Yippee! We are eating fewer calories than we were 15 years ago…Why are we fatter and sicker than ever before?

 

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After reading this article in The New York Times, I was moved to comment.  Thankfully, the Times published my comment.

I’m now asking Jim Marks, executive vice president for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to spare some of the 1 BILLION dollars RWJ is earmarking for obesity research and advocacy.  It’s time to research and publish findings on The Metabolism Miracle,  the state of the science lifestyle program that can enable a major decrease in overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and many other weight-related diseases  and conditions.

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NY Times; July 28, 2015

How Changing Attitudes Went Along With a Drop in Calories

By Margot Sanger-Katz

Fifteen years ago, in July 2000, a Newsweek cover depicted an overweight boy clutching a giant, melting ice cream cone. “Fat for Life?” read the headline.

The Newsweek cover was striking, but not unique. The early 2000s featured a series of obesity-themed magazine covers. Most depicted children.

America had its misgivings about excess weight, even as it packed on the pounds. There have been fitness booms and diet crazes for decades. But in the early 2000s, something changed, many public health experts say: Many people started seeing obesity as a health crisis instead of a personal problem. This shift explains the surprising reduction in calorie consumption since about 2003, the first in decades. Obesity became a national issue — and not just a health issue but a cultural and economic one, too.

Around that time, Americans’ daily calorie consumption, which had been climbing for more than two decades, peaked and started coming down.  The sustained calorie declines,   combined with a flattening of the obesity rate, (??????? DK) have persuaded many public health researchers that something is changing about how Americans consume food and indeed how they think about it.

The changes began with a growing scientific recognition that obesity was a worsening nationwide problem — and that excess weight was tied to health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer

But acknowledging those consequences came slowly over the last 15 years, perhaps changing more quickly in public opinion than in our restaurants and dining tables. Now, about 95 percent of people believe it is important to prevent obesity, according to polling for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Yet 35 percent of adult Americans are considered obese. (This percentage does NOT include those who are overweight! DK)

There’s no straight line between public health messages and public behavior. But many researchers contend that increased knowledge of obesity’s risks and a broader discussion of the evidence helped shape public consciousness of the issue.

The Centers for Disease Control, the federal government’s principal public health agency, began talking about an epidemic, language evocative of a health emergency. “All of the sudden, we turned around and saw the explosion of Type 2 diabetes, and the public health community started to use the words ‘obesity epidemic,’ ” said Dr. David Kessler, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

But many researchers say that the growing recognition that obesity was spreading rapidly among children — along with obesity-related illnesses — helped nudge public attitudes more than anything else. Children are rarely responsible for their own diets. And evidence suggested that it was easier to prevent obesity in children than reverse it.

Jim Marks, an executive vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said that the growing prevalence of childhood obesity — and all those magazine covers of overweight youngsters — really appeared to get people’s attention. “People became aware it was wider spread,” he said. The foundation has pledged to spend $1 billion on obesity research and advocacy. (Diane Kress hopes RWJ grants monetary and research support for The Metabolism Miracle program that enables a decrease in overweight/obesity, and  weight related health conditions.  Contact Diane Kress at dietquestions@ymail.com.  Can’t wait to hear from you, RWJ).

Two years ago, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease. That classification has not come without controversy. But Nikhil Dhurandhar, a professor of nutrition at Texas Tech University and the president of the Obesity Society, a group of obesity researchers, said the change was the culmination of changing awareness that obesity is a complex condition with health consequences, not just an aesthetic problem or a sign of a weak will.

“The focus has been now on the health aspect, not the cosmetic aspect,” he said.

 

This comment, by Diane Kress, was chosen by the NY Times to appear in the Comment Section for this article

You report that since 2003, Americans are taking in fewer calories. But, Americans are more overweight/obese and have many more weight-related illnesses than they did in 2003. The rate of obesity and weight-related conditions IS rising at epidemic rates.
As a medical nutrition therapist who specializes in treating overweight or obese patients with diet and exercise, I’ve had to change my approach due to state of the science research. For 65% of my patient base, I never discuss calories. 

Over 65% of the US adult population has the genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance and insulin resistance. These unknowing individuals gain weight due to excess production and release of the fat gain hormone; insulin. They can’t lose weight and get healthy on a low calorie diet because their bodies over- metabolize one major nutrient: carbohydrate.

THAT is why despite cutting calories; we are getting fatter and sicker. If you are eating low calorie, but the bulk of your calories comes from carb foods like whole grains, whole grain bread, legumes, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruit, milk, and yogurt, and you have the genetic complement for insulin imbalance….you will gain weigh even with fewer calories! Add mixed drinks, juice, sugar sweetened soft drinks, junk food, snack foods, desserts and you WILL become obese.

So let’s not get too smug about eating fewer calories. 

