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10 Ways to Avoid Insulin Resistance

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Avoiding insulin resistance and keeping blood sugar stable are just as key to our health as supporting the thyroid (which I discussed in my last blog). Insulin, one of our premier fat promoting hormones, is a response to overconsumption of carbohydrates including sugar without enough fiber or fat. So, what can you do to get a grip on your insulin levels to enhance weight loss and prevent fat gain? Try Read More

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

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Part One of Two It’s not always your fault you can’t shed those extra pounds. If you are like most people, this isn’t your first weight loss rodeo. You’ve exercised, counted calories, cut out fat, then cut out protein, and now even carbs. Maybe the weight came off, but chances are you’ve regained most, if not all, of what you lost. I want to encourage you: YOU can lose the Read More

If Someone I Loved Had Diabetes

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I’d Help Them Lose Weight for Keeps. Over 10 percent of American adults have diabetes—a figure that doubled in the last few decades. Since obesity is the major reason for Type 2 diabetes, this epidemic is clearly growing and over 84.1 million Americans are considered “prediabetic” (according to the CDC). Jaw-dropping new statistics find that over 36% off American adults are obese (30 or more pounds overweight)! In addition to diabetes, Read More

The Sweetest Spice

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A full 411 on this fan favorite. C’mon, who doesn’t love cinnamon? Ceylon cinnamon, of course. Found in many of my recipes, this spice adds a kick that’s appealing to a wide range of taste buds. I love cinnamon year-round, but doesn’t it seem especially tasty in your fall and winter menus? Once considered a precious commodity, cinnamon boasts a long history as both a spice and a medicine. Cinnamon Read More

Veggies that Pack a Weight Loss and Detox Punch

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Fat Flushing favorites you’ll always find in my kitchen. Even if you grew up eating your veggies last, as a Fat Flusher, I bet now you love—and even crave—them. My plates are always heaping with a variety of choices, each with their own respective health boosting benefits. Nutrient-rich veggies nourish your body, supercharge your weight loss efforts, and aid in critical daily detox. Here are five of my staples that Read More

The Cranberry Cure

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The holiday food that should be a 24/7 staple. Cranberry isn’t just for the holidays anymore. My New Fat Flush Plan makes a strong case for daily cran-water. It helps to flush a sluggish lymph, balance blood sugar, strengthen capillaries and even aids in ridding the body of parasites. As a potent pH balancer, it sets the stage for overall wellbeing. Now, brand new research suggests that cran is even Read More

Sugar vs Fat Burning

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Which fuel stokes your metabolic fire? Simply put, your body burns either sugar or fat for energy. Typically each of us falls into one category or the other. Whether you derive your energy from sugar or fat will ultimately determine your ability to lose weight and keep it off for good. If you are running on sugar, you will crave sugar and you will not burn body fat. However if Read More

Take Your Body to the Cleaners

Lower your toxic load and shed unwanted body fat with safe autumn detox. Worldwide, obesity is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control describes American society as “obesogenic,” promoting increasingly unhealthy foods, increased food intake, and physical inactivity. Diabesity is on the rise thanks to excess grains, sugar, and bread in our diets. In today’s petrochemical world, the more fat you store in your body, the more toxins you retain. Read More

What Women Need to Know About Hormones

Maintain a healthy balance of progesterone to estrogen. The largest study ever undertaken on diet and health—the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)—has turned up some interesting findings on women’s hormonal balance. For starters, this long-term investigation of 521,000 subjects finds that the female hormone estrogen and male hormones (or androgens) increase breast cancer risk—both before and after menopause. But the female hormone progesterone does not.

A Poison in Your Food Linked to Over 60 Diseases

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It’s why we are becoming the United States of Diabetes. Sugar has been linked to more than sixty different ailments, including Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and most recently— Metabolic Syndrome, said to affect 75% Americans to some degree!  Studies show that there are almost 30 million of us with Type 2 diabetes with another 70 million individuals that qualify as pre-diabetics. Sugar is very sneaky. It is so Read More