Get your group together, or go solo. On January 10, 2022…those interested in self- improvement will begin a journey to their best body, health, immunity, restful sleep, and higher energy. We will follow one program, have our own dedicated support group, and receive predictable positive results”. We can help our body to prevent and lessen Corvid’s effects. It’s obvious we have to take responsibility for our own health and our lives. Diane Kress, author of The Metabolism Miracle.

As soon as the holidays are over, you’ll be slammed with commercials promising the same thing they promise every year: “New Year/New You.” Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Slim Fast, and many other programs and diet books (some have been around forever) promise FAST weight loss. Photoshopped pictures show Marie Osmond get younger and thinner every year.

Every December and January, book publishers release their “earth shattering” diets du jour. Every year, new and old diet programs fill the book shelves. They all promise the same thing; FAST weight loss. Every book promises you will lose weight and keep it off.

98% of all diets and weight loss programs are unsuccessful in the long term. You have less than a 2% chance to succeed losing weight and keeping it off. Rule of thumb, an 8-10 pound FAST weight loss “might” be reached before weight loss plateaus and you begin to regain. And then you give up because you realize the program is useless. Many will blame themselves for giving up.

Did you know that rapid weight loss in the first 10 days of a “fad diet” is a loss of water and muscle? Don’t get too excited by this rapid weight loss because you are losing valuable, toned, metabolically alive muscle and becoming dehydrated. No fat burn yet.

To be honest…diet charlatans upset the heck out of me. I struggled with losing weight for years. I even became a registered dietitian to help figure out why I couldn’t succeed. I eventually found that the MAJORITY of people who struggle with weight loss have a genetic and stress- related metabolic issue that can be controlled.

(Later in this article, I included my AUTHOR PAGE. You can also read about The Metabolism Miracle at: http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com

The program known as The Metabolism Miracle (or MM) is based in the latest science and is medically sound. You can follow your progress by your weight or size loss, lab work improvement, improved blood pressure as well as in your ability to focus and concentrate, better sleep, less anxiety/depression, improved skin and hair.

So…this year….I thought: “Why not open up The Metabolism Miracle program to a group?” I have a place to meet. It’s called http://www.Miracle-Ville.com

Miracle-Ville.com is the support site for followers of the program. It has 12 years of ACCURATE, fact-checked information. I am on-site daily to answer questions or give directions to the answer on the site.

We can interact all day everyday. Friendships develop. Those who prefer to learn on their own and are self -motivated can get every answer they need on the site. You won’t be alone as you navigate the program…you will be with people from around the country who are following the program in real-time!

The cost is 10.00/month for the support group (less if you join for 6 months or a year) and the cost of the book. The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition is in paperback or a Kindle version (can be downloaded to any device). Available at Amazon.com or can be ordered through any brick and mortar book seller.

The learn about the book or Kindle version, copy and paste into your web server: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0738218901/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

The Support Group: www.Miracle-ville.com.

From my Author’s Page:

Diane Kress

About Diane Kress and the metabolism miracle!

New York Times bestselling author, Diane Kress has over 38 years experience as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator specializing in weight reduction, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, pre diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. She now practices as a medical nutrition therapist.

Diane is now located in Naples, Florida. She is the author of the New York Times Best Seller: The Metabolism Miracle (Revised edition and silver cover is the latest Metabolism Miracle version!) and its companion books: The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook (contains the original Metabolism Miracle program PLUS 175 recipes), The Diabetes Miracle, and The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Recipe Book. On May 31, 2016, Hachette Books released the latest version of The Metabolism Miracle, 2nd Edition.

Diane practiced for over 17 years as a traditional nutritionist and headed the nutrition programs of several hospitals in the NYC metropolitan area. After years of collecting, relating, and interpreting data, she concluded that over 70% of people who struggle with weight loss were unknowingly on the road to metabolic syndrome and, if untreated, could eventually develop a plethora of medical conditions including pre-diabetes and irreversible type 2 diabetes. Over 25 medical conditions are linked to uncontrolled Metabolism B. When her program was in place, she left her career as director of the Diabetes Diet Center and began her private practice in Morristown, NJ.

After she fine-tuned her innovative lifestyle program, she had amassed enough data (from over 3000 patients) to “write the book” on weight loss to match the special metabolic needs of over 150 million dieters in the US alone.

The book, The Metabolism Miracle, was published in hardcover with world-wide distribution in April, 2009. It reached the New York Times Bestseller List in July, 2009. It was featured in cover stories in Women’s World Magazine, First for Women, US News and World Report, Better Homes and Gardens, YES magazine, and serialized by The Daily Mail (England). The book also hit the #1 position on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books a Million.

