I can’t even begin to tell you how many clients I’ve seen over the years, who have just been diagnosed with diabetes. It’s becoming quite an epidemic in this country, fueled by our desire to constantly eat, sit, and eat some more. Because we overindulge far in foods that really should be eaten “every once in a while”, and because most of us sit all day for work, or just because, an estimated 29 million Americans, or over nine percent of us have diabetes. Crazy. Yes?
It’s once they’re diagnosed, that most people start to think about their diet. That’s the first time they ever visit a registered dietitian to learn about how, what and why to eat, and so the question RDs are usually asked is What Can I Eat with Diabetes?” Continue Reading..
I was searching for a nutrition book on Amazon the other day, and I came to my attention that there are A LOT of books out there on how to get healthy and eat better. I guess I’m guilty of getting my information from research and professional journals, so I’m a bit out of touch. As I browsed through the (FIFTY-NINE !) pages of books on nutrition, I realized why so many people are so confused about what to eat, and how to care for themselves. So thank you Amazon.com, for inspiring this blog post – a compilation of my favorite books on health and nutrition. Continue Reading..
Since today is all about love, and February is American Heart Month, I thought it only appropriate to write about the most important way you can show your heart a little extra love. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, but most of the risk factors for this disease are diet and lifestyle related, and largely preventable. The American Heart Association urges everyone to follow a Heart Healthy Diet in order to reduce your risk– but what does that mean? Continue Reading..