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Recognize this creature?


Does she look familiar to you? Can anyone guess who this extraordinary creature is? Well, if you suffer with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, I’m sure that you have no knowledge of who “she” is…so I will do what your endocrinologist and primary care physician won’t…I’ll tell you and give you some background on her as well.


Eurytrema pancreaticum, let’s just call her “Ethel Pancel”, is a major cause of your diabetes. You see, Ethel is a pancreatic fluke of cattle. When you think of milk, think of Ethel….cheese, yes Ethel is there in all of her splendor to not just share the animal protein and nutrients, but also her legacy. Legacy? – yes, you didn’t think that just because you ingest cow’s milk that the body somehow just eliminates all of the parasites contained within did you? Let me give you the basic details of why Ethel is more dangerous than you know:

Humans become infected through consuming meat and dairy thereby also ingesting adult eurytrema flukes but primarily their eggs. As other flukes they have no external signs of segmentation. The mouth ends in the pharynx, a muscular tube that allows sucking. The digestive system is blind (i.e. without anus: the only opening is the mouth) and not linear, as in most animals, but branched, ending in several blind ducts (called coeca). Pancreas flukes are simultaneous hermaphrodites, i.e. they have both male and female reproductive organs.

As your body begins to breakdown and digest meat and dairy, the digestive process release the infective metacercariae that migrate to the pancreatic duct. The results of this process can sometimes be felt immediately. Have you ever become sick to the stomach shortly after eating ice cream, milk, cheese or combination of foods containing dairy? The body is very quick to signal the brain that something is wrong. Over time, these “smart receptors” become infected thereby neutralizing the bodies ability to defend itself.

Most infections are benign and cause only mild symptoms if at all. Nevertheless the pancreatic duct may be inflamed and enlarged. In heavy infections the duct can be occluded and the pancreatic tissues can be damaged as well. This damage causes the decrease in insulin production due to the destruction of the pancreatic beta cells. This type of infection can also lead to more severe gastrointestinal disturbances (e.g. vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, etc.) depending on the number of flukes. Infestation of flukes can spread to other organs in the body and force individuals to have to undergo a parasite detox or “deworming process.” Yes, you read that right, not just your dog or cat need the occasional deworming. Prehistoric man did it without the knowledge of why…other than seasons to consume nutrients from a variety of natural sources.

There are ways to detox Ethel and her legacy, while it will take time and dedication, it can be done. This process begins as any other, with a plan to change your eating and consume living natural products to allow the body to heal.

If you are interested in learning how to detox and get rid of Ethel, email me at:

Put “Ethel Detox” in the subject line.

Yours In Success,



I’m Closing The Doors…


Hey There!

So after much thought and just the direction that I want to go, I am sorry to say that LaRochester Fitness will no longer provide fitness and nutritional services to the general public. I would like to thank those of you that have provided me the opportunity to serve you and give you the tools and resources to improve your life, while you allowed me to really know that most people at their core are truly awesome! Thank You!

Now that I have that out of the way, let me tell you who LaRochester Fitness is still open to…

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, LaRochester Fitness is your solution to understanding and eradicating your diabetes. I will never abandon any of you. The newsletter will continue to be provided with additional tips, fitness and nutritional concepts and ideas. I still have a few spots left for those that require assistance. You can setup your initial consultation for free here.


So I was thinking about the overall impact of me closing my services to the general public and those looking and needing a fitness professional that would be devoted to their success. After some deliberation I came up with a solution…


I called up a few coaching clients and asked for their feedback. I realized that I have a commitment to only 2 of my remaining 8 (6 have been on a month to month and April 28 will satisfy the last two contracts) and what would they think and ultimately do. So in talking and sorting things out, I have decided that I will only take private coaching clients on: 1-referral basis only or 2- by application. That being the case, I am going to provide the chance for a select few to become a part of my private coaching client group. You will submit an application for review and approval. I’m not accepting just anyone. Spots are at a premium…meaning your time is valuable and not to be wasted. You can submit your coaching application here: Coaching Client Application

I will review your application and you will receive a response within 48 hours. If you are not accepted, I will keep your application on file and should a spot become available, I will reach out to you to determine if you are still interested. I want win-win situations for all parties involved. Why…..because everybody needs



Let me know what you think of the changes by leaving me comments below.

As always, it is a pleasure and a great honor to serve you as a human family. I Love You All!

Yours In Success,

Jeremy LaRochester

P.S. – Here are the links for the Coaching Client Application and to book your type 2 diabetes consultation

Are You Slowly Sinking?

Hey, I wanted to send this to you because…

…well, maybe someone needs to hear it.

I know that some of you are in a position
where you have to do something.

