Diabetes Expert Blog Posts

  • Persimmon and Bosc Pear Oatmeal Bake
    I am usually not that hungry in the morning. I admit, I am a late night snacker, so sometimes I get by in the morning on some caffeine, possibly a green smoothie ( I enjoy making them!) and then have my breakfast a bit later. It’s actually been a bit chilly in Los Angeles. 55-60F is cold for us! (Don’t laugh, you get used to the temperatures…seriously!) So I have been craving something warm in ... Read More
    Published on Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Immune-boosting Cranberry Ice Cubes
    Introducing an easy hack to boost immunity, flavor and nutrients in under a minute! (Immune-boosting Cranberry Ice Cubes) As identical twins, who are both registered dietitian nutritionists and personal trainers, you may wonder if other things in our lives are as identical as our career paths. While some things are quite different–Lyssie is obsessed with sardines, while Tammy only likes them... Source ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • 3 Health Dangers of Sitting All Day
    Modern life is sedentary. In fact many people spend half their lives sitting all day. It’s a big part of the working day for most people and it could be doing serious damage to our health. You wouldn’t normally think of sitting down as a particularly dangerous activity but recent research shows that there is actually a long list of health problems that could be caused by not moving around too much. Google it! CNN ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Weight Loss Surgery Fears Explained and Rationalized
    Nobody cheers in joy at the prospect of bariatric surgery, even the least invasive one. Emotionally, a weight loss surgery can feel like an invasion of your privacy. Besides, it can be difficult to accept that you need to give control over your body to another individual. At least that’s how I felt when I had my body contouring plastic surgery. I did not want to put my life into someone else’s hands. But rest ... Read More
    Published on Monday, November 26, 2018
  • WLS Online Support for Women Only
    Bariatric Women’s Support is another of my favorite Facebook WLS groups. Why? Well, BWS is well-run and its just for women who’ve had or want weight-loss surgery (WLS). Plus they offer a number of services that other WLS online support groups do not. Let’s take a closer look at Bariatric Women’s Support: Bariatric Women’s Support (BWS) is owned and operated by Ashley Justice and Lesley McPherson. Ashley and Lesley are the group admins and they ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • pomegranate-smashed butternut squash
    If you haven’t tried it yet, pomegranate juice makes a clever culinary liquid, not just a beverage. In late fall and all winter long, I love using a combination of pomegranate juice and arils in cooking to add rich color, antioxidants, and naturally-derived sweetness with a hint of tartness. The juice is delightful when paired with butternut squash, like I do in this recipe. Serve this up just like you might mashed potatoes or ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Don’t Let a Negative Mindset Rule Your Life
    Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in negative thinking? Or maybe your aren’t even aware of your subconscious programming — instead the people around you may comment on your negativity or self-deprecation. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We don’t always need those other people to tell us that we aren’t good or clever enough. We don’t need others to hold up a mirror to ourselves, criticizing us for who we are ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 23, 2018
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