Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Do aspartame and artificial sweeteners help or hinder weight loss? – Cancer Research UK Science blog (and how a “Meat:NO” policy is often a “Diabetes:YES” policy in the work environment)

2018.05.15 EcoAmerica Climate Leadership Forum, Washington, DC USA 2
2018.05.15 EcoAmerica Climate Leadership Forum, Washington, DC USA 2 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for selecting my photo, Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK), to illustrate this piece on the health effects of artificial sweeteners (hint, they are not positive, more info below).

I normally wouldn’t write a post about a post showcasing a photo of sugar sweetened beverages that I’ve taken, however in this case, the photo has special meaning:

  • It was taken at a meeting whose subject was climate change and health. So while the topic was about a healthy planet, the nutritional choices made were less than healthy. It’s healthy planet AND healthy people, not one or the other.
  • Also in these circles, there’s often a “no meat” policy, despite the fact that there’s very little evidence that a real-food diet containing meat is unhealthier for people than one without meat. What is often substituted for in these meetings are high sugar/processed carbohydrate items. I call this a “meat: no, diabetes, yes” policy.

2018.07.25 Low Carbon and Low Carbohydrate 485
2018.07.25 Low Carbon and Low Carbohydrate 485 (View on Flickr.com)

Here’s another great example:

2018.08.07 Low Carb and Carbon
2018.08.07 Low Carb and Carbon (View on Flickr.com)
  • The science around artificial / non-nutritive sweeteners being less than healthy is mounting. I am doing some testing in my own continuous glucose monitor experiments and will share some literature. In the meantime, here’s a helpful video lecture on the topic.

There’s no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

Source: Do aspartame and artificial sweeteners help or hinder weight loss? – Cancer Research UK – Science blog

Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese Filling

2019.02.08 Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling, Washington, DC USA 09749
2019.02.08 Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling, Washington, DC USA 09749 (View on Flickr.com)

Recipe time!

This one is for cLow Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese Filling (I know, I was not generous enough with the cream cheese filling, life is always a rehearsal…)

Like the other recipes, the features that make this one more compatible with metabolic health are:

  • No added sugar
  • No grains (whole or refined)
  • No added industrial bean/seed vegetable oils

Since it’s estimated that only 12% of Americans are in a metabolically healthy state (see: Just Read: Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016 (Are you in the 12%? here’s how I am), we can all use assistance getting there…

Carbohydrate load with this recipe and impact on blood glucose (via continuous glucose monitor)

Each muffin has 3g carbohydrates (1g fiber, 2g net carbohydrates). There was no impact on blood glucose after ingestion.

Link to the recipe

See: Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling – Divalicious Recipes

Reminder that the link is not an endorsement of another site, and my disclosures page is the other reminder that conflict-free is the way to be.

Why I’m doing this

I never envisioned having a recipes section on my blog. However, I keep finding healthy recipe blogs that have recipes that are anything but healthy, and possibly quite harmful to people with insulin resistance (55% of the population of California at this point and getting worse). Like many of the things I do, I do them because it’s the way it has to be.

I’m also practicing my food photography, so a few more images below.

Questions or comments are welcomed in the comments, of course 🙂 .

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But not before enjoying these Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling (which I know I need to be more generous with in the next batch, old habits …. ) . There’s no added sugar, no vegetable oils, no grains (refined or whole), only real 🥛 fat . In comparison, a Dunkin Donuts (breakfast) banana chocolate chip muffin has 11 teaspoons of sugar, nearly equivalent to a (dessert) Starbucks vanilla buttercream cupcake with 8 teaspoons of sugar. Ouch. . Recipe will be posted at the usual place https://recipes.tedeytan.com . As expected, no rise in blood glucose levels following ingestion of these muffins. h/t @ChristinaKerby . #RealFood #LCHF #LCHFdiet #KetogenicDiet #MetabolicHealth #DiabetesReversal #DiabetesPrevention #DontFearFat #ContinuousGlucoseMonitor #DataOverDogma #Food #FoodPhotography #SonyA6500 #SonyMirrorless #DC #instaDC #DCStatehood #GayMuffins #instaGay #GaysWhoMakeMuffins #EmbraceCuriosity #FutureStartsHere #ThisCenturyBestCentury #No1Experiment #Geek #Muffins #Yes2Dairy #Yes2Meat 😋📸🍪

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Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Testimony of Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – D.C. Policy Center

2016.03.07 Center for Total Health at Union Kitchen DC 03431
2016.03.07 Center for Total Health at Union Kitchen DC 03431 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you (again) @DCPolicyCenter for using one of my photographs in your post, linked to below, containing another excellent analysis of the lesser-known economic impact of consumer affairs, specifically licensing. It’s a good read.