You need good news and good fortune.  You just can’t afford to keep sticking your foot in the door again and again and not advancing your situtation.

You feel like you’re slowly sinking.  You research plan and try everything you know to do for hours trying to find
that one special program that will work for you.

You can’t afford to lose again.

I know what that’s like.

I was so frustrated with my fitness business when I decided to serve the diabetes community. I previously failed in my business and felt to take the failure as a semester of fitness education and try again.  I honestly wondered if focusing my efforts on type 2 diabetes was even smart for me and my business.

I even thought about giving up a few times.

Boy, am I glad I didn’t.

So, here’s my reason for emailing you today.

It’s not to sell you anything.
It’s not to tell you that you need to join me on my quest to eradicate the world of diabetes…this is about you…
For You.

It’s to say this:

Don’t give up.
Hang in there.
You can do this.

No matter what anyone says, as long as you believe in you and you take action in that direction it can happen.

I’ll help you.

Let me know if I can answer any questions for you about how this can be a different experience for you.

And most of all…don’t give up.

You’re more powerful than you think you are.

To Your Success,

Jeremy LaRochester

It’s Not Your Fault

Hey, how’s it going?

So since it’s Friday and you’re ready to get on with your weekend, I thought about a couple of things that have really been bothering me and wondered if you were having some difficulties rationalizing them too.

This past week has been an eye opener for me. I learned that from all my dilegence and research that I was wrong about some things. I realized that in order for me to maintain my professionalism and ethics, I would have to own up to the misinformation and inform my clients about the correct way to do things. I couldn’t be negligent with their needs, their health and lifestyle. After all, it would be my fault if I didn’t….right?

Accountability is something that we are all responsible for. If this simple check and balance is not in place, a great many things can occur. From theft and greed, to the gross management of someone’s life that would lead to their demise or ultimate death. So whose fault is it when you don’t have all the information about your diabetes? Yours? Your Doctor? Pharmaceutial Company?

All of the Above! Now, I know what you are thinking…”Jeremy is on the soapbox, telling me that I don’t have all the information that I need to cope with my diabetes.” I am actually telling you that you have just enough information to cope with your diabetes…not get rid of it!

It’s not your fault that:

You don’t know the right questions to ask
Your doctors continue to treat your symptoms
Your monthly medication costs are rising
You experience mood swings due to medicating

Your constant change in eating habits are making you depressed
Your Diabetes is Not Improving
You get sick and it takes longer to get rid of illness
You’re having trouble sleeping
You find that you are prone to having accidents in your clothes (#2!)
You’re thinking of suicide
You want to end this pain
You think I’m nuts

For the established reasons, the base that medical practices and what would be considered the normal course of action, much of what I am saying to you would seem like a conspiracy theory…when in fact it’s not.

I care about your wellbeing just as I care about my father, my brother and sister, my niece that go through (and have gone through and paid the ultimate price) the pain, the emotional valleys of dealing with sacrificing their lives on the account of “coping” with a curable disease. I don’t want you to die, I want you to live.

Live so you can embrace your life and touch those around you. Share your gift, your talents given to you with the world. Enrich a childs life and share that spark that exists within you to open a door to another realm for someone. Become an educator and understand that life is not defined in maintaining, it is defined in accomplishment and ever seeking higher degrees of capacity within ones self.

You should know by now that I would die for you. My life is pointless if I am not truthful with you and provide you with the tools required to assist you to reverse and eliminate your diabetes. I’ve watched you fight for too long to gain zero ground in defeating this disease. I plan to help you get rid of it…whether your doctor, pharmacist or pharmaceutial provider like it or not. My life is worth risking for you because you mean more to me living than you do to them as a consumer. I Love You and all that you represent. It’s not your fault.
Have a great weekend.

Yours In Success,

Easy Weight Loss Using The Glycemic Index

Hi There,

What’s going on? So, I wanted to provide you with a very useful tool to aide with your diabetic weight loss. It is simple, you don’t have to purchase anything, and it is going to be very beneficial to you as time goes on. This resource is the glycemic index.

If you are 100% serious about losing weight then you absolutely MUST learn to control your insulin levels. The very first step in keeping control of blood sugar and insulin levels is to know and use the glycemic index of foods.

