Create Your Own DIY Plan to Lower Your Blood Sugar and Reverse Diabetes

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I have been struggling these past few months.

My morning fasting blood sugar has been too high.

Every single morning, it would be at least 95. If I had eaten poorly, it would be over a 100. At my last medical, it was 110!

I knew that was too high, way too high. My doctor said nothing, (although she did tell me that she didn’t care about my zero calcification heart scan and still wanted me on statins for the rest of my life – meh) but I knew I had to get to the bottom of it.

I started experimenting with perfect paleo, imperfect paleo and not paleo at all.

Didn’t make any difference, although sometimes if I had eaten an extraordinary amount of scones, cake and biscuits (happens very occasionally – I’m a Brit after all), it would be lower. Not low enough but lower than usual.

It didn’t make sense.

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6 Steps to Overcoming Perfectionism

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I had a fun “soul-full” day at the Much More Than A Mom summit today. Watched three of the five presentations. Guess my soul needed some intensive work done, huh?

In previews, Orleatha said that the Soul Day presentations were the most viewed so I guess I’m not the only one.

I think so many of us talk about the “paleo lifestyle” encompassing all aspects of life including play, sleep, connection, etc. but I suspect the reality is that we focus on food and all the rest get a lot less attention.

I know I certainly need to work on playing more. I hardly do any of that. 

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The Smart Way To Detox And Overhaul Your Health

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Do you ever just like someone? You know, just intuitively?

I felt like that when I listened to Dr. Carolyn Dean’s presentation at the Much More Than A Mom summit. I just liked her.

I have recently got turned on to magnesium and other mineral supplementation and, honestly, it has been amazing experience. My body hasn’t worked this smoothly in a very long time. Things have really kicked up a notch, a bunch of notches. And all I have to do is add it to my drinking water. Plus drink it, of course.

Minerals are Dr. Dean’s tour de force.

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How To Get Things Done and Say No Without Guilt

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Does this sound familiar?

I have 241 items on my to-do list. 

They encompass all the things I have to do: for my family, for school, for my business, for my home. They include daily chores, monthly renewal items (like change out the kitty litter, lovely job that is), and “once-and-for-all” projects. I add things at a faster rate than I clear them out.

Sometimes I even add items like “read a chapter of a fiction book”, or “take a nap” to the list as a way to remind myself to rest.

And I find the best thing to do is to start the day off with the item, “get up”. I usually manage to cross that one off.

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Why Paleo May Not Be Working For You (It’s Not What You Think)

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My notes are starred and underlined. I’ve written, “Yes, yes, yes, finally!” 

No, I am not having a Meg Ryan moment. I am hearing a doctor say two very important things. Things I have suspected for a while now.

They came out in the latest Thyroid Session I’ve been listening to. 

This one was with Dr. Sara Gottfried, a doctor operating not far from me, in Berkeley, California, who focuses on hormonal issues in men and women, but particularly women. She is the author of The Hormone Cure

Most requested session

Her session, How to Lose Weight When Your Thyroid is Off was the one most voted for write-up by Paleo/NonPaleo readers.

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23 Pointers To Reversing Your Diabetes (Or Avoiding It In The First Place)

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The game is on!

In a week full of summits and awesome information, I’m studying for my Dip.D. That’s my diploma in diabetes. I’m bringing two presentations from the Reversing Diabetes World Summit 2014 to my blog which means getting up early, powering up my laptop and soaking up all the great information the experts are presenting.

Today, I chose Dr. Josh Axe’s presentation, Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with an Optimal Diet and Lifestyle. Dr. Axe was voted one of Nashville Magazine‚Äôs 25 Most Beautiful People but that’s not why I chose him. 

Because I thought you might like it…

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35 Virtually Secret Clues to Detecting Thyroid Problems Even Your Doctor May Not Know

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I’m totally psyched for the Thyroid Sessions that are going on right now. Thyroid symptoms have been dogging me since I was a teen, yet I’ve always tested normal when taking the standard panel.

Increases in hair loss, occasional mild depression, estrogen dominance, high cholesterol, and a weight gain of ten pounds over the last year have been making me ponder anew, however. I’d been considering digging deeper, even perhaps considering a trial of thyroid medication to see if it changed anything.

My prerogative

Having watched this presentation from Reed Davis, I’ve changed my mind. 

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3 Fan-Tiddly-Tastic Online Health Summits That Will Blow Your Freaking Mind

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Back in the day, when Sean Croxton was just starting organizing online summits, I never paid attention. I think it was his “Paleo Summit” summit that I ignored. 

Why?

I thought they were a scam.

I thought they were too good to be true and that somehow, I’d get suckered into parting with wads of hard-earned cash. 

Well, I was wrong. Online summits have sprung up and they are awesome! I have absolutely no hesitation or ambivalence about telling you about them.

Why?

Because they are full of information from experts that have the power to change your life. And they’re free.

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Paleo Recipes: Mango Ginger Coconut Ice Cream

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The zippy heat of ginger. Crunchy coconut. Cool, smooth mango puree. This  amazing ice cream recipe from Ancestral Chef Louise Hendon creates a complex, East Asian-inspired symphony of textures and flavors. Proof that there’s no need for excessive amounts of sweetener to make an outstanding dessert.
 
This is just one of nearly two dozen sublimely simple recipes from Louise’s new e-book, 30 Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes, available here on Amazon. It is also part of the Paleo Plan Primal Life Kit, a bundle of 46 ebooks, meal plans, online magazines and coupons, on sale this week only for $39. Last day is April 28th, so don’t miss out! Click here for more details

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Paleo Recipes: Frozen Chocolate Coffee Truffles

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Coconut, chocolate and coffee. The creamy threesome combine warm flavors with a touch of chill in this recipe to create a truly exquisite Paleo dessert. Another surprisingly simple recipe from Louise Hendon’s new e-book, 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes: Simple Gluten-Free and Paleo Desserts for Improved Weight-Loss.  

Louise’s book is also part of the Paleo Plan Primal Life Kit, a bundle of ebooks, meal plans, online magazines and coupons, on sale this week only for $39. Click here for more details.

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