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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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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Top 7 Questions about Prediabetes

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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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Eating Less Sugar to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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Are you trying to eat less sugar to reverse diabetes? Eating less sugar to reverse diabetes today is much more complicated with all the different foods and products available. If you are trying to make better food choices, you might find it much more confusing than you thought. This article will hopefully help answer some…

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Prevent type 2 diabetes by eating fish high in omega-3

grilled salmon

Eating more cold water ‘oily fish’ has been proven to help in prevention of diabetes for people who have a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Looking for answers on what to eat to prevent type 2 diabetes? A recent report in the January Diabetes Care journal, talks about a large study showing how eating…

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How to Make Midwest Meals More Mediterranean

Mediterranean diet foods

Here are 10 ideas for adding Mediterranean foods that can help you lower your blood sugars and cholesterol! Research shows that eating more Mediterranean foods can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 30 percent! But how do you eat Mediterranean foods when you live in the Midwest United States? Like…

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