grace is an Aquaponics Entrepreneur, a Food Activist, a Brainwave Neuro-feedback Trainer and a Photographer. Yes, she’s a very busy woman.
She often travels to Sedona, Arizona to conduct Brainwave Neurofeedback Trainings at the

So once she started her Instagram site, it became obvious that her travel Photos needed to play an important role on this fun site.
This explains why one day she’s posting photos of her Vertical Food Forever™ Farm System, and the next day, she’s posting photos of picturesque land/skyscapes. It certainly keeps her Instagram site interesting.
If you’re on a desktop or laptop, just click this
to see what she’s uploaded today!
If you’re mobile, go to Instagram and Follow:
As a Food Activist, Grace is doing her best to create more Food Activists because if we sit around and do nothing, we’ll all die sooner and lead lives of sickness with Big Pharma’s pills flooding our medicine cabinets and Big Foods poison filling our cupboards.

Get Links to all of our 2014 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our first year of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

 
Get Links to all of our 2015 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our second year, 2015, of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

Read our Daily Newspaper, the Aquaponics USA Food & Health News
This paper features articles about Aquaponics, our Food System, Health, Healthy Eating and much more.

Aquaponics 101 is here and people are loving it! Get it FREE on our Aquaponics USA website under the Education Menu Bar.
This is some of the best information you’ll ever find about Aquaponics and How to build an Aquaponics System. It’s on our website complete with Quizzes and a Certificate of Completion.

 
We have several Videos on How To Do Aquaponics including two on installing our Food Forever Growing Systems in two schools in Tucson, AZ.

We’ll soon be uploading the Video of the Installation of one of our STEM Food Growing Systems at ExplorOcean in Newport Beach, California.
And an entire new Series of Videos are on the way soon. Watch for them.

Be Sure to Visit our Pinterest Wall
It’s full of Original Pixton Cartoon Art by our Editor, Grace Sylke.

We now have  QUICK KITS!
And they’re all about saving money on one of our Food Forever Growing Systems and saving money to get it shipped!

“You Build A Little,
We Ship A Lot For Less!”

We Are Now Offering STEM Food Growing Systems.
These are fully bundled Food Growing Systems that turn ordinary classrooms into STEM Classrooms, and they come with a 10% Discount!

To purchase a STEM Food Growing System, just scroll to the bottom of our Growing System pages at:

Get the Links to all of our 2016 Newsletters from our
(they are located on the sidebar).
2016 was an amazing year; and we’ve documented it by continuing our 16 Part Series on Obesity In AMERICA! You can catch them all by clicking on our December 2014
December 2015 and
December 2016Newsletters.

Here’s our January 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it.
This is one of the most important Newsletters we’ve written in our Obesity In AMERICA Series because it’s all about the #3 Killer of Americans, Diabetes.

And be sure to watch for our March 2017 Newsletter, which is Part B of this important health topic.

Here’s our February 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it.
This Newsletter is all about the construction of our new Greenhouse in Arizona.
We chose our new home because it already had this 75ft. x 15ft. slab with a covered patio that we uncovered to create our Greenhouse. Get the step by step instructions on how to do this here.

Here’s our March 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it. 
This is the 2nd Part, B, of a 3-Part Series on Diabetes and a sub-set of our larger Series on Obesity In AMERICA.

Here’s our April /May 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it.This was our final Newsletter prior to Jan. 2019.
This is Part C of our Series on Diabetes, which is one of the Best Newsletter Series we’ve written.
If you have Diabetes or know someone who does, this Series is a Must Read.
We’re BAAACK! And we’re introducing our newest STEM & Family Food Growing System, the FGS-44 with 44 sq. ft. of Growing Area.
 
Dear Aquaponics,
This new Food Growing System is a real beauty with four 11 sq. ft. Grow Beds all positioned around a 320 gallon Fish Tank. Below is a photo of our own 320 gallon Fish Tank with about 50 Tilapia happily swimming around in it. 

Below is a photo of our Greenhouse with the Fish Tank at one end under the Swamp
Coolers. It snowed here last night and has gotten down to minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit recently so we put doors on the openings where the air from the swamp coolers flows into the Greenhouse during warm weather.
 

At the other end of this Greenhouse, we’ve installed our new stainless steel three tub sink, which is going to be perfect for washing and packaging our vegetables. In California, we had to do this in our kitchen, which was difficult and inconvenient.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is soon to receive their FGS-44 STEM Food Growing System, which is pictured on our Cover.

“The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of Yaqui Native Americans in southern Arizona. Descended from the Yaqui people of Mexico, the ancestors of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe first settled in the United States near Nogales and south Tucson in the early 1800s. In the early 20th century, the tribe began to expand into settlements north of Tucson in an area they named Pascua Village, and in Guadalupe, near Tempe. They gained recognition by the United States government on September 18, 1978.
The Tribal government is the largest employer on the reservation. In addition to a smoke shop and artisan shop, the Tribe operates the Casino of the Sun gaming facility, which includes slot machines, bingo, restaurants, games and employs more than 600 staff. Casino Del Sol, the Tribe’s second gaming property, opened October 200 and has provided an additional 550+ jobs on the reservation and in the Tucson Community. The expansion of Casino Del Sol opened November 11, 2011. An additional 700 jobs was provided to the community with the expansion.” (Quote taken from Wikipedia Page entitled Pascua Yaqui Tribe).
Below is the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s FGS-44 System all palleted up and ready to get on the 18 Wheeler that can barely fit in the driveway where it will pick up this pallet and deliver it to Tucson, AZ.
We also have two new Logos! We’ve shortened our name to AUSA, but you can still find us at Aquaponics USA And we have a new STEM Logo which matches our AUSA Logo. They look like this. All of our STEM & Family Food Growing Systems will be tagged with these Logos.
We’ve also updated our AUSA Facebook Page where we’re sharing lots of educational information about the progress we’re making as we complete the construction of our 80′ x 15′ Aquaponics Operation.

Teachers, if you’re ready to Bring Your Classrooms To Life, read this 32 page document on our STEM Food Growing Systems!
 

This document is full of information about our STEM Food Growing Systems all the way down to the details of which Size Systems to pair with which Grow Lights. If you’re on the fence about stepping into the exciting world of Aquaponics in your Classroom, this document will help you decide to make the leap and Bring Your Classroom to Life!

Say Hello to our new crop of Fish. These guys are young Blue Tilapia that are about four months old and run an average of 6 inches. When we made our move to Arizona, we had to give our Tilapia away to another Aquaponics enthusiast as it would have been too difficult to transport them and we didn’t have our Greenhouse built yet. It’s so great to have Fish again. It won’t be long before we move these guys out of the Greenhouse into their dedicated Fishroom, which is a 30′ x 15′ space adjacent to the Greenhouse where two of these 320 gallon Fish Tanks will be.

Just like our other Tilapia, these guys love their Condos. We’ve placed large PVC Pipes, which we’ve connected together in a Double Layer Construction to serve as resting, mating, hang outs for them.
We’re so happy to be back and want to thank you for following our Newsletters and patiently waiting for us to come back online. We so appreciate your interest in Aquaponics USA. We’ll continue to bring you important information about Aquaponics, our Food and our U.S. Food System, which, right now, is broken and has turned us into subjects of the Big Food Sharks and the Biotechs.
Please help us turn the tables around and become the healthiest, Food Independent country on the planet instead of the sickest and most dependent on Big Food. It’s time to declare our Food Freedom.
To Your Health, Sustainably,

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Saving A Diabetic! The Diabetic’s Life You Save Could Be Your Own! This is the last Reprinted Newsletter that did not make it into our Blog. There was a long break between this Newsletter and our Jan. 2019 Newsletter. We’re BACK! Coming Soon!


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Dr. Fuhrman’s book gave me HOPE again.
What do Nutritarians Eat?
Watch For our Aquaponics USA Classes

A Word From Our Editor, Grace Sylke
Please forgive us for missing our April Newsletter. We got real wrapped up in the last couple of trips to completely empty our California property and complete its sale.

What I’m realizing is I’m tricking myself into writing a book one month at a time as that’s what I need to do in the near future, combine all of these Newsletters into a book about Obesity.

As we wait to gather up the money to complete our Aquaponics
Greenhouse project, which is built but still empty, I continue to write about health and nutrition, which I never would have gotten into so deeply if it weren’t for Aquaponics. When all is said and done, they are intrinsically linked.

For those of you who are waiting to see our Aquaponics System get installed in our Greenhouse, don’t despair it’s coming soon.

At the end of the day, maybe it is these Newsletters about Health & Nutrition that are the most important especially if even one person is able to save themselves from chronic illness or even worse, death, due to lack of knowledge about these things.

Here’s one more Newsletter about the killer, Diabetes. If it can kill one less person because of the information in this Newsletter, my time has been well spent.

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This is a photo of Oliver, Grace’s husband and business partner, pouring his Agave down the drain after reading our March Newsletter.

Grace is an Aquaponics Entrepreneur, a Food Activist, a Brainwave Neuro-feedback Trainer and a Photographer. Yes, she’s a very busy woman.
She often travels to Sedona, Arizona to conduct Brainwave Neurofeedback Trainings at the

So once she started her Instagram site, it became obvious that her travel Photos needed to play an important role on this fun site.
This explains why one day she’s posting photos of her Vertical Food Forever™ Farm System, and the next day, she’s posting photos of picturesque land/skyscapes. It certainly keeps her Instagram site interesting.
If you’re on a desktop or laptop, just click this
to see what she’s uploaded today!
If you’re mobile, go to Instagram and Follow:
As a Food Activist, Grace is doing her best to create more Food Activists because if we sit around and do nothing, we’ll all die sooner and lead lives of sickness with Big Pharma’s pills flooding our medicine cabinets and Big Foods poison filling our cupboards.

Get Links to all of our 2014 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our first year of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

 
Get Links to all of our 2015 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our second year, 2015, of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

Be sure to get the Ap for the

Catch all 4 Parts of Grace’s Series on the FOOD REVOLUTION! To read her Food Revolution Series in Newsletter format, click on our
and it will guide you to Food Revolution Parts 1-4.
The Aquaponics Digest Magazinefeatures an advanced digital magazine and publishing and marketing platform for the 21st century; and it’s just getting started.
Click on the Link to learn how/where to get the Ap for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices.
Aquaponics Digest Magazine is a must read for any and all Aquaponics enthusiasts.
It features articles by the field’s leaders like:
Sylvia Bernstein
Nate Storey
Susan Friend
Tim Mann
Rebecca Nelson
Colle Davis
Phyllis Davis
Aaron Woolf
Glenn Martinez
and our own
Grace Sylke

Read our Daily Newspaper, the Aquaponics USA Food & Health News
This paper features articles about Aquaponics, our Food System, Health, Healthy Eating and much more.

Aquaponics 101 is here and people are loving it! Get it FREE on our Aquaponics USA website under the Education Menu Bar.
This is some of the best information you’ll ever find about Aquaponics and How to build an Aquaponics System. It’s on our website complete with Quizzes and a Certificate of Completion.

 
We have several Videos on How To Do Aquaponics including two on installing our Food Forever Growing Systems in two schools in Tucson, AZ.

We’ll soon be uploading the Video of the Installation of one of our STEM Food Growing Systems at ExplorOcean in Newport Beach, California.
And an entire new Series of Videos are on the way soon. Watch for them.

