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Intermittent Fasting

Why WHEN we eat matters. We know that insulin is secreted every time we eat, and that a higher carb meal results in more insulin being produced Lower insulin levels are great for weight loss, but also have a powerful effect on many chronic diseases, especially type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure! NOTE:  If …

Why does WHAT we eat matter?

Can’t we just control our calories? Calories are a man-made measure of the energy contained in our food.  Our bodies have no idea what a calorie is, they manage energy through an intricate combination of hormones and energy production pathways. The biggest player in hormones for energy storage is insulin.  Insulin enables our bodies to …

Salt

Though it seems to go against much of the “limit salt” advice we hear these days, sufficient salt and other electrolytes are essential for our bodies to function well. When we are eating a higher carbohydrate diet our bodies hang on to water. To store 1g of carbohydrate as glycogen, 3g of water are needed …

Incidence of diabetes in USA - 2014

What happened?

I’m sure we’ve all seen these infographics, progressively darker colors indicating a growing epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. It’s easy to look at these graphics and feel like there’s no alternative, that for some unknown reason we’re just getting fatter and sicker. But there is hope, really! Let me explain. No, there is …

Yo-yo No More

So, I’m not at my goal weight, yet. Honestly not sure what my goal weight should be, but probably somewhere around what I weighed starting high school well over 30 years ago. Why am I still so enthusiastic about living a low insulin lifestyle, including a low carb (keto) way of eating and intermittent fasting? …

Should Type 2 Diabetics go keto?

I think the short answer is, “Yes!”. But why? What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal. Unlike Type 1 Diabetes where a lack of insulin from the pancreas is the cause of high blood sugars, in Type 2 Diabetes insulin levels are generally …

Curious about Keto?

 Is it just the latest trendy diet with big promises of quick weight loss? Is it safe? Do I need to buy a bunch of powders and bars to “do keto” right?I love this video from Dr. Ken Berry, answering all these questions and more.

How’s your iron?

Now that you’ve yawned involuntarily 😉Let’s talk IRON Deficiency! Exciting, I know.First let me say that I am not offering medical advice here, just giving a heads up about something that I just learned that I think more people (especially women) need to know about.It is absolutely possible to have an iron deficiency that is causing …