Ketones: Uniquely Efficient Metabolic Fuel

KETONES OR BLOOD SUGAR?

Ketones are an efficient metabolic fuel that is burned at very high rates in pregnant women and babies. Ketones are an efficient metabolic fuel because: Ketones help the brain produce new cells. Ketones help the brain function in the presence of low carbohydrates. Ketones can help eliminate diabetes. Ketones increase brain utilization of oxygen by 25% with increased cognitive abilities. For more on how ketones are better fuel for the body than carbohydrates, watch the … Continue reading

Aldi – Like Shopping at Whole Foods for Less than Wal-Mart!

Aldi has fresh organic foods similar to Whole Foods Market for prices typically less than Wal-Mart. Sure, it is on a smaller scale than Whole Foods Market  or Wal-Mart. But when you are shopping within a budget, Aldi just might be your answer for fresh organic food. Aldi’s Press Release Aldi’s January 12, 2016 press release indicates that their goals for the year of 2016 span from “increased organics and healthier options at checkout, to exclusive … Continue reading

Basil & Garlic Kale Chips Recipe

OLIVE OIL RUB FOR KALE CHIPS RECIPE Fresh Basil Leaves, 1 Hand Full Garlic Cloves, 3 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 17 oz Bottle Kale Chips Olive Oil Rub Preparation: Chop basil leaves and add to the bottle of olive oil.  Dice or slice the garlic cloves and add to the bottle of olive oil.  Shake well and let sit for a few hours for the flavors to mix.   BASIL & GARLIC KALE CHIPS RECIPE … Continue reading

CAN MENOPAUSE REALLY BE SYMPTOM FREE?

Yes it can. Dr. Clark says, “First, your brain receives information from your surroundings along with internal feedback from your body. Then, if there’s a need for increased hormone output, your brain signals your adrenals and/or ovaries to respond accordingly. [During the menopausal years] …if your adrenals aren’t functioning properly, they’re unable to replace the hormones your body needs to offset [decreased] ovarian production.” Hmmm…what are the adrenals anyway? The adrenal are two glands that … Continue reading

Toasted Kale

Requirements: 16 Ounces of Olive Oil or More (Olive Oil Spray Can Be Used) 3 Garlic Cloves 10 Basil Leaves Fresh Kale Leaves (Bagged if desired) Mrs. Dash Garlic Salt Olive oil: Add at least 10 basil leaves and 3 fresh garlic cloves. Allow to sit overnight to marinate. (Olive oil sprays can be used.) Turn on oven to 250 degrees. Do not use a convection oven setting. Clean and dry kale (Bagged kale is … Continue reading

Eating a Watermelon

Eating a Watermelon: Preparation In preparing to eat a watermelon, first cut the watermelon in half.  Cover one half and store in the refrigerator. Eating a Watermelon: Take the second half and cut a crosshatch pattern in it.  Now put a fork in it and sit it on a plate.  You eat the watermelon by using a fork to pop out the small sections created by the crosshatch pattern.  Pop these in your mouth and … Continue reading

Watermelon…..mmm…mmm…yummy!

Not only is watermelon delicious, but it is full of  hydrating juice, colon cleansing fiber and a wonderful nutrient called citrulline.  Citrulline helps the body eliminate toxic ammonia, block the production of fat and more.  Though your body makes its own citrulline, giving it a bit more from watermelon can be just wonderful! Watermelon has only 46 calories per cup.  This means that you can eat half of a medium watermelon and not get too many … Continue reading

Creamed Cauliflower and Brown Rice

Total time to prepare: 40 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb. cauliflower, chopped into small pieces 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup short-grain brown rice 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 Tbs. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. kosher salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: • In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, sauté the cauliflower in the oil until browned, about 3 minutes. • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 … Continue reading

Diabetes Defense

Researchers monitored 3,000 overweight people with pre-diabetes—that is, their blood sugar levels were above normal, but not high enough to be diabetic. People who changed their eating habits and began exercising enough to lose at least 10 percent of their body weight within six months of being diagnosed with pre-diabetes had an 85 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with diabetes over the next three years than those who lost no weight. This is a strong … Continue reading

Fructose and Kidney Stones

Fructose in sugar-sweetened sodas may raise the risk of kidney stones Drinking sugar-sweetened soda may lead to kidney stones. Researchers tracked more than 194,000 people for roughly eight years. Those who drank at least one serving of sugar-sweetened cola a day had a 23 percent higher risk of kidney stones than those who drank less than one serving a week. Likewise, those who drank at least one serving of sugar-sweetened non-cola a day had a 33 … Continue reading

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