Here’s another great article from Dr Peter Attia describing the various actions and functions of insulin. It describes so much of what we teach in our nutritional counseling visits. Our version doesn’t require a biochemistry or physics degree to understand though.
He uses the same example of insulin deficiency, Type I diabetes, and insulin excess, a insulinoma that I have used: without insulin one cannot store nutrients in cells and with an unregulated excess of insulin one only stores nutrients in cells.
Definitely worth the read and retread to try and understand it all.
1 lb of ground turkey (or ground beef or pork if you prefer)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
½ cup salsa
1 Roma tomato (diced)
1 Tbsp Chili powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
8 oz. Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
After roasting, cool, then peel the chiles. Very carefully cut around the stem end of each chile. Pull out the stem & carefully pull the seeds out with your fingers (you could also just cut a lengthwise slit in them, open them flat & scrape out seeds/membranes)
Brown the turkey, onion, and garlic; drain off excess grease.
Stir in the salsa, tomato, chili powder and ½ of the cheese.
Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Fill the chiles with the meat mixture & roll up, you have split them open.
Place the cut side DOWN in baking dish & top with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 mins until cheese is melted, bubbly, and AMAZING.
I love mexican food! And i LOVE this recipe that a patient recently brought me that she found on Linda’s Low Carb website. It is to die for…cheesy goodness with a spicy kick! As always from me, it is a simple recipe, simple ingredients, but BIG flavor. I have a lot of patients who say eating out at mexican is hard. While it can be tricky with all the tortillas & chips tempting us to indulge in their “carby”- selves, this is a great alternative to hit the spot. Not to mention, it can totally be frozen & re-heated throughout the week for a quick dinner. Try it & I promise you will not be disappointed. (And at only 6 NET carbs, you can enjoy guilt-free!) So, go ahead…spice up your life! Have a great weekend everybody!
And just as a side note, we LOVE it when patients bring us recipes! I might have never known about this one without Teena! So please, share the love!
I unfortunately had an opportunity today to need to know what to do for a choking victim. Formally called the Heimlich maneuver, abdominal thrusts are forceful inward and upward thrusts attempting to help dislodge the object stuck in the victim’s airway.
Everyone should have some basic training in helping someone in trouble. Parents especially should take it upon themselves to be prepared to save their own children.