We are open! Masks required. Also offering curbside pickup, deliveries, and shipping.

A Simple Tool for Balancing Your Blood Sugar by Nicole Kraft

October 07, 2016

nicole_kitchen An easy way to track how your blood sugar is affected by what you’re eating is to simply pay attention to how you feel for one to three hours after eating. For example, if you feel satiated with no sugar cravings after a meal and lack the desire for snacking, you’ve likely achieved the correct Fat-to-Carbohydrate ratio that is ideal for you. On the other hand, if you feel physically full, but still hungry or have a craving for sweets after your meal, you may need to adjust this ratio going forward so that you’re not spiking your blood sugar and then crashing. Below is a chart taken from the Restart program that you can use as a guide to help you experiment with and tweak your own Fat-to-Carbohydrate Ratio. A good place to start is 30% Fat, 30% Protein and 40% Unrefined Carbs (mostly non-starchy vegetables). How does this translate to a plate of food? It would mean about half to 2/3 of your plate is filled with vegetables, your entire meal contains about 2-4 tbsp. of healthy fat with about 1-2 palm-sized protein sources depending on your size and activity level and personal metabolic rate. restart_chart The practice of noticing what you do and how it affects you (without judging yourself) can help you refine how to move forward and experience more energy vitality throughout the day. When you can separate yourself from your actions and just observe, you can see things you’ve never noticed before.




Also in Blog

WILLOWTREE Gift Guide
WILLOWTREE Gift Guide

December 05, 2022

The holiday season is upon us once again! It’s time to bring the spirit of the season alive with holiday cheer and sweet for expressions of love and gratitude for each other in the form of thoughtful gifts. WILLOWTREE is your place to find offerings of long-loved customer favorites along with unique and intentional new goodies for the wellness-minded individuals in your world. 

View full article →

S.A.D. Support - By Dr. Henry Malus, ND
S.A.D. Support - By Dr. Henry Malus, ND

November 07, 2022

The fall has finally arrived, bringing rain (hallelujah!), cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and of course pumpkin spice everything. Some people may experience big changes in their mood, motivation, sleep cycles, and food cravings during these months. Some changes are natural, expected, and manageable. A somewhat mild form of the ‘winter blues’ may affect up to 20% of people. However, for approximately 5% of Americans, these changes are disruptive and require extra care and attention.

View full article →

Balancing Hormones with Maca by Sophie Knapp, MScN, CN
Balancing Hormones with Maca by Sophie Knapp, MScN, CN

October 10, 2022

Hormones are hugely important molecules in the body. They regulate numerous processes like hunger levels, urine output, blood pressure, growth and much more. 

Many hormones occur at similar levels and have common actions among men and women. Sex hormones, however, diverge in terms of their types and amounts between men and women and are largely responsible for the differing manifestations of male and female physiology.* Find out how maca root can affect these hormones and potentially improve your wellbeing.

View full article →