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Surviving the Fourth: Some Advice for You

STRATEGIES FOR 4th OF JULY I want to wish everyone a happy and (reasonably) healthy fourth of July Here are some suggestions to get through with minimal damage: 1. Have a strategy going in. Decide what you’re going to eat. Write it down and refer to it, since most of us “forget” what we committed to. For more info, see

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Does My Program Work? A Look at the Evidence

Last June I began to focus on healthy, sustainable weight loss as a way to combat diabetes, heart disease and other ills associated with high-carb diets and sedentary living.  I had lost about 15 pounds following the Ideal Proteins plan offered by a local MD.  I think Ideal is great for short-term weight and fat loss as it makes eating

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Speaking at Unionville Organic Market Thurdsday June 11th at 5:30

I will be speaking about my program for healthy and sustainable weight loss, reversing diabetes and preventing heart attacks and strokes at Unionville Organic Market Thursday June 11th at 5:30.   For more info visit this link

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Dr. Sarah Hallberg on Reversing Diabetes

Dr. Hallberg’s TED Talk Makes Clear How We Need to Lower Carbs to Get Rid Of Insulin  

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KETOSIS, KETOACIDOSIS AND THE FDA’S WARNING ON A CLASS OF DIABETES DRUGS

KETOSIS VS. KETOACIDOSIS:  THEY’RE NOT AT ALL THE SAME: Why a new class of diabetes drug got an FDA warning   The FDA recently issued a warning of a risk of ketoacidosis from a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs.  The drugs, called Farxiga, Invokana, and  Jardiance are SGLT2 inhibitors.  They make it easier for sugar to get through

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Delicious Frozen Drinks for Summer

SUMMER YUMMY FROZEN CONCOCTIONS Many of you are enjoying the Pure Paleo chocolate protein powder in a shake with almond or coconut milk and olive oil. As the days stay hot, why not try a slushier version? Linda shared her recipes for delicious frozen versions: I will be trying these. Enjoy and thanks to Linda. Option 1: Low Carb 1

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HOW TO SURVIVE ALLERGY SEASON

            We in Connecticut have nothing to be ashamed of –our seasonal allergies rank with the worst in the country.  And thanks to the cold and prolonged winter, we’re having an “allergy tsunami.”  So, if you’re suffering, you’re not alone.  As I’m writing this, on May 7th, the season has just begun.  What can you

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Dieting, Schmieting

  Traci Mann, a psychologist, recently published “Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the  Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again.”  I have not read the book.  I did read an excerpt which spells out all the reasons why people fail at dieting.  Short version:  your body won’t let you lose weight, so don’t bother

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Fatty Liver: What Is It and Can Drinking Coffee Help?

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the US. NAFLD is caused by obesity, excessive carbohydrate in the diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Insulin resistance (high fasting insulin — have you been tested?) is often a sign that a fatty liver is developing or already present. Left untreated, fatty liver disease can

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Dr. Rick Liva Discusses 2015 Legislative Effort for Naturopathic Physicians in Connecticut

Dr. Rick Liva, Chairperson of the CNPA, the state association for CT NDs, discusses the effort to update the scope of practice law.          

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