The Metabolism Miracle was featured on the main page of America Online with several in-depth articles and is a permanent addition to AOL’s That’s Fit. In January 2010, the UK’s Daily Mail serialized the program and gave it front page coverage over a four day period. The book is now licensed in 8 languages and is a world-wide phenomenon. The website: http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com features media coverage, in-depth information about the program, and more information on Diane Kress. The online subscription support website for followers of her books is http://www.Miracle-Ville.com. Diane Kress personally answers questions on Miracle-Ville, videos, forums, chat, and amazing recipes, too. Diane blogs on http://www.dianekress1.wordpress.com.

As of January, 2011, Kress has personally taught The Metabolism Miracle program to over 6000 patients and is now in communication with a world-wide base of successful followers on her highly effective subscription support group at http://www.MiracleVille.com.

On December 28, 2010, the companion book, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook and the paperback version of The Metabolism Miracle were simultaneously released.

On January 10, 2012, the breakthrough “must read” book for everyone with prediabetes/ type 2 diabetes, The Diabetes Miracle, was released. It contains everything a person needs to know to self-manage this disease, including the Miracle Core diet program that begins to regulate blood sugar and improve energy within days.

On May 31, 2016, Kress’ newest version of The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle, 2nd edition was released. You’ll recognize it by its silver cover!

Diane Kress also released The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Recipe Book on Amazon.com.

Diane Kress is now considered the premiere authority on lifestyle treatment of metabolic syndrome, Metabolism B, PCOS, pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. She has been the Diabetes Expert for Answers.com. She was named to the Top 10 List of RD’s Making a Difference and was named to Share.care.com’s Top Ten Diabetes Makers . Her BLOG: http://www.dianekress1.wordpress.com was named the top site for diet information by Experian Marketing.

The Metabolism Miracle is proven to enable long term weight loss, decrease blood glucose, blood pressure, lipids (LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), liver enzymes, blood glucose. It also works to increase Vitamin D levels and HDL (good cholesterol).

Covid-19 is most dangerous for people who are overweight/obese and have uncontrolled blood glucose, blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and asthma. The Metabolism Miracle is the lifestyle program that controls almost every marker for serious Covid-19.

About the Metabolism Miracle support site: Miracle-Ville.com gives members exclusive access to live chat, forums, blogs, , and videos all pertaining to The Metabolism Miracle/Diabetes Miracle Lifestyle. Members create their own profiles, can private message other members or comment on one another’s “walls”. Diane Kress is online throughout the day, to get involved in forums and respond to readers personal questions. The site is monitored for accuracy and is the only sanctioned online support site for the Miracle programs.

Diane also partnered with J&J’s Lifescan One Touch as the Diabetes Educator featured in their diabetes self-management program: “DTime”.

Diane Kress blogs on http://www.dianekress1.wordpress.com.

Follow Diane Kress on:
Miracle-ville.com , http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com,

Facebook: Diane Kress , moderates six Facebook groups: The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle New Group, The Metabolism Miracle Network, PCOS and Diane Kress, PCOS, and The Diabetes Miracle


I’m inviting you and “your people” to get your copy of the Metabolism Miracle and immediately read through Step 1. Join us on Miracle-ville.com and look for the Big 2022 Start-Up/Start Forum. That’s where our group will begin to meet on January 10, 2022!

On January 10, weigh- in first thing in the morning without clothes. Get your body measurements (detailed in the book). Take a full length selfie to have as a comparison when we reweigh and remeasure on March 10, 2021. (You read that right, you will only weigh every 8 weeks!!!!).

I really hope you make the decision to join me and get leaner, healthier, have more energy, and a clear mind in 2022 and beyond! Diane Kress

Learn more about Diane Kress’ New York Times Bestseller, the Metabolism Miracle, and the program itself!

THE BOOKhttps://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/

Diane Kress’ Award Winning Bloghttps://www.dianekress1.wordpress.com/

Social MediaDiane Kress @ Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest

Podcast:   https://FathersAfter50.com/Diane-Kress/


LEARN ABOUT THE METABOLISM MIRACLE PROGRAM: https://www.themetabolismmiracle.com


Doctored Images, Fake Data, Plagiarism: Scandals Rock Alzheimer’s, Cancer Research

Hi readers. As you may know, I retired from The Metabolism Miracle in March 2022. I still keep up with medical news, research studies, new medications, and everything metabolism-related.

I am not surprised that much research, authoritative reports, mask requirements, isolation protocols regarding COVID turned out to be based on deception.

I wanted to post the following articles found on Medpage.com today. They relate to more cases of deception in the medical community.

by Sophie Putka, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today July 27, 2022

INVESTIGATIVE ROUNDUP over an image of two people looking at computer screens.

Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week.

Doctored Images in Alzheimer’s Research?

