Friday, September 19, 2008


Garlic Beef Wraps

List of Ingredients
3 tbs Garlic, raw
1/4 cup Soy sauce made from soy (tamari)
2 tbs Oil
2 tbs cider vinegar
2 tbs Sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb Beef raw
1 lb green beans, raw
1 cup peppers, green, raw
8 tortillas, Mama Lupe's

Instructions for Preparation

In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, soy sauce, oil, vinegar, and black pepper; set aside. Chop beef pieces into 1/2" strips. Trim ends from green beans and chop. Remove core from green pepper and chop. In a large skillet or wok, sear the beef pieces until no pink remains. Add the soy sauce mixture, the green beans, and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 10 minutes, or until the green beans are crisp-tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring fequently. Put 1/8th of mixture into a Mama Lupe's low carb tortilla and serve.

Fat 8gm, Carbs 17 gm, Protein 20 gm Fiber 6 gm Cal 226

Monday, September 15, 2008


Believe it or not, the old diabetes drug Metformin has been named as a significant anti-aging drug. To understand why this is so, we need to look at what Metformin does.

Metformin prevents the liver from making so much glucose, so when you take metformin, your fasting blood sugar (when you wake up in the morning) is usually lower. But that is not the only thing metformin does.

Metformin lowers bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol. Kudo's for that! But the most significant thing for anti-aging purposes is neither of these two good points.

Metformin is an anti-aging drug because it promotes the growth of new insulin receptors on cell membranes. According to Dr. Ward Dean, we are all going diabetic as we age, because we all lose insulin receptors as we age. It is just that some people are going diabetic faster than others.

By increasing the number of insulin receptors on cell membranes, metformin restores the calorie burning capabilities of youth. To people who are diabetic, this translates as lower blood sugar and the ability to handle more carbohydrates.

Dr. Ward Dean recommends Metformin for anyone over the age of 35. If you have been diagnosed diabetic, Type 1 or Type 2, work with your doctor and request Metformin. Even Type 1 diabetics can benefit. The extended release version does not cause as many intestinal upsets as the regular version, so ask for Metformin ER.

Metformin reduces the need for extra insulin, so work with your doctor and adjust your doseage of insulin. For many Type 2 diabetics, a good diet and exercise and Metformin is all that is necessary.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Since we are using "just in time" food to manage blood glucose, some people are worried that they can't pull this off at work. Nonsense.

When we eat five times per day, we are taking advantage of the fact that the body uses calories each time it digests food. So, the more often we eat (up to your target amounts for fat, protein, and carbs) the more our metabolism revs up.

The simple answer is to take your midmorning and midafternoon breaks to eat a balanced protein and carb snack. For me, that is a protein bar. And even if you don't take breaks at work, most people usually have time to eat a protein bar on the run.

But don't get stuck in the protein bar rut. You can have any protein source with any carb source, as long as the protein and carbs are equal. That could be a piece of chicken and an apple, a piece of ham and a peach, and so on. Use your imagination!

If you are eating a lot of protein bars, though, you are most likely not getting your 5 servings of fruit and veggies daily. So, at least half the time, use real food for your breaks, including fruit and veggies. But remember, you need protein to go along with any carbs to balance blood sugar.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I am very proud to bring you a very interesting webisode site for the Medical Renaissance Series, with Dr. Norm Shealy, Dr. Carolyn Myss, and other wonderful teachers to help us heal.

This is dedicated to my husband, and all others who have contributed to my health.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


A lot of you have asked why this diet works so well to quell hunger, gain muscle, and manage blood glucose. Let's take a look at it from the perspective of your body.

1. Just in time food. Never eat more than 250 calories at a time for a female, 300 calories for a male, UNLESS YOU ARE EXERCISING. Add a protein bar previous to exercise for each half hour of real exercise. This keeps the insulin load that you are asking your pancreas to provide in the low range, and the protein bar makes before exercise makes sure your body has the fuel it needs for the exercise, so it won't tear down muscle. Grazing is the best way to control blood sugar.

2. Equal grams of protein and carbs. This controls blood sugar all on its own. The body asks for insulin when there are carbs, but protein slows the carbs down, making the need for insulin much smaller. Never eat carbs by themselves, always have equal grams of protein along with your low-glycemic carbs.

3. Whey protein builds muscle and provides the amino acid building blocks to put you in a good mood - by making serotonin. So, by making about half your protein as whey protein, you are increasing your calorie burning ability by building muscle. Whey protein also alkalinizes the body, something other proteins do not do, and the acid/alkaline balance helps heal insulin resistance if you are more on the alkaline side of things.

4. You are very, very full because of adequate protein. Protein is a more effective appetite suppressant than any pill or potion. It also takes about 40% of the calories in protein to digest the protein, so when you make a higher percentage of your diet as protein, you are effectively reducing the number of calories.

5. The supplements, which work very well to reduce insulin resistance, can now work on a diet that has fewer calories yet provides all the nutrition you need. Don't skimp on supplements and good food, they are your way to avoid the high medical bills of end stage diabetes.

I have helped over 600 people lose weight successfully and have helped diabetics learn to manage their blood glucose with diet, exercise, supplements, and medications only as necessary. Most people are really surprised at how much better they feel as their fat mass goes down and their muscle mass goes up, as measured by a body composition scale. If you follow the diet recommended at the left side of this blog, that is what will happen to you, as well.

There is no hunger, or very little hunger, as you lose fat, not muscle! You feel so much better, from DAY 2, that you will never want to eat any other way. Just learn to hit your targets for fat, protein, and carbs. Download the log sheet, and start your daily log. Learn to get more protein, keep it low fat, and balance protein and carbs. You can do it!