Archive for the ‘Weight Loss’ Category

Natural Sleep Aides

1. Melatonin

Melatonin is the natural hormone of sleep and circadian rhythms, its release activated with darkness and inhibited with light. Sleeping in complete darkness, with no exposure to a bathroom light when going to the bathroom, for instance, is a natural way to increase melatonin release. It is not a sleeping pill. It is a sleep hormone, simply making your body more receptive to sleep.



Melatonin supplementation can hasten the onset of sleep, make sleep deeper, and discourage early awakening. It also has substantial effects in reducing blood pressure, especially when taken as a sustained-release preparation.

I Don’t Want Everything To Change

I’ve been extremely open about the fact that I’m having weight-loss surgery this week, and the majority of people have been encouraging. I keep hearing that my entire life is about to change, and people say that with such hope. That statement, which always comes from well-meaning people, is so discouraging to me. I don’t want […]

Type 2 diabetes: a temporary condition


For the majority of people, type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are entirely reversible temporary conditions. Normal blood sugar, normal HbA1c (a reflection of the prior 90 days of blood sugar), and freedom from insulin and diabetes drugs are just a few steps away. But don’t count on most doctors or dietitians to tell you this. You should certainly not trust an endocrinologist, diabetologist, or diabetes educator, nearly all of whom advocate the ridiculous diet of the American Diabetes Association.

The Gluten-Free Gimmick


Don’t be fooled by the marketing.

Just because it’s on the shelf at Whole Foods Market doesn’t mean it’s good for you!Tweet this.

I would like to begin by clearly stating that people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity need to meticulously avoid all gluten sources, but they do not need gluten-free junk carbohydrate ingredients in their place. This is the sort of self-destructive thinking encouraged by the gluten-free food industry. This industry makes billions by filling grocery stores with overpriced junk carbohydrates.