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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An Open Letter to Lilly Pharmaceuticals

 

lillyJune 29, 2015

An Open Letter to Lilly Pharmaceuticals.

I watched Glen Campbell’s biography on CNN tonight.  As you are aware, it spotlighted Mr. Campbell’s last year in the public eye after announcing his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  As 2012 progressed, so did his AD.  Viewers watched as he progressively lost much of his memory, but retained his musical gift right up until his last concert.

At the conclusion of the show, the film’s sponsor made an announcement. The physician, speaking with the backdrop of the Mayo Clinic’s name, represented Lilly Pharmaceuticals.

Now why would this insulin manufacturer sponsor a film on Alzheimer’s disease?  To put it into context, in the year during which Glen’s AD documentary was produced, Lilly’s new drug for AD prevention was in Phase lll trials.  The drug was yanked due to liver complications.

Lilly, it’s time to be honest with the American and worldwide public..   You have known about the genetic link between high blood glucose, high insulin, and Alzheimer’s Disease for many years. The progression follows a specific path: metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and finally, Alzheimer’s Disease.  AD is inevitable if for the millions of people who don’t yet have the symptoms for AD and are not even aware of their blood glucose and insulin imbalance.

The bright side:  If adults are screened for metabolic syndrome (fasting lab work including glucose, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, Vitamin D and blood pressure), they will know YEARS in advance that they are on the road to pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and ultimately Alzheimer’s Disease.

If Lilly wants to continue research on a drug that will ultimately make a bajillion dollars,  that’s just fine. They are a pharmaceutical company and now claim to be very concerned about preventing Alzheimer’s.

I’d like to suggest that a large corporation like Eli Lilly take the lead and do something for the millions of people who still have a chance at to prevent or control type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

I’d  propose a way to REALLY contribute to the health and wellness of the adult population. I am willing to work with Lilly; as I am the researcher, developer, and author of the one program that is designed to rest, rehab, and reprogram the metabolism of those with the genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease.  The program is The Diabetes Miracle, by Diane Kress RD CDE.

The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress is a published work and is ready to be distribute to the public.  Let’s align with each other and get this information to the millions of people who are on the fast track to type 2  diabetes and AD.  Your company can easily obtain copies of The Diabetes Miracle to everyone who has a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, or type 2 diabetes.  The program can also be presented in video or podcast format.  I’m certain my publisher will work with you on a greatly reduced rate.  I am willing to do any publicity, videos,  or public speaking about the program.

If you really want to take a stand to help prevent Alzheimer’s…this is the right thing to do. I will stand with you and be the voice of Lilly’s commitment to the health and wellness of the millions of people who are in the crosshairs of AD.  I am finishing up my latest book by September 1, 2015.  Let’s speak soon and talk about this project.

You can contact me at dietquestions@ymail.com

Here’s an article I wrote 3 days ago. Talk about relevant.

https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/alzheimers-disease-disease-begins-20-years-before-symptoms-appear-do-something-now-and-prevent-a-future-of-dementia/

 

Sincerely,

Diane Kress, RD CDE

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Alzheimer’s Disease begins 20 years before symptoms appear. Do something NOW and prevent a future of dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease.  Be Very Afraid.  As over 60% of the US adult population ages, expect an epidemic of AD.  Latest research shows Alzheimer’s begins 20 years before symptoms.   Do something NOW to prevent this progressive disease.  ….NOW, NOW, NOW; make the lifestyle changes and protect you and your loved ones.

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Time’s article: http://time.com/3934306/alzheimers-early-diagnosis/ is based on research presented in the journal Neurology.

At the same time the country’s population is aging, the incidence of overweight and diabetes is rising in epidemic numbers. Major research studies now link diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

If we learn to modify our lifestyle to appropriately control blood sugar and insulin, can we break the connection to the fatal condition; Alzheimer’s Disease? If we learn to eat and exercise in a way that becomes our new “way of life”….can we reverse the runaway train that stops to pick up overweight, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes on its way to fatal AD?

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Dementia is defined as a loss of brain function that affects a person’s memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior.

There are 2 causes of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia .
Vascular dementia affects about 25% of those with dementia and involves gradual damage to blood vessels that deliver nutrients to the brain. Diabetes and vascular dementia have long been linked.

The truth is, 60-80% of those with dementia have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And the important question is….are Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes linked?

Alzheimer’s disease is fatal and marked by progressive loss of memory and cognition. It is characterized by abnormal clumps of protein or plaques of protein in the brain. The precise link between diabetes and AD is not yet known….but studies indicate that those with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for developing AD.