The glycemic index is based on a scale ranging from 1 to 100. This scale measures the effects of certain foods towards blood glucose levels. The higher on the scale a food is, the more “sugar like” it is – these foods are processed rapidly and are more likely to cause spikes in insulin levels. Refined sugar has a score of 100 on the glycemic index. Following is a list of a few common foods and their respective GI score:

Hummus 6
Peanuts 15
Fructose (not high fructose corn syrup) 22
Grapefruit 25
Lentils 25
Fettuccine (egg) 27
Skim Milk 32
Yougurt 33
Apple 38
Spaghetti 41
Sweet Potato 44
Long Grain White Rice 44
Carrots 49
Oatmeal 49
Sourdough Bread 53
Banana 54
Basmati Rice 58
Fresh Corn 60
Bran Muffin 60
Sucrose 64
Beets 64
Raisins 64
Cantalope 65
Couscous 65
Pancakes 67
Croissant 67
Whole Wheat Pita 67
White Rice, Short Grain 55
Whole Wheat Bread 69
Graham Crackers 74
French Fries 75
Pancake Syrup 76
Doughnut 76
Pretzels 81
Rice Cakes 82
Corn Flakes 83
Potato, baked 85
Wild Rice 87
Parsnips 97
Glucose 100

In order to function properly, every cell in the entire human body must be completely soaked in water. Even the slightest amount of dehydration can hinder performance and metabolic functions.

The efficiency at which the body metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates is heavily influenced by hydration levels. The more active you are, the more water you’ll want to be taking in on a daily basis.

In addition to this, remember that other sources of fluids can help to hydrate you such as caffeine free tea, coffee, and fruit juices, but be very careful of fruit juices because not only are they higher in sugar but they also really pack in a number of calories.

If you are exercising regularly each day as well, you’ll want to add more water to your day than on days you aren’t since you’ll be sweating up much of that fluid throughout the activity.

Hope this gives you some insight and helps along your weight loss journey. Please leave me a comment below and tell me what you think!

Yours In Success,


Don’t Eliminate Your Favorite Foods

Lots of people who decide they want to lose weight believe that it’s an all or nothing approach. They decide that they’re going to give up all the foods they used to love and adopt a completely new eating strategy which is filled with healthy foods that they’ve never eaten before in their life.

However, losing weight is all about balance and there’s no reason for you to give up your favorite foods completely. While you will need to make changes to your eating strategy, you can still enjoy your favorite foods in moderation and lose weight.

A good way to balance healthy eating with your favorite foods is to adopt an 80/20 rule where 80% of the calories you consume come from living healthy foods and then 20% of the calories you consume come from other foods of your choosing.

By adopting this 80/20 rule, you’ll find that losing weight is much more fun as there are no restrictions and no foods are off limits. The freedom to eat your favorite foods in moderation makes the whole process much more enjoyable and you’re much more likely to stick with it as a result.

Hopefully you find this useful to incorporate into your daily routine. Leave me a comment below and let me know!

Your Pal in Health & Wellness,


P.S. Don’t forget to register for my free webcast Weight Loss For Diabetics. It is content driven to provide you with a comprehensive plan to help you blast through fat and maximize your diabetic weight loss efforts.

I Think You Should Quit…

Hi there, I wanted you to hear that from me rather than someone else. You should really give it up if you’re not going to be all in for the sake of accomplishing your goals. Makes little sense to just go through the motions, unless of course you want to dig down deep and truly embrace your “Why”. If so, and you want to make your diabetic weight loss a success, then you need to get an accountability partner.

When you’re trying to lose weight alone, it’s easy to make excuses, cheat on your eating strategy and skip workouts. After all, no one will know except you. An accountability partner takes these easy excuses out of the equation by giving you someone to answer to. They’ll check in on you and make sure you’re sticking to your healthy eating plans, working out regularly and achieving your weight loss goals. If you’re not, they’ll hold you accountable and help you get back on track.

So if you know that you’re prone to making excuses or not following through on your goals, get a close friend or family member to be your weight loss accountability partner. Ask them to check in on your progress each day and you’ll find that your excuses, missed workouts and poor dietary choices will quickly decline.

Alternatively, if you can afford it, invest in a fitness coach or trainer and use them as your accountability partner. They’ll provide you with the same accountability as a friend or family member but also give you professional weight loss advice which will enhance your progress.

Want access to content rich weight loss for diabetics? Then check out my private webcast Weight Loss For Diabetics. It provides you with a comprehensive plan which will give you the information required to blast through fat, maximize your New Year weight loss efforts and further strengthen your resolve to eliminate diabetes from your life once and for all!

Yours In Success,

Jeremy LaRochester

P.S. Here’s the sign up link again for the webcast Weight Loss For Diabetics

Change Is Difficult…But It Starts With The First One

Ever wish you had the magic button to make the pain stop?

If you are not satisfied with the constant struggles of weight gain
as it relates to your type 2 diabetes, you are not alone. I see many
men and women obsessing over this and stressing themselves out with
questions like:

Even though I am eating correctly, why am I gaining weight?
Why am I always tired?
What should I focus on to help me overcome my stress at work?
How can I keep myself mentally prepared to workout everyday?

