• An A1c test can be used to diagnose prediabetes or diabetes.According to CDA guidelines:A1C <5.5% Normal. A1C >5.5%, at risk of Prediabetes.A1C 6.0%-6.4%, Prediabetes.A1C > or equal to 6.5%, Diabetes.📍 Prediabetes refers to blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Although not everyone with prediabetes will [...]

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    Vitamin D

    April 25, 2021 | Blog

    ☀️Vitamin D, unlike many of the other vitamins that you may be taking, is fat soluble; this means that if you take too much of it, you won't just pee it out like you would a water soluble vitamin.☀️Our bodies synthesize vitamin D after sun exposure,  and then it's activated by the liver and kidneys.☀️The activated form of Vitamin D acts like a [...]

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    Although eating vegetables for breakfast is not typical in the Western diet, it is quite common in diets from other parts of the world.Having greens for breakfast is a great way to start your day with nutrient-dense foods.A breakfast salad can contain “mood-boosting” nutrients such as folate and vitamin B12, found in leafy greens, which can make us feel happier, eliminate brain fog, and [...]

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    Ingredients:1/4 cup - 1/2 cup old fashion oats3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1-2 tbsp chia seeds1 tbsp raw pumpkin seedsOptional: 1/2 cup - 1 cup berriesOptional: 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and dash of cinnamonDirections: Mix all ingredients well into a bowl.Place overnight in the fridge, or consume immediately.Note: Old fashioned oats work best because they don't get mushy like quick cook oats,[...]

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    Currently, there are clinical trials reviewing the use of Ketogenic Diet in treating diabetes, cancer, obesity, autism, migraine, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s and other medical conditions.Long-Term Side Effects of following a Ketogenic Diet*Acute pancreatitis*Cardiomyopathy*Gallstones*Thyroid dysfunction*Hypoproteinemia*Hepatitis*Hypocalcemia and bone damage*Disruptions in [...]

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    Why Should You Eat Beans

    April 6, 2021 | Blog

    Beans protect your heart in many ways.Because beans are high in fiber, they can help reduce cholesterol levels, decrease blood sugar levels, and increase healthy gut bacteria.Additionally, men who eat beans regularly, appear to have a reduced risk of prostate cancer, pre-cancerous colon polyps, and (in overweight individuals) pancreatic cancer.Beans are a rich source of fiber and B vitamins, as [...]

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    Comfort food can pack a healthy punch!When is cool and rainy outside, we all crave comfort foods.Most often, comfort foods are usually quite heavy; however, I believe that comfort foods can taste delicious and be healthy too!Today, given that is a cool and rainy day,  I’ve decided to make a Greek inspired dish for lunch.So what’s on my plate?-Greek chicken souvlaki-1/2 cup cooked wild & [...]

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    “Detox Diets” & “Spring Cleanses” don’t really work and can be dangerous!Following an extreme cleanse, such as a liquid or an extremely low calorie diet may lack essential nutrients, cause electrolyte imbalances, fatigue, headaches, and nausea.Additionally, these detox diets or cleanses might end up slowing your metabolism, and making you crave everything that you just gave up while [...]

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    Find Your Healthy!

    March 27, 2021 | Blog

    Healthy Eating looks different for everyone. Healthy Bodies come in a variety of shapes and sizes.Many individuals, males and females feel pressured to measure up to strict and unrealistic social and cultural beauty ideals, which can lead to a negative body image.A healthy body image means you feel comfortable in your own body and you feel good about the way you look. When you have a healthy body[...]

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    Meal Prepping

    March 27, 2021 | Blog

    Meal prepping is absolutely necessary if you:1. Enjoy eating healthy.2. Enjoy saving money.3. Want to save time spent in the kitchen.4. Live a busy life.Meal prepping is a great way to make sure that you have  a whole bunch of healthy meals on hand.Prepared meals are great to have in school, at work, or when you need a quick lunch or dinner, but you don’t have the time to prepare a [...]

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