Alzheimer’s appears to be a neuroendocrine disorder..a disorder involving nerves and the endocrine system….and for this reason, it is being referred to as type 3 diabetes. (Type 1 and type 2 diabetes also involve nerves and the endocrine system).

Taking steps to prevent or control type 2 diabetes may actually help reduce the risk of AD. (It is already conclusive that preventing or controlling diabetes helps decrease the risk of other diabetes complications including heart disease, vascular disease, and damage to the eyes, kidney, and nerves.)

The absolute relationship between metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Diabetes is a progressive illness. It begins with metabolic syndrome and then advances to pre diabetes, and in time, type 2 diabetes. Early detection and treatment of those with metabolic syndrome (a compilation of health conditions including hypertension, elevated triglycerides, belly fat, glucose) may slow or stop the progression to pre diabetes and ultimately type 2 diabetes. If we detect and gain control of those with metabolic syndrome or pre diabetes or diabetes, can we prevent or forestall Alzheimer’s disease?


The alarm of Diabetes statistics:

26 million Americans have diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
+79 million Americans have pre diabetes
Over 100 million Americans have blood sugar disorders. And millions more have metabolic syndrome!

Growing Alzheimer’s statistics:

AD now affects 15 million people worldwide. With the rapid aging of the population, upwards of 14 million Americans are projected to develop Alzheimer’s in the coming decades.
Experts estimate that at this time, 1 in 8 Americans ages 65 and over has AD and nearly half of Americans have the disease once they reach age 85.

Latest Major Study Results:

A major study published in Neurology, Sept. 2012 concluded: “People with type 2 diabetes have increased risk of heart attack, stroke, AD, and other forms of dementia. Diabetes is a significant risk factor for ALL forms of dementia.”
In the study involving 1000 men and women over age 60, people with diabetes were TWICE as likely to develop AD within 15 years and 1.75 times more likely to develop dementia of any kind.

So, according to this study…people with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop AD as those without diabetes. Statistics suggest that as the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes grown older, the number of AD cases will skyrocket. At the same time, the number of people developing type 2 diabetes is growing at epidemic levels.
To prevent this calamity, researchers are racing to uncover the actual connection between AD and diabetes.

The link may boil down to one molecule: INSULIN!

The culprit is….INSULIN?

Because the brain does not require insulin to fuel its cells, it had long been assumed that the brain was an “insulin independent organ”… We are now learning that insulin may have a very different job in the brain as the “right amount of insulin” in the brain may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

It now appears that insulin plays a key role in learning and memory…in the process of insulin signaling involved in the creation of memories. If adequate amounts of insulin are not available for “insulin signaling”…learning and memory are compromised and may lead to Alzheimer’s Disease.

It is known that Insulin Resistance precipitates dementia:

Vascular dementia and Insulin resistance (IR): In the case of IR, insulin is available (sometimes excess levels of insulin are present), but it is ineffective. Ineffective insulin leads to high blood sugar that can cause vascular damage throughout the body; including vascular damage to the nerves and vessels in the brain. Atherosclerosis (high blood glucose and circulating cholesterol) can cause strokes that destroy brain cells and tissue. So, in vascular dementia….high blood sugar of diabetes is responsible for damaging blood vessels…including those in the brain.

Here is where it gets interesting:

Is insulin resistance also involved in Alzheimer’s Disease? A normal level of insulin to the brain prevents proteins from gumming up and forming plaques that cause the connections between nerves to fail. The presence of insulin in the brain enables signaling between nerve synapses…enabling messages and memories to pass from nerve to nerve.
In the case of metabolic syndrome , pre diabetes , type 2 diabetes, and  long term and worsening type 2 diabetes….insulin imbalance causes difficulty allowing messages and memories to pass between nerves.  As pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes progress, so too does insulin resistance and eventual decrease of insulin production. As insulin resistance worsens,   the pancreas gradually “fatigues” and the amount of insulin to the brain decreases.  Low insulin to the brain causes sticky amyloid protein to build and gum up the connections between the nerves as well as form plaques in the brain . As IR worsens, there is a marked break-down of nerve connections in the brain .

It does appear that insulin resistance and the amount of circulating insulin has a direct relationship to vascular dementia and AD.

What Steps can be taken NOW to prevent Vascular Dementia AND Alzheimer’s Disease?

Let the scientists decide the exact connection or link between diabetes and AD. What we do know is that the two illnesses are connected….and both can be fatal.

