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?”

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”

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”

Measures of “Improving Health”

Recently, another health care provider mocked my use of the phrase, “improving the health of my patients”, saying that it’s vague and not measurable. Her comments gave me pause, because the goal of every nurse I’ve ever met has been to help people improve their health. Ask any nurse why he or she became aContinue reading “Measures of “Improving Health””

Tips & Tricks to Master LCHF 

Sometimes life impacts our food choices and our intake of processed foods increases, although they may be higher in fat or lower carb. Many times, I get messages, asking for our “approval” to consume off-plan foods like keto breads and ice creams. While some of these foods’ ingredients may be included on the LCHF foodContinue reading “Tips & Tricks to Master LCHF “

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?”

Fats Got a Bad Rap…

For the past 50 years or so, we’ve all been taught that fats are unhealthy for us; we believed these “experts” because they seemed to be honest and respectable scientists and doctors.  However, most of these experts had very strong personalities and pushed their way to the forefront of nutrition advisory councils, various dietary boards,Continue reading “Fats Got a Bad Rap…”

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?”

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…”