Be Sure to Visit our Pinterest Wall
It’s full of Original Pixton Cartoon Art by our Editor, Grace Sylke.

Watch for the new Food Documentary
It’s still in production but coming out soon. It features famous food activists like we discuss in this Newsletter including Jeffery Smith and Vandana Shiva and we’re in it.

Click the Link to Check out the Trailer.

We now have  QUICK KITS!
And they’re all about saving money on one of our Food Forever Growing Systems and saving money to get it shipped!

“You Build A Little,
We Ship A Lot For Less!”

Visit the Ocean Quest Website. Better yet, make an appointment to visit Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest  in person. If you’re a Teacher, bring eager, inquisitive students.
One of our FFGS-20 STEM Food Growing Systems has been installed in their Ocean Literacy Center. Check it out along with other exciting interactive Ocean experiences.

We Are Now Offering STEM Food Growing Systems.
These are fully bundled Food Growing Systems that turn ordinary classrooms into STEM Classrooms, and they come with a 10% Discount!

To purchase a STEM Food Growing System, just scroll to the bottom of our Growing System pages at:

Get the Links to all of our 2016 Newsletters from our
(they are located on the sidebar).
2016 was an amazing year; and we’ve documented it by continuing our 16 Part Series on Obesity In AMERICA! You can catch them all by clicking on our December 2014
December 2015 and
December 2016Newsletters.

Here’s our January 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it.
This is one of the most important Newsletters we’ve written in our Obesity In AMERICA Series because it’s all about the #3 Killer of Americans, Diabetes.

And be sure to watch for our March 2017 Newsletter, which is Part B of this important health topic.

Here’s our February 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it.
This Newsletter is all about the construction of our new Greenhouse in Arizona.
We chose our new home because it already had this 75ft. x 15ft. slab with a covered patio that we uncovered to create our Greenhouse. Get the step by step instructions on how to do this here.

Here’s our March 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it. 
This is the 2nd Part, B, of a 3-Part Series on Diabetes and a sub-set of our larger Series on Obesity In AMERICA.
We repeat for the 3rd time! This is War! And Diabetes is the Enemy. It must be identified, dealt with and then conquered! This 3-Part Newsletter Series, A, B, C is about how to wage this battle, and it is Part 19 of our larger Series on Obesity In AMERICA!

We missed our deadline for an April Newsletter so we’ve combined it with May’s Newsletter. To recap where we’ve been regarding the extensive subject of Diabetes, our January Newsletter was about recognizing the symptoms, understanding what Diabetes actually is, getting familiar with a commonly prescribed drug for Diabetes, Metformin, and introducing the first really scary killer aspect of this disease, Kidney failure!

February was all about our Greenhouse project so we didn’t get to Part B of our Diabetes Series until our March Newsletter.  That one got really scary when we discovered that Diabetes also causes heart disease and blindness. Now we’re going to tell our personal story of how we’re curing Diabetes using Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s books, “The End of Diabetes” and “Eat To Live“.

The cover picture of the symbolic Diabetic who is fading away as he reaches for help is such a perfect depiction of what happens with this debilitating disease. Its victims quite literally fade away and then finally die due to some of the most severe complications of any other disease. Diabetes has been found to be the cause of severe heart disease, kidney disease and blindness. This isn’t a disease to take lightly or mess around with.

Only recently has it been recognized as the Number 3 killer of Americans because it’s been hiding behind and actually the cause of heart and kidney failure. What’s more telling is it often hides even from its victims who have no idea they have Diabetes. They attribute its symptoms to age, lack of sleep, being over weight, stress or some other seemingly more benign disorder. Once it progresses to a level that can no longer be ignored and they go to a doctor who checks their blood glucose levels, they discover they are in a full-blown or sometimes, if they’re lucky, a Pre-Diabetic state. Identifying this disease is the first step to healing it, which is why our Headlines on these 3 Newsletters are: IDENTIFY, DEAL WITH & CONQUER.

This Newsletter is focusing on the “CONQUER” because it can be conquered with proper Nutrition  and here’s where you get the method and the recipes, in Dr. Fuhrman’s books.

Our Personal Story:

Before we get into the Conquering part, let’s talk about the “DEAL WITH IT” part, and here’s where our personal story comes into play because we failed to “DEAL WITH IT” when Oliver was first diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes. We just didn’t take that diagnosis seriously. We’re intelligent people, so we’re feeling like we’re not alone in this weird “Lets Not Think About It” behavior, and we believe there’s a whole lot of diagnosed Pre-Diabetics that could avoid going into full blown Diabetes if they dealt with that early Pre-Diabetic diagnosis. We believe that the lack of information about how terrible this disease really is, is the problem here, and perhaps our Health and Human Services Dept. should wage a Diabetes Awareness campaign to help people understand what they’re dealing with or in many cases not dealing with.

Dealing with it early is the same as dealing with it late in terms of the ameliorative behavior that has to take place, which means nothing less than a complete change of diet. And there it is! We’ve said it! If you want to cure your Diabetes, you HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR DIET DRASTICALLY. That’s where Dr. Fuhrman’s book, “The End of Diabetes” comes in. It explains what’s wrong with our standard American diet and how to modify it so it stops killing us (and everyone else in the world who have adopted our diet) by the thousands.

Before I was told about Dr. Fuhrman’s book and after Oliver had been diagnosed with full-blown Diabetes, we were still not making any drastic dietary changes. We thought we were eating healthy. All of our vegetables were organic. We used Almond Milk in place of regular milk. We were doing our best to be Gluten free. We ate a lot of the veggies we grew in our Aquaponics System. However, to save time in our busy life, we started buying a lot of pre-prepared foods. Yes, they were organic too, like Amy’s Non-Gluten Pizza and her Ravioli Bowls but the very thing that had to be eliminated, carbohydrates, were still in our diet in spades and Oliver’s glucose numbers continued to rise (not that we were measuring them at the time).

Oliver had been prescribed a common Diabetic medication, Metformin. So at a whole level, we were letting the medication take care of everything. But there was a problem. Once he got up to the prescribed dosage, he found the side effects to be intolerable so he quit using it. We went through a few weeks with him not taking Metformin and us not doing anything different with our diet. Then he’d try Metformin again taking less of it. The side effects kicked back in and became intolerable once more so he quit again. We rode this Metformin teeter-totter for several weeks until it became obvious that the most common and best drug for Diabetes wasn’t working for him.

I felt helpless. I didn’t feel that Oliver was taking his Diabetes seriously, and I didn’t know what to do so I wrote a Newsletter, the January Newsletter, about Diabetes. My hope was that when Oliver read it, he would start taking his disease more seriously. What actually happened is I woke myself up. When I arrived at the research about how Diabetes destroys kidneys, I was shocked and got really scared. Now, I was shocked, scared and helpless. Then I remembered a Trainee at the Biocybernaut Institute had told me about a Diabetes book that had the word “End” in the title. When I went back to do another training, I found the sticky where I had written the name of Dr. Fuhrman’s book and I ordered it. A couple more weeks passed before I dedicated a day to read “The End of Diabetes”. It changed everything.

Here are the Three Main things I Learned that rainy Sunday as I read Dr. Fuhrman’s book:

1. Humans are primates! And all primates eat a diet of predominantly natural vegetation [except humans]. How do we know we’re primates? “Besides similar anatomy and behavior, there is DNA evidence. It confirms that humans are primates and that modern humans and chimpanzees diverged from a common ancestor between 8 and 6 million years ago. There is only about a 1.2 percent genetic difference between modern humans and chimpanzees throughout much of their genetic code.” (Quote taken from the Smithsonian Institute Education website article entitled, “What does it mean to be human?)

2. Too much protein causes heart and kidney damage! You have to accept the first premise to understand this second one. If we’re meant to eat natural vegetation and not meat then heavy meat intake will cause problems. Let’s think about this for a minute. Meat eaters like Lions and Dogs have fangs for killing and eating meat. Except at Holloween, we don’t have fangs.

“Diabetics die mostly of heart attacks. A meat-based diet promotes atherosclerosis, increases the risk of blood clots, and accelerates kidney failure in diabetics. A diet high in animal products and low in vegetables and beans is the formula for a medical disaster. Diabetics need the opposite: a diet high in vegetables and beans and low in animal products.”

The American Kidney Fund corroborates this statement by Dr. Fuhrman with a warning to Americans about high protein diets for weight loss and muscle gain in an article entitled  “The AKF Warns About Impact of High-Protein Diets on Kidney Health”.  Also, “The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition” study found that for every 5 percent of calories consumed from animal protein, the risk of Diabetes increased 30%. There’s even more evidence that high protein diets are bad for us. “A landmark study published in 2000 actually measured what was happening to the arteries of people on low-carb, high-protein diets. Utilizing SPECT scans to directly measure blood flow within coronary arteries, the development of heart disease was examined in 16 people on a vegetarian diet that was high in fruits and vegetables and in 10 people on a low-carb, high-animal-protein diet. The results were shocking. Those sticking to the whole foods vegetarian diet showed a reversal in expected heart disease. Their partially clogged arteries literally got cleaned out, and blood flow to their heart through their coronary arteries increased by 40%. Those on the high-protein diet exhibited rapid advancement of their heart disease with a 40% decrease in blood flow in the heart’s blood vessels. Thus, the only study on the  high-protein diet to actually measure arterial blood flow showed that this style of eating is exceedingly dangerous.”

To save a Diabetic, we need to re-educate ourselves and step out of the American Meat and Dairy Associations’ hype that lots of milk and meat are good for us. We simply are not calves, which cow milk is meant for, and we are not lions, which need meat. We are primates and all of our fellow primates do NOT eat meat! The studies quoted above are telling us what we need to do. If you have Diabetes or know someone who does, you can’t afford to ignore these studies.

3. All of the Amino Acids originate from plants! “For many years, most Americans incorrectly believed [and many still do] that only animal products contained all the essential amino acids and that plant proteins were incomplete. False. They were taught [and still are being taught] that animal protein is superior to plant protein. False. They accept the outdated notion that plant protein must be mixed and matched in some complicated way that takes the planning of a nuclear physicist for a vegetarian diet to be adequate. False. I guess they never thought too hard about how a rhinoceros, hipppotamus, gorilla, giraffe or elephant could become so big while eating only vegetables. Animals do not make amino acids from air; all the amino acids originate in plants. So the lion’s muscles can only be composed of the protein precursors and amino acids that the zebra and he gazelle ate. Green grasses (or leafy greens) made the lion and are the mother of all the protein that built all the creatures on planet Earth.” (All of the Quotes in this section are from Dr. Furhman’s book, “The End of Diabetes)

Dr. Furhman’s book was a real eye-opener. Now, as I write this Newsletter, I realize that Diabetics are actually reluctant proselytizers who are signaling what’s wrong with the American Diet. Their bodies have gone into a diabetic state that has been caused by insulin resistance, and too much animal protein, sugar and unhealthy carbs exacerbate that insulin resistance. The American diet is wrought with those three things that turn Diabetics into heart and kidney patients who are sacrificing their lives to be the canary in the coal mine telling us that something dire is wrong with our eating habits. But they can all be saved and, in turn, they can save us all.

