Monthly Archives: February 2015

Living Measurably Better


Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness


“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” ~ Doug Larson

This past May I heard Rudy Maxa speak at a professional gathering. Maxa is a renown travel journalist who has hosted many widely syndicated travel shows in the U.S. and overseas. He shared (and enlightened those present) his knowledge of and experiences with Blue Zones.

In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better. In these Blue Zones they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the U.S.

After identifying the world’s Blue Zones, teams of scientists were dispatched to each location to identify lifestyle characteristics that might explain longevity. They found that the lifestyles of all Blue Zone residents shared nine specific characteristics, called the Power…

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Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) – trust your gut.


Low Carb High Fat (LCHF)


After struggling for over a year with rising blood glucose levels (BG) and a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes that didn’t make sense, I tried a new eating pattern – I followed my gut instincts.

Yes, I had diligently taken all the medications, pills and injections prescribed at considerable cost. One month I spent $700.00 on a medication that did not lower my BG but did raise it. All these medications produced an uncomfortable sensation in my gut.

Finally, I stopped all medications and changed my diet to Low Carbohydrate High Fat (LCHF) based on a Swedish doctor’s free recommendations and my gut. ( – link to the LCHF website)

For the last month I have eaten a Low Carb High Saturated Fat diet and observed as slowly my BG measured consistently within normal range for first time in over a year without any medication.

Now, that MY natural insulin is working, I continue on my LCHF diet and watch my body return to a healthy form and function.