Dr. Emily and Deanna made a trip down to Farmington Mo to talk to a packed group of motivated women who were ready to make changes in their lives. She was invited to speak about Functional Medicine and how food impacts our bodies. The ladies and friends of the First Baptist Church of Farmington Women's Ministry had delicious examples of healthy keto/low carb and paleo friendly food donated from Jimmy John and Qdoba.
When I experienced my AI ketogenic diet I found I had:
More restful, deep sleep
Tight hands & joints improved
Itchy skin decreased
Sugar cravings stopped
In ketosis, the body burns its own FAT for fuel instead of dietary glucose (carbohydrates). I lost 50lbs...
Well, do you have it? You know, the most popular genetic word that is searched by thousands of people daily.
MTHFR is a very important gene (and enzyme) in the body that everyone has, necessary for an important metabolic process called methylation. When one has a gene variation, also known as a mutation in that gene, it can impact how well your body metabolizes folate and folic acid. Both are forms of vitamin B9, required for numerous critical body functions. A fault in this metabolic cycle is linked to many serious health problems such as...
The fish sauce helps give this a bit of that umami flavor that traditional dishes might rely on tomato paste or Worcestershire sauce to achieve. I like the purity of Red Boat fish sauce. Warning, it is stout stuff; go easy. And if you have histamine problems, maybe skip it in favor of good ole coconut aminos--a soy sauce replacement. I can have histamine issues, but do fine with the small amounts of fish sauce here. Feeling daring? Use both the fish sauce and coconut aminos to a double punch of flavor.
By Deanna Gipperich, Enlighten Practice Manager
I Changed my Health, Lost 25lbs and 25 inches! Did I have moments where I ate bad food? Yes. Were there times when I felt like I was doing everything right but still not achieving my goals? Yes. Key to success: Your desire must outweigh your excuses. There was a whole month where I did not lose a single pound, only inches! How did I succeed? I made an.....