Friday, September 17, 2010

ALWAYS double check Nutrition Facts!!!

September 17, 2010.....Teaching the teacher!
I am currently on day 5 of Step 1.  The plan is to complete 4 weeks of Step 1, followed by 4 weeks of Step 2 before returning to Step 3 ; maintenance.  I decided to "clean house" and have a clean slate before Thanksgiving.  I am pleased to report that I feel great, in fact I feel really great! Nice mental clarity, calm, peaceful, energized.  Blood sugar is perfecto! dinner-time last evening, I was making a "big salad" (Seinfeld, anyone?).  I used several types of lettuce, some homegrown Jersey tomatoes, diced green and red peppers, added egg whites  and a little shredded 2% cheddar.  I was just about ready to add some "Sea Legs" that were made from Alaskan Pollock. 

My daughter was sitting at the kitchen table as I made the salad.  When she saw me take the package of "Sea Legs" out of the refrigerator she yelled....STOP!!!  She reported that the brand of "imitation crab" that was in the refrigerator contained 12 grams of total carb and 0 grams of fiber/3 ounces!!!!
What????? Carbohydrates like that in a serving of sea legs? I turned the package around, looked at Nutrition Facts, and gasped.

I share this because the brands I bought in the past were always made of pollock and had insignificant carb grams/serving.
The moral of the story:  Always double check Nutrition Facts! It might look like protein, be made from protein, but if  I used this brand as a neutral food on Step1,  the "error" would have set my program back 3 days!   Diane

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Breast Cancer's relationship to uncontrolled Metabolism B

True Breast Cancer Awareness….Uncontrolled Metabolism B causes excess insulin release, insulin resistance, and the perfect environment for breast cancer.  Read this entry and save yourself, your mom, daughters, sisters, and friends from increasing their risk of breast cancer. 

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2010, there will be and have been a total of 209,060 new cases of breast cancer, and 40,230 deaths as a result of it. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.  My mission is to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to the link between high insulin levels (insulin resistance) and the development of breast cancer in woman and men.
In 2001, researchers at the University of Buffalo confirmed “a significant link between breast cancer risk and physical characteristics of insulin resistance” The study, featured in Cancer Causes and Controls, was an offshoot of a much larger breast cancer risk study (10,786 women total) that followed women ages 35-69 who were recruited between 1987-1992 and have been followed ever since. The study concluded that, “Premenopausal women with the highest waist-to-hip ratio (excess abdominal fat stores) were twice as likely to have developed breast cancer than controls”. ( This compelling information was available to the public ten years ago!  There is a link between excess insulin production and breast cancer, but this information is very seldom discussed in breast cancer discussions. Women and men must be made aware of this link; it’s a matter of knowledge being power to help prevent a devastating disease.
This March, a specialist from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania stated that there is data indicating that people with ‘metabolic syndrome’( excess abdominal fat stores, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and insulin resistance are more likely to develop breast cancer, especially in women who are post-menopausal.
People with metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes….anyone with uncontrolled Metabolism B…fits the profile for excess insulin production/insulin resistance.  Research is showing that the risk of developing breast cancer is more likely in Met B’s…and since over 50% of the overweight population has metabolism B, this is a very serious situation that needs to be large scale publicized and addressed.
The Metabolism Miracle is the solution to this problem and can potentially reduce the numbers of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, and save the lives our mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, and friends. The Metabolism Miracle is the only comprehensive lifestyle program that matches all the components of Metabolism B and brings the internal hormonal environment into equilibrium.
In 2004, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention  published a study funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Health of Mexico, and the American Institute for Cancer Research. It proved that women were twice as likely to develop breast cancer if they were prone to consuming a higher carb diet.  “Scientists believe high intake of carbs (especially simple, low fiber carbs) may increase cancer risk by rapidly raising sugar in the blood, prompting a surge of insulin release. This causes cells to divide and leads to higher levels of estrogen in the blood, both of which can encourage cancer growth” ( This statement shows a direct link between excess insulin production to cancer growth in the body. Marji McCullough, a senior epidemiologist and nutrition expert at the American Cancer Society stated that, “It leads me to believe that healthier carb sources, or at least diets containing fiber, would be less strongly associated with breast cancer” ..
The  medical community is very well aware of the link between excess insulin production, insulin resistance, and breast cancer.  Unfortunately, this information is not common knowledge for the average woman.  Millions of men and women can be affected by the lack of this knowledge. 
Please help spread the word that anyone with uncontrolled Metabolism can normalize insulin release and decrease insulin resistance in a matter of weeks with The Metabolism Miracle.  Spread the word and save a life!  Thank you…..Diane