This is where we get into the CONQUERING part of the phrase, IDENTIFY, DEAL WITH & CONQUER. I not only had “The End of Diabetes”, I also had ordered Dr. Fuhrman’s “Eat To Live Cookbook” so I had a resource to help me step into this whole new world of Nutritional health that Dr. Fuhrman calls being a “Nutritarian”.  Nutritarians eat for the nutritional quality of every calorie rather than for tastes, customs, habits or addictions. It’s a whole new eating philosophy. Let’s see how Diabetics who become Nutritarians are CONQUERING their disease.

I Had HOPE Again!

I gave Oliver a crash course on Dr. Fuhrman’s “The End of Diabetes” book and explained what it meant to be a Nutritarian. I also vowed to not only support him but to do the program right along with him, and together we decided to go for it. I created a shopping list and off we went to the grocery story where we loaded up on vegetables, nuts and beans. According to Dr. Fuhrman, it’s a “Greens and Beans” diet. This new direction meant the end of breakfast and dinner out, which we were doing a lot of during the last year while making our big move from California to Arizona. It also meant I was going to be cooking a lot more and doing it all from scratch.

Our instructions had us starting at the Strictest Level of Nutritarianism until we got his glucose numbers down. Two months later, and we’re still at the strictest level, and his numbers are way down. We’ll be able to move to the less strict Level when he registers 100 or less every morning. So far he’s done that 3 times but it isn’t consistent enough to move to the next level.

The first time we recorded Oliver’s morning glucose level was a year and a half ago. It was a frightening 367. I wrote about it in a Newsletter and created this not so funny cartoon image to mark the occasion. Normal morning glucose should be no more than 100. His improvement is fantastic; but it’s only working because we’re staying on the Strict Level of the diet religiously.

On January 1st of this year, 2017, Oliver did a random recording of his morning blood glucose level. It was 269. After being a Nutritarian for the month of April, Oliver’s May morning glucose numbers that he’s recording daily in the log that comes with his ReliOn Glucose measuring device are showing from May 1 to present day (May 16th) as follows: 110, 104, 110, 110, 108, 98, 107, 94, 109, 104, 106, 105, 107, 100, 108, 101. The program is working! His numbers were 100 and below three times in the last 16 days. Now all we need to do is get his numbers under 100 consistently, and we can move to the less strict level of the diet.

So What Do Nutritarians Eat When They’re Lowering Glucose Levels!

You’re looking at it, Vegetable Soup! We add Black Beans as we dish up the Soup. This is dinner almost everyday. The soup is cooked from scratch using either fresh juiced celery or carrots as a base along with a low sodium vegetable broth. Then I pile in the veggies like carrotts, mushrooms, onions, celery, zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes and season to taste without salt. The most amazing part of having eaten Soup for two months straight is we’re still enjoying dinner and not really craving the forbidden food like bread, white rice, pizza and meat. I’ve learned to cook up a bigger pot than this to start so it lasts about 3 days. I cook the veggies el dente so they don’t get mushy. We keep the pot of soup in the refrigerator and warm what we’re going to eat in the microwave (of course a small stove-top pan will also work). That way the veggies stay el dente.

Along with the soup, we have a salad or steamed vegetable like broccoli. Oil is on the forbidden list so we’ve discovered white balsamic vinegar (Blanco) that is Pear Infused. It’s delicious. We can choose between that and home made oil-less salad dressings from the “Eat To Live” Cookbook. Sometimes I add apples and nuts to the salad. Or we eat the apple and nuts as desert.

The added benefit of lowering glucose numbers is also lowering numbers on the body weight scale. Oliver has lost 15 lbs. and I’ve lost 10. So that’s our main dinner. As a dinner variation, we’ve discovered Spaghetti Squash, which is a very interesting vegetable and named for its stringy spaghetti-like interior. The first time I roasted spaghetti squash, I thought what you see in this picture of the actual squash was all the spaghetti I was going to get. I didn’t realize that when you take a fork and dig into the thick sides, it’s all this stringy spaghetti-like food.

Top it off with steamed veggies and your favorite marinara sauce and you’ve got something that resembles actual spaghetti.

Breakfast is easy because we’re just making protein shakes using plant protein instead of whey protein. Oliver likes vanilla and I like chocolate so we buy both flavors and mix the protein with Almond milk in those flavors too. Notice the Almond milk is “Unsweetened” and the plant protein is organic.


Lunch is another vegetable dish. This time it’s roasted veggies. We use our counter top Breville, which is a handy little cooker that is really versatile. I put Low Sodium Vegetable Broth into the bottom of a backing dish and pile in eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, asparagus, leeks and red and yellow bell peppers and season to taste.

We’re realizing we need to feed Oliver more often than three times a day. So we’re planning to add  some raw vegetables along with steamed vegetable dishes in between meals.

What’s for desert? We’ve turned nuts into add-ons as well as between meal treats. Nuts are an important component of this diet because they deliver the healthy fat that the body and brain need to function properly. You can tell by the size of the bags which are our favorite nuts, Pecans. Not pictured are almonds and walnuts, which we had run out of when this picture was taken. We’ve just added Brazil nuts to the mix. These nuts are raw and unsalted.
We pop them into our Breville for a few minutes to roast them a little, which enhances their flavor.
Then we eat them warm or break them up and put them on our salads. Berries are some of the less sweet fruits so blue and black berries make good deserts. We discovered Kiwis and were on a Kiwi kick for a while. We combined Kiwis with Blueberries or Blackberries for an after dinner treat.
This is a Celery Boat with Kiwi and Blueberries going for a ride. Someone with more of an imagination and cooking skills could come up with a bigger variety of dishes on the Strict Level, but for now this is working great to do the job of lowering Oliver’s glucose numbers. Once we get him consistently at 100 or below, we’ll be able to add other foods.

I can’t express how relieved we both are that this Nutritarian program is working to lower Oliver’s glucose levels and keep him out of those severe sugar swings he was experiencing. We truly feel he’s out of the Diabetic woods. He’ll be going to the doctor in the next couple of days, and we’ll get the official report when his doctor’s Nurse Practitioner looks at his A1C Count.

“The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. This test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research. It is based on the attachment of glucose to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the body, red blood cells are constantly forming and dying, but typically they live for about 3 months. Thus, the A1C test reflects the average of a person’s blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. The A1C test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher a person’s blood glucose levels have been. A normal A1C level is below 5.7 percent. In 2009, an international expert committee recommended the A1C test as one of the tests available to help diagnose type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.  Previously, only the traditional blood glucose tests were used to diagnose diabetes and the following table provides the percentages that indicate diagnoses of normal, diabetes, and pre-diabetes according to A1C levels. The National Glycohemoglobin Standardizaiton Program (NGSP) developed standards for the A1C tests so it’s reliable in all testing arenas.” (Quote taken from the NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease website article entitled ” The A1C Test & Diabetes“)

The following table provides the percentages that indicate diagnoses of normal, diabetes, and pre-diabetes according to A1C levels.


Those with pre-diabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, but they can take steps to prevent or delay diabetes by following a Nutritarian lifestyle.

We’re the Guinea Pigs here and we’re testifying to the fact that following the Nutritarian diet is way more rewarding than what we were doing, which was nothing and then relying on a drug, which didn’t work. We’ve taken our health into our own hands, taken responsibility for it and changed the game completely. This isn’t a short-term diet. This is a lifestyle change and from our perspective it’s so worth it because we’re no longer rolling the dice hoping Oliver won’t be one of the few Diabetics who doesn’t get heart disease or kidney disease or go blind. We’re insuring a long life ahead for both of us and we’re Saving A Diabetic!

A Day of Celebration! We have Proof!

It’s Thursday, May 18, 2017, and it’s a day to celebrate! Oliver just got the results of his blood work from his Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Dan Roper, in Show Low, Arizona. Blood work doesn’t lie. According to Mr. Roper, Oliver’s A1C Count is 6.3. He’s gone from full-blown, Type 2 Diabetes with an A1C Count of 11 down to 6.3 in two months!

His Triglycerides, a component of Cholesterol, went from 1,023 to 111. That’s right, it was a 912 point DROP! “The American Heart Association recommends an optimal triglyceride level of 100 mg/dL. In the human body, high levels of triglycerides in the bloodstream have been linked to atherosclerosis and, by extension, the risk of heart disease and stroke.” Oliver has been taking Red Rice Yeast, an over the counter supplement recommended by Mr. Roper to help lower his Triglycerides, which were in the danger zone. No more! And according to our chart, there’s No More Diabetes. He is Pre-Diabetic. Now, we’re striving for a count below 5.7, and we have absolute certainty we can get there. (Quote taken from Wikipedia page ” Triglyceride“)

No one has to live and die with Diabetes! Dr. Fuhrman is right! This is a curable disease for every Diabetic who is willing to become a Nutritarian! This is so huge and amazing, I ‘m crying.

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In many ways and especially when it comes to Big Food, we are all David of David and Goliath-little men fighting the big, rigged cog controlled by huge corporations that are in bed with government. The fact that almost 30 million Americans have Diabetes is testimony that Goliath is still winning; but the war is far from over because us little people are legion and more and more of us are sharing the truth about the horrible state of our Food System.
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How does Diabetes damage your Heart and Eyes and What is the relationship between Diabetes and Antioxidants
Exercise is a Panacea for Diabetics
Type 2 Diabetes can be Completely Cured
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Just like what has happened so many times, these Newsletters about Diabetes have been eye-opening, scary and full of hope.

In this Newsletter, which is Part B of this series on Diabetes, we share the awful truth about how destructive Diabetes can be to our Hearts and our Eyes, two of the most important components of the human body.  In Part A, we shared how Diabetes can destroy our kidneys as well.

Surprisingly, we’ve discovered that Diabetes is the Number 3 Killer of Americans along with Heart Disease and Cancer.

But there’s HOPE for the millions of Diabetics out there; and we share exactly what that hope is in this Newsletter.

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There is a direct correlation between Diabetes and Heart Disease. In fact, one of the main reasons that Diabetes has been able to hide in the shadows for so long before being declared one of the top three killers of Americans is because it was hiding behind both kidney and heart failures, which weren’t being properly attributed to this scourge. We discussed how Diabetes destroys the kidneys in our Part A, January Newsletter. Now, it’s time to discuss how Diabetes affects and destroys the heart.
This section like the segment on Diabetic Kidney disease from our Part A, January Newsletter is both shocking and scary because so little about these devastating relationships between Diabetes and kidney and heart failure is known by most of us. We get diagnosed with Diabetes or hear a loved one has been diagnosed and simply think it’s a sugar regulation issue that requires avoiding sweets and desserts. No one gives a thought to the possibility that this ubiquitous disease could result in kidney or heart failure.

