The Truth About Carbs

Here is a little info-graphic to help understand how our bodies truly process foods; namely carbohydrates & fats.  Insulin insensitivity (our bodies inability to recognize large amounts of insulin in the system, and the inability to utilize it properly) plagues a huge portion of the American population, many of which goes undiagnosed or improperly treated for years without acknowledgement.  As a result we have seen huge increases in rates of Obesity, Childhood obesity, Type II Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome & Fatty Liver Disease.  Our health and how we perceive healthcare, quite honestly, is failing.  That means we need to spend a little more time taking responsibility for our own health, making good, informed decisions about our diet and our lifestyle so we don’t become a statistic.

I hope this helps shed some light on something that seems very complicated to many!  (Sometimes pictures help).

By, Beth Hoffman

 

 Source:

Hoffman, B. (2012, January 26). Infographic of the week: carbs are killing you. Food and Tech Connect, Retrieved from http://www.foodandtechconnect.com/site/2012/01/26/infographic-of-the-week-carbs-are-killing-you/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Ketchum, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice at Zenergy Health Club & Spa & Pure Body Pilates. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes as well as classes at High Altitude Fitness in Ketchum, Idaho. I have been very very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions pain or tightness may reside and how that in turn affects the internal organs. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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