It can feel like holiday weight gain is inevitable. The food is special, magical, crafted to push all our physiological and emotional buttons. But I’m here to tell you that this is mainly a story we tell ourselves. Holiday weight gain isn’t about the food! It’s about our state of mind.Read More
Steady yourself. Take a deep breath. Put on your boxing gloves and get in the ring cause we’re about to fight this one head-on. It’s time to declare an all-out war against diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, a report released in 2017 recorded an estimate of 30.3 million people living with this crippling…Read More
I don’t want to waste any time in answering this one. Yes, you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes with diet. And believe it or not, there is not a single best way to go about it. This is great news, because it means there is likely an option that will work for you — to…Read More
Public Service Announcement: Roast the pumpkin seeds! These seeds are nutritional powerhouses. They are packed full of magnesium (Mg), potassium, and calcium. Pumpkin seeds are great for everyone, but particularly for people with diabetes. Often times, when blood sugar is high, the body is depleted of magnesium. For those of you without diabetes, if you…Read More
As a dietitian, I’m often asked how to eat for health — heart health, metabolic health, reproductive health and more. Fewer people ask me about eating for beauty, which is strange when you think about it. Your skin is actually your largest and most visible bodily organ. Just as you can eat to feed your muscles, bones and brain, you can (and must) also eat to nourish your skin.Read More
Cue the imperial death march because I’m going to talk about everyone’s favorite villain, gluten. It seems no one is eating it this century, or at least no one is admitting to eating it. This is partly because gluten really IS dangerous for a segment of the population, including possibly some people with diabetes. But…Read More
Yes, You Can Still Eat Whole Foods When You’re Miles from Whole Foods If only we had a Whole Foods in Alaska. It’s funny how we dream of getting away, taking a few days for camping in a pristine setting. Pure air, pure water, pure heaven. Ahhh. But then what do we pack to eat…Read More
Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health – especially if you have diabetes. Many assume that while you’re sleeping, your brain isn’t doing all that much. Believe it or not, it’s quite the opposite! Key hormones are regulated while you sleep – insulin, stress hormones, growth hormones, hunger hormones, etc. This is…Read More
For many years, herbs and spices have been used by many cultures for their potent medicinal properties and their unique flavors. They are known to offer a myriad of health benefits thanks to their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Believe it or not, a lot of people in the United States don’t use herbs and spices…Read More
Duh, stupid question, who doesn’t! Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were a some easy things to do to get rid of excess weight fast? To me, fast weight loss means the scale starts moving within the first week of making changes. Fast weight loss does not mean 10# the first week because you starved…Read More
Even though diabetes is present in your life, there is hope. Hope that harmony between you and diabetes can be attained.
Angela Manderfeld, RD
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