It is going to be imperative that we keep our blood sugar/insulin levels normal throughout our lifetimes and especially as we get older to prevent loss of memory, ability to think, reason, focus, concentrate and take care of ourselves so our golden years can truly be golden.

What Steps can be taken NOW to prevent or slow the progression to Alzheimer’s Disease:

 ****The Metabolism Miracle or Diabetes Miracle programs are written to quickly normalize blood glucose and insulin. These lifestyle programs are designed to regulate blood glucose, insulin, and to decrease insulin resistance.  Read more athttp://www.themetabolismmiracle.com or http://www.thediabetesmiracle.com and see Diane Kress’ blog at http://www.dianekress.wordpress.com.  This one program takes care of all the factors you need to prevent or greatly delay Alzheimer’s disease (and prevent or control type 2 diabetes!)

*Diet? Focus on a balanced diet with low glycemic index carbohydrates, lean protein, heart healthy fats, liberal vegetables, timed carbohydrate consumption. (detailed in The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle)

*Exercise? Daily physical activity of at least 30 minutes per day over and above your typical activity to decrease blood sugar, body fat, insulin resistance, progression of metabolic syndrome to type 2 diabetes (detailed in The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle)

*Daily Multivitamin supplement, calcium, Vitamin D, fish oil, B Complex (detailed in The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle)

*Adequate water/decaf fluid (detailed in The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle)

*Daily brain exercise (reading, memory games, crossword, Sudoku, Lumosity)

*Maintain social connections

*Get adequate sleep (detailed in The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle)

We must acknowledge that we live in a time in which lifestyle- caused and enabled diseases are occurring at epidemic levels. Once we acknowledge that the diseases of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and dementia (vascular and Alzheimer’s disease) can be prevented or controlled by an appropriate and healthful lifestyle….it is essential to inform the population of the best lifestyle choices to help obtain and maintain optimal health.

Diane Kress’ works:

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

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

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DiabetesCare published this article on low carb diets. Read it, then read on to learn the truth..

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Please note:  The first article is not written by Diane Kress, RD CDE.  DiabetesCare published this piece today.   I wanted to show you what an RD, CDE, MS, LDN, BC-ADM (???)  wrote about low carb dieting on a diabetes website.  Comments to this article were immediately blocked.  I guess DiabetesCare knew I’d be along with commentary………..

Can you Healthfully Eat “Low-Carb”?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

meat-low-carbAs discussed in my previous post, the term “low-carb” means different things to different people. However, as a dietitian, I am always asked, “can you eat healthy and low-carb?” I certainly think you can, but you need to be very clear on what low-carb means to you versus what it means to others. As in the previous definition, I do not consider eating 20-50 grams of carb per day a healthy option long-term, but, you can can eat moderately low-carb (26-44% of total calories per day) by choosing the right foods. When someone makes the decision to eat a lower carb diet, it is important to choose from the following carbohydrates:

  • Vegetables. Thes are vital especially green leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens, turnip greens, swiss chard, spinach, red and green leaf romaine lettuce, cabbage, bok choy, watercress; and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, rapini, cauliflower, red cabbage and radishes.
  • Beans and legumes. They include black beans and pinto beans. There are so many types of beans and legumes, we cannot describe them all here.
  • Whole grains that are high in fiber. To be labeled high in fiber, a product must have 5 grams of fiber per serving, so if you are eating a sandwich, make sure both slices of bread or the wrap you are using totals 5 grams of fiber.
  • Fruits. While many people would not want this food group in this category, depending on your location in the world and the season, there are some fruits that are higher in volume and fiber. Choose these fruits the most since they have more than 5 grams of fiber per serving: apples, blackberries, pears, raspberries. The following choices have  more than 2.5 grams of fiber per serving: blueberries, kiwis, oranges.  While dried fruit is a good source of fiber, the serving sizes are much smaller (2 tablespoons) versus 3/4 cup to 1 cup for berries.

Why choose these foods?  First, they are all filled with vitamins and minerals we need, but they are also higher in fiber, which will contribute to its glycemic index and may not affect the blood sugars as much. Also, the fiber in these foods will contribute to satiety or the “fullness factor,” thus helping us to not snack on junk and unhealthy carbs in between meals.

So, the bottom line when eating a healthy, lower carb meal plan is to focus on the fiber in:

  • Whole grains
  • Higher fiber fruits
  • Lower-carb green leafy and cruciferous vegetables
  • Beans and legumes

A good goal with a lower carb diet is to make sure your fiber intake is close to 35 grams per day and if someone is choosing from the carb foods above and consuming at least 3-5 servings of vegetables per day, 3-4 servings of grains, beans or legumes and at least 2 servings of fruit per day, that goal is easily attainable without feeling hungry.

