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The Benefits of Exercise for People with Diabetes

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Diabetes

Besides ensuring they are eating properly, I always advise my diabetic patients to stay active. Physical activity provides great benefits to people with diabetes and those at risk of becoming diabetic. Staying active helps you achieve four important goals:  Improves

6 Easy Ways to Help Combat Diabetes

6 Easy Ways to Help Combat Diabetes

Many of my patients who are at risk for diabetes ask me if they can prevent or slow this disease. A recently published study at the University of Colorado indicates that, by improving our lifestyle, we can help combat diabetes.

Is Your Portion Control Out of Control?

Is Your Portion Control Out of Control?

One of the key strategies in winning the battle against the scale is to practice portion control. The National Institutes of Health offers these easy guides for you to measure the appropriate portion size of everyday foods using your hands

Control Your Appetite, Control Your Stress

Control Your Appetite, Control Your Stress

Many of my patients confess that they eat too much when they feel overwhelmed. With anxiety comes stress and lack of sleep: two factors that increase appetite and food cravings. Emotional eating, or stress eating, is a common habit for millions of

Living (Happily and Healthfully) with Diabetes

Living (Happily and Healthfully) with Diabetes

Tips to eat well, stay healthy and maintain a positive outlook while keeping type 2 diabetes in check. For Judie McAndrews, diabetes was supposed to be temporary. “We discovered I had gestational diabetes early on in my second pregnancy,” explains

Fun Ways to Work Out with Your Kids

Fun Ways to Work Out with Your Kids

Parents often confess to me how difficult it is to keep their kids active; and I admit, it can be a challenging task. I tell them that they should pay close attention to what attracts and motivates their children. And

Understanding Food Allergies

Understanding Food Allergies

In recent years I’ve seen a substantial increase in food allergies, especially in children. These should be taken carefully and seriously, as eating even a small amount of food can cause a potentially fatal reaction in some people. When a

The New Pulse on Heart-Healthy Living

The New Pulse on Heart-Healthy Living

Good health calls for more than good eating, and the American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized this fact in its diet and lifestyle recommendations. Check out these tips to help keep your heart in tip-top shape. The AHA’s recommendations “emphasize

Simple Tips to Cut Cholesterol in Your Kitchen

Simple Tips to Cut Cholesterol in Your Kitchen

Don’t let high-cholesterol foods sneak into your fridge and pantry. It’s easy to replace them with more nutritious options—if you know how. Your kitchen. The heart of your home, the place where your family and friends gather to make happy

Health by the Numbers: 5 Measurements that Really Matter for Your Health

Health by the Numbers: 5 Measurements that Really Matter for Your Health

When you visit the doctor for a checkup, he or she typically evaluates you according to numerous clinical criteria. It can be hard to keep track of all that data, but as a dietitian, I advise my patients to take

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