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Is Chili safe on a low carb high fat diet?

Fall is hear and that means chili season. Lets break this question down, for the record we get this question at least every few days from patients following low carb diets. In short absolutely yes. But lets face it life isn't full of yes or no answers and this is another one of those grey zone answers. Chili is a fall and winter classic across America just as curry is a classic through many parts of India. That being said there are many versions of chili that tend to follow regional cooking styles. For example, southwest style chili typically has roasted corn and is much chunkier. There is also the popular green chili that is made with pork butt hatch pepper and/or Anaheim peppers in areas o

Low Carb Food Survival Guide

When starting a low carb high fat diet (LCHF) it can be intimidating and lets face it down right daunting after you know this is a way of life, if you plan to stay off medications. So this is a starting guide for anyone looking to get the simple tricks to make them successful with a LCHF lifestyle. 1. Cut the carbs and don't look back. That's right no little snacks of chips or potatoes or ice cream not even a simple tasting bite, at least when you're getting started (1st 6 months). The reason I say this is because you are probably like any other American on a western diet, carb addicted!!!!! Just like an alcoholic needs alcohol you feel like you need your carbs. And when quitting its only a

Healthcare and Diabetes

Lets start with a quote from decades past: "The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas A. Edison The healthcare industry is focused on treating diseases, illnesses, and helping people. No don't get me wrong the healthcare industry is made up of very intelligent people from all walks of life working together to help patients. It is the passion which brings people to this industry, a common goal/desire to help people and make a difference. So why you do I suggest something is wrong with the industry? Lets start with what we know best here at the clinic, Diabetes. Acco

The Hidden World of Nutrition Labels

How many times have you purchased a product thinking this looks like a great purchase that surely fits my healthy lifestyle then find out you were tricked yet again? Well don't worry it happens to all of us. We see a product that seems great the boxes say things like "Low Carb," "ONLY 1g NET Carb," "No added sugars." Lets be honest this list can go on and on,..I'm sure you get my point. Then you realize that the ingredients these foods actually have are not that great and the food you just bought is not really one you should be eating as part of a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tricks the food industry won't tell you, but I'm happy to share so that you can avoid being tricked next time. 1

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