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Ahh… that bite of soothing bitter/sweet taste of dark chocolate… add the crunchy/creamy peanut butter taste… what a yummy snack! “Should I or should I not?” When I grew up, snacking or eating between meals was unheard of. It would ruin my appetite for the next meal. We ate 3 meals a day and that […]

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What? How do you reduce the risk of diabetes with cholesterol? You can with the good cholesterol called HDL. It will help you fight off Metabolic Syndrome and Type II Diabetes. In the past two blogs I’ve been discussing the risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome. In review, Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of ‘risk factors’ […]

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What value do you get from eating those yummy potato skins? The skin has 50% of the antioxidant activity of the entire potato. The fiber in the skin slows digestion to a healthier level thus lowering the glycemic response. Unfortunately, treatment of most commercial potatoes with toxic anti-sprouting chemicals compromises the nutritional value of the […]

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Snacks are a big deal!   Lifestyles are so busy. There’s no time to cook or prepare healthy foods. You grab whatever is quick and easy. That Snickers candy bar my husband used to grab occasionally fit the bill. It gave him some quick energy, gave his blood sugar a boost and curbed the hunger […]

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  Weight loss is big business. Keeping the weight off can be even bigger business. Weight loss companies, doctors and scientists are always researching to learn new ways to lose weight and keep it off. Recent scientific studies have confirmed these 8 ways to lose weight and keep it off. High protein diets increase metabolism […]

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  Diabetes nutrition is not all about calories. Yes, being overweight can contribute to diabetes as well as other associated diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, vision problems, joint problems, digestive issues, kidney disease, cancer, etc. In general conversations with diabetics, I have been told numerous times, “It doesn’t matter what I eat, it’s all […]

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The diabetes train is at epidemic levels.  Why?  Could it be that lifestyle and diet habits are contributing factors?  If you're at the train station to diabetes, take another route.  If you're already on the diabetes train, let's think about how to safely get off it.  I recently wrote an article about glycemic response and how […]

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From family gatherings to celebrating birthdays, food is a common ingredient our lives revolve around. We all have a pretty good idea that good nutrition is important even for special occasions however our menus often fall short of meeting healthy standards.   That carrot cake with cream cheese frosting topped with ice cream is quite nutritious. Let’s […]

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