How about some delicious ice cream? Diane Kress’ 2 recommendations for ice cream on The Metabolism Miracle Step 1

Diane Kress recommends Halo Top Creamery AND Enlightend Ice Cream! Real low carb, high protein, low calorie ice- cream that tastes like regular ice cream!

As my readers know, I very seldom recommend a brand- name products. I reserve my recommendations for products that go over and above in terms of Nutrition Facts and Ingredients for those who have Metabolism B.

Metabolism B …. there is a good chance you have this genetic predisposition to over-production of the fat gain hormone; insulin. Over 60 percent of adults have uncontrolled Metabolism B. They suffer from progressive weight gain, midline fat, increasing cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, insulin levels, glucose, liver enzymes, and decreasing Vitamin D levels. They feel fatigued, irritable, carb cravings, mild depression, increased anxiety, impaired focus and concentration, lack of motivation. They gain weight on their old “tried and true” diets. Their self-esteem is lowered and they feel like a failure because they can’t lose weight and regain health no matter what they do. They are walking a slippery slope and need fast and long term help.

You can read about Metabolism B at http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com. Released on May 31, 2016: THE METABOLISM MIRACLE, Revised Edition. NY Times Best seller and World Wide Best Selling Book. This book gives a thorough explanation of Metabolism B and provides the lifestyle program to control it and eliminate all the symptoms listed in the previous paragraph. Links to the book through Amazon.com are below. It can also be purchased at your favorite brick and mortar bookstore, like Barnes and Noble.

HALO TOP CREAMERY and Enlightened ICE CREAM!

Ice cream. Yummmmm. It has always been a no no for those who are trying to lose weight/fat, or have conditions such as metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, overweight/obesity, weight-related medical conditions.
Oh, there is low calorie ice cream, low fat ice cream, “sugar free” ice cream and more. Those with Metabolism B quickly find that these products are contributing to their progressive weight gain and carb cravings. Low calorie, low fat ice cream, and low carb ice creams have significant amounts of carb. In some instances, regular ice cream is healthier to the person with Met B than these diet ice creams.

And along came a miracle! Halo Top Creamery ice cream and Enlightened ice cream seamlessly match The Metabolism Miracle program. ½ cup is a 5 gram Counter Carb and can be used as a 5 gram choice at any meal or bedtime!
Halo Top Creamery or Enlightened Ice Cream are perfect for your desire for a summer-time ice cream treat AND perfect for those with Metabolism B. (over 170 million people in the US alone!).

Why am I taking time to recommend Halo Creamery Ice Cream and Enlightened Ice Cream?

There are very few ice cream/ice cream products that contain 5 grams or less net carb grams. Why is 5 grams or less carb/serving so important? 5 grams net carb or less has a very slight impact on blood glucose and insulin release. It is a magic number. Both Enlightened Ice Cream and Halo Top Creamery ice cream contains 4 or 5 grams net carb.

Some low carb food manufacturers make low carb claims…. even going so far as to say “5 grams net carb” on the front of their packaging. But; a look at the product’s Nutrition Facts easily shows that making the pronouncement of 5 grams of net carb a LIE.

The formula to determine net carb grams:

Total carbohydrate grams – dietary fiber – grams of erythritol = net carb grams.

Erythritol is the ONLY sugar alcohol that can be subtracted from total carb grams. So, if the sugar alcohol in a food product is any other…mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, polyols….it CANNOT be subtracted from total carb grams to determine net carb grams. Only erythritol can be subtracted!

The ingredients show that the product is sweetened with ERYTHRITOL, ORGANIC CANE SUGAR, ORGANIC STEVIA.

The Nutrition Facts show:
Total carb grams – dietary fiber – erythritol = net carb grams
14 grams total carb – 5 grams dietary – 5 grams sugar alchohol (erythritol) = 4 grams net carb! (these 4 grams net carb are from the cane sugar but the amount of net carb grams is 4 grams net carb. It’s 5 grams or under per ½ cup!

