EP252: Your Blood Sugars: Chromosomes or Choice

In this episode, we explore the misconception that genes are the driving force for disease in the human body. When initial attempts to control A1c’s fail, women wonder, “maybe my genes are stacked against me.” And the “healthcare” system encourages this. Providers start to push medications. In fact, many providers think using meds is the only way to get healthy. News flash: diabetes is not caused by a lack of medication. True health is the absence of disease, and requires eliminating the cause of your disease. In the case of your blood sugars, this means eliminating the foods causing your insulin resistance. Medications manage but do not cure the disease. Healing involves a consistent diet, free from processed foods. Check out this episode to learn more!

EP251: It’s Not Only Better Blood Sugars!

Insulin resistance in the liver leads to many different diseases. Inflammation and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Abnormal protein synthesis and hormonal dysregulation and immune dysregulation. All are caused by the impact of insulin resistance on the liver. Most women have not heard about this aspect of insulin resistance because we do not have medications to treat the symptoms. This episode reviews the tip of the iceberg for how far-reaching insulin resistance impacts human health. Check it out! Let me know what you think!

EP250: Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

This episode delves into the intricate relationship between diabetes and dyslipidemia, exploring how insulin resistance affects liver function, leading to an imbalance in cholesterol levels. Abnormal cholesterol levels often accompany abnormal A1c levels. Historically, statin therapy has been a cornerstone in dyslipidemia treatment, recent research challenges its effectiveness, tying statin use to worsening insulin resistance and hormonal balance. I point out the importance of dietary interventions, emphasizing the detrimental effects of processed foods on health. In the end, I encourage you to embark on a 90-day journey of eliminating processed foods to reclaim your health. Check it out! Tell me how it goes!

EP249: Diabetes and Hypertension

In this episode I focus on the connection between chronic diseases and insulin resistance. Specifically, hypertension. This is often attributed to genes, salt, smoking, or alcohol use. These are relevant lifestyle factors, but research is mounting linking hypertension primarily to insulin resistance. Insulin excess leads to vessel constriction, reduced nitric oxide, and elevated aldosterone. This episode explains how these mechanisms lead to increased blood pressure. Understanding insulin’s role is crucial in managing hypertension and other related conditions.

EP248: Three Keys for Better Blood Sugars

This week’s episode focuses on finding the right strategy for better blood sugars for YOU. Some women need more information, understanding insulin’s role. Others need strategies to avoid highly processed foods or learn intermittent fasting. Others require overcoming self-sabotage, building a trusting relationship with oneself. Recommendations for books and an overview of my group programs offer support and guidance.

EP247: The Guide

In this episode, we explore a profound guiding principle that extends beyond health and into all aspects of life. Inspired by a powerful question—“What would the 80-year-old version of me want?”—we delve into the science behind this philosophy and discuss practical strategies to integrate it into daily life. This question engages the Reticular Activating System (RAS) to direct our perceptions and actions. By aligning our thoughts, gratitude and aspirations, we set ourselves to achieve our goals with clarity and ease.

EP246: Types of Diabetes Explained

In this comprehensive overview, I delve into the various types of diabetes, focusing primarily on type 1 vs type 2. Type 1, an autoimmune condition, affects insulin production, while type 2 is characterized by insulin resistance. We explore other variants of diabetes: gestational diabetes, LADA, MODY, and other less common types, shedding light on their causes, diagnostic methods, and treatment approaches. Emphasizing the crucial role of lifestyle modifications, particularly dietary changes, I highlight the importance of understanding the relationship between food choices and health. By adopting a diet aligned with human biology, women can live naturally healthy lives!

EP245: Keto Pitfalls

The podcast has a makeover! New name, new look, same commitment to bringing you quality science and strategies to improve your diabetes and your health!

Last week’s episode discussed nutritional ketosis as a strategy for improving insulin function and lowering blood sugars. This week we dive into pitfalls to avoid when using nutritional ketosis. Check it out! Try it out! Let me know how it goes!

EP244: Nutritional Ketosis Basics

Sometimes utilized as a key method in reversing type 2 diabetes, nutritional ketosis has gained popularity. It involves shifting the body’s primary energy source from carbs to fats. This lowers insulin levels in your body. Moving into ketosis may initially cause discomfort, called the “keto flu.” Ketosis targets insulin resistance, while aiding in healing various health issues like high cholesterol and inflammatory conditions. To enter ketosis, gradually lower carb intake to around 50 grams per day, monitoring ketone levels using urine strips or ketone meters. Caution is advised for those on medications, as adjustments may be necessary to avoid complications. Effective communication with healthcare providers is vital during dietary changes to ensure safety and proper medication management. Try it out, let me know how it goes!

Ep243: Q&A

This episode is a Q&A session. I cover how to manage protein intake even if you practice fasting. I answer questions regarding how long it takes and basic strategies to reverse insulin resistance. I answer questions about metformin and its impact on kidney function. There were two straight forward questions on the impact water can have on insulin resistance and how to find recipes without processed foods. Lastly, I address the unfortunate press release tying intermittent fasting with cardiovascular disease. Check it out! And let me know if you have any pressing questions!