The Superfood List You’ve Never Heard Of

A superfood is trendy term for a food that has dense and concentrated amounts of unique vitamins or minerals and has a unique positive effect on the human physiology. It’s that simple.   The word “superfood” gets thrown around regularly anyone “discovers” some new plant or exotic berry from some undiscovered corner of the world.   True superfoods are not unique to geography or culture and the emphasis is on the nutrient types in these foods. These nutrients were valued by the Inuit as … [Read more...]

How do I know if I am insulin resistant?

This is a very common question when I review blood work.  I will find symptoms of sugar handling problems, both in the blood and in the behavior, and I am quickly told that their doctor didn't think it was a problem.   Most physicians do not run a comprehensive blood panel to determine risk levels for the individual, let alone, discuss the details of your daily diet!  The Mayo Clinic recommends this as a sample day of food for a diagnosed person with Type II Diabetes … [Read more...]

The Carb Cleanse Program

The Carb Cleanse Program A true detoxification program! What this is NOT- lemon water cayenne drinks, periods of hunger or starvation, 50 pills a day, kale everything, crazy blender creations or making weird meals that are undigestible. What this IS-  a sensible and completely supported approach to finding your unique carbohydrate comfort zone while improving on your use of healthy fats and proteins to build and repair your body.   Nathalie Trees, L.Ac.  guides you through three weeks of … [Read more...]

“No Fail Fat Burning For Women” by Skye St. John and Michelle Burleson, a review.

I‘ve been experimenting with and enjoying a LCHF diet now for about 2 months. As a newbie, I am scouring the Amazon book section to find well-sourced and medical based information. Since I have decreased my carbohydrates, I just feel better every day and want to explore where my “carb comfort zone” is and hopefully shed a few more inches!   My most recent purchase is “No Fail Fat Burning For Women” by Skye St. John and Michelle Burleson. With a title like that, how could I not … [Read more...]

Shopping List for The Carb Cleanse Program- the best cleanse ever! ( and just pretty smart in general)

So here is a fantastic ABBREVIATED list of food items that are appropriate for year round basic Paleo AND the Cleanse program I offer.  If you know you have allergic reactions or food sensitivities to some items on this list, avoid them.  The first thing you might notice is that there are very few packaged items on the list- YES, the fewer opportunities for additives and processing, the more nutritious the food likely is.   Avoid gluten containing foods, all grains, all legumes, … [Read more...]

Secret Treatment of the Month

Calcium: the Most Common Deficiency in America? There is absolutely no doubt that most Americans are Calcium deficient -estimates are that three out of four people are deficient. But when you combine that number with the fact that most older Americans are also deficient in stomach acid needed to digest calcium... And that most Americans are also deficient in Omega 3 unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) need to mobilize calcium to your heart and muscles... And that most Americans are also deficient … [Read more...]

Coffee, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

If you like your morning cup of two of coffee, and coffee causes no problems for you (like cystic or lumpy breasts, nervousness, etc.), then have it and enjoy it. Coffee beans contain nutritional complexes that are delivered in your morning cup of coffee. And these primarily antioxidant compounds (not isolated or synthetic antioxidant vitamins) help your body utilize insulin better as well as provide nutrition to the lining of your coronary arteries. This can lead to less type 2 diabetes and … [Read more...]

Saturated Fat OK

The more than 30 year scam against cholesterol and saturated fat in lean meat, eggs, whole-fat dairy, and more has provided billions of dollars for the drug companies while fueling the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. this has sickened and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people. Your doctor's warning to stop eating meat and eggs "because it will cause a heart attack" has become a medical mantra -even though it is 100% false. the August 11, 2015, online British Medical … [Read more...]

The Assault on Women’s Skeletons

You can now add SSRI antidepressants to the long list of drugs contributing to a nation-wide assault on women's bones and skeletons. And now medical researchers are shocked to discover that these also can cause bone loss and fractures. I say also because medicine routinely prescribes dozens of needless drugs that damage women's bones. Here are some of the drugs that can turn you into an invalid by weakening your skeleton and thus inducing osteoporosis and … [Read more...]

Synthetic vitamins can be dangerous

"Truly natural nutrients are in a class of their own. they are made from food or animal sources, and they contain ancillary nutritional substances and enzymes as found in nature." Health Alert, Vol 1, No. 1 (32 years ago!) I wrote that statement more than 32 years ago! In June 2015, we discovered how amazingly true the statement still is. Our discovery has made us much more wary about the danders of synthetic nutritional supplements. You see, one of our doctors had a bad heart. … [Read more...]