A Simple Trick to Boost Insulin Sensitivity: Eat This Second (NOT First)

Video | Food Order | How to Use Food Ordering | Pro Tip

As it turns out, Mom was right. You do have to eat your meal before you get dessert. But Mom didn’t fully understand how right she was until a group of people with type 2 diabetes were studied to see how the order in which they ate food affected their blood sugar levels. 

In this blog post, I share the results and show you how you can use this simple strategy to improve your insulin sensitivity at every meal. 

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Move From Metabolic Syndrome to Metabolic Health – 4 Things That Make a Difference

Video | Metabolism | Metabolic Syndrome | Fructose | Diet | Fasting | Exercise | Takeaway

A metabolic disorder is when something goes wrong with your metabolism, making it difficult for your cells to access the fuel you eat or the energy stored within your body. 

When disorders of the metabolism get a foothold, they can progress to conditions such as insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and type 2 diabetes. But this progression can be short-circuited. This blog post gives you the parameters to understand your current metabolic health and practical ways to improve it.   

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You May Have Insulin Resistance If…

Video | Belly Fat | Skin Tags | Dark Skin Patches | Soda | Refined Carbs | Frequent Eating | Sedentary Lifestyle | Steps to Reduce Insulin Resistance | Takeaway

When insulin resistance is present, insulin cannot efficiently move sugar out of your blood and into your cells. This makes weight loss difficult because the resulting high blood sugar and insulin levels block fat loss and make you feel tired and hungry. If it is allowed to progress, this resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes. 

A full diagnosis requires blood work, but there are markers that you can see on your body or that are revealed through your diet and lifestyle that may indicate that you have insulin resistance. This blog post shares what they are and what to do if you have them. 

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6 Low Carb Foods That Ease Anxiety

Video | Fatty Fish | Dark Chocolate | Almonds | Yogurt | Blueberries | Eggs

Anxiety is a growing concern among all age groups. There are natural remedies for reducing anxiety. Exercise will work, and breathing techniques may help, but what about food? 

There are foods that provide the brain with nutrients that lower anxiety symptoms. And the good news for low-carb dieters is that the anxiety-easing foods I’m about to share have fewer than 10 carbs per serving.

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How to Reduce Insulin Resistance [Practical Things to Do Today]

Video | IR Basics | Low-Carb/Healthy-Fat Diet | Fasting | Exercise | Stress & Sleep | Takeaway

Insulin is an important hormone for regulating the movement of nutrients into and out of your cells. If your cells resist its effects, insulin cannot do its job, creating inflammation and making it hard to lose weight. 

Insulin resistance is a common condition, but you can do things to make your cells more sensitive. Instead of just telling you to sleep better, eat better, and move better, this blog post shares practical things you can start doing today to reduce insulin resistance. And, the best thing is, it won’t cost you a dime. 

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Prediabetes: What Is It? Do I Have It? What Can I Do About It?

Medically reviewed by Dr. George Kosco, DO on October 26, 2021

Video | Definition | Cause | Symptoms | Diagnosis | Diet | Intermittent Fasting | Exercise | Weight Loss | Takeaway

Prediabetes is a common condition that is marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. According to the CDC, more than one in three Americans have the condition (1).

If it is allowed to progress, it puts you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In this post, I explain how to tell if you have prediabetes and what you can do to prevent it from progressing. 

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What Does a Low Carb Diet Do to Cholesterol?

Medically reviewed by Dr. George Kosco, DO on October 26, 2021

Video | Low Carb Diets and Cholesterol | Genetics | Cholesterol Blood Tests 

For many people, a low carb diet not only makes weight loss possible, but also improves blood sugar, boosts energy and mental focus, and puts them in control of hunger.

However, when carbs decrease, dietary fat increases and this leads to questions about how a low carb or keto diet affects cholesterol. In this post, I share what the research has to say about the relationship and what you can do if you have high cholesterol on a low carb diet. 

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