Researchers: It’s time to share the truth with the public; balancing insulin levels enables fat loss…calories, not so much. Diane Kress, RD CDE

For more information see: www.dianekress@wordpress.com.  (Blog)

www.themetabolismmiracle.com  (The program)

 

 

 

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Sunday Reading and Watercooler Conversation: The 25 Medical Conditions that are LINKED by the same COMMON DENOMINATOR

 

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Identify and  Fix the common denominator and you can prevent, control, or reverse these conditions without prescription medications.  Plus, you will regain energy, focus, concentration, a more stable mood, and self confidence.

 

This common denominator is rarely (if ever) discussed by the medical community.  Diane Kress’ mission is two-fold:

To pass along the knowledge of the common bond  that links  the top diseases and conditions we will face  in our lifetimes.

And… To provide a solution to prevent, control, or cure these conditions.

Please Pass this article along to your family, friends, coworkers, MD’s , medical specialists, health care providers,  and all your contacts.

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This article will save money spent on medications and medical visits, frustration about getting sicker and needing more medications, time spent “trying to get healthy” without addressing the root of your particular illness, and can even save your life.

THIS IS QUITE LIKELY THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLE YOU WILL EVER READ REGARDING YOUR PRESENT AND FUTURE HEALTH.

Which comes first; a stroke or depression?  NIH funded research says depression.  Diane Kress says this study addresses only the tip of the iceberg.  Let Diane Kress the iceberg and expose its core….

It’s true that depression and stroke are closely linked….but that information is the tip of an iceberg and the NIH study provides no information about how to stop prevent, control, or stop LINKED medical conditions that have one common denominator.    My article will give you the whole picture and a solution to this epic epidemic.

The Latest NIH Study Results: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Strokes/51533?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-05-15&eun=g691540d0r&userid=691540&mu_id=5855717

Today’s  study came to the conclusion that depression comes before stroke and that people over age 50 who are  depressed have a 50% greater risk of stroke than those without depression.

These statistics may be true….but they are only telling part of the story.  I will help clarify the whole story and give you a solution so you can make changes starting today that will decrease your risk of depression, stroke…..and about 20 other disease states and medical conditions.

I was fascinated with the conclusion that whether a person has stable high depression symptoms or remitted depression without symptoms (no current depression symptoms)…simply by having had depression, people are at a greater risk for stroke than people with no history of depression.  (For those over age 50 who currently have symptoms of depression stroke risk increases by 50%).

 

Directly from the study report on MedPage.com.

“The researchers noted that biological mechanisms driving the depression-stroke link could be long term — such as the impact on risk factors like hypertension and atherosclerosis, or short term — such as cerebrovascular reactivity or atrial fibrillation.  “Further research should continue to examine possible mediators of the relationship between depressive symptoms and stroke.”

While many health provider networks have begun to integrate cardiovascular, diabetes and depression care with interdisciplinary teams of health professionals, many individual clinicians still do not recognize the importance of depression as a risk factor for other health conditions.

 

And after reading these study results, I  actually screamed aloud

 

It’s great that the NIH is funding studies that are giving people a glimpse into the interrelationships between certain disease conditions.  Let me save the NIH time and research money:

 

The following 25 medical conditions or diseases have a common denominator that you were not aware of….. Until Now

Depression

Overweight/Obesity

Visceral fat (abdominal fat that builds around the stomach and between organs)

NAFLD (non-alcohol related fatty liver disease)

Sleep Apnea

GERD

Cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerosis

Stroke

Heart Attack

Hypertension

Elevated cholesterol

Elevated triglycerides

Low Vitamin D levels

High Fasting insulin (8 or over)

Metabolic Syndrome

Insulin Resistance

Hypoglycemia

Pre diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Type 2 diabetes

PCOS

Cancer (breast, colon, skin, uterine, ovaries, prostate)

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

Pancreatitis (non -alcohol related)

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The Common Denominator, Root of the Problem, and Core issue that impacts these 25 medical conditions and illnesses is:

 

INSULIN IMBALANCE

The common denominator for all these conditions and disease states = insulin imbalance.  If we focused on balancing and normalizing insulin, 65% of the adult US population would either eliminate or control these conditions on as little medication as possible and many would not need medication.

 

The common denominator of my “top 25 diseases” is insulin imbalance.  The type of metabolism that causes insulin imbalance is genetically- mediated and environmental- stress driven.  Insulin imbalance is progressive and, unless stopped in its tracks, will contribute to one or many of the top 25 diseases.  Control the insulin imbalance and prevent, control, or cure the insulin related disease.

65% of the adult US population has the genes for this fat- producing metabolism.  Only 35% of the US adult population escapes insulin imbalance; it’s simply not in their genes.

In this short article, the reader can learn everything needed to diagnose Metabolism B and the simple lifestyle plan that controls this type of metabolism.