You also want to include healthy non-carb choices as well, including fats derived from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as avocado, olives, vegetable oils, soy products, fish, chicken, and turkey. Many people consider red meat to be a healthy choice; however, there are many lower fat choices that can be included occasionally, including:

  • Beef with “round”, “loin” or “sirloin” in the title
  • Bison
  • Venison
  • Ostrich

Having a different perspective on what “low-carb” really means, it certainly does not mean you need to eliminate all carbohydrates from a meal plan. But, to do it healthfully, it does require discipline and time. And, investing in your eating habits can have a very positive impact on your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars.

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From Diane Kress, RD CDE.

NY Times Bestselling author of The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Update, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle.  Private Practice: The Nutrition Center of Morristown.  Owner and founder of the #1 authorized support site for followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle, #1 Diabetes Blogger at http://www.dianekress.wordpress.com, Top Ten RD’s Who Make a Difference, Sharecare’s Diabetes Maker, person with diabetes, diabetes advocate, truth teller.

Yikes….that is such a poor article about low carb dieting.  I feel the need to apologize for its content as the author is an RD and CDE.

Over 60% of the adult US population has a  hormonal imbalance of the fat gain hormone; insulin.  (the other 40% process carbohydrate normally and do not need to balance their carbohydrate intake).  Everyone who has type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes has Metabolism B, the type of metabolism that progressively leads to insulin imbalance and insulin resistance.

Insulin is released from the pancreas in response to  a rise in blood glucose from carbohydrate grams at meals and snacks AND  the liver’s release of glycogen (stored glucose)  when more than 5 hours pass between  meals or snacks that contain appreciable carbohydrate. (If you have carb grams at 7AM, you should have a snack or meal containing carb grams before 12 PM. If you wait longer than 5 hours, your liver will dump glycogen stores and raise blood sugar.  Also,  during the night while you sleep, your liver releases glycogen stores every 4-5 hours. (this is because you are not ingesting carb grams while you sleep and the liver must step up to the plate). If the last meal/snack you have is at 7PM, your liver will dump glycogen at 12AM and 5AM.  You better eat before 10AM to prevent yet another liver glycogen dump.

I hope it’s clear to see that a haphazard cap on carb grams for the day…even if you focus on healthy carb grams, will not help your weight or blood glucose.

With all that said, following a “low carb diet” is not the real answer.

First, you need to rest and rehab your overworked pancreas and liver.  This requires eight weeks of Step One of the Metabolism Miracle or Diabetes Miracle lifestyle programs.  Many carb containing foods that are not allowed on a traditional low carb diet (Atkins, Dukan, South Beach) are considered neutral on The Metabolism Miracle and Diabetes Miracle.

In fact, Step One is as easy as a list of “yes” and “no” foods.  You may have liberal intake of neutral foods like lean meats, fish and seafood, poultry, veggie/soy products, almost all veggies, nuts, nut butter, olives, avocado and more PLUS a 5 gram Counter Carb at each meal and bedtime.  If your physician gives the OK, you can have a 5 ounce glass of wine, 12 ounce lite beer, or 1.5 ounce liquor with dinner!  Lots of water, green tea, exercise 5 days a week (over 30 minutes above your typical activity), rest, peace.  You will look and feel younger, will lose excess fat, decrease the need for many medications, have lots of energy, and normal blood sugar.

Step Two:  After 8 weeks on Step One, you will reintroduce appreciable carb with 3 factors in mind:

1.  The type of carb (low glycemic index or mild carbs).  The book provides  lists that tell you the type of starchy food, fruit, grains, and milk/yogurt to choose from….there’s no guessing; just pick a carb food from the list and ADD it to your meal or snack.  The book tells you how to do this.

2. The amount of carb (11-20 gram portion of mild carbs at meals, bedtime, and between meals that will exceed 5 hours.  Fiber must be 2 grams or more per 11-20 gram choice and sugar grams should be 6 grams or less regarding starchy carbs like bread, cereal, bread products, etc.  The book tells you how to do this and provides the lists.

3. The timing of carbohydrates;  The Diabetes Miracle does not give you a number of carb grams/day…that’s not the issue.  It gives you 11-20 gram carb choices no more than 5 hours apart.  The book tells you how to do this.

