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...]

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes?!

You thought you were doing the right thing when you put saccharin in your coffee instead of sugar, right? One of my favorite sayings has always been "flush the zero-calorie, low-calorie, zero-cholesterol, low-cholesterol foods or additives and anything recommended by the American Heart Association". But even I could not foresee that artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame could cause type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance.  Getting all the sweetness without the … [Read more...]

Epigenetics: the key to healthy Genes

You may not hear about this anywhere else in your lifetime! And the reasons are simple. 10 the big money is in the gene theory of disease. 2) Lots of epigenetic damage is caused by our health environment. That means prescription drugs, vaccines, pesticides, poisons, toxins, nuclear recitation, and bad food are major epigenetic factors that cause damage.  Most of us can all remember the horror of thalidomide - a prescription drug whose toxic effect cause severe epigenetic … [Read more...]

Cholesterol Drug Update 2014

Profits from cholesterol lowering drugs are dropping and lots of people are getting smarter.  Many people cannot stand the side effects and several of these statin drugs are coming off patent, making them available for about 10 cents a day.  So what is the new pharmaceutical plan for millions of people?  Simple- get doctors to recommend that millions more need to take these cholesterol lowering drugs. In an effort tot prevent heart attacks and strokes, doctors are calling on one … [Read more...]