 

Metabolism B

You may be familiar with the terms metabolic syndrome or syndrome X.  I wanted to make understanding the type of metabolism you have easy; so I call the 2 different types of metabolism:  Metabolism A and Metabolism B.

 

Metabolism A:  Normal insulin production throughout life. 35% of the US adult population has Met A.

Metabolism B:  Having the genetic predisposition to imbalanced/uncontrolled insulin that develops progressively in the face of environmental stressors.  65% of the adult US population has Met B.

 

Stressors that increase tripping the gene for Met B:

 Over 65% of the population is born with the genetic predisposition to metabolic syndrome or Metabolism B.  Turning on the gene for Met B follows a progressive path.  The older you become and the more environmental stressors you experience during your life, the increased risk of turning on the gene for Metabolism B and acquiring the top 20 health conditions and complications

 

The Stressors.

Increasing Age

Hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, lactation, peri- menopause, menopause, thyroid disease)

Inactivity or sedentary lifestyle

Excessive carbohydrate intake (“good” and “bad carbs” count)

Emotional Stress

Pain

Illness

Surgery

Certain medications (OCA’s, beta blockers, prednisone, etc)

If a person has the genes for Metabolism B, an accumulation of these stressors makes the likelihood of the onset and progression of Met B to include some or most medical conditions related to insulin imbalance.   If a person can minimize these stressors, the likelihood of becoming obese, overweight, and diabetic decreases.

You cannot erase genes, but you can help impact their impact on health.

Remember, at the core of the top 10 disease/conditions listed earlier is INSULIN IMBALANCE. 

 

How do you know if you have Met B?

One way is to have FASTING lab work to identify (through your objective labs) if you have Met B.  These labs are typically drawn during a routine physical exam and should be checked on  an annual basis*:

Fasting lab work that includes:

Glucose

A1C

Total Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol

Triglycerides

Vitamin D

You can ask your physician for the following routine labs to gain all the information you need for your diagnosis:

Metabolic panel

Lipid profile

Vitamin D level

*If you take medication for controlling any of these labs, realize that your numbers are artificially “treated” with medication.  So, if you take medication for glucose or A1C, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, or Vitamin D….you can automatically put a check-mark for Met B.

When your labs return, make sure to get your own copy.  Look for the listed labs on your results, and check your labs against the following Met B target zones as these values indicate you do have Met B:

These are the labs and lab ranges that indicate Metabolism B

Glucose:  Under 70 or over 85 equals Met B

A1C (hemoglobin A1C):  Under 5.3 or over 5.6 equals Met B

Total cholesterol: Over 199 can equal Met B

LDL cholesterol: Over 99 equals Met B

HDL cholesterol:  Under 45 equals Met B

Triglycerides: Over 99 equals Met B

Vitamin D: Under 40 equals Met B

******If you have one or several of the 25 conditions/diseases linked to insulin imbalance, insist on these labs.  If you can convince your MD to order fasting insulin, and your results are 8 or above, you are absolutely over-producing insulin!

 

 

The Symptoms of Uncontrolled Met B

 

If you don’t have lab work or your lab work clearly indicates uncontrolled Met B, check to see if you have the following Met B symptoms:

  1. Chronic fatigue: Waking up tired, getting woozy on your commute to work, after lunch, late afternoon, and after dinner.
  2. Over-loving and a strong preference for carbohydrate foods: Bagels, pizza, burritos, French Fries, ice cream, chips, pretzels, snack crackers, pasta, rice, cookies, candy, desserts, fruit, potatoes, corn, etc.
  3. Poor short term memory, difficulty focusing and remembering, racing thoughts and/or brain fog.
  4. Short fuse, bad temper, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks
  5. Mild depression, lack of motivation, lack of drive
  6. Sleep issues: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Mind races when you get up during the night.
  7. Very easy and quick weight gain.
  8. Increasing belly fat, back fat, love handles, muffin top
  9. Increasing aches and pains. Feel older than your age.  Joint pain and stiffness.  Headaches.
  10. Alcohol has a greater impact.
  11. Caffeine has less of an impact. You can drink a double espresso and go to sleep soon afterward.
  12. Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), yeast infections, lack of desire to initiate sex.
  13. Blurry vision that comes and goes, night driving problems, light sensitivity, teary eyes/dry eyes.

 

Based on your fasting lab work and your symptoms, it is easy to diagnosis Metabolism B.  Over 65% of the adult population has uncontrolled Met B and is NOT being treated appropriately.  As a result, 65% of the adult population is getting heavier, sicker, and requiring more prescription medications with higher doses.  Out of every 10 people, 6.5 will develop pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes in their lifetime and will become overweight or obese.

