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  numbersContinue reading “Berberine – Worth It or Mythical Unicorn?”

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 ourContinue reading “Top 10 Advanced Keto Secrets”

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 toContinue reading “Why Won’t My Glucose Fall?”

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 leastContinue reading “Do you check your glucose?”

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 glucoseContinue reading “Metformin – The Good, The Bad, & the Useful”

Keto Cauli-Taters

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 stick of butter, softened 3-4 ounces of cream cheese 1 cup grated white cheddar 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 cup (or less) heavy cream ( optional) Salt & pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease or butter casserole dish. Place chopped cauliflower into microwaveableContinue reading “Keto Cauli-Taters”

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 themContinue reading “Reversing Dementia IS Possible”

One Person at a Time – We CAN Change the World

  It is truly a shame that mainstream medical providers, highly trained and well-educated professionals, continue to encourage hundreds of grams of carbohydrate intake on a daily basis when simple logic shows that the approach is not helping to reduce elevated glucose, decrease weight, lower blood pressure, or improve health in any form at all.Continue reading “One Person at a Time – We CAN Change the World”

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 developmentContinue reading “Just What is Ketosis?”

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 powderContinue reading “Keto Pepper Poppers”

Do the Math – Calculate Your Macro Goals

I use the simplest keto calculator available, using IDEAL body weight NOT current body weight – as many calculators do. First, determine your ideal weight. There are many ranges and charts available, but I use the simplest version from nursing school many years ago. We use ideal weight because we want to lose weight orContinue reading “Do the Math – Calculate Your Macro Goals”

Our Beginnings…

About 5 years ago, I attended a workshop led by a doctor of osteopathy, or DO, who had been in family practice for years.  Over the years, his practice became mostly one dealing with very high risk patients, like those with heart attacks, strokes, obesity, poorly controlled diabetes, and hypertension.  During his presentation, he relayedContinue reading “Our Beginnings…”