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About the “Healing Chronic Illness Through Nutrition” workshop series

When 30% of our family members, children, friends, neighbors and co-workers are affected by chronic illness, we all are. In the second week of coming January, MyKetoPal  is launching its 2018 “Healing Chronic Illness Through Nutrition” workshop program in the greater San Jacinto Valley, California. This 4-part lecture

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Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theory. If you have any interest at

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Manage Your Blood Sugar… Naturally!

Essential Knowledge: Where in our body are carbohydrates digested? The two digestible carbohydrates are starches and sugars. Whenever we consume foods containing carbohydrates (breads/pastas/cereals/fruits/sugars), these carbs are digested, or broken down along the gastrointestinal tract into their most elementary form “glucose.“ The starches are broken apart by the enzyme “Amylase” in the mouth

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If Sugar Is Harmless, Prove It

Over the past half-century, the rate of obesity in America has nearly tripled, while the incidence of diabetes has increased roughly sevenfold. It’s estimated that the direct health care costs related to obesity and diabetes in the United States is $1 billion a day, while economists have calculated the indirect costs to society

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Target: Blood Sugar Health

Published in WholeFoods Magazine November 2016 … Did you know that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes (1)? That’s more than 9% of the total population. The numbers climb every year with approximately 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes every year (1). With numbers like these,

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Bipolar Disorder and Low Carb Diets

Bipolar Disorder and Diet (Part II): Low Carbohydrate Diets   Can food stabilize mood?  Is there a diet out there that could prevent mania, mood swings, deep depressions, and uncomfortably anxious and agitated states? Sound far-fetched?  Maybe not. Dietary changes can have very powerful effects on brain

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Benefits of Ketosis

What are the benefits of ketosis?   Establishing the metabolic state of ketosis —even for a short period of time— has great benefits.   In the metabolic state of ketosis, our body becomes increasingly efficient at mobilizing fats as our energy source. Once in ketosis, our body

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Sugar and Our Health

Ways Sugar Harms Our Health   Sugar provides merely empty calories. All Sugar, regardless whether they are from natural sources, organic, raw, refined or non-organic, contain a whole bunch of calories and NO essential nutrients –proteins, essential fats, vitamins or minerals. That is why they are called

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Real Mechanism of Fat Gain

Understanding the Real Mechanism of Fat Gain   When we think of insulin we think of diabetes and blood sugar. Although they are directly related, insulin plays a much more profound role in how our body uses and stores energy. Insulin is the master key to understanding the real mechanism of

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?   Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects a woman’s: Menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, body weight, facial hair growth, heart and blood vessels, appearance (acne). Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be at increased risk

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