If uncontrolled Met B is not treated with the correct lifestyle, all efforts for weight loss and to get and stay healthy are in vain.

 

An understandable explanation of Metabolism B

After years of research in medical nutrition therapy for those who were overweight or obese and slowly –but- surely developing the same host of 25 medical conditions….I came to the conclusion that every body is not  created the same in terms of underlying metabolism.  Some bodies can have success on a low calorie diet with increased activity (less than 35% of the population).  These people have normal insulin all of their lives.  I call this type of physiology; Metabolism A.

But, the overwhelming majority of the population develops a progressive INSULIN IMBALANCE.  The majority of overweight people don’t have success with long term weight and fat loss when they decrease calories and try to eat less…But they DO have long term success with weight/fat loss and improving the 25 medical conditions when they normalize their insulin!

Insulin is a fat gain hormone.  Met B’s begin to overproduce the fat gain hormone and begin to build excess fat on their body (belly fat), in their blood (LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), between and on their vital organs (visceral fat), and in their liver (NAFLD).  Met B’s are FATTY because of progressive excess INSULIN PRODUCTION.

We  must normalize insulin to decrease fat on the body…all areas of the body: belly fat, back fat, scale weight and inches lost, improved cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, Vitamin D and much more.

The “calories in/calories out” diet we’ve been told to follow  to lose weight was never  based on normalizing insulin; it’s only based on reducing calorie intake and increasing activity.  If a diet does not normalize insulin, the DIET fails for over 65% of the population.

 

THE SOLUTION

For those with uncontrolled Met B (excess insulin production and fat gain),   the solution is clearly detailed in The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE

 

The Conclusion

The Metabolism Miracle program works, EVERY TIME.  It is a lifetime lifestyle.  There are no tricks, smoke and mirrors or gimmicks.  It is the real deal.  Everyone in the US (and around the world) who is struggling with weight and weight related health issues, medical conditions, and illnesses needs to be tested for Met B.  They can use the lab work approach to diagnosis or the physical symptoms diagnosis or both.

You can find the books at the sites listed below.  They are all available in paperback and as e-books. If you want to bulk purchase these books (at half the cost) for your organization, hospital, house of worship, group, or institution, contact dietquestions@ymail.com.

Diane Kress speaks the truth using her own name on everything she writes and allows no advertising on her blog or websites….so she can “tell it like it is.”  Trust Diane Kress for “state of the science” information on metabolic syndrome,  no gimmick weight/fat loss, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, GERD, cancer prevention.

book picture metabolism miracle The Metabolism Miracle:   http://www.amazon.com/The-Metabolism-Miracle-Control-Permanently/dp/0738213861/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1411319710&sr=8-1

The Metabolism Miracle is Diane Kress’ breakthrough book that explains the phenomenon of Metabolism B.  In May 2015, the National Institutes of Health published a study that concludes: different types of metabolism require different types of diet/lifestyle to promote long term weight loss.  The Metabolism Miracle provides the first and only scientifically- proven, effective, understandable diet and lifestyle plan that precisely matches the metabolic needs of the 65% of US adults who struggle to lose weight and keep it off. The book details the signs, symptoms, health history, and lab work that qualifies as Metabolism B AND provides the only diet/lifestyle that treats insulin imbalance with 3 easy “Steps”.  Regain control of weight and health…permanently; The Metabolism Miracleis  New York Times Bestseller and is licensed in 8 languages.

book picture of cookbookThe Metabolism Miracle Cookbook:   http://www.amazon.com/The-Metabolism-Miracle-Cookbook-Delicious/dp/0738214256/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DC5FY8CN1D1YH85YNM

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook contains over 150 recipes designed to seamlessly match the metabolic needs of those with Met B who are living The Metabolism Miraclelifestyle. .

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook provides recipes for appetizers, soups, beverages, salads, entrees, side dishes, breads, and desserts.  Each recipe is clearly labeled to show the “Step” of The Metabolism Miracle it matches.  Quick, delicious, healthy recipes make home cooking for The Metabolism Miracle program a breeze.  All recipes can be enjoyed by the entire family!

metabolism miracle updateThe Metabolism Miracle Update:  (Brand new!)http://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Update-Revisions-Diabetes-ebook/dp/B00N4IQUF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411319947&sr=8-1&keywords=metabolism+miracle+update

This e-book contains all updates to the flagship book; The Metabolism Miracle.   The program can be followed with the original book, but these tweaks are helpful and are recommended for inclusion by long term followers of the program.

 diabetes miracleThe DiabeteMiracle:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Diabetes-Miracle-Prevent Permanently/dp/0738216011/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=03YM32PQDQ2W877F1JTM

The Diabetes Miracle is Diane Kress’ most detailed work to date.  When anyone with uncontrolled Met B does not normalize insulin, he will progress  to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  In addition to his elevated blood sugar, he will continue to gain weight and body fat AND experience elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and decreases in Vitamin D and HDL (good cholesterol).

