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12 Days of Diabetes from HPI

The 12 Days of Diabetes from the Health Performance Institute! Continue on to learn more about it. Starting December 12 and finishing December 23, we will host a FB Live video each day. The videos will be short – 3-5 minutes – and will discuss some of the things type 2 diabetics struggle with on…
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Sugar Consumption Increased 8200%

Would you like to know why our chronic disease problem is so bad? Look no further than this! The USDA recently published “U.S. Trends in Food Availability and a Dietary Assessment of Loss-Adjusted Food Availability, 1970-2014.” This long-worded and cumbersome title means the report was trying to answer this question: “What kind of changes in…
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3 Snacks for Type 2 Diabetics

3 Snacks Type 2 Diabetics need to keep with them at ALL times! No blood sugar impact snacks Most type 2 diabetics struggle with controlling their blood sugar. Since almost all foods seem to raise their blood sugar, they also tend to stress out over what kind of snacks they can eat. But since they…
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Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz is one of our favorite books! Why? Because fermented foods are good for you. From the foreword, written by Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation: Unfortunately, fermented foods have largely disappeared from the Western diet, much to the detriment of our health and economy. Fermented foods are…
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RPE and Determining Exercise Intensity

While heart rate (HR) is a popular way to measure exercise intensity, we prefer Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and will explain why in this post. When using HR, you workout at some percentage of Max HR; for example between 50-60% or 70-80% of Max HR. The usual way to determine Max HR is by…
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Reading List 2016: Part 2

The list below contains books that we use on a very frequent basis. Here is Brian’s personal reading list for 2016. He most recently reviewed Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo. Reference Resources Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson There is so much to learn from this book, it’s hard to pick where…
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3 tips on dealing with food cravings

3 Tips on Dealing with Food Cravings You’ve probably experienced it frequently. Maybe daily. The mid-afternoon urge to go find a snack. The late night craving for something sweet or salty and crunchy. We talk quite a bit about cravings in Module 2: Why the body gets hungry (the psychological aspects). One thing we emphasize,…
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