Gluten is found in just about everything, even places where you wouldn’t expect. People with celiac disease need to avoid gluten at all costs, but there is also a large portion of the population who have a gluten sensitivity. Gluten is linked to more than 50 different disease states.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
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
Eggs are an incredible superfood. Not only are they a convenient source of protein, but they’re an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. In fact, eggs are sometimes referred to a “nature’s multivitamin” for this very reason. Below, I highlight 3 reasons. 1. Eggs are extremely nutrient dense. Like I said earlier, I…Read More
Photo by Merve Aydın on Unsplash Are you looking for a last minute dessert to make for your loved one this Valentine’s day? I’ve got you covered! Below I’ve compiled a list of my favorite, tried-and-true dessert recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. I promise your loved one won’t even notice these healthy swaps!…Read More
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…Read More
Have you been trying to lose weight for what feels like a lifetime with no results? It can be frustrating to say the least. Even more so if you were seeing results and now your weight won’t budge. It happens! You’re not alone in this. When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s not unusual…Read More
Look, I know what you’re thinking……what the…..what??? Seriously, I felt the need to write this because the way I teach my zumba classes is very similar to my philosophy on healthy eating. Are you ready for this? So, consider joining me for a zumba class, if you live here in Alaska, or contact me to…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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