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What Is YOUR Perfect Diet for Optimal Health?

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, November 14, at 2 PM Pacific

What Is YOUR Perfect Diet for Optimal Health?

My next series of new shows starts November 14, 2014, with an hour of talk on the perfect diet for YOU. Today we will be joined by functional nutritionist Heather McLean-Greenfield, MS, CNS, to discuss diet and nutrition. We will emphasize the need for each person to individualize their own nutritional program and review a wide variety of diets which will include low carb, hypoglycemic, intermittent fasting, vegetarian and GAPS approaches. Our discussion will include food sensitivities and the use of the BIA (Bio Impedence Analysis), as well as healthy fats, quality proteins and GMO considerations.

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Healthy Green Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

32 Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

These recipes from include breakfast all the way through desert with healthy recipes for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to check that any recipe doesn’t have things you don’t do well with, but almost everyone should be able to find something to try! [Read more…]

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Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, and Inflammation

This Power Point presentation by Elizabeth Large ND
covers information on the effect Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance have on inflammation.

 

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Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It, and What Can You Do About It?

Elizabeth Large, NDBY Elizabeth Large, ND

Metabolic syndrome is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it refers to a group of risk factors that occur together and which increase the risk for coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.  It is believed to effect approximately 25% or 47 million of the US population.  Risk factors for metabolic syndrome include: genetics, hypertension, insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia and obesity, especially increased abdominal girth. To determine if you suffer from metabolic syndrome, most doctors look for the presence of three or more of these components:

  • Central or abdominal obesity (measured by waist circumference):
    • Men – Greater than 40″
    • Women – Greater than 35″
  • Fasting blood triglycerides greater than or equal to 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL)
  • Blood HDL cholesterol:
    • Men – Less than 40 mg/dL
    • Women – Less than 50 mg/dL
  • Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/85
  • Fasting glucose greater than or equal to 100 mg/dL [Read more…]