Many people are overwhelmed by a diagnosis of pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Diane Kress uses her understandable writing style and wealth of “state of the science” research to explain the disease process AND provide the diet and lifestyle that controls your weight and weight -related health issues.  A must read for everyone who has pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  The Diabetes Miracle is the only resource you will ever need for pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

 

miracle-villeThe Interactive Support Group for Followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle:  http://www.Miracle-Ville.com

In 2011, Diane Kress opened the online subscription support site, Miracle-Ville.com,  for followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle.  Now, with over 2300 members, Diane has provided a location for MM’rs and DM’rs to find support and find the accurate information they need to follow the programs.  All information is screened for accuracy.  There are recipes, forums, videos, chat capability, access to the site’s moderator, and frequent visits by Diane Kress!

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Like and follow Diane on social media sites and follow her blog onhttp://www.dianekress.wordpress.com .  Diane Kress speaks the truth using her own name on everything she writes and allows no advertising on her blog or websites….so she can “tell it like it is.”  Trust Diane Kress for state of the science information on metabolic syndrome, real weight/fat loss for the overweight and obese, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes

 

 

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Marsha Sakami from the wellness center in Honolulu Hawaii is illegally using The Metabolism Miracle Program at her center

This is a representation of  Marsha Sakamaki from the wellness center honolulu…. using my copyright protected program, The Metabolism Miracle

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Attention.  The Wellness Center Honolulu, run by Marsh Sakamaki, is using the Program “The Metabolism Miracle” as her own program.  She has even incorporated the dangerous hormone “HCG” with my program.  She is training her staff to use the program and is planning to put her own name on “her program.”

Marsha has ignored copyright law and has committed trademark infringement.  Her case has been turned over to the legal department.  She has broken copyright law to Perseus Books, Diane Kress, and The Metabolism Miracle.

If you would like to teach the Metabolism Miracle program.

1.  Contact Diane Kress, RD CDE at dietquestions@ymail.com for information

2.  You will need permission to use the program from the publisher and the author

3.  You will have to provide the original book to each client and offer membership to http://www.Miracle-Ville.com

4.  There is a fee for using the program

5.  You cannot use any part of the book; content, charts, lists, information without facing legal action.

 

Diane Kress, RD CDE.

 

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THIS fat- gain hormone is directly linked to BREAST CANCER…Learn what EVERY woman can do to prevent over production!

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The numbers don’t lie: breast cancer is occurring at epidemic rates. Consider these statistics:

* 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

* More than 1 in 4 cancers in women  is breast cancer.

* 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010.

 * About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

As I researched these sobering statistics, the urgency to get this message out to all women became overwhelming. After you read this article, PLEASE forward it to all the women in your life: moms, grandmothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends … everyone.

EXCESS INSULIN is the hormone to focus on when considering possible causes of breast cancer; especially for post-menopausal women.

According to research, the hormonal imbalance of a common blood sugar regulating hormone may be increasing the risk for developing breast cancer and this imbalance may also decrease the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment.

The majority of breast cancer cases occur in post menopausal women. According to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, excess insulin production places postmenopausal women at an increased risk for breast cancer.

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Two major studies link excess insulin to breast cancer:

Obesity has long been recognized as a breast cancer risk factor. Researchers have also acknowledged the link between higher than normal levels of estrogen and breast cancer. As it turns out, overweight or obese women have higher estrogen levels than their normal weight counterparts and they also have a higher risk of breast cancer.

And the majority of overweight or obese women also produce excess amounts of another hormone; the fat gain hormone; insulin.

The Einstein study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, showed the link between high insulin levels and the risk of breast cancer even in the face of controlled estrogen levels.

In the same way, the largest study of postmenopausal women by the National Institutes of Health, The Women’s Health Initiative, concluded that women with the highest insulin levels were 50% more likely to develop breast cancer compared with women with the lower insulin levels.

Interestingly, obesity; in and of itself,  might not be the culprit.

Obese women with high insulin levels were twice as likely to develop breast cancer. But, obese women with normal insulin levels had a much lower association with breast cancer.

High insulin levels appear to be the offending marker in women who are overweight or obese.

A simple screening insulin test for ALL postmenopausal women may save lives

Dr. Howard Strickler, senior author states: “It is also possible that screening non-diabetic postmenopausal women for high insulin levels could prove useful in identifying individuals at high risk for breast cancer.”

In 2010, Melinda Irwin of the Yale School of Public Health, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology: “Women treated for breast cancer who have elevated levels of circulating insulin face substantially higher mortality rates than their peers with lower levels.”

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes are at the greatest risk of breast cancer development and death. In 2010, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (Volume 28) acknowledged that patients with diabetes have a higher risk of developing several types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, liver, pancreas, colon, ovaries.

