Challenge Yourself to Change Your Sweets Eating Habit

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Why take this challenge? If you want to lose weight, get better blood sugars, reduce inflammation, feel better or get more energy AND you know you are eating too many sweets, this challenge is for you! You can approach this challenge 1 of 2 ways: Eliminate: Sugar can be addicting and how you approach cutting…

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Canned Fish Options for Heart Healthy Omega-3 Meals

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Once you are diagnosed with diabetes the risk of heart disease more than doubles. To help prevent heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week. To achieve that goal, here 5 canned fish options high in the omega-3 fatty acids: Tuna Mackerel Salmon Herring Sardines Need recipe ideas? You can make…

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How to Make Midwest Meals More Mediterranean

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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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The Inflammation-Diabetes Connection

There is a connection between diabetes and inflammation and it’s hidden. What is Inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection or injury. Classic signs of inflammation are redness, swelling and pain. Living in Minnesota the example I think of is a mosquito bite, where you feel very little pain but you get the annoying…

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7 Starter Tips for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

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Hearing that you have diabetes is a very emotional experience and many questions go through your mind. When I was told I had gestational diabetes 14 years ago I’m pretty sure I went home and cried, feeling the “why me”? reaction. Well all those emotions are perfectly normal and you really just need to let…

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

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Here’s what to know about magnesium . . . Magnesium is a really important mineral that our body needs for more than 300 enzyme systems that control muscle, nerve, bone, protein, DNA, glucose, and energy metabolism. About 99% of total body magnesium is located in bone, muscles, and soft tissues.  For this reason a blood…

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