An investigation by Science Magazine tells how Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, neuroscientist and physician at Vanderbilt, unearthed serious problems with research on a protein subtype of amyloid beta that has been a cornerstone of research and spending on Alzheimer’s for over a decade.

Schrag found that images accompanying highly cited Alzheimer’s studies touting major breakthroughs for the field were very plausibly altered. Using the online platform PubPeer, where scientists flag mistakes in research, Schrag stumbled upon comments on articles led by Sylvain Lesné, PhD, of the University of Minnesota.

Western blot images from the articles showed bands of molecules separated by size, but Schrag was able to point to many cases where parts of these bands appear to have been copied and pasted, calling into question their findings. Lesné’s images had supported a theory that an oligomer species called Aβ*56 was the most important of many oligomers, which were thought to be more pathogenic than other plaques — and thus, a potential drug target.

One of the papers, published in Nature, has been cited 2,300 times, and related NIH funding for related oligomer and Alzheimer’s research grew to $287 million. Lesné and the lab where he worked won accolades: awards, grants, and prominence. “You can cheat to get a paper. You can cheat to get a degree. You can cheat to get a grant. You can’t cheat to cure a disease,” Schrag told Science Magazine. “Biology doesn’t care.”

Fake Data, Plagiarism Detected at Cancer Lab

Nature has learned that Ohio State University’s inquiries into papers from the lab of superstar cancer researcher Carlo Croce, MD, proceeded to formal investigations — and two of these discovered multiple instances of research misconduct.

In particular, the investigations found evidence of data falsification and plagiarism by scientists under Croce, Michela Garofalo and Flavia Pichiorri, both of whom have since left the university.

Pichiorri was found to have falsified research data nine times in three papers, and the university’s investigation committee found 11 instances where Garofalo had plagiarized and falsified images in 8 papers.

Both researchers have defended their work. Pichiorri said she was overwhelmed with pressure from Croce and the lab, and had limited imaging skills. Garofalo said she didn’t understand what plagiarism was, and that image flaws didn’t affect the research outcomes.

Croce, for his part, is suing the university, whose committee said the lab environment Croce had created was inadequate, and that he had “poor mentorship and lack of oversight,” Nature reported.

Nature also found that OSU instructed Croce and his former researchers to retract or correct more than a dozen problematic papers. But only one of the 15 papers, which had false data and other mistakes, has been retracted, and two corrected.

$13M Settles Allegations of Improper Payments to Doctors

Medical device manufacturer Biotronik paid and rewarded doctors for using their implantable heart devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators, according to the Department of Justice. The company violated the False Claims Act when they submitted reimbursement claims for the related procedures from Medicare and Medicaid.

A Biotronik employee training program was at the heart of the kickback scheme, according to the settlement. Biotronik paid doctors excessively for training their employees on procedures involving the devices, and even for training events that never took place.

According to the DOJ, Biotronik also paid for “holiday parties, winery tours, lavish meals with no legitimate business purpose and international business class airfare and honoraria,” if they came to international company conferences.

“Paying kickbacks to doctors to influence their selection of medical devices undermines the integrity of federal healthcare programs,” Brian Boynton, principal deputy assistant attorney general and head of DOJ’s civil division, said in a statement. “When medical devices are used in surgical procedures, patients deserve to know that their device was selected based on quality of care considerations and not on improper payments from manufacturers.”

He is immune-compromised with volatile Lupus. His MD forcefully directed him to get the vaccine “to save his life”….See what Project Veritas unearthed.

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*CLICK HERE TO TWEET OUT THE VIDEO*A source within pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca, has provided Project Veritas with a 2020 recording of an internal company-wide Zoom call in which CEO, Pascal Soriot, makes statements about vaccine compatibility. S

Soriot contradicts guidance from health agencies and organizations such as the World Health Organization.Here are some of the highlights from today’s video:

Project Veritas has obtained a December 2020 company-wide Zoom call during which AstraZeneca CEO, Pascal Soriot, discusses complications with COVID vaccines that contradict guidance from health officials on the matter such as the World Health Organization.

Soriot: “Like if you have an immune disease, lupus, or some other immune condition, you cannot – or multiple sclerosis, you can’t be vaccinated. So, there are millions of people in the world that will need a protection that cannot be coming from a vaccine. So, the longer antibody has enormous potential.”

Soriot: “The long-acting antibody is quite unique because this is the only combination potentially will last more than six months, up to potentially 12 months and protect people for a long period of time.”
You can watch the video by CLICKING HERE.

In a video published Tuesday afternoon, James O’Keefe asks, “If the CEO of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies realized back in 2020 that antibody treatments are necessary for the immunocompromised, why would governments around the world force vaccine mandates when millions of people are at risk if they get it?”