And trying to describe what can happen to the diabetic’s heart immediately gets us into the weeds of medical nomenclature. Nevertheless, we’re going to do our best to describe it. Let’s simply start with the numbers, which are staggering. “People with diabetes are 2-4 x more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without.” (Quote taken from the For Your Sweet Heart website article entitled “Dr. Travis Stork Gets Real About Diabetes and Heart Disease“). Here’s another staggering statistic, “At least 68 percent of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease; and 16% die of stroke.” (Quote taken from the Heart.Org website article entitled “Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes“)
Here’s what happens. When a diabetic patient repeatedly goes into hyperglycemic episodes, which means his/her blood sugar spikes outside of the normal range, it can eventually trigger “diabetic cardiomyopathy due to diastolic dysfunction caused by myocardial fibrosis”. (Quote taken from the Care.Diabetes Journals website article entitled “Diabetes Care“)
In layman’s terms, “‘diastole’ is the cardiac cycle phase during which the heart is relaxing and filling with incoming blood that is being returned from the body”. So Diastolic dysfunction refers to the decline in performance of one (usually the left ventricle) or both (left and right) ventricles during diastole.”
According to David S.H. Bell, MB, FACE, in an article he wrote in late 2003 about Diabetes Care, “we have learned [over the past 30 years] that diabetic cardiomyopathy is not a rare condition but instead a very common one, and that its etiology is largely due to hyperglycemia with contributions from the insulin resistance syndrome that cause left ventricular hypertrophy” [which means enlargement] (Quote taken from the Care.Diabetes Journals website article entitled “Diabetes Care“). In other words, chronic high blood sugar damages the heart!
Unfortunately, diabetic cardiomyopathy isn’t the only complication of the heart with which diabetics have to contend.
“Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. That’s because people with diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, may have the following conditions that contribute to their risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
    High blood pressure has long been recognized as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Studies report a positive association between hypertension and insulin resistance. When patients have both hypertension and diabetes, which is a common combination, their risk for cardiovascular disease doubles.
  • Abnormal cholesterol and high triglycerides
    Patients with diabetes often have unhealthy cholesterol levels including high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and high triglycerides. This triad of poor lipid counts often occurs in patients with premature coronary heart disease. It is also characteristic of a lipid disorder associated with insulin resistance called atherogenic dyslipidemia, or diabetic dyslipidemia in those patients with diabetes. Learn more about cholesterol abnormalities as they relate to diabetes.
  • Obesity
    Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and has been strongly associated with insulin resistance. Weight loss can improve cardiovascular risk, decrease insulin concentration and increase insulin sensitivity. Obesity and insulin resistance also have been associated with other risk factors, including high blood pressure.
  • Lack of physical activity
    Physical inactivity is another modifiable major risk factor for insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. Exercising and losing weight can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, reduce blood pressure and help reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke.” (Quote from Heart.org website article entitled Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes)

As if the above isn’t enough, diabetics may be faced with the complication of coronary heart disease (CHD), which causes plaque to build up in the coronary arteries. ” Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis (ATH-er-o-skler-O-sis).  Plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces blood flow to your heart muscle. The buildup of plaque also makes it more likely that blood clots will form in your arteries. Blood clots can partially or completely block blood flow. CHD can lead to chest pain or discomfort called angina, irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias, a heart attack or even death.” (Quote taken from the NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute article entitled “What Is Diabetic Heart Disease?”)

If that isn’t enough to shake you out of diabetic complacency, nothing will. Oh, wait a minute. Maybe the next segment will be the big awakener. Because it’s all about how diabetes can actually cause and has caused blindness in thousands of Americans.
But don’t despair. We didn’t call this Part B, “STOP Diabetes!” for nothing. Unlike what most doctors tell you, Diabetes is a curable disease! So keep reading to find out how to Conquer it.
This is One Eye. Over time, Diabetes Can Destroy Both of Your Eyes!
This silent eye destroyer is called Diabetic Eye Disease and the statistics are alarming! “Diabetic retinopathy, when tiny blood vessels inside the retina are damaged by  diabetes, is the most common diabetic eye disease, and is the chief cause of adult blindness in the United States.” (Quote taken from the Health.Us News website article called ” Got Diabetes? Do These Things or You May Go Blind“)
Because diabetes often lurks in the background in millions of Americans who don’t even realize they have it or because once diagnosed, they don’t really understand what a killer it is and how it destroys your kidneys, heart and eyes, Diabetic Eye Disease goes unchecked and unacknowledged until it’s too late. “Symptoms include blurry or double vision, pain or pressure in the eyes, problems seeing out of the corners of the eyes, as well as seeing flashing lights, rings, or dark or floating spots. People with diabetes are also at higher risk for developing cataracts and glaucoma, and at a younger age than those who don’t have diabetes.” (Quote taken from the Health.Us News website article called ”  Got Diabetes? Do These Things or You May Go Blind”)
Diabetic Eye Disease is not a single condition. It’s a group of “of eye conditions that affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma“. (Following quotes taken from the National Institute of Health’s, NIH, National Eye Institute, NEI, website article entitled ” Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease“)
  • Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults. Chronically high blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina, leading to diabetic retinopathy. The retina detects light and converts it to signals sent through the optic nerve to the brain. Diabetic retinopathy can cause blood vessels in the retina to leak fluid or hemorrhage (bleed), distorting vision. In its most advanced stage, new abnormal blood vessels proliferate (increase in number) on the surface of the retina, which can lead to scarring and cell loss in the retina.
  • Diabetic macular edema (DME). A consequence of diabetic retinopathy, DME is swelling in an area of the retina called the macula. DME is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetic retinopathy. About half of all people with diabetic retinopathy will develop DME. Although it is more likely to occur as diabetic retinopathy worsens, DME can happen at any stage of the disease.
  • Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. Adults with diabetes are 2-5 times more likely than those without diabetes to develop cataract. Cataract also tends to develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes.
  • Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve-the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the eye to the brain. Some types of glaucoma are associated with elevated pressure inside the eye. In adults, diabetes nearly doubles the risk of glaucoma.

If you have diabetes or suspect you have it, go to your doctor and get it diagnosed immediately. This is not a disease to ignore or take lightly. It’s a destroyer of one of the most precious senses we have, our eyesight.

And keep reading because type 2 of this disease (see definition below) can be completely cured.

So What is the relationship between Diabetes and Antioxidants?

Most of us are familiar with the word, “Antioxidant” and we pretty much know they are the good guys, but we really don’t understand what it means or what it’s “Anti” about. The prefix, “Anti” means against or opposite of.  So what are “Antioxidants” against? Once again we have to get into the medical nomenclature weeds to answer this question, and the answer will most likely surprise you because “Antioxidants” are against that very important element of life we all depend on-Oxygen.
It seems that “Oxygen is a Jekyll and Hyde element. We need it for critical body functions, such as respiration and immune response, but the element’s dark side is a reactive chemical nature that can damage body cells and tissues. The perpetrators of this “oxidative damage” are various oxygen-containing molecules, most of which are types of free radicals-unstable, highly energized molecules that contain an unpaired electron.”

“Since stable chemical bonds require electron pairs, free radicals generated in the body steal electrons from nearby molecules, damaging vital cell components and body tissues.” Free radicals are like single guys or gals who are always running around trying to snag other people’s partners. “Oxidative damage in the body is akin to rusting of metal, the browning of freshly cut apples, or fats going rancid. Certain substances known as “Antioxidants”, however, can help prevent this kind of damage.” (Quote taken from the Diabetes Self Management website article entitled “Antioxidants“)
It also seems that diabetics are highly susceptible to oxidative damage. “There is substantial evidence that people with diabetes tend to have increased generation of reactive oxygen species, decreased antioxidant protection, and therefore increased oxidative damage. Overall, the evidence indicates that hyperglycemia [blood sugar spikes that occur in diabetics] creates additional oxidative stress, and that measures of oxidative damage are generally increased in people with diabetes. (Quote taken from the Diabetes Self Management website article entitled ” Antioxidants“)
It stands to reason then that taking in more Antioxidants would be very beneficial for diabetics and there are three ways to do that, supplementing them with pills, eating foods high in Antioxidants or doing both. “Antioxidants include dozens of food-based substances you may have heard of before, such as  carotenoids like beta-carotene,  lycopene and vitamin C.” (Quote taken from the Dr. Axe website article entitled ” Top 10 High Antioxidant Foods“)
Carotenoids are distinguished by their orange, yellow and red pigments. They “cannot be synthesized by humans or animals, diet is the only way to get them. There are well over 600 known carotenoids, with beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and astaxanthin being the most common.” (Quote taken from the Global Healing Center website article entitled “What are Carotenoids?”)
Vitamin C is another important Antioxidant. It “is an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. It “helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and is thought to lower cancer risk. High vitamin C foods include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas.”  (Quote taken from the HealthAliciousNess website article entitled  “Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin C”)
Vitamin E is still another important antioxidant. It “helps to prevent  free radical damage to specific fats in the body that are critical for your health. Vitamin E is an important vitamin that is required for the proper function of many organs in the body and is extremely useful in  naturally slowing aging. It is found in many foods including certain oils,  nuts, poultry, eggs, fruits and wheat germ oil. It is also available as a supplement. Vitamin E benefits include treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels; such as chest pains, high blood pressure, and blocked or hardened arteries.” (Quote taken from the Dr. Axe website article entitled ” Vitamin E Benefits, Foods & Side Effects“)
So let’s talk about those side effects for a minute. When you get Vitamin E from food, there are no side effects, but there can be serious side effects due to over supplementation for some people. ”

“Most people will not experience any side effects when taking the recommended dose. But Vitamin E may be unsafe when taken in high doses, especially for people who have conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. If you suffer from these health issues, do not take doses of 400 IU/day or more.”
“Some studies show that taking high doses of vitamin E, which is between 300-800 IU each day, might increase the chance of having a serious stroke called hemorrhagic stroke by 22%. One serious side effect of too much vitamin E is an increased risk of bleeding, especially in the brain.” (Quote taken from the Dr. Axe website article entitled ” Vitamin E Benefits, Foods & Side Effects“)
A discussion of the importance of Antioxidants for diabetics would not be complete without discussing Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). ALA is “a unique, sulfur-containing compound that is made in small amounts in the body but is not obtained from the diet. It neutralizes a variety of reactive oxygen species and can “recycle” vitamins C and E in the body. In people with diabetes, ALA appears to enhance insulin action and blood vessel circulation, protect against diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), and inhibit protein glycation (a reaction between excess glucose and protein that impairs the protein’s function and forms harmful end products in the body). ALA is safe and highly recommended for diabetics. “Seven randomized clinical trials of ALA in people with diabetic neuropathy concluded that short-term (3 weeks) intravenous infusion and long-term (4-7 months) oral consumption of ALA improved symptoms of neuropathy to a clinically meaningful degree while indicating a high safety profile for the drug.” (Quote taken from the Diabetes Self Management website article entitled ” Antioxidants”)

For diabetics, the more Antioxidants the better, which could apply to all of us, but is especially helpful to diabetics due to the fact that hyperglycemia episodes (spiking blood sugar) leaves them more susceptible to oxidative damage than their non-diabetic fellows.

Exercise is the Best Drug of all for Diabetics!

