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Elevators and Insulin

I haven’t been able to write since my grandfather passed. I would sit at my computer, trying to find something to say, but nothing would come. Then last week a dear friend entered hospice after a long and valiant fight against ovarian cancer. She always encouraged me to write and tell the truth about food […]

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Delicious Swiss Chard in 10 Minutes

Your family will be begging for more of this Swiss Chard You can make this addictively delicious Swiss Chard side dish in 10 minutes, start to finish. Swiss chard cooks up quickly and has none of that bitterness that makes some greens a tough sell. And the color is so gorgeous on your plate, like […]

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Controlling Your Blood Sugar

Lowering blood sugar can seem hard and impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. You’ve just been given some information that is less than helpful. I want to change that. For the last several years, I have been learning as much as I can about what really works, in real life, for real people, to […]

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The Protein Myth

This idea that we all need more protein is a myth. We are not running around protein-deficient, despite what all the ads promoting protein drinks and bars would have you believe.  Only about 3% of adults in the United States don’t get enough protein*. The rest of us get almost twice what we need. Every […]

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Is Fruit Too High in Sugar?

Fruit is getting a bad rap and its time for it to stop. This tale going around about fruit being really high in sugar is a lie. Fruit tastes sweet, I get it. But most fruits actually have little effect on our blood sugar when we eat normal amounts of them. This “war on fruit” […]

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Forget Resolutions, Just do This

The most impactful change you can make to your diet this year is to cut back on added sugars. I saw you roll your eyes. But its true, and I hope you’ll give it a try. The easiest way to start making this change is to take sugar out of breakfast. I know, its hard. […]

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Walk Away Diabetes

Results of a new study were recently released (June 20 Diabetes Care), with really good news. And with half of our population expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime, good news is great. Really great. These researchers followed a group of ver 1,800 people at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes for five years, […]

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A Calorie is NOT a Calorie

More and more research is disproving the theory that “a calorie is a calorie, regardless of the source.” This is no surprise to many of us, who can tell by anecdotal experience that people who eat really well – and by this I mean whole, natural foods – don’t really have to count their calories […]

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Blood Sugar

Okay, so many of you are wondering how something that does not even taste sweet, like a piece of bread, can raise blood sugar more than something that tastes sweet, like a pear. And what the heck is blood sugar, anyway? Here’s the deal: sugar is a kind-of generic term, and there are several types […]

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Your Hemoglobin A1c

It seems everywhere I hear people talking about their Hemoglobin A1c tests, concerned about being pre-diabetic, and not really sure what it all means. Your answers are here! The Hemoglobin A1c test, or H-A1c, measures the average amount of glucose in your blood over the past 3-4 months. It is not altered by what you […]

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