What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is gaining popularity among dieters and those seeking to improve energy levels,  metabolism and brain function.  About 5 or 6 years ago, a visit to Tibet resulted in the development of the new recipe for coffee; Dave Asprey created the coffee with “upgraded” coffee beans with lower amounts of mycotoxins.  Mycotoxins are toxicContinue reading “What is Bulletproof Coffee?”

Diet? Energy Deficit? LCHF?

As many experts have claimed, energy deficits will contribute to weight loss, but historically, patients opt to discontinue the “diet” even after being somewhat successful.  Maintaining a total lifestyle change is required to avoid re-gaining the weight or succumbing to some health condition, i.e. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, etc.  Dr. Eric Westman from Duke University hasContinue reading “Diet? Energy Deficit? LCHF?”

Where did the low-fat dogma originate?

So, what started the low-fat craze?  Having been in graduate school to become a family nurse practitioner, we learned to follow the “guidelines” about cholesterol. If a patient comes to us with high cholesterol, we are to implement “lifestyle” interventions. We were told to institute a low fat diet and prescribe statins (cholesterol lowering medications)Continue reading “Where did the low-fat dogma originate?”

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar…. Everywhere Sugar……

So, how’s it going?  Have you been working on your food diary?  Did you take your measurements and photos? Which bulletproof coffee or tea recipe did you find?  What labels have you been reading?  What labels have shocked you?  Today’s blog entry centers around the nutrition labels on commercial foods. I hope you have begunContinue reading “Sugar, Sugar, Sugar…. Everywhere Sugar……”

Get Started – Add Fats: We aren’t taking foods away…. YET!

As nurses, one of our best attributes is helping people learn; we love to teach people how to take better care of themselves.  Hospital nurses spend hours providing discharge education; home health nurses thrive on sharing that one little secret tip that gives homebound patients a brighter day.  Clinic nurses have reams and reams ofContinue reading “Get Started – Add Fats: We aren’t taking foods away…. YET!”