What is Insulin Resistance?

A happy pancreas makes insulin, and this is a good thing, because insulin is the key that unlocks our cells and helps them absorb nutrients. Also, when blood sugar is high, it’s the job of insulin to lower it to a safe level. But when the pancreas is constantly called upon to release insulin toContinue reading “What is Insulin Resistance?”

Cancer: A Metabolic Disease With Metabolic Solutions?

Cancer growth and progression can be managed following a whole-body transition from fermentable metabolites, primarily glucose and glutamine, to respiratory metabolites, primarily ketone bodies. This transition will reduce tumor vascularity and inflammation while enhancing tumor cell death. Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried

Hot Chocolate Brownies

In the days when I ate wheat flour and sugar I baked and ate The Best Brownies Ever. I coated them in chocolate cream frosting. Delicious! I have missed those brownies, until now. I recently made brownies that are so good that I don’t wish for the old days. I call them Hot Chocolate BrowniesContinue reading “Hot Chocolate Brownies”

11 potential health benefits of chocolate

Cacao is the source of chocolate and there is evidence to suggest that cacao is the most super Super Fruit. Decreased blood pressure Increased HDL and decreased LDL Decreased risk of heart disease Decreased cortisol and adrenaline Decreased risk of certain cancers Decreased insulin Decreased risk of strokes Better mood and increased serotonin Increased physicalContinue reading “11 potential health benefits of chocolate”

Heart disease linked to undiagnosed diabetes

In the 1970’s, Dr. Joseph R. Kraft developed and validated the earliest and best test for diabetes. His research links the majority of modern heart disease to undiagnosed diabetes.

What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is the condition of running your body on ketones (fat fuel). A ketogenic diet puts the body into a state of ketosis. Ketones are enzymes that provide fat to power our cells instead of sugar. To get into ketosis one must lower their carbohydrate consumption. When carbohydrates are lowered, insulin, a powerful hormone producedContinue reading “What is Ketosis?”

What is Insulin?

The insulin I am referring to is the hormone made in the pancreas; not the injected insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas; and it is the main anabolic (building) hormone in the body. Insulin controls the change of food (carbohydrates, fats and protein) to energy by supporting the absorption of glucose (sugar)Continue reading “What is Insulin?”

Your New Year’s Resolution

Did you promise yourself or someone else that 2022 would be THE year to get rid of your belly fat? I salute your resolve to do something good for your health! Don’t let anything stand in your way! When it comes to life changing decisions, you got to be ALL IN! And if you wantContinue reading “Your New Year’s Resolution”