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Fitness Professional Vows To Help 1000 People Eradicate Type 2 Diabetes
Jacksonville, Florida Jeremy LaRochester, fitness professional and NESTA member has taken a bold move seldom seen in the fitness industry by challenging the pharmaceutical therapies utilized for diabetics. "No person suffering from diabetes has ever been cured of diabetes through pharmaceutical medications - ever." Jeremy LaRochester continued, "It's never happened in the history of medicine. However it has been cured through natural means and proper supplementation" Conventional medicine continues to insist that diabetes is incurable. The approach of the medical community is that of extremely toxic chemical medications and processed dead foods. Of this, Mr. LaRochester says this system, "simply doesn't work." Jeremy further states that big pharma and conventional medicine remain silent on the natural healing processes because it certainly does not enhance the greater agenda which is the bottom line. Utilizing what Jeremy calls a 90/10 rule of nourishment 90% live plant based proteins and 10% meats allows the body to heal itself to a great extent with additional supplementation. Jeremy adopted a vegan eating strategy at the age of 10. His father died when Jeremy was 9 from a heart attack due to complications from diabetes. Jeremy's older brother also suffered a fatal heart attack at just 34 years old - also related to diabetic complications. "It's at home with me. I've experienced up close and understand the devastating effects it can have on a family and children. I have two small children and I teach them the value of not just good fitness habits, but outstanding eating choices which translates into excellent eating habits as they get older. My goal of 1000 people to help eradicate their diabetes is small. I'm attempting to give someone their life back so they have years to share and do whatever with family and friends, or just themselves." "It's very unfortunate and sad that diabetics in some form feel like the medications being taken are maintaining them. They're actually causing further complications - such as severe liver disease. This is one of many untold truths that diabetes medications are well known for liver and kidney disease." For more information on Jeremy LaRochester and his mission to eradicate type 2 diabetes, visit www.larochesterfitness.com ###
Happy Friday Everyone!
If you are like me, you are totally prepared for an awesome weekend. I know I am with the Super Bowl on Sunday (Go Hawks!) With the thought of all the hotdogs and junk that will likely be consumed, I am reminded of snacking and cheat days for many that should be adhering to an eating strategy. That being said, I have dedicated this post to covering some cheat snacks for those that are dealing with diabetes. You should be able to enjoy just like everyone else right?
A couple of points to make is:
1. When selecting a snack, be sure to keep it under 150 calories. My rule of thumb here is that it is virtually impossible to find a candy bar under 150 calories and keeps your snacking honest!
2. Snacks packed with protein and good fat do not cause a jump or spike in blood sugar.
So What kind of snacks are good? The following are great snacks:
Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Peanuts, and Cashews These contain the healthy monounsaturated fats that lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. And because they’re packed with protein and “good” fat, they won’t raise blood sugar as much as crackers or pretzels do. Many nuts are high in calories (almonds are the lowest), stick to an ounce, or about the amount that will fit in the palm of your hand.
Whole-grain crackers with peanut butter. You’ll eat more protein and fewer carbs than if you have a bigger pile of crackers with no peanut butter, and your blood sugar won’t rise as much. 3-4 crackers are sufficent.
Raw Veggies. Get in an extra serving of vegetables by nibbling on grape tomatoes, carrots, red and green peppers, cucumbers, broccoli crowns, and cauliflower. Eat them plain or dip them into nonfat yogurt, a light salad dressing, or hummus (stick with 1 to 2 tablespoons’ worth). (mmmmm – hummus!)
Black bean salsa over Eggplant slices. The salsa has only about 15 grams of carbs, 80 calories, and 1 gram of fat. This is for those snack times when you feel like you need a little extra “taste”.
Small cup of vegetable soup. Cook non-starchy vegetables such as spinach, onion, celery, green beans, and squash in some vegetable or chicken stock. It’s filling, full of veggies, and low in carbohydrates.
Eat an apple—and the skin. An apple with the skin contains about 3 grams of fiber. The skin packs a double whammy, carrying healthy soluble fiber that helps to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and antioxidants that fight free radicals and lower the risk of diabetes complications.
Try low-fat string cheese. Okay, for those that know me understand that I am not crazy about dairy and cheese. However for snacking and variety sake I’ve included it here. Each piece contains only 80 calories. These are one of the few portable goodies rich in sugar-steadying protein.