Overweight or obese women with high insulin levels who don’t yet have type 2 diabetes are also at high risk for breast cancer. Even lean women with high insulin levels are susceptible to breast cancer than if their insulin levels are normal.

It seems to make sense to screen all postmenopausal women for fasting insulin levels and if there is elevation, work to normalize insulin through effective diet, physical activity, and insulin lowering medications.

By the way, fasting insulin level should be under 8….don’t pay attention to the range on the lab report.  If your fasting insulin level is over 8….you are overproducing insulin.  Period.

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How do you know if you are one of the millions who over produces insulin?

Over 150 million people in the United States have metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes.   All of these 150 million people have insulin imbalance and half of these people are WOMEN!

So, over 75 million US women (and countless others around the world) have or will eventually have insulin issues.

Millions of women are currently increasing their chance of developing breast cancer (and other cancers) because they are not aware that their insulin level is abnormal or how to control it.

It’s time to empower women (and men) to help prevent breast and other insulin related cancers.

YOUR answers to these 14 questions can determine that you have insulin imbalance.

1.  Have your fasting lab work checked, especially your glucose, hemoglobin A1C, triglycerides, Vitamin D.

If your fasting glucose is over 85mg/dl, hemoglobin A1C is over 5.6% , triglycerides              are over 99, or Vitamin D is under 40, consider that you most likely HAVE an insulin          problem.

2.  If your fasting insulin level is over 8….you are over-producing insulin.

3.  Are you gaining weight around the middle and having trouble losing weight?

4.  Do your old stand by diets no longer work like they used to?  You used to be able to drop weight following them, now you either stay the same or actually gain weight.

5.  Do you crave carbohydrate foods?  Do you become tired and in need of caffeine and/or carbohydrates  in the late  afternoon?

6.  Are you frequently tired and feel wiped out?

Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and do you wake up tired and not refreshed?

7.  Do you find yourself mildly depressed and anxious at the same time?

8.  Are you having trouble with focus and concentration?

9.  Do you have difficulty falling asleep or awaken in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep?

10.  Do you get very, very hungry before you eat and feel tired afterward?

11.  Are your eyes sensitive to light in the day and bright lights at night?

12.  Do you have a history of metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, overweight, obesity, elevated cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure, irregular periods, PCOS, babies born close to or over 9 pounds, sleep apnea, acid reflux.

13.  Caffeine has less effect than it used to.  You can drink coffee, even espresso, and fall asleep.

14.  Alcohol has more of an impact than it used to.  Do you get tipsy on a much smaller amount of adult beverages?

All fourteen of the above are symptoms of insulin imbalance. Excess insulin is linked to an increased risk of many cancers. If you fit the profile and are lost as to what you can do to immediately decrease and normalize your insulin and keep yourself at a lower risk for cancer, read on.

What can YOU do right now to help decrease your insulin?

Lose weight. A weight loss of as little as 7% can help decrease your insulin levels. So, if you weigh 160 pounds, and you lose as little as 11 pounds, you could greatly decrease your insulin levels.

Do not try to lose weight on traditional weight loss programs like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, or any low calorie diet.  Your issue is not calories, it is insulin imbalance.  You need a lifestyle that keeps your insulin production LOW.  As insulin is a fat gain hormone, normalizing insulin will cause fat burning, decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, midline fat stores, and increase energy, focus, and a feeling of youth.  Normal insulin will empower you!

Focus on eating lean protein, vegetables, nuts, seeds, olives, avocado, olive oil, natural nut butters. Your plate should be 1/3 protein, 1/3 veggies, and 1/3 either starch or fruit. Have equal portions of protein and vegetables, and use whole grain starches or fresh fruit as side dishes.

The Metabolism Miracle is the only insulin normalizing program for those born with the genes that contribute to breast cancer and insulin imbalance.

Carbohydrate foods turn to blood sugar. When blood sugar rises, insulin is released. The lower your rise in blood sugar, the less your release of insulin. Begin to limit your intake of carbohydrate foods.

Very much decrease your intake of sugar, sweetened drinks, juice, candy, cookies, chips, fast food, and desserts as these foods are notoriously high in carbohydrate and carbohydrate triggers insulin release.

Don’t wait longer than 5 hours without a meal or snack. Waiting over 5 hours without eating causes a rise in blood sugar from the liver’s release of stored sugar (glycogen). This delaying of meals/snacks will cause insulin to rise.

Get busy and get moving! Use your muscles to burn blood sugar and decrease your insulin. Try a 30-minute walk every day. Better yet, take a ten minute walk about 1.5 hours after the start of each of your meals. This adds up to 30 minutes/day; walking after each meal will help decrease blood sugar, insulin release, and enable fat burn and weight loss.

