Low Sugar, "Healthy-ish" Protein Bars

Low Sugar, "Healthy-ish" Protein Bars

Although it's best to eat a whole foods, low processed diet, we also know that we are busy people and don't always have time to prepare a healthy snack or meal.  For those of you who like a go-to meal bar, protein bars can be a good option - but you have to be a good detective to find those the healthiest options.  

Resistant starch - the new superfood?

Resistant starch - the new superfood?

Carbohydrates get a lot of negative press, but carbohydrates can be roughly divided into 3 different types: sugars, starches, and vegetables.  When we are talking about a “low carb” diet, this is usually referring to low sugar and low starches in the diet.  However, within the starch category is a type of carbohydrate that has been shown to help with weight loss, decrease colon cancer risk, and help anyone with a blood sugar issue.  This type of starch is called indigestible, or resistant, starch.

I like recommending resistant starch for a number of reasons, but the biggest benefit to incorporating resistant starch into the diet is...

Problems with sleep and stress? You might have a magnesium deficiency...

Problems with sleep and stress? You might have a magnesium deficiency...

As a practitioner, I have a handful of "go to" treatments.  Magnesium happens to be one of these.  At Texas Metabolic Cetners, we recommend magnesium to anyone who has sleep/stress issues.  

What do you need to know about this mineral?  Here are a few key points: