9.23.15

How Integrative Medicine Can Transform Diabetes Management… With Supplements? Okay, Not Just Supplements | Tonya Cameron, RN | Real Life Diabetes Podcast 10

Tonya Cameron, Real Life Diabetes Podcast 10 Diabetes Daily Grind

Welcome to the 10th episode of Real Life Diabetes Podcast with guest Tonya Cameron – She’s a dear friend and mentor of Amber’s from her days of slinging pasta and chatting at Joe’s Taverna in Norman, OK. Tonya is a full time registered nurse, certified mirco-pigmentologist, lover of all things flora and fauna and a professional student according to her mother. Passionately devoted to a healthy lifestyle, her value in an Integrative Medicine Clinic is unquestioned. This gal can talk kale smoothies, load an IV, or give a botox injection while blowing your mind with her wealth of knowledge and opinions on all things health transformation. She’s the perfect DDG guest!

 

SHOW NOTES

Podcast #4 – 405 Craft Beer

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Integrative Medical Treatment – diet, supplements, IVs, adjunct therapy, amino acid complex

Dr. Rothwell, M.D.

Supplement Recommendations:

Human beings are similar, but not the same. – Tonya

We are a #walkingscienceproject. It’s up to you to determine what’s best for your body.

American Lifestyle

  • Eating dead food
  • Sugar Addiction
  • Macronutrients
  • Glycemic Index – The glycemic index, or GI, measures how a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood glucose. – American Diabetes Association 

Recommended Reading: 

Tonya embodies health – she shares a few thoughts. 

  • Knowledge is Power
  • Have conversations with farmers about the process
  • No one is a super hero, just do your best.  

Glucose Tablets – Must HAVE.

Glucose Tablet

The Power of Food

Amber: What would you tell someone who is interested in upping their game at the grocery store?

Tonya:

  • Check out what’s in season
  • Load up on nutrient foods
    • You’ve done your research…
  • Diversity in your food choices

Ryan plugs a few of his favorite foodie/lifestyle books:

  • Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman: Really though, a must-read. Powerfully motivating if you’re a need to know the facts kind of person.
  • Eat & Run by Scott Jurek: For the ultrarunner in all of us… or some of us, it strikes a vegan cord.
  • The Engine 2 Diet: If a firefighter can spark a health movement, we all can. No offense firefighters.
  • Meat Is For Pussies: It’s time to man up… whatever than means these days.
  • Thrive: A How To Guide To Do Endurance Stuff In The Healthiest Way Imaginable

Supplements:

  • Chromium
    • Love to hear from T1D’s who have used this supplement
  • Omega 3
  • Vitamin D3
  • Carniscence
  • Kyolic – aged garlic
  • Bitter Melon Extract – Here’s some very non-conclusive research supporting a possible fat oxidation function

* Goal of supplement use: Prevent complications, limit inflammation and increase blood flow.

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