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How Beating Yourself Up With Your Thoughts Makes Your Blood Sugar Worse

It’s time to check our blood sugar. Your glucometer says 268. You think: “_____________.” What do you think? What are you making that number mean? That you suck? That you’re a failure? That you can’t get it together? It doesn’t matter what you do? Do you use it as an opportunity to beat yourself up? Say […]

Are You Capable of Reversing Your Type 2 Diabetes?

Discovering what you are capable of is like meeting yourself. Who is this person? This person who just nailed that interview and landed the job? This person who just ran her first half marathon? This person who just did that/ said that/ made that happen? If I were to ask you, “Are you capable of […]

If Type 2 Diabetes Is Caused by Too Much Insulin, Why Do I Need More Insulin? Part 2

In my last post, we got familiar with these basic principles: Type 2 Diabetes shows up when you become insulin resistant, a process that typically develops over many years. Insulin resistance is the body’s way of adapting to too much insulin. Too much insulin results from a frequent pattern of eating foods rich in carbohydrates. Insulin […]

Managing Your Mind is the Missing Piece to Reversing Your Type 2 Diabetes

Everything you do or don’t do is driven by your feelings. Guess what creates your feelings? Your thoughts. Those sentences in your brain.   Thoughts create feelings that drive actions. This is what gets you the results in your life. Wut?! I’m not kidding. Sometimes the results are good and we want to keep them. […]

Why Hasn’t My Doctor Told Me my Type 2 Diabetes Is Reversible?

  Well, the short answer is because the American Diabetes Association (ADA) declares that Type 2 Diabetes is a “chronic, progressive disease.” However, there is plenty of evidence that this is false. We have observed for many years now that bariatric surgery (e.g., gastric bypass and gastric sleeve) can normalize blood sugars within weeks even […]

Do I Really Need All These Meds?

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of taking all your meds and wonder, “Do I really need ALL of these meds?” Maybe it’s when you’re filling your pillbox, paying your bill at the pharmacy, or double checking your list at the doctor’s office. As a pharmacist working in a primary care clinic, this is a […]

Why Conventional Medicine Has a Pill for Every Ill

  Healthcare is driven by industry and insurance companies.  This means that how we diagnose and treat disease is strongly influenced by those who make money in the healthcare industry. In many ways, everyone falls victim to this—both patients and healthcare providers.  Doctors are being tasked with seeing more patients in less time.  Who benefits […]