Diabetes: Preparing for Sick Days

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It’s cold and flu season! If you are a newly diagnosed diabetic and/or are unfamiliar with what to do when you are sick, keep reading. This is important information if you want to keep your blood sugar in check as it can lead to serious complications if not managed appropriately.

Recipe: Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte Two Ways

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Some scientists state the colder weather brings a natural instinct to bulk up on calories and in doing that we tend to crave the higher sugar and higher fat foods. Other scientists believe fall brings more opportunities to eat unhealthier foods during the holidays. Whatever the case may be, the

Diabetes: The Dawn Phenomenon

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Some of you may be familiar with this situation…You wake up to elevated blood sugar readings which were much higher than when you went to bed the night before. But you didn’t eat anything during the night that would cause this to happen right? High morning blood sugars are usually

Recipe: Apple-Walnut Crisp

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The air is becoming more crisp and cold (see what I did there?) as this Friday marks the first day of fall for the year (September 22nd). What better way to celebrate than with some warm apple crisp? Oftentimes apple crisp is loaded with sugar as recipes typically call for

Organic vs Conventional Foods: Which Should You Buy?

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I get this question very frequently from patients, friends, and family: “Should I buy organic food?”. Organic products continue to gain popularity over the last few years. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic products in the U.S. in 2016 were near $47 billion meaning organic food

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

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Over the years we have become most familiar with the use of fish oil and it’s cardioprotective effects. But what other benefits does fish oil provide for our health? As more research becomes available, larger studies are now showing no correlation between decreased cardiovascular mortality and fish oil supplementation. In

Benefits of Garlic

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“I LOVE garlic!” is an understatement in my life. It can go into just about any dish and provide a lot of flavor. For those who also have the same love for garlic as I do, we will be discussing the health benefits of garlic and how to grow it

Recipe: Turkey Burgers

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When we think of grilling in America we typically involve burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and watermelon. Summer is my favorite for grilling food and trying new recipes. While most people use ground beef for their burgers, I like to use ground turkey as a lower fat and

August: National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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Choosing to breastfeed or formula feed your newborn can sometimes be a difficult choice. I’m here to tell you no path is the wrong one. Women tend to get opinions and judgement from various friends and family members (and sometimes strangers) on what is right for the baby. Just like

Recipe: Avocado & Tomato Chicken Salad

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In the last few blog posts, I have been discussing various topics on reducing chronic inflammation. This is another one of those. 🙂 Chronic inflammation is linked to so many different chronic diseases and nutrition has been shown to help reduce those risks. This time we are focusing on the