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Resistant Starch

Starch is an efficient way for plants to store glucose, in polysaccharides (sugar chains). There are two main types of polysaccharides: amylose and amylopectin. The former is more of a single chain (so you have to release the glucose molecules one at a time) while the latter is a series [...]

By |2018-10-05T12:20:59+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Allergies, Fitness & Weight Loss|0 Comments

Weight Loss Plateaus

It’s super frustrating. You’ve been following your low calorie/low carb diet and sticking to your new exercise regime religiously, and it worked for awhile… but suddenly you stop losing weight. This happens to nearly everyone who tries to embark on a weight loss journey. It’s the flip side of the [...]

By |2018-07-20T10:40:46+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss|0 Comments

Adiponectin and Weight Loss

Your metabolism is maintained via a careful hormonal dance, with each hormone sending feedback messages to influence the release of the others. The hormones we most often think of with respect to weight and metabolism are thyroid and insulin, and for good reason: these are probably the biggest players that [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:54:36+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss|0 Comments

Berberine: Treating Metabolic Syndrome Naturally

The power of naturopathic medicine is in the philosophy: remove obstacles to cure and give the body the building blocks it needs to heal itself, and within reason, healing will follow. I prefer not to give supplements to treat symptoms, because that approach doesn’t get to the root cause… but [...]

By |2018-02-09T09:16:16+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Supplements|0 Comments

Counting Macros

There are a lot of trendy diets out there (paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate, etc). They all have their merits, and I do put people on each of them in specific cases. But one of the simplest, longest term approaches is “counting macros.” Macronutrients: What They [...]

By |2017-12-08T08:20:15+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

How Insulin Affects Growth Hormone and Muscle Repair

Physiology 101 Insulin is the gatekeeper for glucose: it allows glucose to get inside the cells where it can be utilized for energy or for storage. When glucose gets used, your cells produce ATP (your body’s energy currency). When glucose gets stored, it gets stored as triglycerides (fat). Insulin is [...]

By |2017-06-23T07:20:09+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|0 Comments

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