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Tracy -  let us know how it works for you.
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I love learning about all those tidbits too ...  believe this phenq review like sleeping with a bar of soap in the sheets for night time crampy legs.  :)

"sleeping with a bar of soap in the sheets for night time crampy legs". This one is new to me. Does this really hep? I too suffer from crampy legs from time to time. Never mind. I'll try this myself. Seems to be magic.
General Discussion / Re: Trouble losing weight?
« Last post by Rita on June 08, 2018, 10:38:56 AM »
Just had a second set of blood work come through on this diet.

I reduced fasting blood glucose by 8%  ( 99 to  91)
I reduced my triglycerides by 36%
I increased by HDL my 16%
General Discussion / Re: Trouble losing weight?
« Last post by Rita on June 07, 2018, 08:54:38 AM »
Thanks Barbara.

Here is something else interesting.  A CoQ deficiency seems to be a primary cause of insulin resistance.

And for your body to regenerate CoQ10 naturally, you need a combination of chlorophyll and light working together.

"Sunlight penetrates our bodies as anyone who has held their closed fingers up to the sun can see. The light that comes through our skin and reaches greens that we have recently eaten, activating the chlorophyll and allowing the cells of our body to regenerate Coenzyme Q10, a powerful anti inflammatory, antioxidant and is important chemical in staving off diseases like diabetes."
General Discussion / Re: Trouble losing weight?
« Last post by Barbara from New Jersey on June 06, 2018, 08:32:07 PM »

That sure is good news!  It certainly will be a challenge to reverse the high insulin levels, but seems that you are doing just that.  The trick is to identify the pathway which is causing the problem.  Casein has become problematic for me, giving me a rash on my chin.  I've reduced my egg and dairy consumption significantly.  Makes me sad because I recently found a buying club which provides these products from Amish farmers.  They sell eggs which are produced  from free range chickens who follow the cows who are rotated in the fields for fresh, lush grass.  Bugs and worms are plentiful. The chickens aren't fed any soy products. The eggs have a deep orange yolk and are as tasty as could be.  I'll never go back to eggs purchased in supermarkets after eating these. 

More important though, is discovering which pathway of mine isn't working quite right because I start craving more and more carbs when I indulge in casein rich foods. 

Keep us posted!
General Discussion / Re: Meat and eggs also spike insulin
« Last post by Rita on June 06, 2018, 08:08:34 PM »
This may surprise you.

Results from this meta-analysis of eighteen randomised controlled trials show no significant effect of 100 % fruit juice on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, insulin resistance as evaluated by HOMA-IR or HbA1c.
General Discussion / Re: Trouble losing weight?
« Last post by Rita on June 06, 2018, 05:23:08 PM »
Just to update this thread.

I am doing this high fiber diet I mentioned above (no wheat of course), and I'm having good results.

My fasting insulin test coming out of a keto diet was 25.9
It's now 20.6

(And just for good measure, I did some crazy things the night before my test, just for the sake of getting data.  I took 2 tablespoons of straight up raw honey, had a kidney bean dish with perhaps 2 ounces of meat, and ate a whopping 1/2 of a 3.2 oz 88% dark chocolate bar.)

I've included cooked/cooled and reheated rice and potatoes in this diet as well.

I still have a ways to go, but I'm making progress.   I've also lost 6 pounds.

Diet is very bio-individual, so this is not for everyone.  But for insulin-resistant me, it's working.
Personal Diaries / Returned from a Trip
« Last post by Madorman49 on May 31, 2018, 06:58:05 PM »
Just back from a trip and have learned a few things.  While I was traveling, I noticed that my blood pressure still wasn't coming down again.

So I just made a stronger effort to remove wheat from diet in all its forms and parts. Additionally I'm working hard to keep my carbs to under 10 per meal or 20 per day.  A day after eliminating wheat, my blood pressure has dropped to normal levels.Doing additional reading, but most of the other books cling to the whole "healty whole grains" mantra.  Tossing those books aside as I go.Went through all my supplements and prescriptions to ensure no wheat or glueten.  All is well there.

Have a doctor's appointment in 2 weeks.  Having blood tests done before then.  Have sent the doctor a note asking to have the tests for Transglutaminase antibodies and/or Endomysium antibodie added to my upcoming blood test.  Might be useful. 

Anything else, I ought to ask for?  We'll be discussing the findings of my blood test when I next see him.
General Discussion / Re: Dr. Hyman on Resistant Starch
« Last post by Rita on May 24, 2018, 05:30:47 PM »
Remember that test I did last month where those cooked/cooled potatoes and rice still kept me in ketosis?   Turns out it actually improves insulin sensitivity, independent of the gut microbiota and could "involve alterations in the bile acid cycle and adipose tissue immune modulation."
General Discussion / Re: Meat and eggs also spike insulin
« Last post by Barbara from New Jersey on May 23, 2018, 09:11:08 PM »

I think Mark Sisson is quite correct.

This article was very interesting to me.  Several years ago, one of the Forums posters wrote about how delicious the high fat Greek yogurts were.  Add fruit, spices like pumpkin pie spice or similar and stevia or Swerve and it was as if you were eating a tangy ice cream or pudding.  Delicious! Healthy!  I gained weight rapidly.  I also noticed that I began eating cheese on a daily basis as well as lots of dairy in cooking and the weight didn't drop.  Even organic dairy purchased in supermarkets didn't change the weight issues.  Once I found my Amish raw dairy source, I found that I was eating fewer dairy products, but enjoying them more.  I was satisfied with smaller and smaller amounts of cheese and yogurt/kefir/cottage cheese and would go for longer and longer periods of time without eating them.  I only used the milk for my coffee.  Weight dropped right off!  No cravings.  No snacking.  No need for a "pick me up" like coffee or fruit.

One of my favorite recipes is Beef and Cabbage by Wellness Mamma.  Quick, easy and tastes even better the next day.  Freezes well too.  Heat and eat.
No dairy.  Use some radishes and they provide a mouth feel like potatoes without the carbs.
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