In a March 16 health advisory, the World Health Organization reasserted its stance that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for immunocompromised individuals: “It should be noted that the full two dose regimen of this vaccine is believed to be more protective against variants of concern than a single dose alone… 

 Further to this, SAGE [Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization] recommends that severe and moderately immunocompromised persons should be offered an additional dose of vaccine.” At the time of this writing, AstraZeneca has yet to respond to a request for comment.


Metabolism Miracle Low Carb Chicken Parmigiana Recipe with Neutral Garlic Bread! Mangia!


  • 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken cutlets or boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in half, length-wise making a thick chicken breast thinner.
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper as desired
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup marinara sauce made without paste or sugar. If using jarred sauce be certain it has no added sugar; just tomatoes and spices.
  • 12 ounces mozzarella, sliced into 12 slices


  • Pre-heat the oven to 375F
  • Combine the eggs, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and 1/2 tsp onion powder in medium- sized bowl.  Beat until blended.
  • Add the shredded Parmesan cheese to another bowl.  
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray (olive oil preferred).
  • Dip the chicken cutlets in the egg mixture, then into the parmesan, being sure to coat the chicken well.
  • Cook the coated chicken cutlets on each side for 3 minutes.  Remove to a baking dish.
  • Spoon marinara on top of each cutlet, followed by a slice or two of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and the chicken is cooked through. Use an internal meat thermometer to insure the internal temperature should be 165F.  Serve with neutral garlic bread by Great Low Carb Bread Company! http://www.greatlowcarb.com.

How Can I Make NEUTRAL Garlic bread to have with my NEUTRAL Chicken Parm?

Start with dinner rolls from The GREAT LOW CARB BREAD COMPANY. On The Metabolism Miracle program, each roll counts as 1 gram net carb…Neutral!

Use 1 roll for each serving…so each diner will have 2 halves of garlic bread

Thaw the GLCBC rolls on the counter or in the refrigerator overnight.


  • ½ cup or 1 stick melted butter.
  • 3/4 tsp of granulated garlic powder.
  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated
  • ¼ cup firmly packed chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  •  Black pepper
  • 4 Great Low Carb Bread Company (www.greatlowcarb.com) dinner rolls


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, granulated garlic powder, Parmesan and parsley. Add some salt and generously season with pepper. Set aside
  3. Using a cooking brush, teaspoon, or small spatula, generously spread the seasoned butter onto the inside of the rolls. Use all the seasoned butter!
  4. Place the rolls on the foil inside side up on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Then turn the oven to broil for 3-5 minutes until crisp and golden on top. Serve at once.


Use your Neutral garlic bread to wipe up the sauce from your chicken parmigiana ….That’s Italian!

Add a beautiful tossed salad of dark lettuce or spinach, tomatoes, sweet onion, pitted black olives, shredded carrots, or whatever suits your fancy with vinaigrette dressing or low carb dressing.

A note from Diane Kress!

I have always recommended http://www.greatlowcarb.com for your low carb bread and bread product needs. The company uses top quality ingredients AND its Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Lists match! As I look at the ingredients of most low carb breads, I find modified starch as the first ingredient after water on the ingredient list. How is the starch modified? Is it GMO starch? Is it chemically treated starch? Can your body handle the wheat “modification” over a period of time. I avoid products with modified starch in the first 4 ingredients. Feel safe and secure with The Great Low Carb Bread Company bread and bread products. Shop http://www.GreatLowCarb.com.


An adjustment here and there makes eating out jive with your MM plan.

Initial article on Diabetes Daily by Sysy Morales
Modified for The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress.
Do you eat low-carb and worry about going to a restaurant and finding choices that won’t hurt your way of eating? If so, here are some ideas on what to order at various types of restaurants to keep your eating Metabolism Miracle straight!


Burger without the bun. Some places will give you extra lettuce for a lettuce bun.
Chick-fil-A has a chicken salad.
Salad with chicken.
Any food truck will generally be happy to give you a plate of taco fillings without the tortilla or meat without the bun, etc.
Chinese take-out options include things like chicken, beef, port without sauce, vegetables like broccoli, carrots and mushrooms, and egg-drop soup (use as your “sauce”).


A protein like chicken, shrimp, steak, scallops without the sweet sauce.
GRILLED veggies
Clear onion soup and salad.


Get a serving of a protein like chicken, steak, or seafood.
Instead of ordering fries and a vegetables, order two vegetables.
Salad with chicken or steak.
Have sweet sauces omitted or placed on the side instead of on the food.
Ask for a burger without a bun and dig in with your fork and knife or have it wrapped in lettuce


Salads with cured or fresh meats.
Meat, seafood, chicken, or lamb with herbs and lemon versus sweet sauces.
Olives and feta cheese.

Order plain pork or beef and avoid sweet tomato-based barbecue sauces.
vegetables like collard greens and green beans.
Watch out for hidden sugars, even many vinegar based sauces may have a lot of sugar added.

meats, fish, olives, cheeses, nuts.
Non-starchy vegetables.
A dry wine.

Seaweed-wrapped sushi versus the ones containing rice.
Fresh seafood or seafood salad.
Avoid the sweet sauces and glazes.
Miso soup
Pickled vegetables or other unique Japanese vegetable.

Bacon or sausage and eggs or steak and eggs.
Hollandaise sauce.
Beware of places like Ihop whose speciality omelets may have up to 50 grams of carbohydrate


Go for chicken, steak, or seafood with extras like guacamole and cheese dip
Steak or chicken fajitas without the tortillas.
If you’re going to drink, enjoy a shot of tequila slowly with your meal versus a sugary margarita.
Salad with a protein but watch out for sweetened dressings.

Grilled chicken, beef, seafood.
Marinated veggies like artichokes and peppers.
Portabello mushrooms.
Mixed grilled vegetables.
Salad topped with parmesan cheese.


Any type of meat with sauce on the side or omitted.
Ask for a curry that isn’t sweet.
Non-starchy steamed or grilled vegetables.

If you want more carbs then consider a serving of a mildly starchy vegetable in a small serving versus a serving of a refined grain like white rice, pasta, hamburger buns, or tortillas. Bon Appetit!

The Metabolism Miracle: https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499883152&sr=8-1&keywords=metabolism+miracle

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook (contains the program and 175 recipes!)https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Cookbook-Delicious-Healthy/dp/0738214256/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499883317&sr=8-1&keywords=metabolism+miracle+cookbookMiracle-Ville.com: The online support group for followers of The Metabolism Miracle.


Listeriosis is a serious infection.

What is listeriosis? From the Centers for Disease Control

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated food. The disease primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It’s rare for people in other groups to get sick with Listeria infection.

Listeriosis is usually a mild illness for pregnant women, but it causes severe disease in the fetus or newborn baby. Some people with Listeria infections, most commonly adults 65 years and older and people with weakened immune systems, develop severe infections of the bloodstream (causing sepsis) or brain (causing meningitis or encephalitis). Listeria infections can sometimes affect other parts of the body, including bones, joints, and sites in the chest and abdomen.

What are the symptoms of listeriosis?

Listeriosis can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the person and the part of the body affected. Listeria can cause fever and diarrhea similar to other foodborne germs, but this type of Listeria infection is rarely diagnosed. Symptoms in people with invasive listeriosis, meaning the bacteria has spread beyond the gut, depend on whether the person is pregnant.

  • Pregnant women: Pregnant women typically experience only fever and other flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue and muscle aches. However, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • People other than pregnant women: Symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

People with invasive listeriosis usually report symptoms starting 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria; some people have reported symptoms starting as late as 70 days after exposure or as early as the same day of exposure.

How listeria gets in your food, and how to prevent it

The recent fruit recall due to possible listeria contamination may have some people wondering how the bacteria gets on food and what to do to prevent it from spreading.


According to the Centers for Disease Control, listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria is commonly found in soil and water.

Animals can carry the bacteria and infect meat and dairy products. The bacteria can also come in contact with other foods while in a processing facility and is capable of living there for years.

The Food and Drug Administration notes that listeria germs can also grow in your refrigerator. If you refrigerate food contaminated with listeria, the germs can multiply and contaminate other foods nearby.ADVERTISING

The FDA lists deli meats, hot dogs, smoked seafood and store-prepared deli salads as ready-to-eat foods at risk of contamination. Raw fruit, unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses are also susceptible. In 2011, an outbreak of listeria caused by contaminated cantaloupes led to multiple illnesses and deaths.

The CDC says older adults, people with compromised immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions and pregnant woman as the most at risk for listeriosis. The infection can cause fever and muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

To prevent contamination, the FDA and USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service suggest that people at risk should reheat hot dogs and lunch meats until steaming hot and avoid dairy products made with unpasteurized milk.

All fruits and vegetables should be washed under running water just before eating, cutting or cooking, even if you intend to peel it. The FDA and FSIS also suggest scrubbing produce such as melons and cucumbers with a clean produce brush.

Other ways to prevent contamination include thoroughly washing food preparation surfaces with warm, soapy water and sanitizing them, keeping your refrigerator clean and at 40 degrees or colder and your freezer at 0 degrees or colder, wrapping and covering food before storing, and using precooked or ready-to-eat foods as soon as possible.


LINDSAY LOWE January 11, 2022, 10:20 AM

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling more salads over listeria contamination concerns.

The company, which produces Dole-branded salads as well as other brands of packaged greens, announced they are recalling salad mixtures containing iceberg lettuce that were produced at their facilities in Springfield, Ohio, and Soledad, California.

