Archive for August, 2017

More Than Just A Fat Person

I didn’t say much here during the month of August, but I did a lot of thinking about my history with this blog. I’ve experienced some cool things as a result of writing here, so when I consider shutting it down I usually decide to think on it again later. I don’t want my little blog to disappear, but it doesn’t resonate with me in the way it once did. I’ve spent some time thinking on that lately, and now I know why. For many years I have defined myself as a person who needs to lose a serious amount of weight. I let society define me as fat and unworthy for a long time, even before my weight became a national news story. If you’ve been paying attention for a while, you also know that over the last five years I’ve experienced incredible life changes thanks to the grace of God. The closer I get to Him, the less I define myself as a just a fat person. Sure, I still need to lose weight, and I am. I want to have fun while I exercise and to encourage others to join me in that, and I’m doing that […]
All the Weigh

Why not order your own lab tests?

Most of us already notice obvious changes in our bodies such as body weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference. During the Undoctored process you will discover that you could also benefit from tracking some important lab values. These lab values will reflect reemerging health in blood sugar levels, triglycerides, and factors that reflect risk for heart disease, stroke, and other conditions.

Here are lab values to consider tracking:

  • Fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c, fasting insulin—all reflecting blood sugar and insulin-resistance status
  • NMR lipoproteins (NMR LipoProfile) or other advanced lipoprotein testing service (see above)
  • 25-hydroxy vitamin D—an assessment of your vitamin D status

“I can’t lose weight on levothyroxine”

I hear this complaint every day, yet the solution is SO simple.

The Undoctored lifestyle is magnificently effective to achieve weight loss, prevent or reverse hundreds of health conditions, and to free you from prescription medications.

But many people who take levothyroxine (Synthroid), the T4 thyroid hormone, report NO weight loss on the program, along with persistent abnormal symptoms such as low energy, dry skin, and thinning hair, even depression. This is not due to the failure of the program, but is due to the lack of the T3 thyroid hormone, the truly active form of thyroid hormone.

Am I Too Skinny?

People living the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle sometimes comment that, after losing weight and experiencing the loss of appetite that accompanies this lifestyle, they are too skinny.

First of all, are you really too skinny? Or do you just feel that way seeing yourself among the most overweight population that has ever walked this planet?

Nobody disappears into nothing on this lifestyle, but there are steps you can take to halt the weight loss and look and feel terrific while enjoying all the health benefits of remaining grain-free.