The Hormone Fix (menopause)

I listened to this podcast the other day and later shared it with my wife.  I always enjoy Dr. Perlmutter’s podcasts, even if the topic is not necessarily relevant to me.  I am sharing this for the benefit of women who are nearing, in, or through menopause.  I think you will find some good information in the podcast.

Dr. Anna Cabeca has written a new book, The Hormone Fix, that focuses on the important role of diet and other lifestyle issues in terms of gaining hormone balance. She especially focuses on menopause and leveraging the fundamental relationship between a ketogenic diet and hormone function in what she calls the “keto-green way.”

This is a unique feature of her new book that takes into account the importance of alkalinity for feeling well while engaged in a ketogenic program.

Link to Youtube: Dr. David Perlmutter & Dr. Anna Cabeca

Link To Podcast: Dr. David Perlmutter & Dr. Anna Cabeca

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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

When I saw this recipe, I just had to share it!! Two of my favorite foods presented in a fun way.  I am including the link below to the recipe found at Primal Kitchens.  The overall concept is pretty simple, make your go to Sloppy Joe recipe and roast some sweet potatoes.  With regards to some of the ingredients, I would highly recommend you use the Primal Kitchens BBQ Ranch Dressing.  All of the PK products use 100% Avocado Oil and none of the harmful seed oils that you will see in almost every other dressing in your grocery store.

If you cannot find Primal Kitchens dressings & condiments at your local grocery store, you can use my discount code “JOE”, to receive 10% off your purchase.

Link To Primal Kitchens Recipe

What’s the Pegan Diet?

In this article, Mark compares the Pegan Diet to Primal.  I believe this article was prompted by some of the press this week, led by Dr. Oz, where some negative things were mentioned about the Keto Diet.  As always, Mark lays it out in a simple to digest way for the reader.

Link to Article: Mark’s Daily Apple – What’s the Pegan Diet?

One of the best articles I’ve read of late…

This article does a great job explaining in detail how the body works in relation to increased processed foods and sugar.  There are a lot of visual aids to help you comprehend the whole concept.  You won’t be disappointed if you take the 5-7 minutes needed to give this article justice.  Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Here are a couple of bullets from the article:

  • A University of Washington study showed that 1 glass of water stopped hunger pangs for 100% of studied dieters
  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated
  • Sugar can rewire the brain’s pathways.  Diets full of processed and sugar-heavy foods can increase the risk of depression by 58%
  • High-sugar diets pump inflammatory cytokines into your bloodstream, which can exacerbate arthritis
  • One of the most efficient strategies for reducing carb cravings in most people is to stop relying on carbs for energy

Link to Article: Dr. Jockers – Carb Cravings

Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?

Is there such a thing as eating too much fruit??  There absolutely is, especially if you are trying to eat a Keto Diet.  Keto recently became more popular than Paleo in Google searches.  I think it is great that people say they are “eating Keto”, but in actuality, they’re probably not, but they are trying to eat a lower carb, higher fat diet, and less sugar diet, which is great!

People on a strict Keto Diet are eating in the range of 20 to 30 grams of carbs per day.  Once again, if you’ve never tracked your macros, this is NOT a lot of carbs.  For example, a 1/2 cup of blueberries has 11 grams of carbs!  They add up quickly!  The Primal Blueprint Keto Reset Diet suggests 50 grams per day.  More on this once I am officially certified.

The article goes into greater detail showing you the macro nutrition for a lot of different fruits.  It also recommends some alternatives to have in place of fruit, which also translates into eating more.  For example, in lieu of the 7 grams of carbs in a 1/2 cup of blackberries, you could have 4 cups of spinach or 2 cups of raw broccoli.  Just a suggestion!

Enjoy the article.  This one is a keeper!

Mark’s Daily Apple: LINK to Article