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The Stress-Fat connection (and how to mitigate it)

In an ideal setting, your hormones are released in short bursts as opposed to being released over a long period of time. Functioning this way prevents developing a resistance to a hormone. It starts with cortisol. Cortisol, known as your stress hormone, if released in short bursts, like when you are being chased by a […]

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How to get FAT!

Very few clients have ever asked about how to gain fat. Most are in the market for fat loss. Whether you’re looking to gain or lose fat, the most well-known hormone related to fat storage is insulin. Hundreds of well-executed studies over the past century have shown the “eat-less-exercise-more” method of weight control having some […]

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Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a bitter-tasting yellow alkaloid found in roots, rhizomes, and stem bark of various plants including goldenseal and Oregon grape. Most often berberine is used to reduce blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that taking berberine, combined with adopting a healthy lifestyle, reduces fasting blood glucose levels and HbA1c […]

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Are your probiotics working?

We’ve all heard by now that a healthy gut microbiome populated by numerous strains of positive flora (probiotics) is essential for good health. Healthy, undamaged gut flora contributes to many aspects of your wellbeing. But, if you’ve been under the weather and encouraged to supplement with probiotics, how do you know you’re on the road […]

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Why insulin for type 2 diabetes?

Here is a puzzler: If insulin resistance comes about because of the presence of too much insulin, why are the most insulin resistant people, type 2 diabetics, treated with insulin? Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, suggests that this treatment is in fact the opposite of what should be done. He […]

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