The recall was issued after some equipment used to harvest iceberg lettuce was tested and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes, a type of bacteria that can cause disease.

Products being recalled include several Dole-branded mixed salads, as well as salads produced under different brand names, including Marketside, President’s Choice, Kroger and Little Salad Bar.

The products subject to recall from the Springfield, Ohio, facility have a product code beginning with “W” and a “Best if Used By” date between Dec. 22, 2021 and Jan. 9, 2022, according to a release from the Food and Drug Administration.

Products from the Soledad, California, facility affected by the recall have a product code starting with “B” and a “Best if Used By” date between Dec. 23, 2021, and Jan. 8, 2022. 

The recall includes salads sold in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. 

Some affected products were also sold in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

In total, 72 varieties of packaged salads are included in the recall. The FDA urges anyone who finds any of the recalled salads in their fridge to throw them away. The agency also notes that no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

This latest recall comes less than a month after Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled more than 180 varieties of packaged salad from their facilities in Bessemer City, North Carolina, and Yuma, Arizona, also due to listeria concerns.

According to the FDA, anyone with questions or concerns about the latest recall should contact the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT.

Turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and creamy dressing on Toast…with no countable carb grams!!!


Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, and Creamy Dressing on Toast is NEUTRAL on all Steps of the Metabolism Miracle

INGREDIENTS per sandwich:
4 slices bacon, cooked
4 ounces very thin sliced baked turkey breast
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp minced garlic
Salt and black pepper as desired
1 small beefsteak tomato, sliced
1/2 small avocado, sliced
Dark lettuce leaves
4 slices “Great Low Carb Bread Company Bread” (any variety), toasted

1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave until crisp. Place on paper toweling to absorb fat.
2. Combine the yogurt, oregano, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
3. Toast the http://www.greatlowcarb.com bread. Place 1/2 the very thinly sliced turkey, dark lettuce, sliced avocado, and garlic mayo on each of two sandwiches.
4. Enjoy as a neutral meal on The Metabolism Miracle.

The Great Low Carb Bread Company’s bread (all 9 varieties) make neutral sandwiches! See all their high quality products at http://www.greatlowcarb.com. You add the sandwich filler like baked ham, cheese, turkey, roast beef, egg salad, tuna salad, lettuce, tomato, mayo or mustard….and the sandwich counts as carb free on The Metabolism Miracle; a neutral food. Top quality ingredients, to your door delivery, The Great Low Carb Bread Company is the way to go if you are controlling your carbohydrate intake and miss your sandwiches.

Helpful tip: If you are using a supposed low carb bread and the first ingredient is “modified starch”, the Nutrition Facts are suspect. Try and make certain that modified starch is a least in position 4 on Nutrition Facts Label.

Nostrum Labs recalls lots of extended release metformin. what do i know about the word nostrum? Very revealing!

Metformin XR (extended release) has had voluntary recalls over the past few years for some lots containing N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit. NDMA may be a carcinogen over a certain level of intake. Nostrum Labs is not the only company voluntarily recalling lots of Metformin XR. For the current list, see: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/search-list-recalled-metformin-products

But NOSTRUM….the word kept tugging on my memory. To stop the tugging, I looked up the word NOSTRUM and found this interesting definition:

DEFINITION OF NOSTRUM: nos·trum/ˈnästrəm

  1. a medicine, especially one that is not considered effective, prepared by an unqualified person.”a charlatan who sells nostrums”

2. Merriam Webster Definition of NOSTRUM:

 a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness …

Why on earth would a pharmaceutical company producing the most prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes choose NOSTRUM for its company name? Hidden in Plain Sight?

Why not ask your physician to D/C your Metformin XR prescription and use the same dose of regular Metformin taking a split dose with breakfast and dinner??? That’s what I do. Instead of 2000mg Metformin XR once a day, ask your physician to change you to 1000mg Meformin (NOT XR) at breakfast and dinner.

1/6/2021: UPDATE – Nostrum Laboratories voluntarily recalls an additional lot of extended release metformin

Update [01/6/2021] FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals to Nostrum Laboratories’ voluntary recall of one additional lot of extended release (ER) metformin. The company is recalling the lot because the metformin may contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit

FDA publishes a recalled metformin list including details about metformin products that have been recalled. Patients taking recalled ER metformin should continue taking it until a doctor or pharmacist gives them a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professional. FDA recommends that health care professionals continue to prescribe metformin when clinically appropriate; FDA testing has not shown NDMA in immediate release (IR) metformin products (the most commonly prescribed type of metformin).

11/4/2020: UPDATE – Nostrum Laboratories voluntarily recalls extended release metformin

Update [11/4/2020]  FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals to Nostrum Laboratories’ voluntary recall of four lots of extended release (ER) metformin (two lots of 500 mg tablets and two lots of 750 mg tablets). The company is recalling metformin because it may contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit.

