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The Latest Wearable Device: CGM

You don’t need the latest innovation to extract valuable information; there’s a better way!

Want to lose weight, lower blood sugar, and improve metabolic health? Don’t jump on this device trend! Diet companies are betting a wearable device will provide feedback to highlight bad choices and reinforce good choices to transform behavior. The concept is good, but the round-the-clock surveillance isn’t necessary. There’s a better, less expensive way to get the same...

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Unsafe Supplements & FDA Warnings

diet trends supplements Sep 16, 2022

"Congressman's Wife Died After Taking Herbal Remedy Marketed for Diabetes & Weight Loss" is the headline from CBS News, and it also caught my eye when it was reported by the NY Times. These reports caused me to ask the question, "How safe are supplements?" 

Warnings Issued by the FDA

"White Mulberry Leaf" was the cause of death for the Congressman's wife. She took it as a supplement, either taken in the form of a capsule or tea. Either way, it wasn't previously considered dangerous,...

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Do the Opposite!

Find it difficult to maintain healthy habits constantly? That's because habit change is a skill you build continuously through practice and by taking action. Here's a quick tip that keeps me moving: Do the Opposite!

Do the Opposite

"Do the opposite" means take the opposite action from what your brain and body want to do. What you "feel like" is the primal, auto-pilot, lazy brain's direction. And auto-pilot will always retreat to old habits, what's easy and what feels good. 

We all...

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Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Blood Sugar Matters for Everyone, Especially if You're Over 45  

If you're over 45 years old, you're even more susceptible to increased blood pressure, body weight, increased (bad) LDL cholesterol, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and more! Elevated blood sugar levels are a cause and contributor to almost every one of these conditions.

Healthy foods can help lower blood sugar levels naturally to help improve these conditions to avoid progressive disease.

What's New! 

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How To Stop Sabotaging Your Healthy Habits & Routines

Resistance to healthy routines is natural and normal. Especially when it's time to go back to work or school after enjoying summer vacation, a plan can get you started, but resistance is a reliable rebel that covertly shows up to derail even the most solid plans and routines! Learn how to identify the unsuspecting ways resistance causes interference and get tips to help stop the sabotage so you can maintain momentum with your healthy habits and routines! 

Resistance is Hidden...

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3 Egg Essentials: Buy the Best

breakfast chicken eggs protein Aug 19, 2022

The quality of the egg is determined by the life and health of the hen. The price or the grade on the package doesn't reveal what you need to know. So how do you know if the hens are healthy and happy? Look for these 3 Egg Essentials!  

 3 Egg Essentials:

 

#1 Pasture Raised

Pasture Raised is best because she's outdoors hunting for her larvae and grubs and eating the natural grass. The more nutrients they take in through their diets, the more it transfers to their cells,...

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Workout Smarter, Not Harder!

Not getting the results you want, or maybe you've hit a plateau? It's time to make a change! When it comes to cardiovascular activity, duration, frequency, and intensity are the top levers to pull. The good news is the modification is simple! 


Lower Intensity

Cardio activity is the best way to improve your metabolism. But the latest trends in cardio push most people out of the steady beneficial range. Intervals and high-intensity training hit the top cardio zones and aren't the best way...

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Sweet Potatoes Aren't Healthier: "Uprooting" the Myth

Sweet potatoes have been erroneously reported as the healthier potato because the size used for comparison was a Russet that’s 52% larger in weight! How did so many trusted nutritional professionals and reliable resources get this nutrition fact wrong? 


Small, medium and large sizes are most familiar to the general population and easiest to visualize. The problem is the weight for each medium sample on the USDA’s website isn’t the same; see USDA images below.

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5 Reasons Why I Won’t Eat Fast-Food Chicken 

Where's the Chicken? I was shocked to learn that grilled chicken in a fast-food environment isn't a healthy food; it's a healthy imposter! At least 14% of the meat isn't chicken. And that's not the only reason why I won't eat it…

Five reasons I won't eat fast-food chicken: Fat, Fakes, Fillers, Appetite Accelerants & Added Sugar! 

#1 Fat in fast food is synonymous with "unhealthy" because most of it is fried. And fried chicken is coated with starchy-carbohydrate flour,...

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How Taste & Flavor Trigger Overconsumption

craving react trigger Jul 22, 2022

Why is it so hard to take one bite and stop? It's not you. It's the food. Processed foods are designed and formulated to keep you eating and wanting more. They’re manufactured to deliver unstoppable taste, flavor, and variety, all designed to stimulate you so you can't stop eating. Here I’ll cover taste and flavor, in a future article, I’ll tell you how variety stimulates overconsumption. 

Tasty Tricks 

Taste is the first place our brain registers stimulation and...

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