Author Archives: Dr. Steven Teagarden

Part 4–Cholesterol Isn’t Cholesterol:Cholesterol, Lipoproteins, Triglycerides, Fats, Diet, Atherosclerosis, Stress, Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome, Leptin Resistance And What It Means To Your Health

Part 4 If I Exercise A Lot, Will I Still Develop Metabolic Syndrome?      This is a great question, and many people fall into the trap of believing that exercising a lot gives them license to eat whatever they want without consequences. It’s just not the case, unfortunately. In what seems like a past

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Part 3–Cholesterol Isn’t Cholesterol:Cholesterol, Lipoproteins, Triglycerides, Fats, Diet, Atherosclerosis, Stress, Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome, Leptin Resistance And What It Means To Your Health

Part 3 Particle Number, Continued An important question at this point is, “Are some particles more damaging and/or helpful than others?” And the answer is indeed yes. What seems to cause the most problems of all is when there’s a lot of LDL-P. When I was in the earlier stages of the (very long) process

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Part 2–Cholesterol Isn’t Cholesterol:Cholesterol, Lipoproteins, Triglycerides, Fats, Diet, Atherosclerosis, Stress, Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome, Leptin Resistance And What It Means To Your Health

Part 2 Putting The Pieces Together: Cholesterol, Lipoproteins & Triglycerides     Let’s now dig into the point that I’ve raised a few times in this post but haven’t yet addressed: what it is that’s reported on lab reports as cholesterol isn’t in fact cholesterol. What’s being measured and reported on conventional labs reports and

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Part 1: Cholesterol Isn’t Cholesterol: Cholesterol, Lipoproteins, Triglycerides, Fats, Diet, Atherosclerosis, Stress, Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome, Leptin Resistance And What It Means To Your Health

   Introduction–Part 1 One of my patients likes to say to me, “Two words: Cliff Notes,” meaning an abridged explanation is always appreciated. Some subjects, even when abridged, tend to be technical and a little lengthy, and cholesterol is definitely one of them. The big idea of this blogpost is to give you a lot

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Until You Feel A Lot Better Than You Feel Right Now, You’ll Never Know How Unhealthy You’ve Become…And How Much Healthier You Can Be!

Until You Feel A Lot Better Than You Feel Right Now, You’ll Never Know How Unhealthy You’ve Become…And How Much Healthier You Can Be! We get so used to feeling the way we feel that we don’t have any idea that’s it’s possible to feel a whole lot better than we do. We become so

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8. Here’s What People Are Saying About The Wellness Blueprint

Here’s What People Are Saying About The Wellness Blueprint The Wellness Blueprint can make an incredible difference in your life. Here’s one person’s story of the early stages of regaining her health after years of struggle: [I’ve lost] forty-two pounds in eight months. I had despaired not only of ever losing weight again—I couldn’t even stop gaining—though

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Part III Putting All The Pieces In Place

Part III–Putting All The Pieces In Place If you’ve read this far, God bless you. If you’ve read this far and you’re excited about all this information, God bless you. And if you’ve read this far and are already experiencing carbohydrate withdrawal symptoms, God bless you, too. As a healthcare practitioner, it’s important to me

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Part II Another Big Piece Of The Health And Weight Loss Puzzle: Insulin Resistance

Part II I’m still putting together the puzzle pieces for you, and there’s another important piece to put in place before we get to how to deal with your weight issues: insulin resistance. Insulin resistance contributes to NAFLD and metabolic syndrome, and is inseparable from sluggish cellular metabolism. Understanding insulin resistance provides us with big

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Part I: Why You’re Not Losing Weight & How To Finally Do It

Part I: You Can Lose The Weight—Forever It’s a frustrating and common experience: once you put on even a little weight, it can be impossible to get rid of. You know the story: you spend years being careful about what you eat, but the reflection in the mirror stays the same no matter what you

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You Have To Deal With Everything At Once

…Or Nothing Will Change Life is a series of interconnected systems. The optimal function of one system is dependent on the optimal function of innumerable other systems; as a result, trying to optimize the function of one system without addressing all the underlying, interconnected systems won’t work. Unfortunately, this is the approach taken by almost

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7. Here’s the first thing you do

Find What Works! I follow the same advice I give others: be willing to be wrong about everything and make no assumptions. Test things out for yourself. If something’s not working, be willing to experiment with it and let it go if it’s not proving helpful. Once you land on the right combination, stay with

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6. Here’s the Most Common Mistakes People Make

The Most Common Mistakes We Make   We tend to believe that the most common health mistakes we make are things like not taking enough vitamin C and needing to get more exercise, but that’s not going deep enough. Supplements and exercise are important, but the most common mistakes aren’t what you’d imagine. Let’s have

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My favorite Kabir poem

Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think… and think… while you are alive. What you call ‘salvation’ belongs to the time before death.   If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?   The idea that

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