FDA publishes a recalled metformin list including details about metformin products that have been recalled. Patients taking recalled ER metformin should continue taking it until a doctor or pharmacist gives them a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professional. FDA recommends that health care professionals continue to prescribe metformin when clinically appropriate; FDA testing has not shown NDMA in immediate release (IR) metformin products (the most commonly prescribed type of metformin).

NOSTRUM…the company’s name means ….a quack recipe.

Semaglutide = Oxempic = Wegovy. SAME Drugs, SAME SIDE EFFECTS. The “weight loss” max dose is 150% higher than the max “diabetes dose”. Does this mean the risk of potential severe side effects are doubled?


Ozempic= Semaglutide= wegovy

Generic name: semaglutide injection (SEM a GLOO tide)
Brand name: Ozempic or Wegovy
Drug class: Incretin mimetics

Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on Aug 24, 2021.

What is Ozempic?

Approved by FDA for blood glucose control for type 2 diabetes in 2017.

Ozempic (semaglutide) is similar to a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and helps control blood sugar, insulin levels, and digestion.

Ozempic is a pre-filled, disposable, single-patient-use injection pen used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Ozempic is usually given after other diabetes medicines have been tried without success.

Ozempic is also used to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke or death in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus with known heart disease.

This medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes.


You should not use Ozempic if you have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumors in your glands), a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancerinsulin-dependent diabetes, or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Call your doctor at once if you have signs of a thyroid tumor, such as swelling or a lump in your neck, trouble swallowing, a hoarse voice, or shortness of breath.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Ozempic if you are allergic to semaglutide, or if you have:

  • multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumors in your glands);
  • a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a type of thyroid cancer); or
  • diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment).

To make sure Ozempic is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

In animal studies, semaglutide caused thyroid tumors or thyroid cancer. It is not known whether these effects would occur in people. Ask your doctor about your risk.

Stop using this medicine at least 2 months before you plan to get pregnant. Ask your doctor for a safer medicine to use during this time.

It is not known if semaglutide passes into your breast milk. You should talk with your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby while using Ozempic.

Ozempic is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can make you feel very hungry, dizzy, irritable, or shaky. To quickly treat hypoglycemia, eat or drink hard candy, crackers, raisins, fruit juice, or non-diet soda. Your doctor may prescribe glucagon injection in case of severe hypoglycemia.

Tell your doctor if you have frequent symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst or urination. Ask your doctor before changing your dose or medication schedule.

Your treatment may also include diet, exercise, weight control, medical tests, and special medical care.

You may get dehydrated during prolonged illness. Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or if you eat or drink less than usual.

Store unopened Ozempic injection pens in the original carton in a refrigerator, protected from light. Do not use past the expiration dateThrow away an injection pen that has been frozen.

Dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Type 2:

Subcutaneous Administration:
Initial dose: 0.25 mg subcutaneously once a week for 4 weeks, then 0.5 mg subcutaneously once a week
-If additional glycemic control is needed after at least 4 weeks receiving 0.5 mg dose subcutaneously once a week, may increase to 1 mg subcutaneously once a week
Maintenance dose: 0.5 to 1 mg subcutaneously once a week
Maximum dose: 1 mg/week.

-As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
-To reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction or non-fatal stroke) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose may cause severe nausea, vomiting, or low blood sugar.

Ozempic side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Ozempic: hives, itching; dizziness, fast heartbeats; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • vision changes;
  • unusual mood changes, thoughts about hurting yourself;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • signs of a thyroid tumor – swelling or a lump in your neck, trouble swallowing, a hoarse voice, feeling short of breath;
  • symptoms of pancreatitis – severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea with or without vomiting, fast heart rate;
  • gallbladder problems – upper stomach pain, fever, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • low blood sugar – headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery;
  • kidney problems – swelling, urinating less, feeling tired or short of breath; or
  • stomach flu symptoms – stomach cramps, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea (may be watery or bloody).

Common Ozempic side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


In 2021, the FDA approved Semaglutide (now named WEGOVY) for weight loss. It’s the same drug prescribed for type 2 diabetes, but a 150% increase in dosage might help people lose weight.

The drug, Semaglutide, (named OZEMPIC) for blood glucose control has a maximum dosage of 1mg. With the serious side effects linked to Semaglutide, does it make sense to increase dose by 150% to achieve weight loss…measured after 68 weeks (1 year and 4 months of diet/exercise/and increased dose of Semaglutide?)

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy (semaglutide) injection (2.4 mg once weekly) for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), for use in addition to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. This under-the-skin injection is the first approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight since 2014. The drug is indicated for chronic weight management in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or greater who have at least one weight-related ailment or in patients with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater

Today’s approval offers adults with obesity or overweight a beneficial new treatment option to incorporate into a weight management program,” said John Sharretts, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, and Obesity in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “FDA remains committed to facilitating the development and approval of additional safe and effective therapies for adults with obesity or overweight.” 

Approximately 70% of American adults have obesity or overweight. Having obesity or overweight is a serious health issue associated with some leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and is linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Losing 5% to 10% of body weight through diet and exercise has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in adult patients with obesity or overweight.

WEGOVY works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. The medication dose must be increased gradually over 16 to 20 weeks to 2.4 mg once weekly to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.

Wegovy should not be used in combination with other semaglutide-containing products, other GLP-1 receptor agonists, or other products intended for weight loss, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or herbal products. Wegovy has not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis.

Wegovy’s safety and efficacy were studied in four 68-week trials. Three were randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (including 16 weeks of dose increases) and one was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized withdrawal trial in which patients receiving Wegovy either continued with the treatment or switched to a placebo. More than 2,600 patients received Wegovy for up to 68 weeks in these four studies and more than 1,500 patients received placebo.

The largest placebo-controlled trial enrolled adults without diabetes. The average age at the start of the trial was 46 years and 74% of patients were female. The average body weight was 231 pounds (105 kg) and average BMI was 38 kg/m2. Individuals who received Wegovy lost an average of 12.4% of their initial body weight compared to individuals who received placebo. Another trial enrolled adults with type 2 diabetes. The average age was 55 years and 51% were female. The average body weight was 220 pounds (100 kg) and average BMI was 36 kg/m2. In this trial, individuals who received Wegovy lost 6.2% of their initial body weight compared to those who received placebo. 

The most common side effects of Wegovy include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal (stomach) pain, headache, fatigue, dyspepsia (indigestion), dizziness, abdominal distension, eructation (belching), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with type 2 diabetes, flatulence (gas buildup), gastroenteritis (an intestinal infection) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (a type of digestive disorder).  

The prescribing information for Wegovy contains a boxed warning to inform healthcare professionals and patients about the potential risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. Wegovy should not be used in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with a rare condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).  

Wegovy should not be used in patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to semaglutide or any of the other components of Wegovy. Patients should stop Wegovy immediately and seek medical help if a severe allergic reaction is suspected. Wegovy also contains warnings for inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), gallbladder problems (including gallstones), low blood sugar, acute kidney injury, diabetic retinopathy (damage to the eye’s retina), increased heart rate and suicidal behavior or thinking. Patients should discuss with their healthcare professional if they have symptoms of pancreatitis or gallstones. Healthcare providers should monitor patients with kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy and depression or suicidal behaviors or thoughts.

The FDA granted the approval to Novo Nordisk. Semaglutide 1 mg injection (Ozempic) was first approved as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in 2017.


Let’s look at a patient and see what weight loss she might expect with 150% the max dose of Wegovy for weight loss.

Caroline is a 52 year old woman. She has had type 2 diabetes since age 40. She has always struggled with weight loss. Caroline is 5’4″ and currently weighs 180 pounds. Her BMI is 30. She qualifies for WEGOVY.

After having type 2 diabetes for twelve years, Caroline’s ophthalmologist diagnosed the beginning of retinopathy in her eyes. She has had hypothyroidism for the past 5 years and suffers from depression. She didn’t know that she should remind her physician that she has mild retinopathy, a thyroid disease, GERD, and takes antidepressants.

She had a visit with her MD to ask about the “new” weight loss drug, WEGOVY. Her MD thought it was a good choice as she is obese, has type 2 diabetes, and feels the medication will help her. He fails to remind her that she needs to follow a weight reduction diet and exercise in addition to the drug.

How much weight will she lose after 1 year and 4 months of diet, exercise, and WEGOVY?

In the trial for overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who received Wegovy lost 6.2% of their initial body weight compared to those who received placebo. 

So, with all this stress on her body from the addition of WEGOVY, C. can expect to lose about 11.7 pounds after over one year and 4 months.

(If Caroline didn’t have type 2 diabetes, she could expect to lose about 28 pounds after 1 year and 4 mos.)

On The Metabolism Miracle program, after 1 year, 4 months. she would lose about 28 pounds without WEGOVY!.

In order to achieve less than half the weight loss with the chance of serious side effects from Wegovy + diet + exercise, Caroline could choose to skip Wegovy and follow the Metabolism Miracle program and achieve more than twice the results with no side effects.

Don’t get snookered by Big Pharma’s multi- billion dollar plan to offer drugs for weight loss. I often wonder who is looking out for the best interests of the patient.

Fantastic and Predictable Weight and Fat Loss WITHOUT Medication. Twice the Weight Loss of diet, exercise, and Wegovy!

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