Author Archives: dsteele

Complex Carbs vs Simple Carbs

In my previous article about sugars, I stated that I try to make my body work for the glucose by eating things that were more complex and had more nutrients my body would need to heal and grow. So “How do we make our body work harder?” We should always choose complex carbohydrates vs simple carbohydrates, when…

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The secret killer “sugar”

On the road to living a healthier life, the facts about sugar came to light.  I first discovered that everything we put into our mouths from steak to bread turns into sugar.  Our body converts everything we eat into sugar or to be more specific, glucose.  This glucose is used for energy throughout our bodies. So…

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Butter is healthy in moderation

In the past, Butter has gotten the bad rap for being labeled unhealthy. Since everyone thought it was unhealthy, they instead  replaced butter, with margarine. Margarine contains highly processed trans fats, which, if you read my article on “What Constitutes a Toxin”, are considered toxic and can cause all sorts of diseases and cause your liver to work…

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Butter Recipe

2 cups of grass fed/organic butter (no rsbt or hormones) softened 1 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil 1 1/4 cup of olive oil I let the butter soften outside of the frig for a couple of hours. I then put all the ingredients into a blender and mix well.  I then pour the mixture into a…

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I’m Back

Its been over two years since I published anything on The Average Jane. Life has been crazy and my confidence in writing was low. I have had several posts drafted but not published because I was waiting for someone to proof-read my writing.  Since everyone else has been as busy as me, it ain’t going…

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UPDATE on “What constitutes a Toxin”

If I haven’t mentioned already, I am going to mention it now.  I am still learning and growing in my knowledge of the healthiest ways to eat, cook and stay in shape. In my previous post on, “What constitutes a Toxin”,I mentioned how grapeseed oil and coconut oil have a higher heat threshold and so…

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Not all calories are created equal

Maybe you have determined how many calories you need to keep your body functioning properly.  Maybe you have even started adjusting how often you eat and how much. Good for you! You are on the road to a healthier you. Another eye opening fact that came to my attention on the road to becoming healthy…

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What constitutes a Toxin?

In my previous post, I mentioned how the liver filters out toxins as well as unwanted fat from our bodies. It’ll focus on toxins first, and then work on fat with its left over capacity. That’s great since we don’t eat much toxins right? I figured toxins were like rat poison, paint chips, stuff in…

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