Please Help Support This Blog

You need a break. Enjoy.

I pay $3-12 to license many of the photos and diagrams here. I won’t steal someone else’s intellectual property.

Have you noticed how some blogs just fizzle out? No new posts for a year, then they’re gone?

One reason is that it costs money to maintain them. For instance, I pay WordPress $30/year to keep them from posting advertisements that would interfere with your reading pleasure. I also turn down many offers from advertisers who will pay me for access to my audience.

The biggest “cost” of the blog is my time that it takes to write posts.

I hope you find my writing worthwhile and interesting. You’ll find information here, at no cost, that should improve your health and longevity. What’s that worth?

If you’d like to support the blog, the best way is to buy one of my books, or recommend one to your friends or relatives. You may well be interested in the Paleobetic Diet book. The second best way is to post a review of the book at Even a brief one.

I’d be grateful for your support. Your continued readership is also encouraging to me.

Steve Parker, M.D.


6 responses to “Please Help Support This Blog

  1. Steve – I just did that for my kindle. Thanks for all you do. I find your blog helpful and informative…from a newly diagnosed T2 diabetic.

  2. Wishing you luck in the dog-eat-dog blogging world.
    Have you ever seen this: Frauchiger MT, Wenk C, Colombani PC. Effects of acute chromium supplementation on postprandial metabolism in healthy young men. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004;23(4):351-357.

    Chromium (Cr) potentiates the action of insulin in the cell and
    improves glucose tolerance after long-term supplementation.


    We hypothesized that Cr may also have acute effects and might be
    beneficial in lowering the glycemic index of a meal.


    We studied the effects of short-term Cr supplementation using a
    randomized crossover design. Thirteen apparently healthy, non-smoking
    young men of normal body mass index performed three trials each
    separated by one week. Test meals, providing 75 g of available
    carbohydrates, consisted of white bread with added Cr (400 or 800
    microg as Cr picolinate) or placebo.


    After addition of 400 and 800 microg Cr incremental area under the
    curve (AUC) for capillary glucose was 23% (p = 0.053) and 20% (p =
    0.054), respectively, lower than after the white bread meal. These
    differences reached significance if the subjects were divided into
    responders (n = 10) and non-responders (n = 3). For the responders AUC
    after 400 and 800 microg Cr was reduced by 36% and 30%, respectively
    (Placebo 175 +/- 22, Cr400 111 +/- 14 (p < 0.01), Cr800 122 +/- 15
    mmol. min/L (p < 0.01)). Glycemia was unchanged after addition of Cr in
    the non-responders. Responders and non-responders differed
    significantly in their nutrient intake and eating pattern, and total
    serum iron concentration tended to be lower in the responder group (p =


    Acute chromium supplementation showed an effect on postprandial glucose
    metabolism in most but not all subjects. The response to Cr may be
    influenced by dietary patterns.

    • Jim, that looks familiar. Unfortunately, in the real world of T2 diabetics and pre diabetics, chromium supplementation has been disappointing. I think a search at would confirm that.

  3. I probably should have added that this is relevant to the paleobetic crowd because it is a way to replenish muscle glycogen when eating long-term low-carb so that “physiological insulin resistance” doesn’t make your muscles feel weak.

  4. I should have clarified that you don’t need the bread or other carbs, the muscles make glycogen from blood glucose at mealtime in response to the chromium’s insulin sensitivation.
    I tried it and it really works.