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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Is Fruit Bad For Your Health?

You turn on the TV and there’s a slick talk show host promising dramatic weight loss results if you stop eating grapes. You click on a link while surfing the internet, and suddenly a pop-up suggests that you’ll drop those last 10 pounds—if you never eat bananas again. Seemingly healthy fruits have suddenly become the […]

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Surprising Risk Factors For Diabetes: Your Child’s School and It’s Policies

Obesity and type 2 diabetes in children has been on the rise. You might be surprised to find that school policies can put kids at risk for obesity and diabetes. SOURCE: Center for Disease Control and Prevention Obesity and Diabetes Here are 4 questions to look into about your child’s school: 1. Does the school […]

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Managing Your Diabetes: Carbohydrates

  Nutrition is a very important key to living a happy and healthy life with diabetes. But, we know you might have some questions about how the foods you eat impact you. There are three main nutrients found in the food we eat that provide us with calories; they are carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Carbohydrates […]

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Going Green: The What, Why and How of a Plant Based Diet

Lots of places are going green lately. But have you considered switching your diet to green? Leaning toward a plant based diet can boost your overall health and help lower your risk for certain diseases.  A plant based diet is another way of saying a vegetarian diet, which generally consists of eating little or no […]

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February is Heart Health Month

Have you ever wondered what it means when someone has “Congestive Heart Failure,” or “Heart Failure?”  According to the American Heart Association, “Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.” Basically, heart failure happens when your heart […]

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