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Are You Afraid of Insulin?

It’s OK.  Most people who are not already taking insulin are terrified of insulin. 😰 I help people give themselves their first insulin shot, and even the manliest of men can shake like a leaf. And I tell them, it makes sense, no? OUR BRAINS KNOW IT’S A BAD IDEA TO STAB OURSELVES! 🛑 It […]

Are You Using Your Past Against Yourself?

  Although this topic applies to anything that happened in your past that you still think about today, I want to relate it to living with a disease like Type 2 Diabetes.  So many of you are finding evidence from your past that you have no control in this moment of where your health is […]

Learning How to Fail is How You Succeed in Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Do you have a dream? Is there something you want for yourself? Maybe you have even played with setting a goal. Now answer this question: what is holding you back? When we are contemplating big change – going after something that feels impossible – it’s typical to feel some fear. What if we fail? What […]

What To Do When You Feel Like Your Body Is The Enemy

Do you sometimes feel betrayed by your own body? Like no matter what you do it seems to do whatever it wants instead of cooperating with your plan? This is especially true when you are doing ALL THE THINGS to yield progress but your blood sugars are not behaving You layer on judgment: about what that […]

How to Feel Empowered When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (or anything for that matter) feels so disempowering. You feel like something is happening TO YOU, and that you have very little control over the situation. You might ask yourself questions like: “How did I let this happen?” “Why did I let things get so out of control?” “Why […]

The Right Time to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

When you’re thinking about committing to something, how often do you tell yourself you don’t have time in your life? “I just don’t have enough time.” “I’ve got too much going on right now. I’ll wait until it’s a better time.” Who decides when it is the right time? The answer is YOU. I want […]

Why It’s So Hard To Control Your Blood Sugars and Lose Weight: Part II

In my last post, we recognized that surviving our modern environment without developing chronic disease requires us to defy the three rules our brain has evolved to obey: Avoid pain Seek pleasure Conserve energy I also explained why we feel so out of control with food because of OVERDESIRE. In Part II, we’re going to get […]

Why It’s So Hard To Control Your Blood Sugars and Lose Weight: Part I

You literally have to overcome your EVOLUTION, your PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING, and your CULTURAL and SOCIAL programming. WHEW! That’s intense. It’s so intense, I have to break this into 2 posts just to summarize the main concepts. So many people judge others or themselves for struggling with weight gain, obesity, and having diabetes. Like it’s some […]

Why Dietary Advice From Your Doctor May Actually Make Your Type 2 Diabetes Worse

Advice about what to eat if you have Type 2 Diabetes can be OVERWHELMING and CONFUSING. It’s not hard to understand why you might be struggling with sorting through WHAT you are supposed to eat. You should be able to trust the information your doctor and even your dietitian give you when it comes to […]

Discomfort Is the Price of Reversing Your Type 2 Diabetes

Choosing discomfort goes against your evolution. Your brain is programmed to keep you alive, and it tells you to STOP! when you experience pain. I mean, why on Earth would you want to intentionally choose to be uncomfortable? Making the decision to change involves a lot of discomfort. This is the biggest reason we don’t want to […]