A Coffee Introduction That Will Change Your Morning Forever

Coffee, Coconut Oil, and Diabetes

Welcome to the weekend. A few years back I heard about coconut oil’s unique ability to enhance the effectiveness and duration of caffeine on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast. Initially, I started by using it before cycling races with my coffee or tea. I felt a difference. I didn’t have to eat as much during races. Then I ran across the Bulletproof Coffee concept from Dave Asprey. He claimed an elevated focus and insane increase in brain function. It works. In my experience, I feel a more balanced, focused, and sustainable energy with this recipe.

This is my slightly different take from the original Bulletproof Coffee. I added protein and ditched the butter. Enjoy. Continue reading

Don’t Mess With The Beast – Stay In The Zone

Don't Mess With the Beast, Diabetes Productivity

What’s the fastest, most-efficient way to derail your day? Go low or go high. This is our beast. Don’t wake it up. Don’t taunt it. Learning to preserve your creativity and momentum is critical as a modern student, professional, and parent.

Here is the goal: Do whatever you can to maintain your zone, especially when you need to be your best. Of course imperfection is inevitable. Occasionally, your blood sugar will be over 250 for no reason. You will go below 80 when you should not have. This is the grind. But, when you have established control–firmly entrenched in a comfortable blood sugar zone–you must do everything possible to preserve it for productivity sake. Continue reading

Tuesday Topic: Can You Sweat Out A Cold?

Sick Woman In Bed

In my previous post, Blasted Ketones Make An Appearance, I mentioned my reluctance to visit the doctor so when I felt a head cold coming on, I contacted my dear friend Tonya, a RN CMP who works as an Integrative RN.  She gave me a list of vitamins, probiotics and spicy food ideas.  My goal was to sweat out the toxins and feed my body with homeopathic remedies.  This head cold sparked my newest culinary creation, Holy Hell – Spicy Mushroom Soup.

Spicy Mushroom Soup

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Blasted Ketones Make An Appearance

Urine Sample

I’m admittedly stubborn when it comes to going to the doctor and am sure it stems from years at Children’s Hospital.  When I scraped myself together yesterday and headed to Urgent Care, I was prepared for the worst.  I’ve had a hacking cough for 5+ days, but the previous two days included dizziness, nausea and exhaustion.  I attempted to get out of bed on Saturday afternoon, yes afternoon, and almost tipped over because my equilibrium was off and then I threw up.  BOOOOO.

I was unable to eat much on Saturday and tested my blood sugar often, in fear of a serious low.  That was not the case at all, my blood sugar was over 200 for most of the day, which made me think my body was fighting an infection.  As a T1D, it is pretty common to self diagnose, but I was willing to relinquish all control to find out what was going on. Continue reading