Iodine Essentials 101

Metabolic dysfunction has become a challenge for many patients these days; with 2/3 of Americans overweight, and about half with insulin resistance, it seems none of us have very healthy metabolism anymore.  Included in metabolic dysfunction is hypothyroidism, and unfortunately, mainstream medical professionals tend to only offer a shrug and a pill, sending patients out […]

Metabolic Dysfunction

Dealing with metabolic dysfunction can seem overwhelming at first glance, or even after years of the struggle.  Information on the web can be confusing and downright contradictory.  Mainstream medicine offers little support and education regarding steps to take to improve health, and many functional/holistic professionals have their own “personal perspective” often founded in a variety […]

Top 10 Advanced Keto Secrets

Recently, I’ve answered a variety of questions about ketogenic eating and thought I might address some of them here in one blog article. One of the most common issues I’m asked to address is the impact of exercise on glucose.  The answer for each person is different, because each of us is unique, and our […]

Why Won’t My Glucose Fall?

I get questions all the time about elevated glucose readings even after eating low carb for several weeks. This article will discuss more details about the physiology and glucose readings. When beginning a low carb nutrition plan, it is important to monitor glucose readings before and after eating to understand exactly what is happening to […]

Do you check your glucose?

For any of you who have never checked your glucose, maybe it’s worth a try. It is truly the only way to know how food directly impacts glucose. Use a glucometer to check and monitor your glucose level. They can be purchased over the counter. For inexpensive ones, ask your local pharmacy about the least […]

Metformin – The Good, The Bad, & the Useful

Many people with diabetes, gestational diabetes, insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and/or metabolic syndrome (MetS) are taking metformin, a drug that has been around for about 60 years. It is one of the oldest and safest medications used in the management of diabetes. Most people who take this medicine believe that it lowers glucose […]

Reversing Dementia IS Possible

This is the story of a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. His words. His experiences. And they are amazing! “I joined this group (a FB group) to help my mother who is 69 years old, has had type 2 diabetes for about twenty years now and has developed many complications although none of them […]

Just What is Ketosis?

I often get the question, “what is keto?” Sometimes, I hear, “keto’s dangerous.”  Various myths surround the word “keto” and ketogenic eating.  So, I thought I’d address some of these common myths and tell you the real truth about keto. Ketogenic diets were first used therapeutically in the early twentieth century; prior to the development […]

Keto Pepper Poppers

Just in time for the big game, we have a delicious low carb finger food to add to the table! 12 jalapeños, seeded and halved 8 ounces of softened cream cheese 3 tbsp. sour cream 1/2 cup grated cheese (any type or combo) 2 tsp minced garlic (More can be used) 1/2 tsp onion powder […]

Creamy Keto Soup

This recipe is a great base for most any type of creamed soup you enjoy. I used frozen spinach in my batch, but sautéed Brussels sprouts,  mushrooms, or asparagus would work just fine instead. Creamy Keto Soup 32 oz heavy cream 1 1/2 cup water or broth 6 oz cream cheese 1 cup shredded white […]