Part Three:  How to get started on becoming a fat burner!

Part Three: How to get started on becoming a fat burner!

Part Three: When we metabolize fat for fuel – when we in short supply of glucose for fuel (thus the point of balancing blood sugar levels and reducing insulin shortages), the by products are fatty acids and ketones.  The three parts of the ketone bodies are beta-hydroxybutyrate, acetone, and acetate.  When we limit carbohydrates in our diet and consume more healthy fats (another blog on what fats to eat to come!) and moderate protein (remember protein can convert into glucose/sugars), then...

Part Two: Burn Fat and Ketones …or Sugar?

Part Two: Avoid fat to burn fat?  NO.  Just the opposite.  Eat fat to burn fat… eat sugar to gain fat. Our goal should be to regulate blood sugar to reduce insulin surges by adjusting the macronutrients of foods (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) to burn fat and ketones instead of glucose for fuel.  We are designed to be fat burners …not the sugar burners that most people in our society have become since we were taught to avoid fat and load up on carbohydrates.  Fat makes us full, satiated and...
What is this Ketosis thing?  Part One …

What is this Ketosis thing? Part One …

A popular buzz word for 2017 is becoming “keto”, to be in “ketosis”, eating a “keto-diet” or being “keto-adapted” …but do you know what it means? Are you a sugar burner or a fat burner? Simply- keto means you are a fat burning machine.  What is keto?  It is short for ketosis- or being “keto-adapted” which is about burning fat for fuel!  I believe we need to talk more about the benefits of burning fat and ketones as well as the complications from burning sugar- especially if you want to slow...

Chronic Stress, Blood Sugar Dysregulation and the Endocrine System

How does the chronic stress response degrades the endocrine system?   The endocrine cascade- stress, poor diet, poor digestion, toxins, dehydration, fat and mineral deficiency can lead to a cascade of events!  I would know.  Blood sugar imbalances can lead to hormone imbalances as the adrenals are called upon for an emergency which takes priority over all other functions in the body including immune and digestion.  The pituitary sends signals to the adrenals and thyroid – so when adrenals are...
How is your blood sugar?

How is your blood sugar?

Blood sugar regulation is probably one our biggest health problems leading to multiple health problems but also easy to repair! Don’t you want to be a fat burner? The big ideas of blood sugar regulation from a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner’s perspective is: The primary organs involved in blood sugar regulation are the Pancreas, Liver and our friend- the Adrenals. Never in the history of mankind have we had the emergency need to lower blood sugar levels- or until we started...

Nutritional Therapy and Detoxification

The BIG IDEAS of Detoxification from a Nutritional Therapy standpoint… Detoxification is a parasympathetic process Detoxification frees up vital cellular and organ activities to function productively and efficiently. Never detoxify without addressing the foundations- all elimination pathways must be open (liver, kidneys, sweating, breathing, colon…). DIET: Processed, lifeless, dead food is seen as toxins to the body Eating large quantities at once overwhelms the digestion system-...