So there you have a short list of things that you can snack on in case you start to here the potential rumbling from below!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the game!
Yours in Success,
How’s it going? I hope that you are having an awesome day! My challenge to you today is to start a new eating strategy without using an excuse to wait.
It’s easier said than done starting a new eating strategy that’s healthier. Finding out that it’s too complicated or not worth the trouble is what many people discover when they try to improve the foods that they eat. To help you get over this kind of problem I will be giving you some tips on how to make some improvements in what you eat.
It is important to not only take supplements to enhance your vitamin intake, but also have a healthy strategy that you eat on a regular basis. Although synthetic vitamins have some nutritional value, they are not as readily absorbed as the nutrients are from natural foods. Eating healthy food should be your number one priority in regard to getting essential nutrients from your eating strategy. It can help to fill in any gaps in your plan with high quality supplements. People that would need to take supplements, for example, would be vegetarians who would need additional B12 in their eating strategy. The idea is to eat nutrient rich food, and take vitamins to complement your plan.
It will be more economical and healthier if you can start preparing more foods at home. It’s easy to lose track of the calories in the food you consume out of your home. You will have all the control to prepare what you want and will know exactly what’s in it. You can choose to use sugar substitute rather than real sugar, for example. It’s a win-win situation for your body and your bank account! Spending a day cooking meals for the week can be tiring, but it will help you stick to not eating out. If there is one night that is open, take advantage and prepare multiple meals that day.
Including super-foods into your eating strategy is a good way of eating in a way that’s more healthy. Super-foods are simply foods that have a lot of nutrition. This means that to reap the benefits of them you needn’t eat them in large quantities. You can find them in supplement form, as well as in foods in the supermarkets or health food stores. Included in these are foods like avocados, blueberries and wheatgrass, juices like acai, noni and goji berry, as well as green foods like spirulina and chlorella. By doing some research you’ll find some other super-foods Even some fairly common foods like beans, nuts, and barley are a consideration as well. A healthy eating strategy will soon help you become a much healthier person, motivating you to keep eating in a nutritious way. Eating healthy, especially foods without sugar, will be a great change for many people and a habit that will be hard to kick. It’s well worth the effort, as you’ll soon look and feel a lot better.
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Happy Hump day! Hope everyone is doing great!
As a diabetic, how do you control your blood sugar levels and weight – and still enjoy meals? It’s all in the right food. Read on for 2 recipes that are healthy, delicious and packed with all the nutrients you need…
When you’re dealing with diabetes, you know you have to watch what you eat to keep the pounds off and blood sugar levels in check.
It sounds hard but doesn’t have to be.
The key is a diet rich in fresh, whole foods. That means lots of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains, plus a few servings of fish per week.
The following are 2 recipes featuring diabetes superfoods. They’ll keep you feeling fit and help ward off potential complications, including heart and kidney disease, as well as problems with your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and circulation.
Grilled Salmon with North African Flavors
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats protect against heart disease (a key concern when you have diabetes), according to the Harvard School of Public Health.
In this recipe, the classic North African herb paste chermoula serves as both a marinade and sauce for the salmon. If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, roast salmon at 450˚F for 12-15 minutes.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
1/4 cup low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1. Stir together yogurt, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup for sauce; cover and refrigerate. Place salmon fillets in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour in remaining herb mixture, seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes, turning bag over once.
2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high.
3. Oil grill rack. Remove salmon from marinade, blotting any excess. Grill salmon until browned and opaque in the center, 4-6 minutes per side. To serve, top each piece with a dollop of reserved sauce and garnish with lemon wedges.
14 g fat (3 g sat)
1 g carbohydrates
23 g protein
452 mg potassium
134 mg sodium
67 mg cholesterol
Nutritional Bonus: potassium (23% Daily Value), vitamin C (15% DV)
Arctic Char on a Bed of Kale
Up to 2 out of 3 adults with diabetes have hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure)
Leafy greens – like the kale in this recipe – are chock-full of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure by counteracting the ill effects of too much sodium.
