What causes insulin resistance? Lipid overload

What Causes Insulin Resistance? Lipid Overload

Over the past year I have interacted with hundreds of people with diabetes, and have come to learn one very important lesson that has changed my view of diabetes altogether. This realization came to me early on in my career as a nutrition and fitness coach for people with diabetes, and continues to hold true.…

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Make More Mitochondria: Mitochondrial Biogenesis Part 1

Over the past few decades there has been considerable focus on the effect of exercise, diet, aging and disease on mitochondrial health.  Understanding the basic physiology of mitochondria and how they replicate in response to your lifestyle can have profound impacts on your overall health. In this article I’ll share with you some insights gained…

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Resistance Train Your Muscles Into Nutrient Sponges

If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve recently looked in the mirror and felt frustrated with what you saw.  If you’ve ever used the internet or watched TV, then you’ve most likely been bombarded with pictures of men and women with near-perfect bodies.  Mass media can play games with your head, and force you…

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Are Carbs Helping or Destroying Your Brain?

Your brain is a complicated organ.  Extremely complicated. In fact, the human brain is complicated enough that the human brain can’t even understand the human brain. Modern science has discovered many interesting factoids about how our brains function, including things like the location of our memory center, the location of our speech center, where long…

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What Happens to Muscles After Exercise?

If you enjoy exercising frequently, increasing your body’s ability to recover following intense exercise can take your athleticism to the next level.  If instead you are exercising to control and reverse the symptoms of chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension or obesity, then it is especially important that you focus on athletic recovery…

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How to Fuel Muscles During Exercise – Understanding the Importance of Carbohydrates

Adopting a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for your long-term health. Exercise benefits all tissues in the body, and with each passing year research continues to learn more about the benefits of frequent and consistent movement. Over the course of 10 years of nutrition and fitness research…

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Larry Smoothie

How to Reverse Diabetes Through Diet and Exercise – A Blueprint for Success

In this article, I’d like to share the story of another one of my diabetic clients, Larry Gershon, who reversed type 2 diabetes following my evidence-based whole foods nutrition and fitness coaching program.  Larry has an amazing story, and has made an incredible turn around by adopting powerful and extremely effective lifestyle habits. Life Before January…

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Emotional Eating 5 Steps to Recovery

Emotional Eating Part 2: 3 Steps to Complete Recovery

In the last article on emotional eating, we covered the S-E-A-L method, a system of accountability that helps you identify emotional triggers that start unhealthy eating habits.  It went like this: In case you missed that article, click here to read it. Now that you’ve taken the time to understand what emotions trigger your desire…

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Emotional Eating Part 1: Understanding and Applying the SEAL Method

Eating is one the most enjoyable parts of being human. It happens multiple times a day and is a highly social activity.  Simply put, food nourishes your body, feeds your soul, and makes your brain work. Let’s face it, if you’re human, chances are you eating habits are influenced by emotional cues. Even if you…

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Maggie Crawford

Case Study: Eliminating Insulin Resistance in a Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic

I’d like to take a moment and highlight the accomplishment of one of my clients who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  An avid ultramarathon runner, surfer, cyclist and rock climber, Maggie Crawford was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 24.  I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with Maggie for…

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