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
Seed crackers are good for you. Seedy characters may not be. When I started my health journey I was looking for food substitutes for the old staples that I would buy like potato chips and Ritz crackers. My health coach recommended Mary's Gone Crackers brand of seedy...read more
Yes, fish can really stink up your home - if you don't like fish. It's not stinky to me; it's yummy! To save cooking time, cook more than one helping and prep for the rest of the week!! Cold salmon, or briefly heated in frying pan, is great on salads. (microwave...read more
What?! It's just vinegar - what's the big deal? Just Google it. I'll bet when you type in 'apple', Google will prefill 'cider vinegar' as a top choice. It's all the rage these days. You can do everything from clean to ingest this stuff, but let's stick with just...read more
Drink your water. 8 cups a day. Sheesh! I'm lucky if I drink 4-5 a day, but then again, I sit a lot all day in front of a computer for my day job. When I work out, yeah, I'm up there in glass count, but doesn't it get boring? I need zing (taste and variety) to get my...read more
If there were just one veggie I would say to add to your foodstyle today, I would say "Beets Baby!". When you juice them (remember to definitely go organic if juicing) they will taste a little 'greeny', but your taste buds will become more familiar with them as you...read more
Peppers are a weekly staple of mine. I'm even trying to grow them in my garden this year (SOOO SLOW!!!). Each one is so different in flavor. The green pepper is more tangy and I like this in my chili or lettuce salad. The red pepper is sweeter and I'll add this to...read more
Celery - how do I buy thee? Hearts only? Organic? .99 cheapest option? In this case, the answer is NOT "it depends". Alway buy organic when it comes to celery - there's no hard coating to ward off the pesticides! It's mostly water and if it's fed more than water,...read more
You don't NEED milk. You need protein. What type of cow does almond milk come from? A nutty one! Did you laugh? You know by now that cows are pumped with hormones to increase production for an ever growing world demand. When you get the chance, just try Almond...read more
"Yuck! It's too nutty" said my daughter at age 15 when I started switching over to almond butter, sun butter and cashew butter. My nutritionist* recommended getting rid of all oils except coconut oil for cooking and baking, and using cold pressed olive oil for salad...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?