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Are you trying to avoid medications? Nutrition and lifestyle upgrades can often help.

Sep 30, 2020

I am not a licensed medical professional and I am not trained in the use of pharmaceuticals as a tool in caring for the human body, so I can not and do not advise on the issue of whether or not to use medications.

However, what I can do is help you navigate the possibility of improving the conditions in your body so that medications are no longer advised by your doctor. 

If a doctor is advising, for example,

  • metformin to balance blood sugar
  • statins because they are seeing high...
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Blood Sugar: What's Normal, What's not.

Sep 15, 2020

Let's compare what it feels like to live in a healthy, balanced body that is not burdened by sugar dysfunctions, compared to a body that is out of balance with sugar.

Upon Waking: A healthy person with healthy blood sugar systems will arise in the morning feeling rested and with plenty of energy to start their day. In contrast, a person with dysregulated blood sugar will arise NOT feeling rested and will have difficulty waking up. 

Breakfast: A person with balanced BS...

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What is low blood sugar? What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?

Sep 01, 2020

Many people experience both low and high blood sugar swings with a tendency to spend more time either high or low. If you have a tendency towards LOW blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, you may experience any or all of these symptoms:

  • Slow starter in the morning, hard to wake up

  • Hangry, irritable, shakey, fatigued and anxious between

    meals

  • Improved energy and function after meals 

  • Mood swings.

  • Energy dips or plummets around 3–4 pm

  • Sugar cravings in the afternoon and...

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Late night, wrapped in a blanket at Walmart, buying snacks? Let's talk low blood sugar!

Aug 15, 2020

We've all been here. Haven't we?

It's bedtime. We know it is. But we can't sleep. We feel an uncontrollable, urgent need to gorge on sugary or carb-heavy snacks before we can even consider sleeping. 

If you, like so many people, find yourself in this situation, it is NOT that you don't have willpower. It's also not just a harmless little binge. It's an indication that you have big blood sugar issues. It's your body telling you that it needs something. It  needs your...

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Are you a carboholic? Does everything seem stressful and hard? How to identify a sugar imbalance.

Aug 01, 2020

There are many obvious symptoms that are indications that your blood sugar handling systems are in need of a tune-up. Let's look deeper and see if sugar or carbs are disrupting your health and happiness. 

  • Are you a carbohalic or hopelessly beholden to sugar cravings?
  • Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or diabetes?
  • Do you get shaky and angry if you miss a meal?
  • Do your energy levels and your mood fluctuate dramatically?
  • Do you prefer sugary or...
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Why synthetic clothes make us stink: What's with the skin microbiome?

Jul 15, 2020

Synthetic T-shirts make us smell bad. Here's why.

It seems like we start to smell bad just moments after putting on a polyester shirt. This does not happen with a cotton T-shirt so what's going on? More importantly, is the odor something we should be worried about as health conscious people? 

It turns out, polyester actually promotes growth of one type of bacteria that causes the smell! Whoah! It's not US that smells bad, it's the bacteria!

"The bacteria that flourish on...

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I'm doing everything my doctor tells me to do. Isn't that enough? Isn't that all that can be done?

Jul 01, 2020

No. No. Resounding no!

One of the biggest, most dangerous myths in modern society is that doctors know everything about everything when it comes to caring for our bodies and brains. 

Like every profession, doctors have a zone of genius and it does not extend to everything needed to care for ourselves. It does not extend to nutrition. It does not extend to root cause analysis. it does not generally even extend to overcoming and recovering from chronic disease or chronic symptoms. 

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A society's food system should make the people and the ecosystems healthy and full of life! Why aren't we doing it?

Jun 15, 2020
 
I don't think it's too much to ask for an American food system that supports human health and ecosystem health. I'm not suggesting that we eliminate all junk food, all sweets, all processed food. But I am saying that the overwhelming purpose of a food system (that is by the way heavily subsidized by the federal government) should be to support the health of the people.
 
What I see every day is that my clients struggle to navigate a toxic malnourishing food system. They struggle...
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Top 5 Foods

Jul 15, 2019

There is a dangerous trend in the world of food and health blogging. It’s the one where there’s a grabby headline claiming a certain food is the magic cure for some disease or symptom. 

Headlines I’ve seen include things like “Top 8 Superfoods that Heal Your Entire Body,” and “17 Superfoods that Heal Disease”, and “16 Foods to Cure Common Illnesses”, and “The 5 Best Foods for Your Heart.” These are real headlines. The...

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