And the taste is incredible. I promise that it tastes like real ice cream!
SOME OF THE FLAVORS
Chocolate
Vanilla Bean
Strawberry
Lemon Cake
Birthday Cake
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Mocha Chip

Where to buy Halo Top Creamery Ice Cream?
http://www.halotop.com/where-to-buy/

Where to find Enlightened Ice Cream?
https://www.eatenlightened.com/pages/store-locator

So, all followers of The Metabolism Miracle program or anyone watching carb gram intake….try this product. Quality ingredients, great taste, accurate Nutrition Facts based on ingredients, and 4 or 5 grams net carb per ½ cup!

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THAI BASIL CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS IS A 5 GRAM COUNTER CARB ON THE METABOLISM MIRACLE!

Recipe from Chew Out Loud! (changes made to make the recipe Metabolism Miracle-friendly!

“This Thai Basil Chicken with Peppers is ten times better than any takeout, plus way healthier to boot. Skip the takeout and make your own scrumptious Thai Basil Chicken for dinner”. If desired, pair with cauliflower rice; adding no countable carb grams to the dish!

We strongly recommend using boneless chicken thighs for this recipe, as it will result in a much more tender bite than chicken breasts.

Don’t skimp on the garlic and basil…the more the merrier.

Warning: Leftovers will result in major lunch envy the next day!

THAI BASIL CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS IS A 5 GRAM COUNTER CARB ON THE METABOLISM MIRACLE!

PREP TIME
20 mins
COOK TIME
7 mins
TOTAL TIME
27 mins

From: Chew Out Loud
Recipe type: dinner, main dish
Cuisine: Thai, Asian
Serves: 6 or more

INGREDIENTS
For the Sauce:
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup Asian oyster sauce
1 TB light brown sugar
2 tsp dry crushed red pepper


For the Chicken:

1/4 cup olive oil (or cooking oil of your choice)
1 large onion, chopped
10 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, towel-dried and cut into 1½ inch pieces
2 cups Thai basil leaves (no stems) (Whole foods, Asian food store, Trader Joe’s)
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
Garnishes: Slivers of lime, Sriracha

DIRECTIONS
Make the Sauce: In a bowl, hand-whisk together the sauce ingredients until combined. Can be made ahead of time, covered, and chilled until ready to use.

Cook the Dish: In a large heavy pan or wok, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. Add onion and stir until translucent, 2-3 min. Add garlic and stir 1 more minute. Add chicken, stirring for 4-6 min or just until no longer pink in center. Add red bell peppers, stirring 2 more minutes.

Add prepared sauce, stirring 2 minutes or until heated through and fully incorporated. Turn heat off. Gently stir in the basil leaves. Serve with your cooked riced cauliflower spooning excess sauce over individual plates.

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Sad….New “research” from Cornell links the “Freshman Fifteen” to the sugar alcohol; erythritol.

Source of this article: http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/artificial-sweetener-

THE ARTICLE: “Artificial” Sweetener Is Weight Gain Biomarker

In contrast to previous assumptions and research, erythritol can be metabolized by, and even produced in, the human body.
While the traditional goal of sugar substitutes has been to assist dieters and diabetics, new evidence from a research study led by investigators at Cornell University, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany, and the University of Luxembourg has provided data that contradicts long-standing assumptions that the sugar alcohol erythritol is not metabolized by the body. The findings from this new study—published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in an article entitled “Erythritol Is a Pentose-Phosphate Pathway Metabolite and Associated…”—identify the alternative sweetener as a biomarker for increasing fat mass and show that it is even produced in humans.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in a variety of foods, such as pears and watermelons, but in recent years has increasingly become a common (DK???) ingredient in low-calorie foods as a replacement for sugar. Erythritol is 60% to 70% as sweet as sucrose, yet it is generally considered noncaloric and does not affect blood sugar.

In the current study, the investigators conducted a discovery-based analysis to identify metabolic markers associated with weight gain and increase in fat mass in young adults during the transition to college life. Researchers found that students who gained weight and abdominal fat over the course of the year had 15-fold higher blood erythritol at the start of the year compared with their counterparts who were stable or lost weight and fat mass over the academic year. (DK…Erythritol is found in wine, pears, watermelon, corn and corn products).

