Deschutes Public Library News
Be Well Series Stops in Sisters
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/16/2007
According to Dr. Janice Blumer, DO, the glycemic index is not just for diabetics. It is a tool that everyone can successfully use to achieve better health. Learn about the glycemic index at the October Be Well series presentation at the Sisters Public Library on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Simply put, the glycemic index (or GI) is a way for us to understand how foods are metabolized in our system. Carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream, have a low glycemic index. A lower glycemic response is often thought to equate to a lower insulin demand, better long-term blood glucose control and a reduction in blood lipids. Blumer states that the GI can be used to balance out meals in a practical way.
Dr. Blumer holds a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. “Osteopathy treats the entire person rather than simply treating symptoms,” says Blumer, who opened Vital Link Osteopathic Health Center in Redmond four years ago. Before moving to Central Oregon ten years ago, she competed her residency training in family practice at Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH. She also holds a degree in homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 312-1032.