FOOD AS MEDICINE

Her "bad cholesterol" Dropped 19 Points

You can probably imagine how I felt when I received the following email:

““MORELLA!! WE DID IT!!!
I just called my doctor’s office and got my blood test results! My Cholesterol ratio went from 5.0 to 4.8, my HDL went up a point to 46 and my LDL went down 19 points to 139! So no more conversation about Statin drugs! Thank-you! Thank-you!! Thank-you!!!

— Judy, 57

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My 6-Week Keto Experiment: What I learned

If you were around a few weeks ago, you might remember I started a 6-week fitness challenge on August 1st. I am happy to report that my 6 weeks are FINALLY over and I’m very happy with the experience.

But let me tell you what I REALLY learned…

Coconut Oil: "Super food" or "Poison"?

Here we go again. A Harvard teacher said "coconut is poison" and lit up the internet. It's a replay of last summer's hoopla, when USA Today published an article saying coconut oil has never been healthy.

Just like in politics, proclamations about the goodness or evilness of foods are also becoming increasingly polarized. "It's a super food!"  "No! It's poison!" 

Delish Corn Salsa (I'll miss you...)

So if you haven't read my other blog post, I've just started a 6-week keto experiment where I'll only be eating 15 grams of net carbs per day. Yikes!  That means my carbs will only come from kale, spinach, broccoli, etc. 

In preparation for my farewell to carbs for 6-weeks (and because I got invited to a taco party on Sunday, conveniently ;-) I decided to make fresh corn salsa.