“Blood samples and anthropometry measurements were collected in the first 3 d[ays] on campus and at the end of the year,” the authors wrote. “Plasma from individuals was pooled by phenotype [incident central adiposity, stable adiposity, baseline hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) >5.05%, HbA1c <4.92%] and assayed using GC-MS [gas chromatography–mass spectrometry], chromatograms were analyzed using MetaboliteDetector software (DK?????), and normalized metabolite levels were compared using Welch’s t test. Assays were repeated using freshly prepared pools, and statistically significant metabolites????? were quantified in a targeted GC-MS approach.”

The study took place as part of Cornell’s EnHANCE project—an initiative of the Division of Nutritional Sciences that seeks to understand how the transition to college affects changes in diet, weight, and metabolism. The findings from this ongoing endeavor are used to advance knowledge on the impacts to student health through the undergraduate years and beyond. (and erythritol became the research article derived from the study??? DK)

“About 75% of this population experiences weight gain during the transition,” explained senior study investigator Patricia Cassano, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. “With this in mind, it is important to identify biomarkers of risk that could guide its understanding and prevention.”

Each fall, more than 3 million high school graduates enroll in postsecondary education as first-time college freshmen, and this transition to a residential college environment is associated with weight gain.

“With the finding of a previously unrecognized metabolism of glucose to erythritol and given the erythritol-weight gain association, further research is needed to understand whether and how this pathway contributes to weight-gain risk,” Dr. Cassano concluded. ( ?????? DK….Yes, waste more money and time on this silly area of research instead of helping these young adults get and remain at their normal weight with their best health).

DIANE KRESS’ RESPONSE:

Where do I begin?

1. Cornell University has a program called EnHANCE. This article is about their research as to why college students gain weight during their freshman year at university. Oddly, of all things, they concluded that the sugar alcohol erythritol may be a part of this non-mystery. I find it so sad that money was spent to research the cause of the Freshman 15. The cause of weight gain for college freshman and college students in general has been crystal clear for years.

Please note that the sugar alcohol known as erythritol is not added to many foods….There are 2 main ways to find erythritol; in a health food store or online store that sells erythritol or in the under-advertised and “seemingly unknown” sweetener Swerve.

Erythritol is sometimes in the food industry as a sweetener. If it is present in a processed or packaged food, it would have to be listed with the ingredients. Check out how “few” times you see erythritol in anything you consume.

Erythritol is naturally found in grapes, watermelon, wine, and corn. (You will only find erythritol in a food product that is using fermented natural food or if they added it to a food. It is not hidden. It has the sweetness of about 60-70 % of that of sucrose (i.e. the normal sugar we use in everyday life). At the same time, however, erythritol is much less calorific; according to the Harvard School of Public Health, a teaspoon of erythritol contains only 0.2 calories, instead of about 4 calories for sucrose. (Yes, this is from Harvard and yes, the calories are .2 (decimal point before the 2!)

The main reason for this is that, due to its different chemical structure, erythritol is absorbed much less by our body and, therefore, it gives it almost no energy.

Erythritol is a naturally-occurring molecule, we can find it in fruits such as pears, water melon, grapes, and corn.; it is also present in some drinks like sake and wine, and sauce such as soy sauce.

2. I decided to note some words and phrases from the article:

“identify metabolomic markers associated with weight gain and increase in fat mass in young adults during the transition to college life”

Metabolic markers for fat gain do not include the amount of erythritol in the blood or body. Metabolic markers include: midline adiposity, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C (not the levels used in this study!!), cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting insulin levels, Vitamin D level, thyroid markers.

Cornell’s EnHANCE project—an initiative of the Division of Nutritional Sciences that seeks to understand how the transition to college affects changes in diet, weight, and metabolism. The findings from this ongoing endeavor are used to advance knowledge on the impacts to student health through the undergraduate years and beyond.. Please let me enlighten Cornell’s EnHANCE program with long known and proven factual information.

About 75% of freshman experiences weight gain during the transition. With this in mind, it is important to identify bio-markers of risk that could guide its understanding and prevention."

Each fall, more than 3 million high school graduates enroll in post-secondary education as first-time college freshmen, and this transition to a residential college environment is associated with weight gain.

