Bunless Burger with Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Fries

Photo by Zac Cain on Unsplash The past month, we have been focusing on diabetes education. We are finishing this series with a blood sugar friendly recipe. We decided to take a common ‘burger and fries’ meal and make a healthier version. Let’s start with the burger. Our first modification is to discard the bun. Often burgers are served…

Insulin Resistance

What is insulin resistance? Let’s start by discussing normal physiology. When you consume a carbohydrate-based food, say a piece of toast, it is broken down into glucose in your bloodstream.   This glucose needs to enter your cells in order to be converted into energy. Insulin, secreted by the pancreas, is the key which opens that…

Spice Up Your Nights with Meal Planning Services

I recently got back from a long vacation on a Thursday afternoon and had a Plated meal kit sitting on my porch with 3 meals in it: Chinese Pork Lettuce Wraps, Greek Chicken Panzanella, and Salmon Burgers. This made it so I didn’t have to run to the store after a long day, or eat…

A Week of Cooksmarts

Cooksmarts is a meal planning service that you will often hear us talking about. I wanted to show you what a week of using Cooksmarts looks like in my house. When you first log in, you get 4 recipes to choose from. On this particular week, I chose three of the meals: Vietnamese Chicken Noodle…

Help Support us at Cycle Nation 2018!

  Last year, we participated in CycleNation and cycled for 2 hours outdoors to help bring awareness to cardiac disease and stroke. This was a fun, motivational event with upbeat music, great instructors, and inspiring survivor stories. At that time, $661,059 had been raised to support the American Heart and Stroke Association through the CycleNation events….

How Can I Tell if I’m in Ketosis?

This is a common question that we get in our practice. You want to know if you are “doing it right”. There are several different ways to monitor ketone levels. This includes urinary, blood and breath ketones. There are three forms of ketones in your body, and these are evaluated with these different methods. Urinary…