Protein 101

Various reports over the past 10-12 years indicate that Americans do not consume adequate protein, as a general rule.  Although SOME studies DO indicate that we have faithfully followed all the Standard American Dietary advice to reduce fat intake and processed meats, it appears that we still are poorly nourished overall.  Data from the NHANES […]

Keto Shepherd’s Pie

1-1.5 lbs of ground beef 1/2 chopped onion 5-6 chopped, small sweet peppers 3 tsp minced garlic Allspice Salt & pepper to taste 1.5 cups leftover cauli-mash 1 can string beans 1/2 – 2/3 cup grated cheeses of choice Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef in skillet. Sprinkle lightly with allspice once all meat […]

Discipline & Consequences 

I realize many of our followers aren’t religious or Christians, but I am, & as such, one of my goals is to share what’s on my heart from time to time. If you aren’t of faith, feel free to scroll on by. But for those of you who are, God laid this message on my […]

Grain-Free Fake Ziti

After seeing an awesome segment on “Rachael”, I wanted to try making a low carb & grain-free Ziti. So I began with her simple recipe and tweaked it a bit.  Full of vitamins, nutrition, & healthy fats, it was an amazing dish to finish out the holidays with a bit of convenience and delicious twist […]

Fiber – Useful or Harmful?

Fiber has been encouraged for many years in the hopes that it would improve gastrointestinal motility, and many products have been sold advocating such use. Fiber has been recommended by all sorts of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, nutritionists and therapists. Is fiber truly helpful, though? Recent independent studies indicate fiber may be contributing […]

What is Vitamin D & Why Do I Need It?

Vitamin D is called a vitamin; it’s often called a hormone. It’s often called a vitamin that acts like a hormone.  So, which is it?  It’s actually all of the above.  Vitamin D is a fat-soluble agent with a chemical structure similar to a steroid.  Which makes sense, as Vitamin D is one of the […]

How Do I Eat LCHF?

One of the most common questions I am asked is, “well, what do you eat if you’re not eating carbs?” The answer seems easy, but I find that explaining it can be quite tricky and complex for a lot of the people with whom I share LCHF (low carb high fat) information. First, let’s start […]

The Chaos Within

In the last article, we discussed the 3 processes that the body uses to metabolize, utilize, and store glucose. In this article, we will discuss several conditions that occur when those processes become overwhelmed and organs are unable to keep up with their usual functions. First of all, if you haven’t read my “peas and […]

First time on a Radio Show

Here is the link to a podcast; I was honored to be a guest on the Rural Routes Radio Show. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/trent69050/episodes/2017-03-16T05_47_55-07_00

How did I get fat? How did I get diabetes?  How did I get so unhealthy?

My daddy used to love my mama’s peas and cornbread, but watching him eat them was quite fun. Mama usually prepared his plate and took it to his recliner, where he ate on a TV tray while watching the news. Inevitably, he would finish off his cornbread first and still have peas on his plate. […]