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ARE YOU CONSUMING TOO MUCH SUGAR IN YOUR DIET?
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 11-8-2015

Sugar is found in foods in two ways – foods that contain natural sugar like lactose in milk and fructose in fruit, and foods that contain added sugars. It’s the foods with the added sugars killing you if you’re diabetic. The easiest way to lower the sugar in your diet is to lower the carbohydr Read More

IT’S DIABETIC QUIZ TIME… HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HOW DIABETES AFFECTS YOUR BODY?
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 1-7-2015

Understanding how diabetes affects your body gives you a strong foundation for making smart decisions about your health. Test yourself with these quiz questions… 1. Diabetes is a disorder of protein metabolism. This is why diabetics lose muscle mass as they get older. True or False?  2. The r Read More

IT’S DIABETIC QUIZ TIME… HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GLYCEMIC INDEX?
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 16-6-2015

Quizzes are fun and here are several questions about the Glycemic Index. Knowing these answers is important because it can help you regulate your own blood sugar levels. Doing what you can to keep your blood sugar levels closer to normal via diet is possible, and knowing how to avoid High Glycemic I Read More

JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY DECOMPRESSION METHODS HELP DIABETICS
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 27-4-2015

A few decades ago, doctors and scientists thought diabetics were more susceptible to develop compression of the nerves that became chronic. That’s because diabetics who have diabetic neuropathy have a lot of pain and can’t feel where their feet are in space. For example, it’s diffi Read More

WHAT IS EPIGENETICS AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 20-4-2015

Epigenetics is the latest branch of genetics. It’s the study of the alterations in the genes inherited from one’s parents. If you want a very scientific definition, researchers at the University of Kentucky explain it as all the meiotically and mitotically inherited changes in gene expre Read More

ALTERNATIVE TO MASHED POTATOES
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 2-4-2015

Understanding the glycemic index cannot be stressed enough as a key factor in building a lasting healthy lifestyle for diabetes maintenance. Reflecting the quality of carbohydrates in a particular food, the glycemic index ranks foods according to how much they affect blood sugar levels. Dr. Andrew W Read More

A LIGHT, SEASONAL SPRING MENU
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 24-3-2015

Winter’s harsh bite is finally subsiding, and spring is in the air. As the weather turns from cold to warm, our craving for heavy, comforting foods slowly lightens up—thank goodness! Just as our bodies instinctually lean towards putting on a few extra pounds during the cold months, they tend to Read More

CHEESY “SPAGHETTI” AND TUNA
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 13-3-2015

Craving a cheesy meal to comfort you? If so, you likely already know that opening up a box of conventional macaroni and cheese is simply not a good option as far as your diabetic eating plan is concerned. High in carbs, loaded with fat, and containing very little protein, it simply isn’t going to Read More

MANY DRUGS CAUSE FATTY LIVER…
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 9-3-2015

One thing the pharmaceutical industry is lax on in their media reports and training to doctors, is the side effects and the harm that is caused in the body. And today’s report is about some drugs that cause fatty liver – but you were never warned. So here’s the big problem – if a fat Read More

WHY YOU SHOULD DETOX MORE THAN YOUR BODY TO FEEL GREAT IN 2015
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 16-2-2015

How do you really feel about keeping all those surplus clothes and food items that are preventing your cupboards from closing properly? Maybe they are unconsciously stressing you out and so you avoid them – telling yourself one day you will get around to cleaning them out. Clearing them out &# Read More