"THERE IS NOTHING MORE WE CAN DO"

“THERE IS NOTHING MORE WE CAN DO”

My Mom's Story "You've got 6-12 months to live" "We can offer you chemotherapy, which might allow you to live a few months longer, or you can choose Hospice". This is what we heard from the oncologist as my mother and I sat in her office reviewing the 2 options ... Read More
HEALING FROM BRAIN FOG AND ABUSE

HEALING FROM BRAIN FOG AND ABUSE

Like most compassionate people-pleasing nurse types, I generally keep thoughts and emotions to myself, hidden and safe in my isolation. It's easy to focus and distract myself elsewhere by taking care of others - patients, kids, pets, family and friends, and the all-important to-do lists. However, I feel a need ... Read More
LCIF IN DISORDERED EATING

LCIF IN DISORDERED EATING

There are experts out there - nutritionists, physicians, concerned citizens - that say a low carb and intermittent fasting (LCIF) approach should not be used as a tool for people with a history eating disorders. I say those people giving that advise have never had an eating disorder themselves. When ... Read More
HOW LOW DO I GO?

HOW LOW DO I GO?

HOW MANY CARBOHYDRATES SHOULD I EAT? Ketogenic < 30g/day Low Carb 30-50 g/day Reduced 50-120g/day How many carbohydrates to eat depends on your current level of health, activity level and weight loss goals. Currently those eating the typical Standard American Diet are eating somewhere between 200-300 grams of carbohydrates a ... Read More
SIX STEPS TO STARTING A HEALTHY KETO LIFESTYLE

SIX STEPS TO STARTING A HEALTHY KETO LIFESTYLE

Eliminate Sugar – Agave nectar, syrups, corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin, honey, fructose, maltose, sucrose, cane sugar, etc. Eliminate Hidden Sugar and Starch – Foods made with processed flour, grains, wheat, corn, rice, cereals, some fruit, fruit juice Eliminate Seed Oils – Vegetable, soy, corn, sunflower, canola, safflower, cottonseed, margarine, most ... Read More
STOP STRUGGLING WITH DIETS

STOP STRUGGLING WITH DIETS

Now I’m not saying Keto is necessarily easy, and you might fall off the wagon a few times, but it doesn't have to be complicated and can be gradually adopted as needed. For some this food is an addiction problem, a substance abuse problem, and eliminating carbohydrates and sugar is ... Read More