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...]