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May 24, 2017

This is a question that we've often been asked.  People believe they don't have the money to eat healthy, as organics or whole foods can be more expensive.  We've done a great breakdown when we first started eating the organic way which was only in 2011.  We ended up saving more money than we spent.  Here's our logic and our techniques.

First we had to figure out how much money we were spending on food and what it means to feed ourselves.  We both felt awful physically, Lenny had liver issues and I had a history of Crohn's disease.  We were spending approximately $400/month on supplements, and the "miracle" supplement of the month to help out.  What we took wasn't necessarily what we needed.  Secondly, we bought foods from regular grocery stores.  We purchased about $400 per person/month, so that's an additional $800/month.  Plus, because the food was cheaper and we weren't eating a whole foods diet, we often let the healthy food rot.  So we weren't using i...

May 24, 2017

Today I'd like to talk about diabetes and the effects of the Metabolic Balance program.  

Firstly, let's clarify what IS diabetes.  There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, which is insulin dependent due to the pancreas not creating enough insulin; Type 2 which is non-insulin dependent, where there may be many reasons for cause, but basically its complicated by a lack of proper diet and exercise; and Gestational Diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, which is a different matter.  We are going to address Type 1 and 2.

What is the role of insulin?  Insulin is the catalyst to activate GLUT4, the glucose transporter in the muscle and skeletal cells, which help uptake glucose into each of these cells to be converted into energy.  Without this energy, we can often feel very lethargic and run down, muscle fatigue among many many other symptoms.  In Type 2 Diabetes, there may be a lack of these transporters, in the cells, or the diet may consist of entirely too many high glycemic carboh...

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