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?”

Connecting the dots… How Chronic Diseases Manifest

Oftentimes, a patient will come in or post on Facebook that new symptoms have occurred and evaluation is now needed. Today’s blog article will discuss some of the most common symptoms that bring patients in for diagnosis and treatment.  We’re going to give 2 fictitious patients a run through a visit with me:  Dick andContinue reading “Connecting the dots… How Chronic Diseases Manifest”

Teresa Reversed Her Diabetes!

  I am VERY honored to introduce y’all to a very special friend of mine.  I have known Teresa since our children were in kindergarten together, about 25  years ago.  She recently reached out to KetoNurses, looking for something different.  Here is her story in her words.   My name is Teresa, and I live in rural Mississippi. Continue reading “Teresa Reversed Her Diabetes!”

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 contributingContinue reading “Fiber – Useful or Harmful?”

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 theContinue reading “What is Vitamin D & Why Do I Need It?”

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 “peasContinue reading “The Chaos Within”

Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Attacks? Is fat bad for me?

For the past 50+ years, many agencies and experts have recommended a low fat, low cholesterol diet to manage diabetes, heart disease, and just overall good health.  However, much of this advice began as one man, Ancel Keys, decided that fat “must” be the cause of heart attacks.  More information on Keys’ influence can beContinue reading “Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Attacks? Is fat bad for me?”