We all benefit from exercise, but for Diabetics, exercise is a panacea. “Not only can it improve blood glucose control-which in itself reduces the risk of  diabetes complications-but research suggests it may combat  heart disease, weight gain, depression, and more.” (Quote taken from the Diabetes Forecast website article entitled ” The Science of Exercise“)
“Glucose is a simple sugar that is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates. As glucose travels through your bloodstream to your cells, it’s called  blood glucose or  blood sugarInsulin is a hormone that moves glucose from your blood into the cells for energy and storage. People with  diabetes have higher-than-normal levels [of glucose] in their blood. Either they don’t have enough  insulin to move it [glucose] through or their cells don’t respond to insulin as well as they should. High blood glucose for a long period of time can damage your kidneys (see our January Newsletter, Part A), eyes and other organs.” (Quote taken from the WebMD website article entitled ” What Is Glucose?“)
Because exercise involves muscle contractions, it has a profound effect on how the body processes glucose. During exercise, your muscles act like a platoon of Pac-Men munching down glucose like candy. “In each cell, muscles store dense packets of glucose, accounting for around 2,000 calories worth of energy throughout the body, according to Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, a professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. [This energy] just stays there unless you contract the muscle.” (Quotes in the remainder of this section taken from the Diabetes Forecast website article entitled ” The Science of Exercise“)
As you exercise, your glucose reserves are depleted and need to be restocked. So the muscle platoon of Pac-Men magically morph in two ways. “They become more sensitive to insulin-a hormone that escorts glucose from the bloodstream into body cells-and they also start to absorb glucose on their own, independently of insulin.” According to Ms. Colgerg-Ochs, “What’s so good about exercise is that even if the muscles are insulin resistant at rest, that’s irrelevant with exercise.” These morphed Pac-Men become like super soldiers that are not insulin resistant during exercise, and the beneficial effects can last “anywhere from two hours to 3 days”. For this reason, Ms. Colberg-Ochs recommends daily exercise for diabetics.
What’s more, if you add resistance training into your routine, exercise can provide additional benefits that help with blood glucose control by building muscle. According to Ronald Sigal, MD, MPH, FRCPC, a professor of medicine, kinesiology, cardiac sciences, and community health at the University of Calgary in Canada, “over the long term, there can be a change in muscle composition that can favor getting glucose into the cells. Also, over time, there are changes in body composition that can help glucose uptake, such as an increase in muscle mass.”
“Every ounce of muscle is a glucose-burning powerhouse, so the more muscle a body has, the better it will be able to control blood glucose levels. “You can only fit a certain amount of [glucose] in muscle, but if you have more muscle, then you can store more,” says Ms. Colberg-Ochs. She goes on to explain that “exercise helps with fat metabolism. One of the responses to training is that muscles can better utilize fat as a fuel. It gets fat out of the bloodstream and anywhere else it shouldn’t be.”

When a diabetic adds aerobic and resistance training to his/her life, they are choosing to be strong super humans that can actually change their body composition in such a way that their “muscles become better at using glucose for their energy needs.” This is a far superior choice than the one that is making Big Pharma rich from the next Diabetes drug with all of its masking of the real problem, side effects and complications.

Here’s the good news. Type 2 Diabetes can be cured! You can be Diabetes Free! Here’s the Book that Promises and Delivers “The End of Diabetes”.  

 
Let’s start by defining the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes:
“Type 1 diabetes is an  autoimmune disease, which means it results from the immune system mistakenly attacking parts of the body. In the case of type 1 diabetes,  the immune system incorrectly targets insulin-producing  beta cells in the pancreas. Nobody knows why this occurs, or how to stop it. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes continue to attack beta cells until the pancreas is incapable of producing insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need to inject themselves with insulin to compensate for the death of their beta cells. Everyone with type 1 diabetes is insulin-dependent.” The Dr. Fuhrman Nutritarian Plan can help Type 1 diabetics, but it can’t cure them. Most Type 1 diabetics contract their disease early in life, and need to deal with it until they die, which is often a shorter life span than non Type 1 diabetics.
“Type 2 diabetes is different. The autoimmune systems of people with type 2 diabetes don’t attack beta cells. Instead, type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body losing its ability to respond to insulin. This is known as  insulin resistance. The body compensates for the ineffectiveness of its insulin by producing more, but it can’t always produce enough. Over time, the strain placed on the beta cells by this level of insulin production can destroy them, diminishing insulin production. People with type 2 diabetes  may need to take insulin injections, usually for one of two main reasons: Low sensitivity to insulin and Beta cell failure.” If Beta cell failure occurs, the Type 2 diabetic has become more like a Type 1 diabetic who is life-dependent on insulin. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs later in life and is referred to as “Adult Onset Diabetes”. Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian “Beans and Greens” Plan can completely cure Type 2 diabetes! That’s something to rejoice and embrace. (Above quotes taken from the Diabetes.co.uk website article entitled “Differences Between Type 1 and Type 1“)
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, this book is your road map to wellness. But the first thing you have to do is be willing to DRASTICALLY CHANGE the way you eat. This book explains why almost 30% of our U.S. population has diagnosed diabetes or undiagnosed (called pre-) diabetes. That translates to almost 30 million people who have already been diagnosed with diabetes and another 8 million people who are in pre-diabetic condition.
Dr. Fuhrman explains what’s wrong with the Standard American Diet, which translates into the absolutely apt acronym, SAD. He leaves no sacred cow (especially the meat and dairy industries’ cows) untouched, and he makes a very convincing case for becoming what he calls a “Nutritarian”. Nutritarians eat not according to customs, taste or habit. They eat according to the number of nutrients per calorie in their food choices, and when it’s all said and done, the most nutrient rich foods are fruits, vegetables and beans. Dr. Fuhrman calls it the “Beans and Greens” Plan, and it’s not a Diet. It’s a life style-a life style that completely cures diabetes.
If you also purchase his “Eat To Live” Cookbook, you’re on the way to learning how to LIVE without animal protein, dairy, oils, white nutrient deficient carbohydrates like white rice, white bread, pasta, potatoes and pizza. These are the high glycemic foods that spike a diabetics blood sugar into a hyperglycemic state with breakneck speed and perpetuate the diabetic’s roller coaster ride of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which over time ends up destroying his/her kidneys, eyes and heart. Remember, diabetes has recently been declared the 3rd leading cause of death next to cancer and heart disease.
This book combo is the cure. No more drugs, no more insulin. No more diabetic roller coaster rides for type 2 diabetics.

Coming in April: Part C, Diabetes:  Identify, Deal With & Conquer
 
Once again, we’re being the guinea pigs and learning how to Be Nutritarians, and we’re going to share our personal stories and favorite recipes right along with our blood glucose numbers.
 
We’ll also get you up to date on the Construction of our new Greenhouse where we will be able to grow much of our Nutritarian fruits and veggies. 

On-Site Aquaponics USA Classes Are Coming Soon!

We’ve added “Classes” to our Menu Bar at the top of every page on our Aquaponics USA website. Right now, the above Announcement is all you will see; but we’ll be posting a fully detailed page soon with Dates, Times, Pricing and Content.

We plan to begin these Classes this summer and would love to have you in attendance. 
In many ways and especially when it comes to Big Food, we are all David of David and Goliath-little men fighting the big, rigged cog controlled by huge corporations that are in bed with government. The fact that almost 30 million Americans have Diabetes is testimony that Goliath is still winning; but the war is far from over because us little people are legion and more and more of us are sharing the truth about the horrible state of our Food System.
Please FORWARD this email to your colleagues, friends and family who have Diabetes or whom you believe may be pre-Diabetic. They need to become aware of the dangers of Diabetes and the importance of healthy eating. We can’t make the changes we need to make without first understanding why the changes are so important. We can save lives and our country with this information.
Thank You for following our Newsletters. We so appreciate your interest in our two cutting edge Aquaponics Companies, Aquaponics USA, LLC and Aquaponics World, LLC. We’ll continue to bring you important information about Aquaponics, our Food and our U.S. Food System, which, right now, is broken and has turned us into subjects of the Big Food Sharks and the Biotechs.
Please help us turn the tables around so we can declare our Food Freedom again and become the healthiest country on the planet instead of the sickest.
To Your Health, Sustainably,

Aquaponics USA/World
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Here Comes Our New Greenhouse! In some ways, this is not our favorite Newsletter that didn’t make it into our Blog. It explains how and why we built our Greenhouse the way we did, but when you see our Jan. 2019 Newsletter, you’ll see our progress has been slow (for many reasons including financial ones).


Aquaponics USA/World
February 2017 Newsletter
#37
Table Of Contents
We are building a variation on a Chinese Solar Greenhouse
Our new Greenhouse is called a Passive Solar Greenhouse
Here’s a step by step description of building our Greenhouse
We are using SolaWrap, one of the best Greenhouse coverings on the market
Constructing the East Wall
Business As Usual
Be sure to read the STEM Education Coalition Newsletter
What’s Coming in March?

A Word From Our Editor, Grace Sylke
We are so happy to share the step by step account of the construction of our new Greenhouse.

Like all of our projects, this one is taking longer and costing more than we expected; but this Greenhouse is going to be a beauty when it’s finished. And it’s going to work great, too.

We’re not actually in the Greenhouse building business; so it took some real planning and research to come up with the design, which in many cases keeps evolving as we move through the process.

This Greenhouse is going to get real interesting once we enter our area of expertise, which is installing the Food Forever™ Micro Farm System within it. Once we get the Micro Farm installed and priced out, we’ll be offering for sale the same System we’re putting into our Greenhouse
on our Aquaponics USA website.

So stay tuned.

QUICK LINKS:

Aquaponics USA

Aquaponics USA Food & Health News

Follow Grace on Instagram at

This is a photo of Oliver, Grace’s husband and business partner, pouring his Agave down the drain after reading our March Newsletter.

Grace is an Aquaponics Entrepreneur, a Food Activist, a Brainwave Neuro-feedback Trainer and a Photographer. Yes, she’s a very busy woman.
She often travels to Sedona, Arizona to conduct Brainwave Neurofeedback Trainings at the

So once she started her Instagram site, it became obvious that her travel Photos needed to play an important role on this fun site.
This explains why one day she’s posting photos of her Vertical Food Forever™ Farm System, and the next day, she’s posting photos of picturesque land/skyscapes. It certainly keeps her Instagram site interesting.
If you’re on a desktop or laptop, just click this
to see what she’s uploaded today!
If you’re mobile, go to Instagram and Follow:
As a Food Activist, Grace is doing her best to create more Food Activists because if we sit around and do nothing, we’ll all die sooner and lead lives of sickness with Big Pharma’s pills flooding our medicine cabinets and Big Foods poison filling our cupboards.

Get Links to all of our 2014 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our first year of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

 
Get Links to all of our 2015 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our second year, 2015, of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

Be sure to get the Ap for the

Catch all 4 Parts of Grace’s Series on the FOOD REVOLUTION! To read her Food Revolution Series in Newsletter format, click on our
and it will guide you to Food Revolution Parts 1-4.
The Aquaponics Digest Magazinefeatures an advanced digital magazine and publishing and marketing platform for the 21st century; and it’s just getting started.
Click on the Link to learn how/where to get the Ap for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices.
Aquaponics Digest Magazine is a must read for any and all Aquaponics enthusiasts.
It features articles by the field’s leaders like:
Sylvia Bernstein
Nate Storey
Susan Friend
Tim Mann
Rebecca Nelson
Colle Davis
Phyllis Davis
Aaron Woolf
Glenn Martinez
and our own
Grace Sylke

Read our Daily Newspaper, the Aquaponics USA Food & Health News
This paper features articles about Aquaponics, our Food System, Health, Healthy Eating and much more.

Aquaponics 101 is here and people are loving it! Get it FREE on our Aquaponics USA website under the Education Menu Bar.
This is some of the best information you’ll ever find about Aquaponics and How to build an Aquaponics System. It’s on our website complete with Quizzes and a Certificate of Completion.

