The Overnight Effect of Sugar

I haven’t overindulged in sugar in a while, but last night, I had a cookie and some ice cream. I knew I would pay for that sin, and boy am I... I wish I had a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to capture the blood sugar gymnastics, but all I have is heart rate data, morning … Continue reading The Overnight Effect of Sugar

SMART Goal

(This is the second assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, … Continue reading SMART Goal

Holistic Health and Nutrition

(This is the first assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) Holistic health is a journey, an “odyssey,” … Continue reading Holistic Health and Nutrition

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 5)

Finally, we have come to my last two days on the Standard American Diet (SAD)!  I went for a final one-two punch to see what I could get my body to do.  Check out any of my other blogs to get a history of posts (I'm kind of curious to what will happen if I … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 5)

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 4)

I’ve taken a couple days off to share other blogs, such as Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News and Pose of the Week – Gomukhasana, but now I am back to continue the story on my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) results while eating the standard American diet (SAD). I encourage you to check out my … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 4)

Dog Yoga

I’m offering this new class for stress reduction. It’s called “dog yoga”. I promise you’ll laugh so much that all of the stress will just melt away. Check out a couple excepts from my class.... Options include one or two dogs, but I highly recommend the “two dog” variety for ultimate relaxation. There were so … Continue reading Dog Yoga

Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News

I learned so much from my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) study and I will continue sharing my data from my Standard American Diet (SAD) experiment, but first, I want to share what happened to me yesterday and a very timely email I received. I've been strict low carb for two-weeks, increasing my amount of intermittent … Continue reading Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 3)

It's been fun to step across my "enjoyment" of the Standard American Diet (SAD) and share my glucose meal profiles and overnight glucose data for the second half of my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) study. If you would like to catch up, I started by discussing the first half in CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating and CGM … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 3)

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 2)

My husband has been doing the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) study and I showed him my data from SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 1) and he commented "Wow...that's crazy.  Your peaks are so high!"  He's also been acing the OGTT, which was a much bigger challenge for me, as described in The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 2)

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 1)

I have described half of my experience wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for twenty days in my blogs CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating and CGM Study Results – Controlled Carb Eating. Basically, the first half of this study was a conservative verification of what I expected would happen with my blood glucose levels. The … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 1)