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 […]

Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls

Y’all know I don’t write, publish, or encourage many sweet recipes, or substitutes for high carb treats because they tend to trigger increased cravings and poor eating choices for many. It’s honestly best to avoid these kinds of foods most of the time. However, I do understand the need to occasionally have a low carb […]

Breaking Down the Thyroid Basics

As you may know, many diabetics also have to deal with hypothyroidism, a condition where low levels of thyroid hormones cause a myriad of symptoms, including fatigue, cold hands/feet, waking up with a headache that resolves on its own in a few hours, mood swings, feeling depressed, thinning hair or even balding, rough patches of […]

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 […]

Berberine – Worth It or Mythical Unicorn?

Metformin has been the first-line treatment drug for many years for people with a Type 2 Diabetes (DM2) diagnosis; over recent years, it is becoming common to use it “off-label” for a variety of metabolic syndrome symptoms as well, including weight loss, polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS), and insulin resistance (IR) as calculated by the Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) method. However, studies continue to show that significant  numbers […]

Top 10 Advanced Keto Secrets

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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?

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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 […]

Metformin – The Good, The Bad, & the Useful

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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 […]

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 […]

Avocado Fries

Avocados Butter Melt 2 tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat. Halve avocados and remove pit. Slice each half into 4 slices. Place in skillet. Allow to brown and then turn each piece. Allow to brown. Turn heat off and remove from skillet. Serve.