 
We have several Videos on How To Do Aquaponics including two on installing our Food Forever Growing Systems in two schools in Tucson, AZ.

We’ll soon be uploading the Video of the Installation of one of our STEM Food Growing Systems at ExplorOcean in Newport Beach, California.
And an entire new Series of Videos are on the way soon. Watch for them.

Be Sure to Visit our Pinterest Wall
It’s full of Original Pixton Cartoon Art by our Editor, Grace Sylke.

Watch for the new Food Documentary
It’s still in production but coming out soon. It features famous food activists like we discuss in this Newsletter including Jeffery Smith and Vandana Shiva and we’re in it.

Click the Link to Check out the Trailer.

We now have  QUICK KITS!
And they’re all about saving money on one of our Food Forever Growing Systems and saving money to get it shipped!

“You Build A Little,
We Ship A Lot For Less!”

Visit the Ocean Quest Website. Better yet, make an appointment to visit Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest  in person. If you’re a Teacher, bring eager, inquisitive students.
One of our FFGS-20 STEM Food Growing Systems has been installed in their Ocean Literacy Center. Check it out along with other exciting interactive Ocean experiences.

We Are Now Offering STEM Food Growing Systems.
These are fully bundled Food Growing Systems that turn ordinary classrooms into STEM Classrooms, and they come with a 10% Discount!

To purchase a STEM Food Growing System, just scroll to the bottom of our Growing System pages at:

Get the Links to all of our 2016 Newsletters from our
(they are located on the sidebar).
2016 was an amazing year; and we’ve documented it by continuing our 16 Part Series on Obesity In AMERICA! You can catch them all by clicking on our December 2014
December 2015 and
December 2016Newsletters.

Here’s our January 2017 Newsletter in case you missed it.
This is one of the most important Newsletters we’ve written in our Obesity In AMERICA Series because it’s all about the #3 Killer of Americans, Diabetes.

And be sure to watch for our March 2017 Newsletter, which is Part B of this important health topic.
We are postponing the follow up Parts B (and perhaps C) that will further delve into the battle with Diabetes to bring you important updates on our new Greenhouse construction project. Those of you who have been wondering when we were going to get back to Aquaponics will be happy to hear this; and we are overjoyed to see this Greenhouse construction project finally moving forward.

So let’s talk about what we’re building here in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. We  chose the house we bought precisely because it already had the perfect South facing space with a 15 ft. by 75 ft. concrete slab that we could turn into a Greenhouse. The photo below is what this space looked like last summer when we were using it as a patio for eating outdoors and just enjoying our beautiful view. Our cover photo shows patio furniture in the Greenhouse, but that won’t be the case. We brought the furniture inside because we’re expecting a big storm this weekend, February 25, 2017; and now our Greenhouse is water tight (except for the West end).
The open space in the background of this combination photo had a covered roof that kept the sun out during a lot of the day. That will be the actual growing area for all the veggies and fruits we’ll be growing. The space in the foreground is going to be our Fishroom, and we can’t wait to have Tilapia swimming around in their Fish Tanks along side our water filtration system, our sump tank, our heating system and other needed equipment. We placed a photo blow up in the foreground of this picture to show the plastic from Germany that we used to enclose our Greenhouse. It’s multiple layered with an insulating bubble in the middle, and it’s super strong and durable.

We’re sharing a play by play account of how we turned this covered porch into a Greenhouse. This is a pretty standard porch design, and a lot of homes have them so we want to share our project with all of the people who are looking to built Greenhouses as inexpensively as possible. The big plus here is the slab was already in place and the porch FACES SOUTH.

We are building a variation on what is known as a Chinese Solar Greenhouse.
Chinese Solar Greenhouses come in all shapes and sizes, but the bottom line is they are inexpensive to build and very efficient for retaining heat. One of the main features of a Chinese Solar Greenhouse is that only one side is receiving sunlight (preferably the South side) while the North Wall and ends are made of brick. The brick absorbs a lot of heat during the day and can hold that heat, which becomes beneficial at night to heat the Greenhouse. “In northern China, solar passive commercial greenhouses cover over 1.8 million acres. These greenhouses typically use no supplemental lighting, and little or no heating, to produce vegetables from Fall through Spring. It’s a highly evolved and very commercially successful design, and virtually unknown in North America.” (Quote taken from the spinfarming.com website article entitled “Chinese Design for Passive Solar Greenhouse“)

Unlike these Chinese Solar Greenhouses, “The modern glass greenhouse requires massive inputs of energy to grow crops out of season. That’s because each square metre of glass, even if it’s triple glazed, loses ten times as much heat as a wall.” What’s really interesting is that “from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.”

“These crops were grown surrounded by massive ‘fruit walls’, which stored the heat from the sun and released it at night, creating a micro-climate that could increase the temperature by more than 10°C (18°F). Later, greenhouses built against the fruit walls further improved yields from solar energy alone.”
“It was only at the very end of the nineteenth century that the greenhouse turned into a fully glazed and artificially heated building where heat is lost almost instantaneously — the complete opposite of the technology it evolved from.” (Quotes taken from the Low- Tech Magazine website article entitled ” Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600′s”)

This proves that sometimes modern technology isn’t necessarily the best solution to an age-old problem. It just so happens that our Greenhouse in California, even though it was polycarbonate on all four sides, was also a variation on a Chinese Solar Greenhouse because only the South side received sunlight. Once we figured out what was actually going on inside our Greenhouse, we covered the North side with thermal covering to insulate it and help the Greenhouse retain heat.

As part of the R&D we were doing at the time to determine the most efficient way to grow lettuce, our System Designer, Oliver Duffy, designed this 75 degree lettuce wall utilizing 3/4ths of our Greenhouse to put out over 200 heads of quality lettuce a month in 8’x18′ of this Greenhouse.  In the back, we had two Deep Media Grow Beds growing tomatoes. Below is the incredible result we got once we maximized our variation of the Chinese Solar Greenhouse.

Our new Greenhouse is actually called a Passive Solar Greenhouse. 

The North Wall of our Greenhouse is our actual house so that wall is obviously not made of brick. It does have insulation and windows that will be looking into the Greenhouse. We’ve already painted this North Wall bright white; but have decided to also cover it with the same silver insulated covering that we used on our California Greenhouse for added thermal protection, protection of our house wall and light reflection.

In this photo you see Keil Plotczyk our new Aquaponics USA Partner and our Independent Contractor who is an incredible tradesman with multiple skills and Dan Hall (behind Keil) another highly skilled tradesman. Together with lots of input from our System Designer, Oliver, they are building this Greenhouse. Keil and Dan are beginning the construction of the East Wall, which will close the new Fishroom off from the outside.

Here’s a step by step description of how this project is going.   

 
The first thing we had to do was remove the sun roof. You’ll notice that we left the supporting rafters so they would serve to support the Greenhouse covering. Then we trimmed off the eaves of the supporting rafters so the Greenhouse covering could be pulled snugly over them and secured to the front beam. In the top photo, Dan is cutting off the eaves.

Right after completing this part of the project, the whole project went on hold for several days due to a big snow storm. We actually had snow trying to come into our front door because it was piling up on the porch.

Once we dug ourselves out from under the snow, we installed the first sheet of Greenhouse covering.
Seeing that first sheet of Greenhouse covering go up was a milestone accomplishment. It also looked great because this Greenhouse covering called “SolaWrap” is really unique. It comes with plastic strips that hold the 6ft. wide sheets on each side making for a sleek, taut look.

As weather permitted (we had to have snow and wind-free weather) our crew installed the SolaWrap across the front and the roof of our Greenhouse. On the left side of this photo, you can see the first sheet of SolaWrap that was laid on the roof.

The YouTube Video below describes the great features that come with this incredible German product.

  Constructing the East Wall.

Above, you are looking at the outside of the new East Wall, which is now in place. The holes will have louvered windows for air flow through and out of the Greenhouse and Fishroom. This is a solid wall that has not been designed for sunlight as the Fishroom on the other side is a fully enclosed, roofed room.
 

Above is the inside of the new East Wall. It is fully insulated to control both heat and cold climate conditions. Below is the finished inside of this wall still waiting for the trim, the door and those louvered windows.
We are now starting construction of the West Wall.

Because this is the side of the Greenhouse where the sun sets, we get a lot of afternoon light here so this will not be a fully solid wall. The lower 5 ft. will be solid with holes for our two swamp coolers, but the top of this wall will be covered with SolaWrap to allow in light. Come back in March to see how this wall turns out.


For the final shot of our Greenhouse project, here’s a picture of the rain gutter that was recently put in place. It serves a dual purpose. First it catches all the rain we will be dealing with here in the White Mountains as this is Monsoon country, and we get both winter and summer rains. But it also serves to hold down the front overlapping SolaWrap that extends from the roof pieces and wraps over the eaves.

We hope this play by play of our Greenhouse construction project has been helpful for any of you who are ready to start growing your own food and have a porch that can be converted.

While all this Construction is going on, we’re conducting business as usual.

Here’s a truck load of components that will be making up a STEM Food Growing System for Ms. Marcy Lane Harris’ Intermediate Math Class in the Duncan Unified School District of Arizona.
Marcy was able to save the money it costs to ship one of our STEM Food Growing Systems by picking it up herself.

Below is a photo of the 18 Wheeler that very carefully backed all the way up to our workshop to pick up a STEM Food Growing System that went to Pennsylvania recently.

STEM Teachers, be sure to check out the STEM Education Coalition Newsletter and Website.

“The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.” (Quote taken from the STEM Education website About Page entitled Our Purpose) This Newsletter comes out every Monday.

And this next Monday, February 27th, our first article under the Title “We Send Schools of Fish to Schools!” will be appearing in their Newsletter about our STEM Food Growing Systems. We’ve written an exclusive 3-Part Series for the STEM Education Coalition Newsletter featuring three schools that are running our STEM Food Growing Systems. These are fascinating, motivating and heart-warming stories about what’s happening in schools that have STEM Food Growing Systems.

Part 2 of the Series comes out  March 6th, and Part 3 of the Series comes out March 13th. We can’t wait to share these stories with Teachers across the country.

   
Now Back to Aquaponics!

You can follow the progress of our new Greenhouse Construction in every Newsletter from here until this project is complete. It’s going to get real interesting when we install our Food Forever™ Micro Farm.  

On-Site Aquaponics USA Classes Are Coming Soon!

We’ve added “Classes” to our Menu Bar at the top of every page. Right now, the above Announcement is all you will see; but we’ll be posting a fully detailed page soon with Dates, Times Pricing and Content.

We plan to begin these Classes this summer and would love to have you in attendance. 

In many ways and especially when it comes to Big Food, we are all David of David and Goliath–little men fighting the big, rigged cog controlled by huge corporations that are in bed with government. The best thing we can do to fight this behemoth is to learn to GROW OUR OWN FOOD!
Please FORWARD this email to your colleagues, friends and family whom you believe may be ready to become more Food Independent.
Thank You for following our Newsletters. We so appreciate your interest in our two cutting edge Aquaponics Companies, Aquaponics USA, LLC and Aquaponics World, LLC. We’ll continue to bring you important information about Aquaponics, our Food and our U.S. Food System, which, right now, is broken and has turned us into subjects of the Big Food Sharks and the Biotechs.
Please help us turn the tables around so we can declare our Food Freedom again and become the healthiest country on the planet instead of the sickest.

