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The Effects of Diet on Dysglycemia

Laura Knoff, B.Sc., Certified Nutrition Educator, Nutrition Consultant Certification
Final Project • October 1, 2000

Dysglycemia is the inability of the body to regulate blood glucose. Diseases of dysglycemia include diabetes, types 1 and 2, hypoglycemia and Syndrome X, and dysglycemia is implicated in numerous other degenerative diseases. Approximately 4.5% of the population suffers from diabetes and the incidence is rising at approximately 6% per year. The standard American diet is high in refined fats and refined carbohydrates, and is woefully deficient in the nutrients necessary to regulate blood glucose. My hypothesis is that a protocol consisting of a whole foods diet including herbs, along with moderate exercise and stress reduction, will lead to normal blood glucose regulation. Four clients were counseled for up to 2 years and results tracked. This research shows that this protocol helps to regulate blood sugar.

Vanquishing The Yeast Within: The Role of Nutrition in Overcoming Candidiasis 

Laura Knoff, B.Sc. N.E.  

Candida is a yeast-like fungus that can be found almost everywhere. Chronic candidiasis is the name given to the inflammation caused by the overgrowth of yeast.  Symptoms can include fatigue, intestinal, neurological and allergic reactions and are sometimes subjective.  The wide range of seemingly unrelated symptoms can be very confusing to patients and doctors alike.  Major causes of candida overgrowth are the abuse of antibiotics, stress in all its forms, and a diet high in refined carbohydrates.  Recovery requires a whole foods diet, antifungal herbs, lifestyle changes, immune system and liver support, detoxification, and a sympathetic health care provider. 

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Safe Fish

Laura Knoff, B.Sc. C.N.C. 

Offshore | Nearshore | Freshwater | AVOID | Sources

Offshore > 3miles from U.S. coastline

Pacific halibut—Alaska (least polluted)
Yellowfin tuna—Hawaii - line caught
Ocean perch
Skipjack tuna
Mahi Mahi
Albacore tuna

Nearshore  < 3miles from U.S. coastline (back)

Salmon—California/Alaska—wild-caught only
Striped bass—frequently tainted with PCBs due to their migratory habits
Bluefish—frequently tainted with PCBs due to their migratory habits 

Freshwater (frequently farmed—not recommended) (back)

Yellow perch
Freshwater bass
White perch
Brook trout
Rainbow trout
Catfish—bottom feeder
Carp—bottom feeder
Lake whitefish
Lake trout (most polluted)

AVOID these over-fished types of seafood: (back)

Bluefin tuna, caviar, Chilean sea bass, Atlantic cod, lingcod, monk fish, orange roughy, Pacific halibut, rock cod/pacific red snapper, butterfish, farmed salmon, shark, sea scallops, shrimp/prawns, swordfish.


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