Everything in moderation, even moderation!

Greetings and may this blog post find you in great health with your Medicare coverage working properly as we await March Madness and college basketball to begin🏀.

My favorite sports cartoon of all time had this caption, and I paraphrase, “hang your hopes and fading dreams on your favorite athletic teams.”

It’s a cold, rainy Friday afternoon here in Britain. I’m here in our son’s kitchen, working on the newsletter and STILL waiting for the dang plumber… two days after he promised to come, grrr. Life’s the same everywhere, right?

Karl working on Medicare plans for the people.

Thank you Rick in Colorado for sharing this important email he received from Medicare regarding Advantage plans.

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment information for Medicare recipients.

Are you having issues, questions, or do you need to shop? Book a time on my calendar or give me a call.  I’m here to help so you can ignore the illegal Medicare Telemarketing Scammer Dogs 😊!

Scam Alert for senior citizens in the USA.

If everything is working, you’re good👍. If you aren’t happy 😠👎😤

Well, you better call Karl📞(don’t call Saul).

Last week, I shared info on the importance of upping your protein 🍗 as we age. Lack of protein can cause some very solvable problems (read about them here).

This week …

Nicholas looking a castle in England.

It’s all about reducing blood sugar 🍩🍦🍪🍭🍰.

Nicholas stuck in the wall.

Now before you disappear (Nicholas seen here climbing into Ely Cathedral’s 800 year old octagon tower 🏰) … hold on!

“It’s an accepted fact that people with Type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.” Some health care practitioners are beginning to consider Alzheimer’s to be Type 3 diabetes. So, anything we can do to lower blood sugar is probably a good thing.

Ely Cathedral in England.

Yes, diet is absolutely important, staying away from added sugar and refined foods will definitely improve metabolic fitness, we already know that, but…

Karl and Nicholas in a cathedral of Medicare.

There are lots of other things we can do to lower blood sugar. It’s not an all or nothing situation.

As dad always said, seen here with mom on their wedding day 65 years ago on the 28th: “Everything in moderation, even moderation💡!”

Karl's mom and dad.

Miraculously, my brother Rob was born six months after this picture, hmmm 👶.

But I digress, let’s get back to the simple things we can do to reduce blood sugar.

Beautiful scenery that reminds us that "everything in moderation, even moderation."

Moderate exercise (this is my morning 2.5 mile walk to Mindenhall for coffee and a chat with the locals) three times a week for thirty minutes, over 8 weeks will improve metabolic fitness and improve insulin resistance.

One study showed that even “single session of low intensity exercise will increase insulin sensitivity.”

Cute dog having breakfast in UK.

Just be sure to skip the whipped cream at Starbucks, though I love that UK Starbucks welcome weiner dogs inside❤️.

Our Plato back home would be totally jealous. He’s such an underprivileged dog!

Plato relaxing back in Colorado.

Other things you can do, and they all come from this fantastic article (thanks Gray):

• Get more sleep
Reduce stress (see pic of Plato above if you need a role model)
Consume protein and fat first and then eat carbs
Add vinegar to your diet
Eat more cinnamon
Don’t drink lots of water with your meal

Don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged. Pick one thing and add it, let me know if it helps. Send a picture celebrating your success, or what gives you joy.

What’s my joy? Airman Nicholas just got home from his base, shockingly, the plumber didn’t show. Oh well!

Please remember our soldiers and keep them in your hearts, it’s a crazy world out there!

Airman Nicholas in England.

In the meantime, keep squeezing the juice out of life and look for ways to help others!

Medicare questions or problems?

Book a time on my calendar or email Gray, Gray@theBig65.com.

If family or friends need help… referrals are the lifeblood of my business.

Let us know what’s going on and please send pictures :).


Karl Bruns-Kyler
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Karl Bruns-Kyler is a Medicare insurance broker and independent Medicare agent licensed to help Medicare recipients in thirty states around the country, including:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina

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