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Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

by Laura J Hieb, ND on November 30, 2021
Fat Doesn't Make You Fat
This is something I alluded to in an earlier blog but I think some additional explaining is needed. Especially if you lived through the low-fat craze of the 80's and 9o's, when we were told fat WAS making us fat. Ironically, we are fatter as a nation now, since the low fat craze, than we were in the 70's and before. So how did the low-fat...
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Healthy Foods That Really Aren't  Part I

Healthy Foods That Really Aren't Part I

by Laura J Hieb, ND on November 23, 2021
Healthy Foods That Aren’t Really When people think about eating a healthy diet, certain foods often come to mind, but many of these aren’t necessarily that healthy. Some of these foods include...
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Dealing with Hypothyroidism

Dealing with Hypothyroidism

by Laura J Hieb, ND on October 28, 2021
Dealing with Hypothyroidism So you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and you're taking thyroid medication but you still have hypothyroid symptoms: fatigue, weight issues, hair loss,...
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Thyroid Part 2

Thyroid Part 2

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 9, 2021
In my last blog, I wrote about some thyroid disorders and their symptoms. So if you think you have a thyroid disorder, what is your next step? Thyroid testing. There are many tests out there,...
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Other Obstacles to Weight Loss

Other Obstacles to Weight Loss

by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 20, 2021
So we've seen how sugar consumption affect weight and what to do about it. But there are of course many other things that contribute to weight. This blog will look at thyroid disorders and how...
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Social Strategies to Eating a Low/No Sugar Diet

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 6, 2021
Social Strategies for Eating a Low/No Sugar Diet So you are eating less sugar, or you want to, but you still have some doubts. Sugar is such a big part of our lives, it's a challenge to imagine...
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How to Stop Eating Sugar

by Laura J Hieb, ND on May 27, 2021
How to Stop Eating Sugar We've been talking about eating less sugar and avoiding sugar. But what's the best way to do this? One way is to just slowly start eliminating sugar and another is to...
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How to Eat a Low(er) Sugar Diet--continued

by Laura J Hieb, ND on May 17, 2021
So we've seen that sugar contributes to weight gain and is the main cause of insulin resistance. And insulin resistance leads to type 2 diabetes and is a major obstacle to weight loss. In my...
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How to Eat a Low(er) Sugar Diet

How to Eat a Low(er) Sugar Diet

by Laura J Hieb, ND on April 25, 2021
In my last blog, I wrote about eating less sugar to help prevent /reverse insulin resistance and lose weight. Just eat less sugar. Sounds simple, right? But then lots of feelings come up. We love...
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How to Eat to Reduce Insulin Resistance--and Lose Weight in the Process

How to Eat to Reduce Insulin Resistance--and Lose Weight in the Process

by Laura J Hieb, ND on April 13, 2021
How to Eat to Reduce Insulin Resistance--and Lose Weight in the Process. So now that we're getting enough sleep and getting regular exercise, how we eat is the next step in reversing insulin...
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How to Treat Insulin Resistance

How to Treat Insulin Resistance

by Laura J Hieb, ND on February 17, 2021
How to Treat Insulin Resistance and Lose Weight In the last blog, I discussed how sugar leads to weight gain, particularly through empty calories and insulin resistance. But the main issue...
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Lowering  Sugar Intake to Help Weight Loss

Lowering  Sugar Intake to Help Weight Loss

by Dr. Laura Hieb, ND on October 12, 2020
So you thought talking about fasting (actually intermittent fasting) was a lot of fun, well, welcome to this blog! So we all like, or should I say, love, sugar. What's not to love? It...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Dr. Laura Hieb, ND on October 6, 2020
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I truly applaud the new innovations in diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. AND, as a naturopathic physician, I am very concerned about prevention....
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COVID-19: Staying Well

COVID-19: Staying Well

by Dr. Laura Hieb, ND on May 14, 2020
Are you ready for COVID-19 to go away and for life to go back to normal? Silly question!!! WE ALL want Covid-19 to go away. But as we all know, it's still here. So how do we stay well now?...
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Weight Loss - Intermittent Fasting

Weight Loss - Intermittent Fasting

by Dr. Laura Hieb, ND on May 14, 2020
So we talked about the importance of movement in losing weight. Today's topic is fasting--intermittent fasting to be exact. Please keep reading--I know most of us have a bit of an aversion to the...
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