Focus on drinking water and decaffeinated fluids. . Increase your intake of water and decaffeinated fluids to 64 ounces/day.

Find physical ways to reduce your stress. Stress causes blood sugar to rise and insulin to be released. Exercise is a good way to decrease stress and lower insulin. Reduce stress!

Consider asking your MD about the use of the insulin- lowering medication; Metformin. Metformin was initially developed as a first line medication for those with type 2 diabetes. Recently, it has been used to decrease insulin response in women with PCOS, or people with metabolic syndrome or pre diabetes. By suppressing the liver’s release of glycogen stores and decreasing insulin resistance, it appears to have great benefit in decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. As it decreases insulin levels, it follows that it might be an appropriate medication to use to decrease the risk of breast cancer in those who are over insulin producers.

This article most likely made you aware of a risk factor for breast cancer that you may have previously been unaware of. Excess insulin is part of many cancers, and breast cancer is one of these cancers. Insulin imbalance is easy to diagnose, it’s easy to treat, and it may just make the difference that contains the breast cancer epidemic.

Love Diane Kress’ work?  Here are links to her books and support site!

For women at risk of breast cancer and survivors of breast cancer:   “The Metabolism Miracle”:   http://www.amazon.com/The-Metabolism-Miracle-Control-Permanently/dp/0738213861/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1411319710&sr=8-1

Contains the Metabolism Miracle program with 175 recipes   “The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook”:   http://www.amazon.com/The-Metabolism-Miracle-Cookbook-Delicious/dp/0738214256/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DC5FY8CN1D1YH85YNM

The Newest tips and tweeks to The Metabolism Miracle (e-book) is an accompanies the Metabolism Miracle…..”The Metabolism Miracle Update”   http://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Update-Revisions-Diabetes-ebook/dp/B00N4IQUF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411319947&sr=8-1&keywords=metabolism+miracle+update

 The program for people with type 2 diabetes:  “The Diabetes Miracle”: http://www.amazon.com/The-Diabetes-Miracle-Prevent-Permanently/dp/0738216011/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=03YM32PQDQ2W877F1JTM

The Interactive Support Group for Followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle:  https://www.Miracle-Ville.com

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This Cookbook contains the entire “Metabolism Miracle” program AND 175 easy and delicious recipes!

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A cookbook that includes Diane Kress’ “The Metabolism Miracle” program?  Yep, “The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook” contains the entire MM program PLUS 175 delicious, easy to make recipes that fit seamlessly into the program.

This cookbook is a Win/Win.  One book contains everything you need to follow the Metabolism Miracle lifestyle program and immediately have access to 175 easy recipes!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Cookbook-Delicious-Healthy/dp/0738214256/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436888059&sr=1-2&keywords=the+metabolism+miracle+by+diane+kress

 

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Low Carbers…Close your eyes and envision FRENCH TOAST. This recipe is 0 countable carb grams!

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Low Carbers…close your eyes and envision French toast.  Hmmm, delicious.  Here’s a recipe for French Toast that is NEUTRAL on all Steps of The Metabolism Miracle.  NO COUNTABLE CARB GRAMS when you use  http://www.greatlowcarb.com/bread and Walden Farms syrup or jelly!

NO CARB FRENCH TOAST WITH SYRUP or JELLY  (The Great Low Carb Bread Company Way!)

  1. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add 2 Tbls oil. Set aside
  2. On a salad plate, pour scrambled eggs, liquid egg whites,  or egg substitute.  Use 1 egg or 1/3  cup  liquid eggs per slice of  http://www.Greatlowcarb.com bread.
  3. Add 1/8 tsp salt and ¼ tsp cinnamon, if desired. Stir  into the eggs on the plate
  4. Dip bread, one slice at a time, into the egg mixture….let it soak in the eggs for 30 seconds and flip for another 30 seconds (eggs will absorb into the bread).  Repeat on another slice of bread, if desired.
  5. Heat the treated skillet over medium/high heat.
  6. When oil is warm, add 1-2 slices of bread and cook until it is golden brown.
  7. Flip bread over and cook the other side until golden brown
  8. Place on your plate and top with Walden Farms Syrup or Jelly.
  9. ENJOY!

Add ¼ cup of fruit and this becomes a 5 gram Counter Carb.

Follow Diane Kress at:   www.dianekress.wordpress.com!  Accurate state-of-the-science health information, recipes, and Everything Metabolism Miracle!

 

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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere! Cocktail Recipes for those following the Metabolism Miracle lifestyle!

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Adult beverages (AKA cocktails) for those living The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle.  Check to see if your choice is neutral or a 5 gram Counter Carb. 

