Tag: insulin resistance

Radio Show: How to Avoid Diet Myths and Determine the Best Way to Eat for Optimal Health, Energy, and Longevity

Apr

9

Radio Show: How to Avoid Diet Myths and Determine the Best Way to Eat for Optimal Health, Energy, and Longevity

Listen to the show here: Click Here To Listen Date: Wednesday April 09, 2014 Time: 3:30 pm PT/4:30pm MT/5:30pm CT/6:30pm ET Length: 30 Minutes Host and Guest Speaker: Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo interviews Dr. Michael Greger. In this show you’ll learn: How to evaluate many of the current diet fads and trends. Strategies to determine what […]

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Radio Show: How to Eat for Optimal Health, Energy, and Longevity

Apr

2

Radio Show: How to Eat for Optimal Health, Energy, and Longevity

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Host and Guest Speaker:                                  Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo In this show you’ll learn: How to evaluate many of the current diet fads and trends.  Strategies to determine what foods will be best for YOUR health, energy, and longevity. How a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions. […]

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I ate a candy bar today!

Oct

21

I ate a candy bar today!

My blood sugar shot up to 155! Healthy fasting blood sugar is around 80. Diabetes is diagnosed when fasting blood sugar goes to 120 or above and is 140 or above after eating. My blood sugar shot up to diabetic range! And it stayed that way for several hours… It was still higher than usual by the […]

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The Top Ten Hormone Balancing Foods for Energy, Fitness and Fun!

Sep

17

The Top Ten Hormone Balancing Foods for Energy, Fitness and Fun!

I love working with hormones.   When we can bring balance to hormones, everything starts to improve. When I say hormone balance, you, like most people , probably start thinking about  menopause, PMS, loss of libido  and other female issues.  Yet there is so much more, and often these “female” hormone imbalances are caused by imbalances […]

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Practitioner Corner:  Goldenseal – It’s not just for Infections Anymore!

Sep

1

Practitioner Corner: Goldenseal – It’s not just for Infections Anymore!

Research establishes a clear link for Insulin Resistance Reversing effects of Berberine Goldenseal has long been used by herbalists and holistic practitioners as an anti infective and immune stimulating herb. The most active constituent, berberine, also found in Oregon Grape root, Barberry and Chinese Goldenthread (coptis), is a strong and bitter tasting alkaloid, yellow in […]

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Radio Show: Cruciferous Vegetables vs. Your Thyroid – Friend or Foe?

Aug

27

Radio Show: Cruciferous Vegetables vs. Your Thyroid – Friend or Foe?

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This week’s show is about busting up some commonly held myths and misunderstanding about vegetables from the brassica family as they relate to  thyroid health. Many people who are diagnosed with mild to extreme cases of hypothyroidism are told to completely avoid these cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and cabbage […]

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Practitioner Corner:  How to Get Your Clients to Make Easier Dietary Changes by First Reducing Sugar Cravings!

Aug

25

Practitioner Corner: How to Get Your Clients to Make Easier Dietary Changes by First Reducing Sugar Cravings!

Your suggestions are great and probably work beautifully – if you can get your clients to follow-up! When I am on a mission to balance a client’s blood sugar, of course one of the recommendations is to eliminate sugar and all its relatives, bread and other high carb favorites and replace with nutrient dense, lower […]

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Seven Tips for Lifting the Veil of Brain Fog

Aug

20

Seven Tips for Lifting the Veil of Brain Fog

Brain fog is a serious problem. It affects your relationships, due to difficulty connecting. It affects your ability to perform well at work. You might have to settle for a job that’s way under your potential and capacity because you can’t focus. It can affect your ability to create your own business. So many people […]

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Digestion and Diabetes: The Overlooked Critial Relationship That Can Damage…or Heal

Aug

13

Digestion and Diabetes: The Overlooked Critial Relationship That Can Damage…or Heal

Diabetes and prediabetes are almost epidemic. The sad part is, you won’t be warned by your medical doctor until much of the damage has been done. But there’s a miracle worker within and way to heal!

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Radio Show: Shocking Truths: Insulin Resistance Demystified

Aug

13

Radio Show: Shocking Truths: Insulin Resistance Demystified

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Many people may be insulin resistant, even on a healthy, whole foods diet, and even if they test negative for diabetes or pre-diabetes!   This week’s show about demystifying blood sugar imbalances and setting the record straight about what is a worldwide epidemic.  Diabetes is rampant across the globe. The topic of blood sugar imbalances […]

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Radio Show: The Myth Behind Small Frequent Meals (Encore Presentation)

Aug

6

Radio Show: The Myth Behind Small Frequent Meals (Encore Presentation)

And how it can actually thwart your weight loss and lead to weight gain!  A common recommendation for people suffering with blood sugar imbalances and attempting to reduce weight is to eat frequent, small meals throughout the day. The idea is that eating every couple of hours keeps your blood sugar levels steady without the […]

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Practitioner Corner: Olive Leaf for Insulin Resistance

Jul

30

Practitioner Corner: Olive Leaf for Insulin Resistance

    Last week,we discussed intermittent fasting as a tool for managing blood sugar and weight.  Continuing on with blood sugar balance tools, this week, I would like to share some compelling research about a relatively new twist for a popular herb.     Olive leaf extract is well-known for its anti microbial, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory […]

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Practitioner Corner: Meal Spacing and Intermittent Fasting

Jul

28

Practitioner Corner: Meal Spacing and Intermittent Fasting

As we discussed last week, a lot of misinformation abounds about the ideal spacing of meals.  The ultimate solution, in my opinion, is suggesting things that are consistent with the biochemistry and then testing with each individual. I have worked with hundreds of patients who tried the “Eat every 2-3 hours” plan, or the “Never […]

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Practitioner Corner: Blood Sugar Imbalances and Meal Spacing to Help Clients Lose Belly Fat

Jul

22

Practitioner Corner: Blood Sugar Imbalances and Meal Spacing to Help Clients Lose Belly Fat

Popular press tells us to eat many small meals throughout the day to achieve optimal lean to fat ratio.  The theory is that constantly eating revs up the metabolism and triggers fat loss.  After many of my patients reported that they had tried this approach and gained weight, I decided to do some research of […]

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Practitioner Corner: 3 Most Commonly Overlooked Strategies for Helping Clients (Part 3 of 3)

Jul

14

Practitioner Corner: 3 Most Commonly Overlooked Strategies for Helping Clients (Part 3 of 3)

Insulin resistance – When you see someone with a large waist in proportion to hips, think insulin resistance.  While many people claim to understand insulin resistance, few understand how to truly assess and correct it. It starts with a blood glucose meter, as I discussed here a couple of weeks ago: Practitioner Corner: Insulin Resistance […]

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