Are You in Prediabetes? With Dr. Alan Hopkins

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Dr. Alan Hopkins is the CEO of YOURLABWORK, LLC and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. In this episode, we continue with the conversation on blood sugar that we started last week with Diane Sanfilippo. Hopkins talks about what prediabetes is, testing and blood sugar numbers.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 01:45 Dr. Alan Hopkins' background & work
Min 04:25 Diabetes research
Min 08:40 Lab testing at Your Lab Work
Min 10:25 Taking a stand for your health
Min 12:35 Prediabetes & diabetes numbers
Min 13:20 Blood sugar markers & your risk potential
       - Blood sugar of 85 or less is considered perfect
       - Blood sugar of 100 is prediabetes
       - Blood sugar of 125 is diabetes
       - Blood sugar of 126 & above is consistent with Types 2 diabetes
Min 18:00 Early blood sugar screening
Min 24:50 Insulin resistance
Min 28:40 Effects of exercise & food on blood sugar
Min 33:10 Dealing with Prediabetes
Min 36:45 Custom lab work
       - Metabolic panel
       - Sugar metabolism & Diabetes screening
       - Thyroid tests (TSH, Free T3, Free T4), Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies (for Hashimoto's)
       - Advanced cholesterol panel

To learn more about Dr. Alan Hopkins, visit his website here.


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Reset Your Metabolism With Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich is a ketogenic diet expert and an author of various books with the newest being "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse: Reset Your Metabolism with 160 Tasty Whole-Food Recipes & Meal Plans"

In this episode we talk about metabolism and we're giving away a free book so be sure to listen to the end to learn how to enter the contest.

Click here to download an mp3 recording of "Reset Your Metabolism with Maria Emmerich."

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 02:25 Introduction to Maria Emmerich

Min 04:00 Maria's new book "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse"

Min 05:20 What works and what doesn't work

Min 07:50 Glucose & non-glucose burners

Min 09:30 Being in ketosis and burning fat

Min 11:50 What happens on consuming excess sugar/carbs?

Min 18:00 Doing the ketogenic diet the right way

Min 19:40 Exercise and mistakes people make

Min 21:50 Recommended tests

Min 26:30 Negative charges & grounding

Min 30:50 The ketogenic diet and its adoption by different people

Min 34:55 Minerals, mineral deficiencies and supplements

Min 38:30 Maria's resources including free recipes

To learn more about Maria Emmerich, click here to visit her website and follow her on social media:





To listen to a previous podcast I did with Maria Emmerich on Ketogenic Cooking, please click here.

Thanks for listening,

Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative