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The Paleo Diabetes Solution

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: The Paleo diet can help anyone address blood sugar issues.
Air Date: 5/1/18
Duration: 19:15
Guest Bio: Lisa Cantkier & Jill Hillhouse, Authors
Lisa CantkierLisa Cantkier is a nutritionist, nutrition educator and nutrition/health writer. She enjoys writing about the latest health research findings. Living with the challenges of celiac disease for a lifetime has taught Lisa that every bite matters—food is one of the most important aspects of health and it can either harm or help us. Lisa is also the coauthor of The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution (with Jill Hillhouse), a cookbook that aims to help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and blood sugar problems. It includes 125 delicious and wholesome recipes that are all free of gluten, grains, sugar and dairy.


Jill HIllhouseJill Hillhouse
is a passionate advocate of whole foods eating and nutritional education. She believes that health starts on your dinner plate and she uses diet and lifestyle shifts to mitigate and treat health conditions. Jill focuses on addressing her clients’ metabolic individuality as a key factor in her functional nutrition protocols and coaching. A strong voice for self-advocacy, Jill encourages and empowers her clients to be active participants in their own health care. Working as a nutritional practitioner since 2001, Jill is part of the integrative health team at P3 Health Clinic in Toronto, Canada, and she also maintains a private nutrition consultation practice. Jill is the co-author of The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution: Manage Your Blood Sugar with 125 Recipes and a 30-Day Meal Plan and the best-selling book The Best Baby Food: 125 Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Babies & Toddlers.

Jill is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and has earned her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and her BA in Psychology from Queen’s University. She is certified as a First Line Therapist in Lifestyle Medicine by Metagenics and as a Stress and Wellness Consultant by the Hans Selye Foundation and The Canadian Institute of Stress. Jill has been a faculty member of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition since 2005. She is a member of The Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners and the Institute of Functional Medicine.
  • Book Title: The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/jillhillhousenutrition
  • Guest Twitter Account: @LisaCantkier
The Paleo Diabetes Solution
The Paleo diet isn’t just about eating big hunks of meat. It’s a framework for providing the right nutrition for blood sugar control. This makes eating Paleo an option for diabetics.

Jill Hillhouse points out that humans are genetically made for a diet of unprocessed, whole foods. Today’s processed foods provide cells with misinformation, activating disease in genes.

Blood sugar rises in response to glucose in the blood. Glucose comes from eating carbohydrates. Eating carbohydrates or sugars at every meal raises blood sugar, and, in turn, insulin levels. Over time, the insulin receptors on the cell get tired and down regulate. The sugar can’t move out of the blood and into the cells.

Lisa Cantkier shares that legumes can have a similar affect on the body as grain consumption. Too many legumes can behave like carbohydrates in the system, raising the glucose.

Personalizing the diet through documentation, trial and error is the best option for finding the foods you need.

Listen as Jill and Lisa join hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to discuss how the Paleo diet works and how it can be beneficial for diabetics.

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