So, let’s get to the real reasons for the Freshman 15; as well as continued weight gain during college years. And no, it is not due to erythritol intake or presence in the blood.

1. Most college freshman live on campus and have a meal plan. If you’ve ever visited a college cafeteria or seen the local fast food restaurants, sub shops, pizza places, and Mexican selections….you know that your freshman is now living in CARB CRAZINESS.

2. Approximately 60% of college students have the genes for Metabolism B. In addition to having the genes for Metabolism B, certain life stressors move the propensity to acquiring Met B to full blown and uncontrolled Metabolism B.

The following life stressors: high emotional stress, high lifestyle stress, high carbohydrate intake, higher alcohol intake, energy drink consumption, less physical activity, more sitting, certain medications, pain (headaches/migraines/stress headaches and GI distress) plus the genes for Metabolism B set the stage for fatty body, fatty blood, fat between organs, liver fat.

With the genes for Metabolism B activated, all carbohydrate grams are over- processed with increased insulin (fat gain hormone) release. Skipping or delaying meals causes higher glycogen release from the liver. Higher levels of glycogen also trigger over-release of the fat gain hormone, insulin. College students are getting fatter; mid-line fat, increased cholesterol/triglycerides, fat accumulation between organs, and the beginning of a fatty liver.

3. The metabolic markers that prove the onset of Met B:

fasting insulin level

A1C under 5.2 or over 5.5

fasting glucose under 65 or over 89

cholesterol over 199

LDL cholesterol over 99

Vitamin D less than 40

hypertension BP over 130/85.

No, you won’t see a lab test for erythritol.

3. Many college freshman/college students will drink more alcohol during their college years than any other time in their lives. Mix liquor with regular soda, juice, or sugary drink mixers. Some drink regular beer and sweet wines or liquers (contains carb). They are known to over-consume alcohol….frequently.

High carb foods, carb containing alcohol, less physical activity, more emotional stress, more lifestyle stress, lack of sleep, and certain medications cause genetically wired Met B to surface. This is the beginning of uncontrolled Met B.

To stop the weight gain and metabolic markers for overweight/obesity…let’s teach our high school students “The Metabolism Miracle.” A complete set of teaching materials has been developed to educate adults about The Metabolism Miracle program, Metabolism B, insulin imbalance/insulin resistance and much more. MM should be a part of health class during the high school years. The Metabolism Miracle relays the best food choices , the extreme importance of exercise and physical activity, how to socially drink without triggering Met B, and will help improve short term memory, focus, concentration, energy level, and stable mood. In less than one week, cravings for carbohydrate foods/drinks will fade. Let’s stop investing in useless research studies. Let’s invest in the future of our children.

For More Information:

Contact Diane Kress, RD CDE and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Metabolism Miracle at
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French Onion Soup topped with toasted BREAD and melted cheese is NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle!

This delicious French Onion Soup, the recipe is modified from a Julia Child favorite, is neutral because the toasted BREAD is a sliced Onion Pocket from my favorite low carb bread bakery; The Great Low Carb Bread Company! http://www.greatlowcarb.com.

GLCBC bread products are NEUTRAL on all Steps of The Metabolism Miracle! The Great Low Carb Bread Company uses the highest quality ingredients and delivers to your door. Don’t worry about bogus Nutrition Facts that don’t match a product’s ingredients. (So many low carb breads are not as low carb as they claim! ) http://www.Miracle-Ville.com has a complete list of breads, wraps, etc. that do NOT provide accurate Nutrition Facts.

Trust that the baked products and pasta you purchase from http://www.greatlowcarb.com are just as they should be; ingredients match Nutrition Facts, highest quality ingredients, and NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle!

FRENCH ONION SOUP

Recipe adapted from Julia Child, “The Way to Cook”.

Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients

1/2 stick butter (this is pure Julia!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 cups thinly sliced onions, about 2-1/2 pounds
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons flour
8 cups homemade beef stock, or good quality store bought stock
1 cup dry white wine like Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio
8 (1/2-inch) thick slices of Great Low Carb Bread Company’s Onion Pockets
3/4 pound coarsely grated Gruyere

Instructions

Heat a heavy saucepan, or Dutch oven, over moderate heat with the butter and oil.

