How to avoid toxins that can increase diabetes risk

collection of pots and pans

Are you getting toxins from your cookware?  Many years ago I learned not to buy the cheap non-stick pans where the black coating starts to wear off. But recently I attended a webinar about detoxification and was provided a very helpful resource on safe cookware. That made me dive into this topic of toxins and…

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Are resistant starch foods good for diabetes?

What is resistant starch and is it good for diabetes? Have you ever heard of resistant starch? Resistant starch is a type of fiber that can’t be digested in the small intestine. That’s where most foods including starch is digested and absorbed, and then enters our blood stream. Resistant starch goes to the large intestine,…

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7 Things a good diabetes weight loss program should have

weight loss plan

Weight loss is hard.  . . . . . . Managing diabetes is even harder. Diabetes weight loss together can feel so overwhelming you just want to give up. I want to share with you 7 things I think an effective diabetes weight loss program should have. These come from a combination of reviewing research,…

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10 vitamin C foods to add to your winter meal plan

oranges, kiwi, red bell peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for fighting against disease and boosts our immune system. Keeping our immune system strong is more important these days than ever.  If you have diabetes that alone can make your immune system weaker. So why not just take a supplement? For one, if you take more than 1000 mg…

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5 Reasons to Add Brussels Sprouts to your Meal Plan

roasted brussels sprouts

If you are trying to eat more low carb veggies for better blood sugars, brussels sprouts are a great choice. But they likely aren’t one of the most popular vegetables. I used to hate brussels sprouts. I don’t think I ever had them as a kid and then my only exposure as an adult was…

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3 Diet Changes to Help Reverse Diabetes and Fatty Liver

eggs and coffee to reverse diabetes and fatty liver

Has your doctor diagnosed you with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes AND fatty liver? Both fatty liver (also known as NAFLD or Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and type 2 diabetes are becoming very costly health problems. Why? The biggest reason is our unhealthy eating and exercise habits. Doctors are just recently starting to check blood…

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Top 7 Questions about Prediabetes

prediabetes questions

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? Are you one of the 88 million adults in the US that have prediabetes?  Just to put 88 million into perspective, that’s about 1 out of every 3 people. Being diagnosed with prediabetes is not news that anyone necessarily wants to hear from their doctor, but being aware is…

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Can Apples Help You Prevent Diabetes?

bowl of apples from orchard

It’s apple season again and fresh orchard apples are my favorite! I have been challenged this year to find time to get to a local orchard but I did make a quick trip last week and got the tasty apples you see in the bowl. I love apples as a snack, but also really love…

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