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My Diabetes Confession

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On Sunday, June 17, 2018 I gave a talk at the ATX Alive potluck meeting titled, "My Type-1 Diabetes Confession". The talk was to tell my story about how I discovered the Whole Foods Plant-Based Low-Fat Oil-Free diet. I thought I would share the text of that talk here: My Type-1 Diabetes Confession Everyone in this roo...
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Century Challenge

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I, Ken Thomas, hereby presents the Century Challenge to one and all. What is the Century Challenge? The Century Challenge is adopting the effort in pursuit of the goal of arriving at your 100th birthday with independent vitality. ​ Requirements for Winning the Century Challenge Upon your 100th birthday, you must: Be i...
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Sean Carney
What an wonderful challenge. You are going to have to make it to 106 or so I think it order to cheer me on as I blow out the candl... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:05
Ken Thomas
Thanks, Sean! Yep, I guess on my 100th birthday, I will have to submit another challenge! See you there!
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:56
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Cancer Simplified

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Sometimes In life, the most epiphany level revelations are simply a matter of connecting the dots of knowledge you already have. This blog is to share the education learned from our experience with Callie's Cancer . As with most subjects, after connecting the dots of complexities, the essence of the subject becomes vi...
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Deborah
I'm so glad you are part of this community Ken. I really appreciate your contributions. Regarding feeding a carnivore an herbace... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:22
Ken Thomas
Hi Deborah, Thank you for that contribution. What we have learned, with Callie, is that it takes a lot more food volume than her b... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:22
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3 Steps to Making Type-1 Diabetes a Health Advantage!

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Type-1 Diabetes can be a debilitating disease - OR, it can be used as a tool for elevating health and vitality. In my experimental studies of Type-1 diabetes, striving to survive it, I eventually discovered something quite remarkable. Using Type-1 Diabetes as a tool means that I didn't just survive the disease; I actu...
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Callie's Cancer Part 3

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Obviously, a blog about a house cat is hardly appropriate for a site dedicated to human health, but I feel that Callie's story is indeed significant to the human side of cancer. This post is Part 3 of Callie's Cancer blog that was posted on Monday, 22 August 2016 and of Part 2 that was posted on Wednesday, 25 January ...
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Sean Carney
Thank you Ken for keeping us updated on Callie. Quite the story. Quite the experience. Great read. :-)
Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:12
Marky Yvanovich
I enjoyed reading all three of Callie's blog entries. Very thought provoking, to be sure. Who would have even thought that a pla... Read More
Monday, 19 June 2017 12:34
Sean Carney
You can sure say that again. Amazing that the cats have been benefited. Years ago I ready the story of "Little Tyke" who was a lio... Read More
Monday, 19 June 2017 17:43
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Food Gossip: False Facts in the Food World

Food Gossip: False Facts in the Food World
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Hello everyone! It's been awhile. I've been happily assisting many people from all over the world to transition to a whole foods plant-based diet. I consider it a significant privilege & honour to be able to do so. In the process of providing research-based info to folks about this way of eating,...
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Insulin Sync

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In a football game, a receiver must be in sync with the passed ball to catch it. In baseball, the batter's bat must be in sync with the pitched ball. In your car, you want the brakes to be in sync with the brake petal. All of the musicians in a symphony...
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Chris Dove
Thank You Ken! I was eagerly waiting for that follow up. Once this is understood, it makes total sense! This piece reminds me of a... Read More
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:50
Ken Thomas
Thanks Chris,I appreciate your comment. I would have posted it earlier, but work and life sometimes gets in the way. Ken... Read More
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:48
Chris Dove
Perhaps the sugar swings that are viewed as normal are responsible for the "Glycemic Index" and the demonizing of carbohydrates.
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 20:29
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Does Insulin Make You Fat?

Does Insulin Make You Fat?
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Have you heard the one where the question is asked, "Do these clothes make me look fat?" And the reply is; "No... the fat makes you look fat." It is often promoted, by many doctors, nutritionists and other professionals that insulin is responsible for loading fat into our cells. For the past...
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Chris Dove
If consuming too much refined carbohydrate causes an overload of insulin that ultimately drives the glucose level too low which ca... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2017 13:26
Ken Thomas
Chris, Excellent question! Actually, that is the subject of a blog that I am currently working on. But, to answer your question ... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2017 16:08
Sean Carney
Very Interesting Ken. And, Thanks Chris for asking such interesting questions.
Monday, 27 February 2017 16:22
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Callie's Cancer Part 2

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This post is Part 2 of Callie's Cancer blog that was posted on Monday, 22 August 2016. Please see it here . As a recap; our beloved 14-year-old feline friend and companion, Callie, began a health decline several years ago. As her health decline accelerated, we feared she was dying of cancer...
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Sean Carney
Ken,Thank you once again for updating us about your cat's cancer. If I did not know you, and your cat, I would have a difficult t... Read More
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:37
Linda Carney MD
Oh this is such wonderful news about Callie's improvement. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and her photo with us. ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:56
Chris Dove
What type of vegan diet did you feed her? Was it a dry commercial food or was it home made?
Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:44
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No Spare Parts

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For much of human's history of biological knowledge, the appendix has been considered an organ without a purpose. If you Google, " Appendix Function ", the first explanation is, " The function of the appendix is unknown. " It is deemed a vestigial structure. There are, however, numerous theories. One theory, that...
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Sean Carney
I love the theory. You may be on to something here! Sean
Friday, 13 January 2017 19:23
Chris Dove
I like the theory, however,as a 30 year plant-based eater, I do see undigested kernels pass. And I do possess an appendix. Either... Read More
Saturday, 14 January 2017 17:52
Sean Carney
There was somebody else who commented on Facebook that she thought the other issue might be that some of us don't chew our corn en... Read More
Saturday, 14 January 2017 18:57
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Spud Fit!

Spud Fit!
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Andrew Taylor has done an amazing thing. Through research and taking matters into his own hands, he found a win, win ... win way to break food addiction. And, he has even created the Spud Fit website to share his multiple wins with everyone. I am very impressed with his clear, logical...
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Counting Calories

Counting Calories
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I used to believe that one's weight was a simple matter of calories in verses calories out and that calories are calories regardless of source. However, over the years of Type-1 diabetes testing, logging and analyzing, I have learned that it is not that simple. A major lesson learned is that carbohydrate...
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