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Gluten isn't all bad, even if you have diabetes

I have diabetes. Should I avoid gluten?

July 17, 2019

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. šŸ˜‰ This is partly because gluten really IS dangerous for a segment of the population, including possibly some people with diabetes.…

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A Guide to Eating Healthy While Camping

June 6, 2019

Yes, You Can Still Eat Whole Foods When Youā€™re Miles from Whole Foods If only we had a Whole Foods in Alaska.Ā  Itā€™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…

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How to Use Sleep to Manage your Diabetes and Lose Weight

April 3, 2019

Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health – especially if you haveĀ  diabetes. Many assume that while youā€™re sleeping, your brain isnā€™t doing all that much. Believe it or not, itā€™s quite the opposite! Key hormones are regulated while you sleep – insulin, stress hormones, growth hormones, hunger hormones, etc.Ā  This is…

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Enhance your Health with Herbs & Spices

April 3, 2019

For many years, herbs and spices have been used Ā 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 donā€™t use herbs and spices…

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Do You Want to Lose Weight Fast?

March 19, 2019

Duh, stupid question, who doesnā€™t! Wouldnā€™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.Ā  Fast weight loss does not mean 10# the first week because you starved…

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How to Take Charge of Your Diabetes with Mindful Eating

February 28, 2019

When it comes to managing your diabetes, what you eat is important ( I realize I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know – yet). Believe it or not, how you eat is just as important. Mindless eating (i.e. eating while doing other things) can impact what and how much you eat. On the…

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3 Reasons Eggs are ā€œNature’s Multivitaminā€

February 28, 2019

Eggs are an incredible superfood. Not only are they a convenient source of protein, but theyā€™re an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. In fact, eggs are sometimes referred to a ā€œnatureā€™s multivitaminā€ for this very reason. Below, I highlight 3 reasons. 1. Eggs are extremely nutrient dense.   Like I said earlier, I…

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5 Decadent (and Heart Healthy) Desserts for Valentineā€™s Day

February 13, 2019

Photo by Merve Aydın on Unsplash Are you looking for a last minute dessert to make for your loved one this Valentineā€™s day? Iā€™ve got you covered! Below Iā€™ve compiled a list of my favorite, tried-and-true dessert recipes that are perfect for Valentineā€™s Day. I promise your loved one wonā€™t even notice these healthy swaps!…

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Heart Healthy Lemon & Herb Baked Salmon

February 13, 2019

Are you worried about developing heart disease? Maybe you had a serious talk with your doctor at your last appointment and you want to make some meaningful health changes. Or maybe you have a long family history of heart disease and you want to be proactive. No matter the reason, if you’re worried about developing…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Relationship…..with Food (Lessons from Yoga)

February 13, 2019

Are you tired of always fighting, struggling, feeling guilty, becoming frustrated and never feeling like you are getting it rightā€¦..with food? Like personal relationships with others, our relationship with food can sometimes be amazing and other times, leave us wanting more. The following tips may sound like the worldā€™s worst and/or most obvious advice on…

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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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