Sustainably,

Aquaponics USA/World
Get Your 10% Discount

On A Food Forever™
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DIABETES Part A Identify, Deal With & Conquer: This is one of the most important Newsletters we’ve written (sorry it didn’t make it to the Blog sooner). It’s about conquering the #3 Killer of Americans, DIABETES!


Aquaponics USA/World
January 2017 Newsletter
#36
Table Of Contents
What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
What do Doctors prescribe for Diabetes?
You Have to DEAL WITH your Diabetes!
You Need to Monitor Your Blood Glucose!
The Best Smart Diabetes Monitor
How Is Kidney Disease related to Diabetes?
Building our new Greenhouse
What’s Coming in February?

A Word From Our Editor, Grace Sylke
Nothing like sending out our January Newsletter on the last day of the month.

But believe me, it’s worth the wait as it’s about one of the most devastating health crisis on our planet today, Diabetes.

As usual, I thought I’d be able to cover this important health topic in one Newsletter. NOT!

Diabetes is a complicated, multi-faceted disease; and I’m so glad we’re addressing it here in our Obesity In AMERICA Series because it’s affecting nearly 30 million people in the US and 171 million people worldwide.

Also, it’s recently been discovered to be the 3rd biggest killer of Americans next to heart disease and cancer. In fact, researchers are discovering that heart disease is “intimately” connected to Diabetes. More on that in Part B in February.

If you’re over weight, you may have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes and not even know it. That’s one of the dangers of this disease–it can hide.

Let’s uncover this killer and CONQUER it together!

QUICK LINKS:

Aquaponics USA

Aquaponics USA Food & Health News

Follow Grace on Instagram at

This is a photo of Oliver, Grace’s husband and business partner, pouring his Agave down the drain after reading our March Newsletter.

Grace is an Aquaponics Entrepreneur, a Food Activist, a Brainwave Neuro-feedback Trainer and a Photographer. Yes, she’s a very busy woman.
She often travels to Sedona, Arizona to conduct Brainwave Neurofeedback Trainings at the

So once she started her Instagram site, it became obvious that her travel Photos needed to play an important role on this fun site.
This explains why one day she’s posting photos of her Vertical Food Forever™ Farm System, and the next day, she’s posting photos of picturesque land/skyscapes. It certainly keeps her Instagram site interesting.
If you’re on a desktop or laptop, just click this
to see what she’s uploaded today!
If you’re mobile, go to Instagram and Follow:
As a Food Activist, Grace is doing her best to create more Food Activists because if we sit around and do nothing, we’ll all die sooner and lead lives of sickness with Big Pharma’s pills flooding our medicine cabinets and Big Foods poison filling our cupboards.

Get Links to all of our 2014 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our first year of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

 
Get Links to all of our 2015 Newsletters from our
Here they all are in one place. Our second year, 2015, of Newsletters full of incredible information about Aquaponics and our Food System.

Be sure to get the Ap for the

Catch all 4 Parts of Grace’s Series on the FOOD REVOLUTION! To read her Food Revolution Series in Newsletter format, click on our
and it will guide you to Food Revolution Parts 1-4.
The Aquaponics Digest Magazinefeatures an advanced digital magazine and publishing and marketing platform for the 21st century; and it’s just getting started.
Click on the Link to learn how/where to get the Ap for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices.
Aquaponics Digest Magazine is a must read for any and all Aquaponics enthusiasts.
It features articles by the field’s leaders like:
Sylvia Bernstein
Nate Storey
Susan Friend
Tim Mann
Rebecca Nelson
Colle Davis
Phyllis Davis
Aaron Woolf
Glenn Martinez
and our own
Grace Sylke

Read our Daily Newspaper, the Aquaponics USA Food & Health News
This paper features articles about Aquaponics, our Food System, Health, Healthy Eating and much more.

Aquaponics 101 is here and people are loving it! Get it FREE on our Aquaponics USA website under the Education Menu Bar.
This is some of the best information you’ll ever find about Aquaponics and How to build an Aquaponics System. It’s on our website complete with Quizzes and a Certificate of Completion.

 
We have several Videos on How To Do Aquaponics including two on installing our Food Forever Growing Systems in two schools in Tucson, AZ.

We’ll soon be uploading the Video of the Installation of one of our STEM Food Growing Systems at ExplorOcean in Newport Beach, California.
And an entire new Series of Videos are on the way soon. Watch for them.

Be Sure to Visit our Pinterest Wall
It’s full of Original Pixton Cartoon Art by our Editor, Grace Sylke.

Watch for the new Food Documentary
It’s still in production but coming out soon. It features famous food activists like we discuss in this Newsletter including Jeffery Smith and Vandana Shiva and we’re in it.

Click the Link to Check out the Trailer.

We now have  QUICK KITS!
And they’re all about saving money on one of our Food Forever Growing Systems and saving money to get it shipped!

“You Build A Little,
We Ship A Lot For Less!”

Visit the

E xplorOcean

Website. Better yet, make an appointment to visit ExplorOcean in person. If you’re a Teacher, bring eager, inquisitive students.

One of our FFGS-20 STEM Food Growing Systems has been installed in their Ocean Literacy Center. Check it out along with other exciting interactive Ocean experiences.

We Are Now Offering STEM Food Growing Systems.
These are fully bundled Food Growing Systems that turn ordinary classrooms into STEM Classrooms, and they come with a 10% Discount!

To purchase a STEM Food Growing System, just scroll to the bottom of our Growing System pages at:

Get the Links to all of our 2016 Newsletters from our
(they are located on the sidebar).
2016 was an amazing year; and we’ve documented it by continuing our 16 Part Series on Obesity In AMERICA! You can catch them all by clicking on our December 2014
December 2015 and
December 2016Newsletters.
This is War! And Diabetes is the Enemy. It must be identified, dealt with and then conquered! This 2-Part Newsletter is about how to wage this battle, and it is Part 17 of our Series on Obesity In AMERICA!

 
Let’s start at the beginning and answer the obvious question: What Is Diabetes? The following Video will give you a good concept of what goes on in the body when the enemy, Diabetes, invades it. Don’t let our terminology confuse you, Diabetes isn’t a germ or a bad bug that actually invades the body. It’s a condition that arises in the body as a result of insulin resistance.

The above Video is a visual explanation of what Diabetes is and what the symptoms are. The Video below is a verbal explanation of  Diabetes by Dr. Sarah Hallberg, who claims that Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed and “the solution is simpler than you might think” in her Tedx Talk at Purdue University.
 

 

What are the symptoms of Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes? 

 

One of the most devastating facts about diabetes is that you can have it and not know it, or you can be what is called Pre-Diabetic and not know that. The above graph describes what the symptoms of diabetes are, and there are a lot of them. So to make sure you get the message, we’re going to spell them out here:

1.  You’re always hungry
2.  You’re always thirsty
3.  You’re experiencing dizziness
4.  You’re experiencing unexplained weight loss or weight gain
5.  You’re experiencing frequent urination
6.  You’re experiencing numbness and/or tingling in your hands and/or feet
7.  You’re experiencing skin problems or wounds that heal slowly or not at all
8.  You’re experiencing a loss of libido and/or sexual dysfunction
9.  You’re experiencing blurry vision
10. You’re experiencing grumpiness and anger
11. You’re experiencing high blood pressure
12. You’re experiencing high blood sugar measurements
13. You’re experiencing extreme fatigue

What happens when a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes!

Unlike Dr. Sarah Hallberg in her Tedx talk above, most doctors prescribe a drug for their diabetic patients. This is because most doctors have had very little training in nutrition and because we are a pharmaceutical controlled country where Big Pharma has a lot of influence. Big Pharma also charges more for their drugs in the U.S. than anywhere in the world so diabetes is a big money maker for Big Pharma. Unfortunately, the thought of reversing diabetes with nutrition and exercise doesn’t really play a role in Big Pharma’s world or in the thinking of most doctors.

We’ve spent some time researching how much money Big Pharma rakes in every year, but surprisingly, this appears to be a well-kept secret with specific data that stopped at 2002. Apparently, Big Pharma’s profits got so huge after 2002, the drug companies decided to keep that information to themselves. “The combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion) [in 2002]. Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself.” (Quote taken from the Want To Know.info website article entitled “The Truth About the Drug Companies“) Take special note that we are talking profits here. Profits that remain after costs of R&D, production and manufacturing, lobbying Congress and Marketing to the public and doctors.

So, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of drugs prescribed for diabetes. The chart below describes the frightening story of diabetes in the U.S.

You can’t just ignore a Diabetes diagnosis!  

Once you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you really can’t just ignore it. The above info-graph tells you why. One of the biggest problems with diabetes is that the myriad symptoms actually can be ignored because they don’t stop you in your tracks. Rather, they just seem to slow you down until they’ve gone on so long that they become lethal, and your doctor tells you that you’re about to be quite literally stopped in your tracks because he’s going to have to amputate your foot or your leg. So whatever you do, don’t ignore this disease! If you’re not going to drastically change your diet and start a consistent exercise program, at least start taking one of the many diabetic drugs that are on the market. Or do both. This isn’t a disease to mess around with. How ironic that we’d be recommending drugs! But, hey, it’s better than a stroke, kidney failure or amputation.

There are 136 different drugs that have been created to fight diabetes. You can find the entire list  and links to User Reviews over at the WebMD site under ” Drugs & Medications Search” specified for Type 2 Diabetes.

At the top of the list is Metformin, which is the drug that doctors most often prescribe. “In 2012, [after many studies that started in 1927] diabetes experts in the USA and Europe declared that metformin is the drug of first choice for all patients with type 2 diabetes.” (Quote taken from the News-Medical.net website article entitled ” Metformin History“)  The active ingredient in Metformin, galegine or isoamylene guanidine, came from the French Lilac and was first discovered in “medieval times, [when it] was used in folklore medicine to relieve the frequent urination accompanying the disease that is today known as diabetes mellitus, [Type 2 diabetes]. The plant was also given as a medicine in plague epidemics to promote perspiration of the affected individuals, and has been widely used to stimulate lactation in cows. Still, the plant was too toxic for widespread agricultural use.”

“Early clinical experience with galegine sulphate was described by Muller and Reinwein in 1927. They experimented with self-administration of a 109 mg of galegine sulphate, after which blood glucose levels were followed for 25 hours. They subsequently expanded the study on other healthy individuals, and finally on patients with diabetes. In all three subjects, a hypoglycaemic effect [lowering of blood sugar] was noted (mild in the normoglycaemic subjects, but significant in diabetic patients).”

By 1957, another Type 2 diabetes drug by a similar name, Phenformin, was being manufactured and aggressively marketed by the Ciba-Geigy transnational pharmaceutical company at the same time as Metformin was in trials in Paris where it “showed adverse gastrointestinal effects”.  A small French pharmaceutical company started manufacturing Metformin about the time that Phenformin was causing lactic acidosis in greater and greater numbers.

