Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’

Eat foods that closely resemble their form and color when plucked from the dirt, tree, or vine. Think: how did my body evolve to eat food? (this is not a subtle plug for raw food diets, so don’t get excited!) The more processing your  food has undergone, the fewer nutrients are left to help keep your immunity strong. What’s more? Processing often introduces novel proteins & other foods (those that are new and unusual and therefore not known to your body), which increases your exposure to harmful substances. These chemicals are linked to modern chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, obesity, malabsorption, food intolerances, digestive disturbances and more. Bleh! That is definitely not sexy!

For all y’all vegetarians out there, take a look at your fake meats, fake cheeses, fake milks, protein supplements. The ingredients are usually NO BUENO, friends. (Full disclosure: I was a vegetarian for 13 years and developed severe food intolerances largely in thanks to those highly processed fake vegetarian foods.)



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March is National Nutrition Month, so please indulge me in sharing with you the many reasons why consulting with a Registered Dietitian (RD) is a SMART choice:

1. You have diabetes. Many people think that having diabetes means the end of enjoyable foods. The dietary restrictions can seem overwhelming, which is one reason why diabetics quit managing their diets. Unfortunately, diabetes is a very serious illness, and if not managed properly, the consequences can be quite serious: limb amputations, kidney disease, kidney failure, coma, and more. Your diet is an integral component to managing this disease well. Your RD will teach you about lifestyle management, such as weight loss (if needed) and physical activity. And best of all, your RD can help you continue enjoying many of your favorite foods safely, without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

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