Why would I write an article on weight LOSS during the holidays? (First of all, if you don’t need to lose weight, you don’t need to read this, unless you have a friend you want to help.) Doesn’t everyone know that most of us GAIN weight during this time? Maybe it’s because my first strategy … Read more Weightloss Strategies for the Holidays
…uncommon secrets to vibrant health A number of years ago, I went to a health conference where there were some odd wires hooked up to every chair. We were to attach these wires to our bodies, preferably our hands. There was a patch that we could stick to our hand to snap the wire on … Read more Earthing, Grounding and Walking Barefoot
…and other crazy Patti ideas Someone recently told me of an exciting “new thing” they had just learned, and it’s something I have taught and talked about for many years. In fact, how someone could know me and not know about some of the things I feel strongly about amazes me. It also occurred to … Read more Why I Love My Minimalist Shoes
Many people ask me what I think of intermittent fasting, and others ask about what “ketosis” is all about. If you are new to these terms, or confused, I hope to try to clarify these terms and explain their purposes and advantages. I’m not saying that everyone should fast, in fact, there are people who … Read more Fasting, Intermittent Fasting, and Ketosis
The Diagnosis/Cure Mindset I recently watched a holistic health practitioner give advice, and most of it was great advice. However, what struck me is that many times people in the “natural health” field fall into the same trap as the allopathic (AMA) medical field: find a diagnosis and “prescribe” a “cure”, which really isn’t a … Read more The Problem with the “This for That” Approach
Fasting was believed to be deadly It wasn’t that long ago when it was believed that man could only survive about 7 days without food. It was stated as fact; how long someone could last without air, how long someone could last without water, and how long someone could last without food. I remember being … Read more Is Water Only Fasting Safe?
I know I sound like the Grinch that Stole Christmas, but most of us feel that way in January, when we have gained that 10 pounds we swore we weren’t going to gain. Usually about this time of year I am trying to tell folks to ease up on the cascade of sweets and treats … Read more Here we go again, it’s weight gain season!
Calorie density is not a new idea, it has been called energy density, and volume eating. Barbara Rolls wrote a book called The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, which probably got the idea to the public. It’s basically the idea of eating foods that have a lower number of calories per pound, or maybe even what may … Read more What is Calorie Density?
There is a concept of “food addiction” that has hit the weight loss world. I would like to explain this phenomenon and bring up some of the finer points that really don’t get talked about our understood very well. Have you ever wondered why people don’t get “addicted” to broccoli? Well, maybe not. We get … Read more Food Addiction?
There are a lot of ideas about how to reduce insulin resistance and high blood glucose levels that may lead to diabetes. There are very well meaning people advocating their ideas, but do these ideas work? We know that taking drugs may lower some blood sugar numbers, but it doesn’t cure the problem or address … Read more Eating to Reduce Insulin Resistance