After the butter has melted, stir in the onions, cover, and cook slowly until tender and translucent, this will take about 10 minutes.

Blend in sugar and increase the heat to medium high, and let the onions brown and caramelize.

Stir frequently until onions are a dark walnut color, 25 to 30 minutes. Don’t rush caramelizing the onions; this is what builds the flavor foundation of this soup.

Sprinkle the flour on the onions and cook slowly. Stir for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove from heat, cool several minutes, then whisk in 2 cups of hot stock. When well blended, bring to the simmer, adding the rest of the stock and wine.

Cover the saucepan loosely, and simmer slowly for 1-1/2 hours. Add a little water if the liquid reduces too much.

Taste for seasoning and re-balance if necessary.

Divide the soup among 6 ovenproof bowls.

Arrange sliced and toasted Great Low Carb Bread Company Onion Pockets on top of soup and sprinkle generously with grated Gruyere cheese.

Place bowls on a cookie sheet and set under a preheated broiler until cheese melts and forms a crust over the tops of the bowls.

Serve immediately.

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JARDIANCE. Medication for type 2 Diabetes. At what price improved A1C?

The following information about the kidney is from WebMD. I like its simplicity in describing the function of the kidneys….a very complicated process. Before I discuss Jardiance, an oral medication that is being prescribed to lower hemoglobin A1C, you should have a basic understanding of the kidneys.

“Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The waste and extra water become urine, which flows to your bladder through tubes called ureters. Your bladder stores urine until you go to the bathroom.”

The waste in your blood comes from the normal breakdown of active muscle and from the food you eat. Your body uses the food for energy and self-repair. After your body has taken what it needs from the food, waste circulates in the blood. . If your kidneys did not remove these wastes from the blood, waste would build up in the blood and damage your body.

The actual filtering occurs inside your kidneys. The nephrons, each kidney contains over a million nephrons, bring blood into the kidney. Tiny blood vessels (capillaries) intertwine with tiny urine-carrying tubes (tubules). A complicated chemical exchange takes place, as waste materials and water leave your blood and enter your urinary system.

At first, the tubules receive a combination of waste materials and chemicals that your body can still use. Your kidneys measure out chemicals like sodium, phosphorus, and potassium and release them back to the blood to return to the body. In this way, your kidneys regulate the body’s level of these substances. The right balance is necessary for life, but excess levels can be harmful.

In addition to removing wastes, your kidneys release three important hormones:

Erythropoietin (stimulates the bones to make red blood cells)
Renin ( regulates blood pressure)
Active Vitamin D (helps maintain calcium for bones and for normal chemical balance in the body.)
Credit to WebMD for the concise explanation of kidney function.

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As you can see, the kidneys serve many important bodily functions. If kidneys are unable to perform, toxins rise in the blood and death can ensue. If kidneys are damaged, they will filter out toxins to a lesser degree than normal.

If a person with diabetes has had very long term above-normal period or long term diabetes that is under control. The complications from diabetes related to high glucose levels that damage vessels.

Blood “sugar” is what it sounds like; sugar in the blood. Now, imagine that high blood glucose is similar to pancake syrup (sugar -containing). If you spill pancake syrup and don’t clean it up you will have 2 things: ants and HARDENED syrup. Another example: Dip an apple in hot, flavored syrup for a candy apple. When the apple cools, the sugar in the syrup hardens covering the apple

I tell my patients to think of blood glucose higher than normal as sweetened blood. If you test your blood glucose, you probably “know” your reading is high when you prick your finger. The blood droplet that forms will be darker/thicker then it is when blood glucose is normal. If the blood glucose is very high….blood looks like syrup!

Diabetes complications occur when high glucose impacts the blood vessels of the body. Diabetes is an endocrine disorder that causes vascular (blood vessel) damage. Have you ever heard of “hardening of the arteries?” High sugar in the blood hardens the blood vessel and “catches” fat as it travels throughout the blood stream.

High blood glucose also hardens in the blood vessels of the retina of the eye; retinopathy.