“Lactic acidosis is a type of acidosis that occurs when the blood becomes too acidic due to the presence of excess lactic acid in the body. Blood pH is tightly controlled because even slight changes in your pH can have severe effects on many organs. Normally, your blood is slightly basic, or alkaline. Acidosis occurs when the blood becomes more acidic than normal. Medical conditions that can cause lactic acidosis include severe infections, kidney or liver disease, respiratory disease, heart disease, seizures, shock, cancer, severe anemia, and diabetes. Although rare, lactic acidosis can occasionally occur with metformin, a diabetes medication, and nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), medications used to treat HIV and AIDS. Lactic acidosis can be a serious condition leading to life-threatening complications such as shock. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for serious symptoms, such as profuse sweating, bluish coloration of the lips and nails, chest pain, cold and clammy skin, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, weakness, decreased or absent urine output, sweating, unusual anxiety, confusion, or unconsciousness.” (Quotes in this paragraph have been taken from the Health Grades website article entitled ” What is Lactic Acidosis?“)

Phenformin started killing people as it was causing lactic acidosis; and in 1977, it was removed from the market in the U.S. as well as many other countries. “The Australian Drug Evaluation Committee recommended severe restrictions on both phenformin and metformin, not taking into account the different pharmacokinetics of the two drugs. Phenformin is metabolised by the liver and can accumulate in the patients with certain genetic disorders, while metformin is excreted renally and only rarely results in lactic acidosis cases or death in patients who overdose or have an advanced renal failure.”

“In 1995, the benefits of metformin were rediscovered. Many studies were performed, and among them the most influential has been the UK Prospective Diabetes Study. It was a randomized, multicenter clinical trial that followed 3867 patients over 10 years. Independently of blood glucose control, metformin reduced the risks of myocardial infarction and mortality of all causes.”

Again, let us emphasize, if you’re not going to make drastic dietary changes or if you’re only going to make minor dietary changes; and if you’re not going to exercise consistently, or if you’re only going to exercise inconsistently, we recommend you follow your doctor’s orders and at least TAKE METFORMIN!  Or make the drastic dietary changes and exercise AND take Metformin. You have to decide how to deal with diabetes, but whatever you do, DEAL WITH IT!

Here’s one thing that DEAL WITH IT means!
You have to take responsibility for tracking your Blood Glucose Levels and should be doing this daily. In order to track your Blood Glucose Levels, you need to know what the numbers mean.

First you need to know when the best time is to take your first blood glucose level reading and that’s before breakfast. That reading tells you what your blood glucose level is after fasting all night while sleeping. Taking measurements after eating food could also be helpful as those measurements would let you know just how much certain foods are affecting your blood glucose levels. Those after eating measurements could help you kick certain foods that contain too much sugar and too many carbs that consistently spike your blood glucose levels.

Us Americans don’t use the same measuring metrics as other countries and blood glucose levels are no exception.  “In the U.S., blood sugars are measured by weight in milligrams per deciliter, abbreviated as mg/dL. Most everyone else uses millimole per liter, abbreviated mmol. If you are in the U.S., look at the big numbers, most everyone else looks at the small numbers.”
“In a person without diabetes, [before a meal] blood sugars tend to stay between 70 and 100 mg/dL (3.8 and 5.5 mmol). After a meal, blood sugars can rise up to 140 mg/dL or 7.8 mmol. It will typically fall back into the normal range within two hours.” (Quote taken from the Diabetes Daily website article entitled “Is My Blood Sugar Normal?“)

“In a person with diabetes, the story is much more complex: [It seems Diabetics make drastic swings from]:
Low Blood Sugars (Hypoglycemia).  When blood sugars drop below this level, you may start feeling hunger, shakiness, or racing of the heart. Your body is starved for sugar (glucose). This is below 70 mg/dL or below 3.8 mmol.
Normal Blood Sugar. In this range, the body is functioning normally. In someone without diabetes, the vast majority of the time is spent in the lower half of this range. This is 70 mg/dL to 140 mg/dL or 3.8 mmol to 7.7 mmol.
Elevated Blood Sugars. In this range, the body can function relatively normally. However, extended periods of time in this zone put you at risk for long-term complications. This is 140 mg/dL to 180 mg/dL or 7.7 mmol to 10 mmol.
High Blood Sugars. At this range, the kidney is unable to reabsorb all of the glucose in your blood and you begin to spill glucose in your urine. Your body may begin to turn to fat for energy and release ketones in your urine. (You can purchase strips to test your urine for ketones. Contact your doctor immediately if you have ketones in your urine.) This is above 180 mg/dL or above 10 mmol.”
(Quote taken from the Diabetes Daily website article entitled ” Is My Blood Sugar Normal?“)
We’ve all heard of Diabetic Comas. They happen when there have been “prolonged blood sugar extremes – blood sugar that’s either too high or too low for too long – may cause various conditions, all of which can lead to a diabetic coma.”
“If your blood sugar level tops 600 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 33.3 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), the condition is known as diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome.”
“When your blood sugar gets this high, your blood becomes thick and syrupy. The excess sugar passes from your blood into your urine, which triggers a filtering process that draws tremendous amounts of fluid from your body.”

“Left untreated, diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome can cause life-threatening dehydration and a diabetic coma. Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome is most common in middle-aged and older adults who have type 2 diabetes.” (Quotes taken from the Mayo Clinic website article entitled ” Diabetic coma”)

This is why taking responsibility for monitoring your blood glucose levels is very important. Below, we are sharing a smart, quick and easy way to monitor your blood glucose levels using your smart phone and the Dario Blood Glucose Management System.

This is the Dario, a Simplified Blood Glucose Management System
that works with your Smart Phone.

The Dario is so small it can fit in a pocket right next to your Smart Phone. We’re not getting a kick-back for selling Darios. We just see how convenient and effective this meter can be because it’s a multi-functional device that:

1. Embeds the lancing device, the meter and the strips into one pocket-sized, all in one device.
2. Automatically keeps a record of your entire diabetes history. You can monitor your progress by easily accessing your logbook, time-line and charts at the tap of a button.
3. Allows you to share your progress with family members or your health care provider.
4. Has a built in emergency hypo alert feature that sends a text message to up to four people with your blood glucose level plus a link to where you are using your smartphone’s GPS coordinates.
5. Will do the carbohydrate counting for you with a database of nearly 500,000 food items.
6. Also includes a database with activities ranging from walking, biking, golfing, skiing, running and more so you can track your exercise. You can also track and tag your moods indicating if you’re tired or stressed just to name a couple.

The Dario can make measuring your Blood Glucose levels so simple that you want to do it often, which is how you DEAL WITH IT!

If  you don’t have a smart phone or if  you’re not interested in this high tech way of monitoring your diabetes, there are lots of other devices you can purchase to track your blood glucose levels. Just get some device that will do the job and start using it today. Below is a Video of how easy it is to use the Dario.

Now We’re Going to Scare you into Action.

Our precious kidneys are so important that we’ve been gifted with two of them just in case we lose one. And, yes, humans can live with only one kidney. “But unlike the case with most other organs, we are born with an overabundant–or overengineered–kidney capacity. Indeed, a single kidney with only 75 percent of its functional capacity can sustain life very well.” (Quote taken from the Scientific American website article entitled “How can you live without one of your kidneys?“)

Your kidneys are part of the renal system and have many functions which includes “regulating blood pressure, producing red blood cells, activating vitamin D and producing some glucose. Most evidently, however, the kidneys filter body fluids via the bloodstream to regulate and optimize their amount, composition, pH and osmotic pressure. Excess water, electrolytes, nitrogen and other wastes get excreted as urine. These functions maintain and optimize the ‘milieu interieur’ (internal environment) of the body–the fluids in which our cells live. Life is incompatible with a lack of kidney function.” (Quote taken from the Scientific American website article entitled ” How can youlive without one of your kidneys?”)

Diabetes destroys your kidneys! Let us repeat this just in case you didn’t get it–DIABETES DESTROYS YOUR KIDNEYS! And it doesn’t do it one kidney at a time. It destroys both of your kidneys. This is called Diabetic Nephropathy. It is “a serious kidney-related complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is also called diabetic kidney disease. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease.40%! That isn’t a statistic to mess with.

“Diabetic Nephropathy affects the ability of your kidneys to do their usual work of removing waste products and extra fluid from your body. The best way to prevent or delay Diabetic Nephropathy is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and treating your diabetes and high blood pressure.”

“Over many years, the condition slowly damages your kidneys’ delicate filtering system. Early treatment may prevent or slow disease progression and reduce the chance of complications.
Your kidney disease may progress to kidney failure, also called end-stage kidney disease. Kidney failure is a life-threatening condition. At this stage your treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant.” (Above quotes taken from the Mayo Clinic website article entitled ” Diabetic Nephropathy“)

“Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) is the driving force for the development of diabetic nephropathy. It is well known that hyperglycemia increases the production of free radicals resulting in oxidative stress. While increases in oxidative stress have been shown to contribute to the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy, the mechanisms by which this occurs are still being investigated. Historically, diabetes was not thought to be an immune disease; however, there is increasing evidence supporting a role for inflammation in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.” (Quote taken from the BioPortfolio website article entitled ” Relationship between Oxidative Stress and Infammatory Cytokines in Diabetic Nephropathy“)

Diabetes got even scarier when a recent study done by the University of Pennsylvania showed that diabetes “is killing three times more people than previously thought”. This means that diabetes “is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Experts believe our current statistics are skewed by our tendency to wrongly attribute diabetes deaths to other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease or kidney disease, which stem from diabetes.”

Then there’s this frightening statistic based on a well-known nationally representative database, the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES). This study offered “a hemoglobin A1c measure, an objective biomarker indicating whether a person met diabetes criteria without needing that person’s account of having such a diagnosis. It also captured those who didn’t know they had the disease. The data showed that people with diabetes have about 90 percent higher death rates than people without diabetes. The researchers also found that diabetes as the ‘underlying cause of death’ had been grossly under-reported, giving the disease itself less weight as a major contributor to mortality patterns in the U.S.” (Above three quotes taken from the Daily Mail website article entitled ” Diabetes causes 3 times more deaths than previously thought–making it the third biggest killer in the US“)

Watch the video below about how Diabetes causes the complication called Renal Failure!

Have we scared you enough to see your doctor if you suspect you have diabetes? Have we scared you enough to implement the diet, exercise and drug program your doctor has prescribed? You just can’t mess around with this disease. You have to DEAL WITH IT!  And there’s so much more. Don’t miss Part B of this important information about the third biggest killer in America, DIABETES!

And now, on the brighter side. Our new Arizona Greenhouse is now very WHITE!

You can follow the progress of our new Greenhouse in every Newsletter from here forward. What you’re looking at above is what was an existing covered porch. We tore off the roof (just in time for a snow storm. See the image on the right) added a few extra studs in the front and painted everything bright glossy white for the most reflection of light. We’ll soon be covering the Greenhouse with state of the art Diffusing Greenhouse plastic that will cause the light on the inside to be bounced all over everywhere.

See our progress in our February Newsletter.  

In many ways and especially when it comes to Big Food, we are all David of David and Goliath–little men fighting the big, rigged cog controlled by huge corporations that are in bed with government. The fact that almost 30 million Americans have Diabetes is testimony that Goliath is still winning; but the war is far from over because us little people are legion and more and more of us are sharing the truth about the horrible state of our Food System.

Please FORWARD this email to your colleagues, friends and family who have Diabetes or whom you believe may be pre-Diabetic. They need to become aware of the dangers of Diabetes and the importance of healthy eating. We can’t make the changes we need to make without first understanding why the changes are so important. We can save lives and our country with this information.
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