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Starch: To Eat or Not To Eat? And What The Heck Is Resistant Starch?

We’ve all heard the astonishing statistics: more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight, with more than one-third considered to be clinically obese. But how did we get here? Well, ironically, the fast increase in obesity rates is linked to efforts by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to supposedly make Americans healthier. Since their 1980 report Dietary [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Blood Sugar, Diets, Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Low Carb|0 Comments

Happy Halloween! Are You Ready for Sugar Season?

Happy Halloween! Are You Ready for Sugar Season? Here it is already holiday season again, and for most of us there is usually a sharp increase in the amount of carbohydrates we eat this time of year. I’m talking carbohydrates from holiday sweets and treats. Not only do we naturally want to keep ourselves warm by eating heartier and [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Blood Sugar, Diets, Insulin Resistance, Low Carb|0 Comments

Ultimate Guide to Sweeteners for Paleo and Ketogenic Diets

Ultimate Guide to Sweeteners for Paleo and Ketogenic Diets Choosing which sweetener to use can be a daunting task especially when the mainstream media disguises refined and processed sugars as natural, raw, low caloric, or organic. An organic sugar, while pesticide free, has no less of an impact on your blood sugar, carbohydrate load, or your waistline. I’ve come [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Blood Sugar, Diets, Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Low Carb|0 Comments

The Skinny on Cholesterol: Part 1

Is cholesterol okay? This is the ever popular concern many people have when starting on a high-fat diet and is exactly what kept most of us in a fat phobic state for decades. There is so much information in the literature now regarding the essential role cholesterol plays in a healthy body. Unfortunately, the truth regarding the benefits of [...]

What is GAPS?

GAPS stands for both Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut and Physiology Syndrome.  The termed coined by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is to describe the connection between the state of our digestive system and the function of our brains and bodies. How does GAPS work? Basically if your digestive system is compromised and not functioning properly, the rest of your [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Chronic Fatigue, Leaky Gut|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What even is a Leaky Gut?

What even is a Leaky Gut?  Lesson #1 You hear about it all the time but what actually is it? And more importantly is it affecting you? Your small intestine has a very thin layer of cells constructing its walls and creating its border.  These are called epithelial cells and they are equipped with tight junctions that allow them [...]