Not to worry – you’re finally gonna get the answers. I’ll be addressing
these questions and more in my first private webcast of the year, Weight
Loss For Diabetics.

Just us together, working and pushing through these pleateaus as I share
a three step strategy that I use with my private coaching clients that has
worked tremendously in their lives.

Ready to stop guessing about the next step? Click here to reserve your
spot for Weight Loss For Diabetics

Can’t wait to see you there!


P.S. This private webcast will last about about an hour because I want to
devote at least 20 minutes to a full-on Q&A. That means you can ask me
anything about my philosophy in training, business, fitness, or whatever
you can think of. So start jotting down your questions now, and don’t
forget to sign up.

P.S.S. I’m going to be giving away some goody bags – yes real physical
LaRochester Fitness swag – but you can only get it if you are on the
private webcast with me LIVE!
register now

Yours In Success,

Active Lifestyle With Diabetes

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Really quick before the game, I wanted to give you all a collection of 11 quick tips that can be done in minutes to better manage your diabetes and prevent complications.
I hope these give you some ideas and help.

1. Put Your Shoes by the Door
Take a minute to put a pair of slip-on shoes and socks near the door so you aren’t tempted to go outside barefoot. Make sure your slippers or house shoes are in a handy location too, so you’ll remember to wear them inside to avoid injury.

2. Do a Quick Body Scan
As you dry off from your shower each day, inspect your body head to toe. Look for dry, red, or sore spots that could become infected. Don’t forget the places where moisture can hide and bacteria can grow. Check under your arms and breasts, and between your legs and toes. Pay special attention to your feet. Use a mirror to help you see all over and treat injuries quickly.

3. Prepare Emergency Snack Packs
Put a few glucose tablets or five or six pieces of hard candy into baggies. Always carry a few with you when you go out in case hypoglycemia — low blood sugar — strikes. It’s hypoglycemia when blood sugar drops below 70 milligrams mg/dL. You may feel, dizzy, hungry, or shaky. Skipping a meal, taking too much diabetes medication, and exercising harder than usual without eating can trigger it.

4. Take a 2-Minute Test
Put your glucose monitor on your nightstand to remind you to check blood sugar first thing in the morning and before bedtime, if your doctor advises. Target range before meals is between 90 and 130 mg/dL. Before bedtime, between 110 and 150 mg/dL.

5. Put a Tag on Your Gym Bag
Does your doctor recommend you check your glucose levels? Make a reminder for yourself. Checking before and after exercise can help you learn how it affects your levels and it may help you avoid dangerous drops in blood sugar levels.

6. Make Insulin Work for Your Lifestyle
If your schedule is fast-paced and meal times are unpredictable, ask your doctor about rapid-acting or fast-acting insulin. It may be a convenient addition to your current therapy. These rapidly acting insulins can be taken just before eating and have an effect on your blood sugars within 30 minutes.

7. Power Up Your Diet
Print the American Diabetes Association’s list of 10 super foods. They have a low glycemic index, meaning they aren’t likely to cause a spike in blood sugar. They are also packed with important nutrients. Post the list on your refrigerator so it’s at the ready when you make your shopping list, plan meals, or look in the refrigerator for something to eat.

8. Drink Some Water
High glucose causes your body to lose fluid, and your skin can get dry. It may get itchy or crack, and that can lead to infection. Drink plenty of water and other fluids to help your skin stay moisturized and healthy.

9. Remember Your Medical Alert Bracelet
Put your medical alert bracelet or pendant near your watch, rings, or other jewelry you wear every day. This may help you remember to wear it. Or keep it near your toothbrush or keys. In an emergency where you’re confused or unable to speak, it can save critical time by letting others know about your diabetes.

10. Exercise in Spurts
Exercising 30 minutes a day is an important part of managing your diabetes. But it can be difficult to fit into a busy lifestyle. Break it up into three 10-minute spurts instead. Try 10 minutes of strength training in the morning. Play an active game with the family during the day or take a brisk stroll at lunchtime. Then, walk with the dog in the evening.

11. Assemble a First-Aid Kit
Diabetes complications can turn minor injury into a major problem. Take a few minutes to gather these supplies:

* hydrogen peroxide for cleaning wounds
* triple-antibiotic cream for dressing cuts and scrapes
* sterile gauze for covering wounds

If you have circulation problems or peripheral neuropathy, you may need to see a doctor or wound care center. Be sure to keep the phone number handy.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the Super Bowl!



Start a New Eating Strategy – Today!

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.

Thanks for Reading!

If you would like more information or want to get started on your journey to better health, Schedule a phone consultation with me here!

Tell you what I’ll do, a schedule the phone consultation here and it’s free!
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Yours in Success,
Jeremy LaRochester

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