Testimony of Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – D.C. Policy Center

Source: Testimony of Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Will Offer Financial Help For Immigrants Applying For Citizenship | DCist

2017.03.07 #MuslimBan 2.0 Protest, Washington, DC USA 00772
2017.03.07 #MuslimBan 2.0 Protest, Washington, DC USA 00772 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist.

It was taken in 2017 at a community dialogue around TravelBan 2.0. I appreciate the ability to capture images of our time in our nation’s capital.

✌️

The fund will provide each person with up to $725 to help offset the costs of applying for citizenship.

Source: D.C. Will Offer Financial Help For Immigrants Applying For Citizenship | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Neither Feminist Nor Christian – Ms. Magazine 

WERK for Consent- A Queer and Trans Dance Protest 2660
WERK for Consent- A Queer and Trans Dance Protest 2660 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @MsMagazine.

Artist credit: @WerkforPeace

It’s undeniable (and unstoppable): #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #TransVisibility

I continue to love this century 🙂 .

The so-called “Christian” Right has continued to attack the LGBT community—and some folks who call themselves feminists are abetting them.

Source: Neither Feminist Nor Christian – Ms. Magazine Blog

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 14 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

2017.12.02 Calico DC, Washington, DC USA 1171
2017.12.02 Calico DC, Washington, DC USA 1171 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist.

It was taken in Washington, DC (of course) in the historic Blagden Alley (See: Photo Friday: Blagden Alley, Washington, DC USA)

This week, there are plenty of opportunities to make some art, learn a skill, or get educated on a niche topic.

Source: 14 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Washington DC becomes the first territory in the US to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy for adults – Gay Times Magazine

SCOTUS APRIL 2015 LGBTQ 54663
SCOTUS APRIL 2015 LGBTQ 54663 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for using my photo to illustrate this story, @GayTimesMag

These are the things that happen in the most inclusive city in the 🌎, the protection of human beings to live in their true identities. It’s what I came to health care to help people do.

I continue to love this century 🙂

New York City was the only other place in the United States that banned gay ‘cure’ therapy for adults, but Washington DC now makes that two.

Source: Washington DC becomes the first territory in the US to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy for adults

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in We got the NEWS! – ShoutOut! James Madison University

2017.07.26 Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington DC USA 7675
2017.07.26 Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington DC USA 7675 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @ShoutOutJMU, the James Madison University feminist blog. I support voices from the future, especially ones who say:

The wording of the policy is shotty, to say the least. Certain transgender folk are able to serve in the military if they are at least three years “stable” after starting hormones or undergoing surgery (not sure what “stable” means, but go off, I guess), or if their gender dysphoria diagnosis does not require a “change in gender.” Judging by the language, I’m ~pretty~ sure no LGBTQ+ related individuals were involved in the creation of this policy.

A reminder that the combined nursing, medical, and allied health professions, representing over 3.6 million clinicians, have spoken (multiple times) in support for humans of all genders being respected and represented in all of society. The health system I work for has also stated that our physicians will continue to develop world class care programs in transgender person health (See: Kaiser Permanente will continue its care for transgender people even if federal requirements are removed – Permanente Medicine)

With this in mind, I want to offer an amendment to the statement also made in the piece, “We’re living in the future and it sucks.” With future leaders like this, it’s really #ThisCenturyBestCentury. Trust me.

Salutations everyone! Get excited, it’s our first newsroom of the semester! Supreme Court Supports Transgender Military Ban Some not so exciting, fun, or fresh news.  On Tuesday, January 22nd, the …

Source: We got the NEWS! – ShoutOut! James Madison University

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Turning the Women’s March Into a Mass Movement Was Never Going to Be Simple | The Nation

2017.01.21 Women's March Washington, DC USA 00095
2017.01.21 Women’s March Washington, DC USA 00095 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph of the 2017 Women’s March, @TheNation.

Social movements are never easy, nor do they follow a clear trajectory. However, the future has to start somewhere, and it’s usually here, which is why we #WeAreDC.

Enjoy the photograph.

The reason goes to the heart of inclusive, democratic movement building.

Source: Turning the Women’s March Into a Mass Movement Was Never Going to Be Simple | The Nation