This dish boasts a second diabetes-friendly food: arctic char (which is related to salmon). It delivers 1,135 milligrams of potassium – nearly a quarter of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommended daily intake.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1 to 1-1/2 pounds kale, tough stems removed, coarsely chopped (14-16 cups)
1 pound skinned arctic char (or salmon fillet), cut into 4 portions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried
4 lemon wedges for garnish
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook shallot, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add broth, water and half of kale; cook, stirring, until slightly wilted, about 1 minute. Add remaining kale and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
2. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, and place fish on kale. Cover and cook until fish is just cooked through, 5-7 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, horseradish and dill in a bowl. Serve fish and kale with sauce and lemon wedges.
16 g fat (3 g sat)
90 mg cholesterol
14 g carbohydrates
2 g fiber
35 g protein
1135 mg potassium
424 mg sodium
Nutritional Bonus: vitamin A (353% Daily Value), vitamin C (230% DV), potassium (32% DV), calcium & iron (24% DV), magnesium (19% DV), good source of omega-3s
You will most likely have to seek out your local fish market for the Arctic Char but it is well worth it because it is a very filling and wonderful fish.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and this gives you a couple of dishes that you can implement into your eating strategy.
Leave me some comments below with your thoughts on the recipes.
Thanks for reading!
Good Day Everyone! Hope you are doing well. I have some informative information regarding Broccoli and family due to the positive benefits that it has nutritionally on diabetics.
Broccoli sprouts may boost antioxidant defenses in people with diabetes. These findings were published in the “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” A daily dose of broccoli sprouts was associated with an increase in the total antioxidant capacity of the blood, and crucial reductions in malondialdehyde (MDA), a reactive carbonyl compound and well-established marker of oxidative stress. The study adds to the growing body of science supporting the potential health benefits of broccoli and broccoli sprouts, often praised for their potential anti-cancer activity.
The tissue of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, contain high levels of the active plant chemicals glucosinolates. These are metabolized by the body into isothiocyanates, which are powerful antioxidants and valuable anti-carcinogens. The main isothiocyanate from broccoli is called sulphoraphane.
A new study employed a broccoli sprout that provided high levels of sulphoraphane isothiocyanates. It examined the potential antioxidant activity of broccoli to counter oxidative stress in diabetics.
For those of you that are not aware, Oxidative stress has been linked to an increased risk of various diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease.
Oxygen-breathing organisms naturally produce reactive oxygen species which play an important role in a range of functions, including cell signaling. However, over production of these reactive oxygen species from smoking, pollution, sunlight, high intensity exercise, or the human aging process, may overwhelm the body’s antioxidant defenses and lead to oxidative stress.
It is also important to note that oxidative stress is a key driver in the onset of insulin resistance, which ultimately leads to diabetes. Diabetes itself is associated with increased levels of oxidative stress, and this can promote the development of diabetes-related complications.
I hope you enjoyed and learned something that you can use in you daily eating strategy.
Hello, I hope this reaches you in a good place.
I want to wish you a good weekend with a personal commitment that I posted to youtube yesterday that I’ll share with you here.
There are many that talk the talk but can’t walk the walk. I have decided to put my passion where my mouth is. I have fully vested myself in every person with diabetes that wants more out of their lives. If you want more you deserve it!
Diabetics have grown tired and complacent waiting for a pharmaceutical cure. I have a better and more life enriching concept. One that is a major undertaking for me but more than worth it. My dedication to end this disease is in the memory of my father and brother, but also for my beautiful niece, my big headed sister who also deal with diabetes.
My commitment is simple: I pledge to help 1000 people completely reverse their diabetes in this calendar year of 2015. In those cases that are not completely reversed and more severe, I will continue to work with you to reduce your medications until they are no longer required.
To the right of this blog post I am providing a free report on diabetes with a very special offer for those dealing with diabetes. My target is 91 individuals each month and I have every intention on satisfying my target goal.
I hope that you enjoy your weekend and that you do one thing to enrich the life of someone you don’t know. If you are interested in eradicating your diabetes or know someone who is, click on the image to the right for your free report and special offer.
Take care and we’ll talk again soon.
Yours in Success,
P.S. – Here’s the link to the youtube video.
How’s it going!
So something a little different today. I wanted to give you some food and snack ideas if you have diabetes. The following is a list that I have compiled that may help select healthy alternatives rather than negative feel goods!
