Quinoa Chocolate Cake

I LOVE CHOCOLATE!  I especially love cake and brownies.  Here is a recipe using Quinoa instead of flour!  That is so exciting because that means if you have Gestational Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, this dessert does not contain the evil  refined flour. I adjusted the recipe and substituted the sugar with Stevia, and the…

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

I had Quinoa Tabbouleh during my trip to Vegas  last week at a Buffet!!!  I was so excited! Quinoa is a great alternative to rice and pasta.  It is a whole grain which means it will not affect your blood sugars like rice and pasta… and it is gluten free!  Here is a recipe I…

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Is a Health Coach REALLY Too Expensive?

I recently presented at an area hospital to educate a group of nurses and doctors on what a health coach is and how health coaches can help provide support for their patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Most of the group was very receptive, but of course there was one skeptic who…

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Can you mix Booze and Diabetes?

Summer time is fast approaching and this is the time for outdoor gatherings, BBQ and usually a cooler full of cold spirits!  So is it okay to drink alcohol if you have type 2 diabetes? When you drink alcohol, your body produces insulin which can lead to low or lower blood sugar levels as your…

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IF YOU THINK YOU CAN..YOU CAN!

We bring to the table many year of  beliefs  both positive and negative that help mold us into  “victims” or “victors”  in all aspects of our lives.  Battling weight issues and reversing diabetes is no exception. This week has been quite an eye-opening experience.  I am learning that no matter how much information a person…

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How Cubans Reversed Diabetes

A not too recent, but important study about Cuba and the drop in diabetes, heart disease and deaths….all due to forced diet changes during their economic crisis…… Weight Loss: How Economic Crisis Helped Cienfuegos Drop Pounds And Ward Off Diabetes, Heart Disease Deaths A population-based study looked at how people on the southern coast of…

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DIET Does Not Have to be a Four Letter Word!

The thought of changing your diet can feel overwhelming when you first find out you have Gestational Diabetes. Although, come to think of it,  Gestational Diabetes is not the only condition during pregnancy that will force you to take a serious look at what you are eating.  High blood pressure, rapid weight gain and water…

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Master the Dragon

I have been visiting a support forum online where people with Diabetes  connect and get general advice and emotional support from each other. My concern is many who post there are in a state of “helplessness” and believe they have no control over their diabetes… My hope, in addition to guiding you with making better…

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Why Can’t I Eat Whatever I Want During Pregnancy?

Ah yes, you are relishing in the wonders of pregnancy.  Back pain, swollen feet, morning sickness.  Or perhaps you are one of the lucky ones and you are sailing through your pregnancy with ease! Are you using this time to ignore all your pre-pregnancy healthy eating habits?  Or are you continuing to eat whatever you…

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