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Diabetes Bedtime Routine for a Soothing Night & Energized Day

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I’m a big fan of  habits. A good set of habits makes your life easier, healthier and safer. The way you end your day sets the tone for your sleep and for the following day. If you have diabetes, your nighttime habits – or your…

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What Foods are the Best Sources of Prebiotics?

Prebiotic food sources including onions, garlic, oats and edamame

What foods have prebiotics? Everyone is talking gut health these days! You know about the microbes in your gut, and you’ve probably heard of probiotics in your food or supplements. But what about prebiotics? What are prebiotics? In short, prebiotics are food for the good…

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Carbohydrate Foods: Get Answers to Your Questions

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Aak, carbohydrates are vilified as public enemy number one. Again and again and again. Carb-bashers claim carbohydrate foods are the root of obesity, inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, you-name-it. No berries and yogurt for these folks. No sandwiches, tacos, lentil soup or brown rice either. They…

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Lifestyle Reset: Your 24-Hour Prediabetes Action Plan

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Prediabetes is a wake-up call. It’s a sign that something is metabolically awry. Your very best opportunity to reverse prediabetes or slow it’s progression is today! Here’s your 24-hour prediabetes action plan to help with your lifestyle reset. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide is your lifestyle…

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5 Ways Poor Sleep Hurts Your Blood Sugar

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Sleep rocks! Am I right? Sadly, more than 1/3 of adults in the US fail to get enough Z’s. Oddly, that’s the same number of adults with prediabetes. Related? At least a little. Sleep and health are closely linked and so are sleep and blood…

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Healthy Carbs to Start Eating Again

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Bring carbs back to the table! No more food fears, especially when it comes to healthy carbs. Below you’ll find my picks for healthy carbs to help shield the body from chronic illnesses. Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat…

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Farro Waldorf Salad

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In this version, the Waldorf salad gets a much-needed flavor and nutrient makeover with whole grain farro as a base, the brightness of orange and some pizazz from cinnamon and cardamom. Just like my red quinoa tabouli, this healthy farro salad is perfect for a…

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What are the Good Fats for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

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Thank goodness the 80s notion that all dietary fat is bad – and, by extension, that all fat-free cookies are good – has gone the way of the pager! Today we know that that the type of fat matters. But there’s still confusion about what…

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Some Truths about Carbs

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Let’s talk about healthy carbs, including starch. There is such a thing – even for people with diabetes or prediabetes. In recent years, eating has become fear-based. To many people, eating healthy is all about avoiding whatever food or ingredient is the villain of the…

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10 Easy Ways to Get Fiber

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We know that fiber is really important. More than 80% of consumers said so in a survey. But guess what? We’re not eating nearly enough! I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 easy ways to get fiber! Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of…

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Welcome to my Blog

Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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