When you reach your desired weight and size and are taking as little diabetes medication as possible, you will maintain on a truly balanced diet:  30% low impact carb, 30% lean protein, 30% heart healthy fat, less than 10% higher glycemic carbs.  The book tells you exactly how to do this.  Easy peasy way of life.

So…An article on low carb dieting, should never simply decrease carb grams and increase fiber.   A 3 Step program is needed to make low carb dieting work for the millions of people with pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Metabolism B.

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Research seemingly “proves” that obese older women are stuck with higher breast cancer risk. So untrue.

Obese Older Women Stuck With Higher Breast Cancer Risk?

Losing weight didn’t lower risk. Neither did hormone therapy

This is the actual headline for the article; “Obese older women STUCK with higher breast cancer risk”.  This sentence takes the wind out of the sails of obese postmenopausal  women who CAN decrease their risk for breast cancer with fat loss from an insulin normalizing way of life.  

Shame on the researchers for putting the spotlight on the wrong marker and concluding that weight loss doesn’t help decrease breast cancer risk.  Weight loss focused on insulin normalization (fat loss) does significantly decrease all womens’ chance of breast cancer.  Low calorie, low fat diets will never help these women decrease cancer risk.  A carbohydrate balanced fat loss diet WILL.  

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 It angers me that  researchers had the evidence right in their hands, and chose to use the wrong marker (weight loss) to seemingly doom post-menopausal obese women to be powerless against breast cancer.

 If they had used fat loss and insulin normalization as their marker, they would have concluded that obese, post menopausal women…in fact any woman… can markedly decrease her risk of developing breast cancer. Don’t give up and please don’t believe all research; research data can be manipulated to show what the researchers and funders of the research want you to believe.  Please read and live The Metabolism Miracle.   

My Comment:

 Diane Kress, RD CDE

06/14/15

I want to discuss the picture used for this article. Notice that the measuring tape is placed under the woman’s breasts. When discussing overweight and obesity as it relates to cancer risk, the correct placement of the measuring tape is around the largest part of the belly. Why? The truth is, the greatest percentage of women who develop breast cancer already have insulin imbalance, insulin resistance, and higher circulating insulin. Insulin is a fat gain hormone and the majority of fat placement for those with metabolic issues is midline adiposity. Secondly, the real issue is not necessarily weight or weight gain; it is fat gain. Losing weight will not decrease the risk of breast cancer if insulin is not normalized. The headline should be: Normalize insulin and decrease risk of breast cancer and 24 other health issues. I apologize to all the women who will throw in the towel losing fat and normalizing insulin because this article focused on the wrong area: weight loss. Please read: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/breast-cancer-and-insulin-are- linked-break-the-link-and-help-prevent-and-trea-breast-cancer/

Here is the actual article that appeared on MedPage 6/12/2015.

Note that they only focus on “weight loss”.  If a woman loses weight but does not normalize her insulin level, she does not decrease her risk for breast cancer.

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ENDOCRINOLOGY 06.12.2015  6 COMMENTS

Obese Older Women Stuck With Higher Breast Cancer Risk?

Losing weight didn’t lower risk. Neither did hormone therapy

This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and AACE

Overweight and obese postmenopausal women were at increased risk for invasive breast cancer, but losing weight didn’t reduce that risk, according to a secondary analysis of data from theWomen’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trials.

Hormone therapy didn’t lower the risk either, contradicting the results of many observational studies, said lead investigator Marian Neuhouser, MD, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues.

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The investigators reported in JAMA Oncology that they found a strong, linear dose-response relationship between body-mass index (BMI) and breast cancer risk, with the heaviest women 58% more likely to get the disease compared with normal weight women.

Women with normal BMIs at baseline who gained more than 5% of their body weight increased their breast cancer risk by 36%. But women who were overweight or obese at baseline and then lost more than 5% of their body weight didn’t benefit from any risk reduction, the study found.

“This was a surprise,” Neuhouser told MedPage Today. “Several studies have looked at body weight and postmenopausal breast cancer risk, but there is not much data on weight change and risk, so this is kind of new.”

The researchers analyzed data from more than 67,000 postmenopausal women ages 50 to 79 enrolled in the WHI clinical trials, a series of studies exploring health issues related to postmenopausal women. The women were enrolled from 1993 to 1998 with a median of 13 years of follow-up.

Height and weight were measured at baseline and weight was measured at annual visits. Mammograms and clinical breast exams were done at baseline and annually. A total of 3,388 cases of invasive breast cancer were observed during the study. These were verified by medical records and pathology report reviews by physician adjudicators.