It crystallizes in the capillaries of the kidneys: nephropathy

It crystallizes on the nerve endings: Neuropathy

It crystallizes in the blood vessels, catching and cementing fat: CVD

If chronic excess blood glucose causes such horrific vascular complications, it follows that it would be inappropriate to filter higher glucose than is typical.

When you think of diabetes damage, you are probably aware that the kidneys are near the top of the list for organs that become impaired from long periods of high blood glucose. It’s becoming understood that long periods of moderately high blood glucose will also cause NEPHROPATHY.

JARDIANCE: ( empagliflozin )

When I first researched the diabetes medication; Jardiance, I actually had to re-read the information. Why would anyone with diabetes want a medication that passes MORE urine and blood glucose out the kidneys?

Jardiance lowers excess blood glucose by passing it through the kidneys! So, there is less glucose in the blood. HbA1C will definitely decrease (but only 1 point or so), if a person is on insulin or an oral blood glucose medication, hypoglycemia can occur.

This information is on the drug’s consumer website.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE can cause serious side effects, including:

Serious urinary tract infections. Serious urinary tract infections can occur in people taking JARDIANCE and may lead to hospitalization. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection such as a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often or right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach or pelvis, or blood in the urine. Sometimes people also may have a fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting.
Vaginal yeast infection. Women who take JARDIANCE may get vaginal yeast infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), and/or vaginal itching.

Dehydration. JARDIANCE can cause some people to have dehydration (the loss of body water and salt). Dehydration may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, light-headed, or weak, especially when you stand up. You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you: have low blood pressure, take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics), are on a low salt diet, have kidney problems, are 65 years of age or older.
Ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and may need to be treated in the hospital. Ketoacidosis may lead to death. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and can also occur in people with type 2 diabetes taking JARDIANCE, even if blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL. Stop taking JARDIANCE and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms, and if possible, check for ketones in your urine: nausea, vomiting, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.
Yeast infection of the penis. Men who take JARDIANCE may get a yeast infection of the skin around the penis, especially uncircumcised males and those with chronic infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience redness, itching or swelling of the penis, rash of the penis, foul smelling discharge from the penis, and/or pain in the skin around the penis.
Do not take JARDIANCE if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis.
What should I tell my doctor before using JARDIANCE?

Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during your treatment with JARDIANCE. Also tell your doctor if you have liver problems; have a history of urinary tract infections or problems with urination; are going to have surgery; are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet; have or have had problems with your pancreas, including pancreatitis or surgery on your pancreas; drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in the short term (“binge” drinking); have any other medical conditions; are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if JARDIANCE will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if JARDIANCE passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take water pills (diuretics) or medicines that can lower your blood sugar such as insulin.

What are other possible side effects of JARDIANCE?

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia): if you take JARDIANCE with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking or feeling jittery.
Kidney Problems. Sudden kidney injury has happened in people taking JARDIANCE. Talk to your doctor right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
Increased fats in your blood (cholesterol).

I’m not a fan of Jardiance. My preference is to normalize blood sugar with diet and exercise so you don’t need to find ways to “remove excess blood sugar’ from the blood.

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Roasted Smoky Cauliflower is NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle! Delicioso Cauliflower Recipe.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES: 6

1 large head cauliflower florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
Preheat oven to 450 F

1. Cut the head of cauliflower into four quarters.

2. Slice each quarter into 8 pieces. You want as many flat surfaces as possible on each floret– the flat surfaces roast best.

3. Give all the florets a thorough rinse in a colander. Shake them dry.

4. Put cut garlic into a sealable plastic “Baggie™””….gallon size

5. Add olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika to the cauliflower

6. Seal bag and shake, shake, shake to coat the cauliflower with the oil, paprika, salt.

7. Place coated cauliflower on parchment-lined baking sheet

8. Place baking sheet, uncovered, into 450F preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes

9. Remove from oven, turn the cauliflower pieces, and add a dot of oil and a small sprinkle of smoked paprika to each piece.

10. Return to oven for another 20 minutes, checking at 15 minutes to make sure there is no burning. Fork should pass through the
cauliflower floret with ease.

11. Serve as a delicious side dish

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