*Please check with your MD to confirm if you can have one or two cocktails (maximum) in a day

BLOODY MARY

Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 serving alcohol.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1.5 ounces (1 shot) vodka
4 ounces tomato cocktail juice (like V8 or tomato juice)
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
A dash of Tabasco sauce
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Put the vodka and tomato juice in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Shake well and strain into the glass (which can be with or without ice). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish: Celery stick, which serves as a stirrer as well.

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BRONX

5 gram Counter Carb and considered one alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1  ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
3 ounces reduced sugar orange juice

Glass: Martini, chilled.

Preparation: Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Orange twist

 

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CUBA LIBRE LIGHT

Neutral for one serving of “Cuba Libre Light” and considered one alcoholic beverage.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
1 1/2 ounces (one shot glass) rum
1 ounce lime juice
6 ounces Diet Cola (preferably sweetened with sucralose or stevia

Glass: Highball

Preparation: Pour the rum and juice into a glass filled half way with crushed ice. Top up with cola

Garnish: Thin lime or lemon wheel and often served with a stirrer.

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DRY MARTINI

Neutral for one drink.  This counts as 2 servings (max per day) of alcohol.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 ½ ounces dry vermouth

Glass: Martini, chilled

Preparation: Shake or Stir the ingredients well and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Green olive(s) on a cocktail stick

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Gin and Tonic

Neutral and counts as one alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) gin
6 ounces DIET or SUGAR FREE tonic water

Glass: Highball

Preparation: Fill the glass with ice. Stir the ingredients well and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Lemon peel

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MIMOSA

Counts as a 5 gram counter carb and ½ alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:
3 ounces champagne
3 ounces DIET orange juice (like Trop-50)

Glass: Champagne flute

Preparation: Pour the ingredients in the glass and stir gently.

Garnish: Orange twist.

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SCREWDRIVER

5 gram Counter carb and 1 serving of alcohol.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 ½ ounces (1 shot) vodka
3 ounces orange juice (Diet orange juice like Trop-50)

Glass:Highball, chilled

Preparation:Pour the vodka and orange juice into the ice filled glass and stir gently.

Garnish: Slice of orange, optional.

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CAUTIOUS COSMO

5 GRAM COUNTER CARB AND 1 SERVING OF ALCOHOL

 

Ingredients:

Ice cubes

1 ½ ounces vodka

4 ounces DIET cranberry juice (like DIET Ocean Spray)

¼ cup reduced sugar OJ (like Trop 50)

Splash of lime juice

 

Glass:  martini, chilled

Preparation: Pour ingredients into shaker.  Gently shake, strain, serve

 

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FLAVORED VODKA OVER ICE

 Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM

Most flavored vodkas don’t contain added sugars, they are infused with the flavor.  This drink is neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and contains 1 serving of alcohol

 Ingredients:

 Ice

1 ½ ounces flavored vodka( like Stoli, Smirnoff, or Absolut)

6 ounces Diet soda (sweetened with stevia or Splenda is preferred) like diet gingerale, diet Sprite, Sugar free 7-up)

Glass:  High ball

Preparation: Mix flavored vodka with diet soda and pour over ice.

 

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Low Carb Arnold Palmer

 This drink is Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 alcoholic beverage

Ingredients

Ice

1.5 ounces of vodka

3 ounces sugar free iced tea

3 ounces sugar free lemonade

Glass: Highball

Preparation.  In a shaker, add vodka, diet iced tea and diet lemonade.  Pour over ice.

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Captain and Coke

This drink is neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as one alcoholic beverage

Glass:  Highball

Preparation.  In a glass, add diet cola and 1 ½ ounces rum and stir, add ice

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Seven and Seven

This drink is Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and is considered one alcoholic beverage

Ingredients:

Ice

1.5 ounces whiskey

5 ounces diet 7-Up

Glass: Highball

Preparation:  In a glass, stir together whiskey and diet 7-up and add ice.

 

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WINE SPRITZER

Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 serving of alcohol.

Ingredients:

5 ounces wine
Soda water

Glass: Champagne flute

Preparation: Pour the wine into the glass and top up with soda water.

Garnish: Lemon zest or twist.

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Cranberry Vodka:

Counts as Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and one serving of alcohol

Ingredients

Ice cubes

1 ½ ounces (1 shot) vodka

4 ounces DIET cranberry juice (like Ocean Spray DIET cranberry juice)

Glass: Highball, chilled

Preparation: Pour the vodka and DIET cranberry juice into the ice filled glass and stir gently.

Garnish: frozen fresh cranberries, optional.

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Always check with your physician about drinking alcohol, as your medical condition and medications may prohibit alcohol consumption.  For those who can and would like to have an adult beverage, keep it to one to two (maximum) drinks.

1 1/2 ounces spirits like gin, whiskey, vodka, rum or 5 ounces wine or a 12 ounce LITE beer is considered one alcoholic beverage,

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