The investigators used Cox models to calculate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals. Key findings included the following:

Overweight women (BMI 25 to <30) had a relatively small increase in breast cancer risk (hazard ratio 1.17; 95% CI 1.06-1.29), obese grade 1 women (BMI 30 to <35) had higher risk (HR 1.37; 95% CI 1.23-1.53), and obese grade 2/3 women (BMI ≥35) had the highest risk (HR 1.58; 95% CI 1.40-1.79), with a P value for the trend of <0.001.

The researchers observed a similar linear trend for breast cancer prognosis and outcomes, with woman in the highest BMI category having the greatest risk for:

  • Estrogen and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancers (HR 1.86; 95% CI 1.60-2.17)
  • Larger tumor size (HR 2.12; 95% CI 1.67-2.17)
  • Positive lymph nodes (HR 1.89; 95% CI 1.46-2.45)
  • Regional and/or distant stage (HR 1.94; 95% CI 1.52-2.47)
  • Breast cancer deaths (HR 2.25; 95% CI 1.51-3.36)

Women with normal BMIs who gained more than 5% of their body weight during follow up increased their breast cancer risk relative to women with stable weight (HR 1.36; 95% CI 1.11-1.65). The investigators speculated that weight-gain induced increases in breast adipocytes, and exposure to cytokines and estrogens might explain this finding.

“The take-home message here is that maintaining a healthy weight at midlife and beyond is critical,” Neuhouser said. “This is a risk factor that is modifiable. We can’t control genetic risk, but we can control body weight to a certain extent.”

However, for women who were overweight or obese at baseline, no weight loss or gain further changed their risk. For example, women in the highest BMI category who lost more than 5% of their body weight had no risk change relative to women whose weight remained stable (HR 1.01; 95% CI 0.79-1.29).

One possible explanation for this finding is that if women are at the upper end of the BMI range and have been there for enough time, the biological damage may already be done, Neuhouser said.

However, “It is important to note that the WHI clinical trial was not a weight-loss trial, and the weight change data we present may reflect both intentional and unintentional weight loss,” the research team wrote. “Well-designed clinical trials are needed to definitively test whether weight loss and body composition changes in overweight and obese women or obesity prevention in women of normal weight will reduce breast cancer risk.”

No Protective Effect for HT

Another unexpected finding was that postmenopausal hormone therapy did not significantly affect the relationship between BMI and breast cancer risk, either for current users, past users, or never users, the researchers said.

This result contradicts that of many previous observational studies which reported that hormone therapy appeared to mitigate breast cancer risk in obese women. However, Neuhouser and colleagues argued that their results are more reliable. “Differences in findings may be due to observational studies’ reliance on self-reported height, weight, and HT and may be subject to mammography screening and ascertainment bias when outcomes are collected by self-report,” they wrote.

“Notably, there are higher rates of routine screening mammograms for women receiving postmenopausal HT,” they said. “The larger detection rates from screening mammograms could introduce bias in the observational studies if obese women underwent screening mammography at a different rate than women of normal weight.”

“The WHI clinical trial findings of consistent dose-response risks across the BMI categories regardless of postmenopausal HT use have clinical implications,” the investigators wrote. “One report suggested that since the obesity-breast cancer risk was attenuated or not observed among HT users, obese women may benefit from HT use because they observed no excess breast cancer risk for these women.”

“However, the preponderance of evidence suggests that postmenopausal HT is not beneficial for multiple health outcomes, including breast cancer, and the risks outweigh the benefits,” the investigators said.

Neuhouser added that, “The bottom line is there is no blanket recommendation here. Patients and providers need to weigh the risks and benefits.”

In an editorial accompanying the study, Clifford Hudis, MD, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Andrew Dannenberg, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote that “Neuhouser et al. help refine our understanding of the risk of overweight and obesity; it is a particular concern for the most common form of breast cancer, hormone receptor-positive postmenopausal disease.”

“These investigators also made a frustrating observation with regard to weight loss: it was not protective, whereas weight gain (among women who were in the non-overweight/non-obese category at baseline) raised risk. This challenges the simple suggestion that patients who are overweight or obese should just lose weight to reduce their cancer risk,” Hudis and Dannenberg said.

“We need clinical trials to determine whether weight loss and body composition changes in overweight and obesity will reduce breast cancer risk,” they said.

This research was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

One investigator reported financial relationships with Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Genentech, and Amgen. Marian Neuhouser and the other investigators reported no financial relationships with industry.

 

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

 

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

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

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