Guava– Diabetics who received guava juice for four weeks experienced a reduction in glucose of nearly 25 per cent.
Figs– Figs are higher in fiber than any other fresh or dried fruit per serving, containing about five to six grams per portion of three figs. The type of fiber found in figs may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by slowing down the digestion and absorption of sugars in foods.
Asparagus– Just one serving of asparagus supplies almost 60 per cent of the daily recommended intake of folate, one of the B vitamins. Folate helps reduce levels of homocysteine, a substance in the blood, which at high levels can increase the risk of heart disease.
Additionally, one serving of asparagus significantly increased the action of insulin, which helps mop up excess blood sugar.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! Today I’m bringing you part two of two on Macrobiotics.
Some studies reveal that following a Macrobiotic eating strategy has helped many people lower their levels of blood pressure and serum lipids. This is why some experts suggest that this kind of eating strategy can also be used as an effective means of preventing the emergence of many cardiovascular diseases.
Many experts also believe that a macrobiotic eating strategy can also serve as a valuable inclusion in a cancer prevention plan. However, the macrobiotic eating strategy remains the subject of controversy as many experts doubt its benefits when practiced by people who have diagnosed malignancies.
On the other hand, many anecdotal reports claim that its therapeutic effects are remarkable to patients who are suffering from advanced cancer diseases. But, to date very few research and studies have been conducted that would prove or disprove the benefits of a macrobiotic eating plan. Further studies are warranted in order to prove its effectiveness in cancer prevention. Other concerns expressed by some experts include those factors that affect social limitations and nutritional deficiencies. However it is difficult to dispute the long term health benefits of any eating strategy which is based on the consumption of organic and locally grown foods.
I hope you have found this interesting and have a different opinion about natural healing alternatives. Its not all Dr Quinn medicine woman, sometimes the key to enlightenment to reverse aging and the more aggressive diseases that we encounter is right in our own backyard, oceans or farmers market!
Have an awesome weekend!
Thanks for reading.
Today I want to share the first of a two part blog on Macrobiotics.
What are Macrobiotics?
Macrobiotics refers to the science of longevity and health. It is based on the view that each person is largely influenced by his environment and social interactions as well as the geography and climate of the place where he lives in.
Macrobiotics also views illnesses as the body’s attempt to return to a more dynamic and harmonious state with nature. It also highly stresses the importance of a healthy diet as one of the major factors that affect one’s health and well-being. Therefore, a macrobiotic strategy not only refers to one’s daily food consumption but it also embraces the importance of living with healthy lifestyle habits for the long term.
What Foods Are Included In A Macrobiotic Eating Strategy?
Macrobiotic eating strategy prioritizes locally grown foods which are prepared in a natural manner. Undertaking a macrobiotic eating strategy also means taking extra care in the way the foods are being prepared and cooked. There is a strong emphasis on eating foods that are baked, boiled and steamed and little fried and processed foods.
Whole grains, vegetables, fermented soy, fish, nuts, soups, seeds and fruits are the main composition of a macrobiotic eating strategy. Other natural food products can also be incorporated in the eating routine. The composition of a macrobiotic eating strategy can be altered in order to suit an individual’s needs with much consideration to his health status. People who are into a macrobiotic eating strategy must condition themselves to eat slowly and chew their food thoroughly.
What Foods Are NOT considered Macrobiotics?
Since a macrobiotic eating strategy strongly recommends that foods must be eaten in their most natural state, processed foods should be avoided. Fatty meats, dairy products, sugar, caffeine, refined flour, alcohol, poultry, zucchini and potatoes are some examples of foods that should not be included in the macrobiotic eating strategy. Remember that macrobiotics aims to achieve balance in every aspect of your life. Therefore, those foods which were found to be too extreme, highly-concentrated and over stimulating must also be eliminated in your daily eating routine.
In part two on Macrobiotics, I will talk a bit more about studies and research that shows adopting this type of strategy has a direct link to lowering blood sugar as well as cancer fighting properties.
At the time of this writing, diabetes has climbed from seventh to the sixth leading cause of deaths in the United States.
Pre-diabetes is a dangerous condition in itself, this is when the glucose level in the blood is not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes yet damage is being done to your internal organs. The body can not handle any unsafe level of sugar or glucose in the blood for any extended period of time.
For those that do not understand this disease, here is a brief synopsis: Diabetes is the body’s inability to use the sugar called glucose. Glucose is created when the body breaks down food for energy. The hormone insulin opens up the cells in the body to allow glucose to enter into the cell and be used as fuel. In diabetes the cell never opens up and the glucose flows through the blood stream causing high blood sugar levels. With diabetes the body either dose not make enough insulin or is resistant to its own natural insulin. High blood sugar can lead to very serious complications. Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in people with diabetes. Diabetes is the major cause of leg and foot amputations in Americans today. Infections are much harder to control in people with diabetes, they are at greater risk of complications and death due to infection. The high risk factors leading to type 2 diabetes is too much body fat and high sugar intake.
Diabetes is on the rise; Americans continue to eat poorly despite healthier options and more emphasis on portion size. This unspoken pandemic is starting to really show in the children of the United States.
Free-radicals are very active in a person with diabetes. They attack a number of cells at once because diabetes causes an abnormal immune function due to high glucose levels in the blood and organs. Free-radicals are the reason you see so many different complications or side illnesses in this disease. Free-radicals are molecules or atoms that are missing an electron, free-radicals attack healthy cells trying to steal an electron from them. Chronic inflammation is also a major player with this disease and in the side illnesses. Chronic inflammation is being called the silent killer by doctors and scientists. All of the above diseases need medications to help regulate the disease, but you need to know this, medications cause free-radical damage, and this damage is called side effects. All medications can cause side effects. So eating properly to help your condition is absolutely essential for your life.
Think of free-radicals as a school of piranha, they feed on everything in sight, they are not picky eaters. Free-radicals cause healthy cells to become mutated or deformed and they attack any cell they come in contact with. Now if they do manage to steal an electron then that once healthy cell, in turn, becomes a free-radical doing what was done to it. This is a vicious cycle, basically there is a war going on inside your body. You can not see or feel this war but it is there, and one day it will show its ugly head in the form of a serious disease or illness. You must be on the defensive and feed your body what it needs in order to combat these little piranhas.
Inflammation is a bully, after the free-radicals have done the damage the inflammation is sent by the body to help heal but it is unable to heal mutations and deformities so the deformed or mutated cells begin to feed on the healthy inflammation cells. Now the inflammation cells are deformed or mutated and become chronic inflammation cells, the chronic inflammation cells begin attacking your healthy tissues and cells.
You have the power to take your health into your own hands and put a stop to the damage now. As we know antioxidants help the body fight against free-radicals, antioxidants are molecules or atoms that has an extra electron. It gives this extra electron away and in turn the free-radicals stop attacking healthy cells. Science has proven that ALL diseases and illnesses are caused by free-radical damage and the vast majority have chronic inflammation as their side kick. There are risk factors for all diseases but free-radicals and chronic inflammation are the source and cause of major complications. Free-radicals can not be avoided; they are in air and water pollution, in the junk foods we eat, and caused by traumas and injuries. Free-radicals are a part of life; they even affect the aging process itself.
Antioxidants are essential for health, plants contain about 1,000 to 1,500 antioxidants, an eating strategy of fruits and vegetables is essential, supplements are key, vitamins and minerals contain high numbers of antioxidants. If you are taking supplements, you need to do some research and try to find fresh supplements; they tend to lose their potency the longer they sit on the self.
Anyone with diabetes or even pre-diabetes must re-think their eating strategies, moving towards fresh and organic (when possible) foods, stay away from fast foods and anything with high sugar content. Taking in a large number of antioxidants everyday, is essential to help your body recover and maintain better overall health. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with an eating strategy and exercise, as long as you dedicate yourself to a complete lifestyle change. Pre-diabetes can be reversed.
People with diabetes are ruled by their medications and checking their blood everyday, they must see their doctor on a regular basis in order to keep their blood sugars under control by adjusting their medication. If their sugar goes too far up or too far down, massive damage to the internal organs and tissues is done and even the brain is affected, and can cause comma. This is a very deadly disease, but with the proper nutrition plan, physical fitness routines and lifestyle transition it does not have to be.
If you are tired of living with a curable disease and are ready to take your life back, get your free diabetes phone consultation now.
Thanks for reading.
Yours In Success,