Why I Ask Some Patients to Quit Desserts

fructose insulin resistanceYes, desserts and high-dose fructose can be a problem for health, but really only if you have insulin resistance.

With my patients, I tend not to worry too much about sugar as long as insulin is normal on a blood test. If insulin is high on a blood test (insulin resistance), I ask my patients to avoid all desserts and dessert-type foods like dates. They can still have whole fruit.

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Your Hormones Need Dinner

woman eating dinnerSometimes a patient tells me she had only a salad for dinner. Or, even more puzzling: A green smoothie.

I could never do that. I’m tired at the end of the day. I’m hungry. I need a substantial dinner such as roast chicken with potatoes, vegetables, and butter.  I honestly cannot imagine sitting down with just a cold green salad.

I don’t think I’m different from other women. Women get hungry. Women need food.

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Reverse Insulin Resistance in 4 Easy Steps

reverse insulin resistanceWhen it comes to metabolism and weight loss, it’s largely about insulin. Insulin is also a major player in many women’s health conditions as PCOS, acne, progesterone deficiency, fibroids, and heavy periods.

Maintaining normal levels of insulin can help to prevent diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, dementia, and heart disease.

Do you have insulin resistance? It’s time to find out.

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