WHAT HealthyDM does
- provides healthy alternatives to old school diets
- introduces new foods into old humdrum stand-bys
- creates accountability until someone can stand on their own nutrition
WHY we do it better
- provide local tasting sessions
- provide online training to access it from anywhere (soon)
- provide free discussions at health professionals’ locations, Whole Foods, anywhere…
For WHOM we do it
- over 40 women
- pre-diabetic or type 2
- those who know that they need a change but don’t know how to start
What we DON’T do
- provide specific ailment recommendations, this is for you to discuss with your Dr
- replace a medical professional’s advice, we supplement it
- promise getting rid of medications
HOW we do it
- website blog with recipes that follow (see next item)
- with food recommendations
- text messages or email messages
- creating programs for change
- creating mind games to strengthen your brain (bracelets, mini-goal setting)
Healthy Choices I Used to Control My Diabetes
I find Kale to be much more versatile than lettuce. You wouldn't put lettuce in the oven or in a shake, would you? Lettuce is a water-based filler food, but Kale is like the Superman of foods. You can eat it hot or cold, baked or shaked. Our Publix sells big...read more
Quinoa is my savior. She saved me from helping upon helping of pasta and rice. She's easy to prep for a whole week, can be eaten cold or hot, mixed or plain, and isn't a grain that I was trying to avoid as I decreased my dependence upon insulin shots. I still prick...read more
When you are starting your health journey and are told you must get rid of bread, rice, pasta and crackers (basically all white flour products).... your first reaction? YEAH RIGHT! There are substitutes! Sprouts and sprouted grains are a way to feel filled up and...read more
Coconut Oil – I’ve heard that those who have nut allergies may still be able to use coconut oil because coconut is a technically a seed. This was one of the FIRST items I bought when I started my new “foodstyle” . My health team (A+A Wellness – Fitness and Nutrition)...read more
Do it now. Just get rid of all artificial sweeteners; they only fuel your cravings for more sweetness. How many of you drink a diet soda to quench your thirst only to find that you're still thirsty or crave something chocolate? Stay away from "sugar-free" items;...read more
What do the two have in common? English as a second language and green tea?! For me, memories. Back when I was newly married, I volunteered to visit a Chinese student weekly and teach English to her. No, I didn't know Chinese and she knew little English. She...read more
What Can You Do with an Avocado? In keeping with my goal of writing short articles on 52 healthy grocery items to try; I present you with one new item per week to add to your diet. Here are my top faves on eating avocados in order of preference: 1. Chocolate,...read more
I'm half Italian (the other is Swedish). My Italian grandparents had a full kitchen and walk-in cold cellar in their basement. We would make Christmas cookies and stuffed sausage and other goodies. My grandmother was the one that introduced me to stuffed...read more
Most Americans are brought up on basically 5-10 "side" items. Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Bread, Pasta, Rice, Peas, Carrots, sometimes Broccoli.. and #10 .. Potatoes. I'm going to teach you that there are more choices!!!! As a Type 2 Diabetic, I've come to grips with...read more
This website is a journal, per se, of my journey towards healthy living. You could say I got a late start, but who knew back in the 80’s what was REALLY healthy?!
After my first child, I was put on insulin. It was just a matter of time. It’s in my family. This is my life.
Little did I know that I had control!! I wasn’t type 1 (insulin dependent), I was type 2 (insulin resistant) and it can be controlled with diet!!
Why didn’t my endocrinologist tell me this!? Why didn’t we discuss health?! Why didn’t we talk about nutrition?!
These are my stories to help you learn how to eat healthier. It worked for me. I don’t know if it will work for you – it’s up to you to try though, isn’t it?