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

Pose of the Week – Ardha Chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana, or half-moon pose, is a challenging pose for me and that's why I have chosen it for this week's pose of the week.  You can see how to do the pose on Yoga Journal. What makes Ardha Chandrasana so difficult for me is turning my body and looking upward.  It's that change in … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Ardha Chandrasana

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)

Pose of the Week – Gomukhasana

If last’s weeks pose of the week (Virabhadrasana II) was a basic pose, this week, I am going with a killer pose.  Gomukhasana, cow face pose, if you rather (but I don’t).  I generally call it one of the poses in the contortionist series of yoga, but there are so many, so it’s hard to … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Gomukhasana

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)