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Understanding Functional Blood Chemistry

In our Longmont and Denver, Colorado offices we are often asked how and why functional blood chemistry differs from more traditional readings of blood tests. The easiest answer relies on the examination of reference ranges (what is considered low, high or normal) and viewing this information through the lense of evidence-based research that helps us parse this data. When a patient comes in with a complaint that could be considered more of a “metabolic complaint,” we like to analyze lab work to get an entire picture of what could be going…

Stealing Shakespeare Part Two

Stealing Shakespeare – Part Two The next day, Ben walked from his neighborhood several blocks to wait for the bus. He didn’t forget the rare Folio and had placed it carefully, sandwiched between his other books before he left home. When he arrived at school, he took the Folio out and cautiously set it in his locker.

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – Dealing With a Negative Mindset

One big issue many people face from time to time in their health improvement journey to lower their blood sugar and body weight is a negative mindset. It is simple to get caught up in this trap. Something with your diet or workout program goes very wrong and next thing you know, you are berating yourself for not doing better. Soon after, you feel like you will never see success and before you know it, you are ready to give up altogether. During these times, it is a must you know how to pull yourself out of this mindset and stay on track. Doing so is what will help ensure you do get the results you are after. Remember that merely showing up and putting in the effort is half the battle.

Type 2 Diabetes – Perhaps You Need to Give Up Snacking Not Carbohydrates

Sometimes attention is misplaced. Perhaps you are you familiar with the “invisible gorilla” experiment which was a study that examined attention and awareness. Viewers were told to count the number of passes a group of people makes to each other while moving around. Most viewers were not able to spot the person dressed as a gorilla from the back and who walked into the frame. On second viewing, it became evident after the viewer was asked if he spotted the peculiarity in the video. If you are only looking at what you are told to look at, you are going to miss essential details: this can be applied to many health scenarios with a twist. If you are also not questioning what you are told, and the direction being suggested to you, you are more than likely going to miss something crucial. How often have you heard carbohydrates are bad or harmful and you should remove them from your diet?

Stealing Shakespeare – Part One

When Ben walked into his classical literature class five minutes late he hoped his instructor, George Leaf wouldn’t notice. Ben’s instructor had his back toward the class writing “William Shakespeare” on the board. Even though Ben walked into the class quietly, Leaf immediately turned around and spotted him.

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