Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet explainedObesity and Diabetes is a metabolic disease. Based on our research the best diet to accomplish weight loss and reversing diabetes is a Low Carb – Ketogenic Diet.  Further research shows that cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging are related to metabolic disease. While research is continuing in these areas the benefit of the ketogenic lifestyle is growing.  However it important to understand what is a ketogenic diet against typical hype and monetarization associated with new diets. Continue reading “Ketogenic Diet”


Methods of fastingFasting is another method to reduce your insulin levels to facilitate weight loss, lower your body weight set point, and reverse diabetes.

What is fasting?

  • It is a pattern of eating and not eating, ie eating less frequently
  • Speeds up the process of losing weight by reducing insulin (the fat storage hormone) and releasing growth hormone
  • It brings into balance hormones that are out of balance, like the hormone “Leptin” that decreases your appetite.  This is why you feel more satiated as this hormone comes back into balance.
  • It’s Free.

Benefits of fasting:

  • It’s simple
  • It’s free</li
  • It’s convenient
  • It’s gives your body a rest and time to rebuild weak cells
  • It’s flexible
  • It works with any diet

Types of food used during fasting: Obviously you are not eating but there are certain foods that you may include:

  • You must stay hydrated – Water is very important.
    • Water
    • Water flavored with lemon or cucumber (no artificial sweeteners or flavors
    • Distilled water
    • Sparkling water
    • Teas (Green tea, black tea, herbal teas
    • Coffee, no sweeteners
  • Broths
    • Clear broths (bones, vegetables)
    • You can add spices (ginger, salt, pepper)

Types of fasting:

  • Intermittent fasting (fasting for different periods within a 24 hour window)
  • Alternate day fasting
  • Extended fasting (42 hours or more)

We recommend to ease into fasting.  Please see our section on getting started.  Once you become fat adapted, where you body easily generates ketones from fat for energy, fasting becomes easier.  John Wienecke started with intermittent fasting and once is body was in a state of ketosis (burning fat for fuel) he tried extended fasting, starting with 24 hours and working his way up to 60 hours and then to 78 hours.  

To learn more you will find in the resource section books on fasting.  

Here is a short video on intermittent fasting.  

Video: 6:37 minutes

Here is an video by Dr. Becky Gillaspy, an associate faculty professor at Ashford University and the University of Phoenix where she teaches Science of Nutrition, Health and Wellness.

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is derived on understanding how our Paleolithic ancestors used to eat before we had all our modern health issues. Based on DNA evidence hour physiology has not changed significantly since then and perhaps we would do better to go back to that way of eating, before processed foods. The focus of this diet is to eat foods that are natural and avoid food that did not exist back then. Here are some of the foods recommended on Paleo Diet: Continue reading “Paleo Diet”

Blood Tests

Blood Tests

Understanding your blood tests is an effective way of knowing your current health, and when tracked over time you can get quantifiable feedback so you can make needed changes proactively.  It is an opportunity to learn more about what the different measurements mean in partnership with your doctors.  Educating yourself is important.

Tests are available through your doctor or directly through a lab in your area. Continue reading “Blood Tests”