Diabetes Management

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:

10 Most Common Non-food-related Reasons We Gain Weight

10 Most Common Non-food-related Reasons We Gain Weight

The conventional opinion as to why people gain weight is typically: eat too much, exercise too little, get fat.  

But this is actually far from the truth.  And there is no simple answer to what causes one person's weight gain over another.  Of course, food plays a big role, but there are many other things to consider.