Healthy Brain
Why Stress Clouds Brain Function and Memory
Mental Clarity and Brain Function
Immune System
Avoiding the Agony of Colds and Infection
Internal Cleansing
Why Cleansing Is Important
Your Internal Environment
Healthy Liver for Life
Part I: Natural System Hailed As Intervention for Pre-Diabetes
Part II: The Importance of Exercise
Part III: Eating Right
Part IV: Nutrition & Supplements
Weight Control
10 Ways to Control Appetite & Beat Hunger


Whole grain bread doesn't just taste better - it's better for you!



Home juicers can also help you increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables.







Organically and locally grown produce can further boost your nutritional makeover.



To add a little flavor to your water, soak slices of lemon or cucumber in a pitcher for about an hour, then serve.


Klee Irwin's Natural At-Home Program for Pre-Diabetes Intervention

Part III: Eating Right

Fruits and vegetables are naturally low on the glycemic index.Lori also made health-affirming changes in her diet, which included choosing foods (especially carbohydrates) according to the Glycemic Index Chart, a tool Klee Irwin methodically uses in conjunction with his nutritional plans. This chart lists foods according to their "sugariness" and how quickly the sugars in specific foods are absorbed into the blood. High-glycemic index foods are rapidly transformed into sugar and flood your body with extra glucose, while low-glycemic index foods are digested and converted slowly, explains Klee Irwin. Regarding the carb content of foods, the glycemic index is about the quality of the carbohydrates, not the quantity.  Klee Irwin highly recommends usage of the Glycemic Index Chart for all meal planning.

Increasing the amount of fresh vegetables, whole grains and fruit in your diet is an easy and effective way to reduce your risk of diabetes.Klee Irwin has found studies suggest that choosing low-glycemic foods instead of high-glycemic foods lowers the risk of pre-diabetes for men and women of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds. Vegetables, whole grains and many kinds of fresh fruits have a low glycemic score and are associated with a lower risk of pre-diabetes as well as full-blown diabetes. Klee Irwin prefers to use this guideline for his own personal diet.  Moreover, fiber not only lowers the glycemic load from food, but may also help the pancreas secrete insulin more evenly. In fact, clinical studies show that just consuming more fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, whether or not you reduce calories and carbs, may shrink your waistline (Liese et al, 2005). On the other hand, "white" foods like bread, rice and potatoes as well as sugary breakfast cereals, cakes, pies, cookies, doughnuts and pastries almost always increase risk. Fried foods continuously have a high GI level score, and in no way lower the risk of pre-diabetes (Baxter, Coyne & McClintock, 2006).

"Choosing low-glycemic index foods also can help you lose nearly 10% of your body weight (over a period of just a few months), even if you make no other changes to your lifestyle," says Klee Irwin. In one study, 100% of all the participants agreed that choosing low-glycemic foods made "dieting" unnecessary for weight loss and blood-sugar control (Burani & Longo, 2006)


To Learn More:

> See Part IV : Klee Irwin's Featured Natural System
for Pre-Diabetes Intervention


* Actual name(s) have been changed to protect confidentiality.
For references see Part IV.