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PLAN A DIABETES-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING.

November 16, 2022 3:01 pm Published by Comments Off on PLAN A DIABETES-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING.

It’s November, and the holidays are around the corner. Along with holidays come parties, traditional favorite foods, and typically lots more calories! It may be a bit more of a challenge, but with a little extra planning and a few recipe adjustments, there’s no need to compromise your blood sugar control. Eating at your regular [...]


NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

November 1, 2022 4:51 pm Published by Comments Off on NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

November is National Diabetes Month and a time to learn as much as possible about this chronic disease. The incidence of diabetes is growing, making early detection and treatment so important. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a new individual living in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes every 21 seconds. The number [...]


PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

October 17, 2022 3:22 pm Published by Comments Off on PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

Nothing says October like the sight of pumpkin “everything” in the grocery store. From pumpkin-flavored coffee and creamers to cereals, cookies, baked goods, ice cream, and even dog food. October 26, is National Pumpkin Day. A day to recognize and celebrate our fall favorite. With so many types and varieties of pumpkins, how do you [...]


APPLE SEASON IS HERE! MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

October 3, 2022 2:35 pm Published by Comments Off on APPLE SEASON IS HERE! MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

Apple season is here when farms and orchards open their doors and invite the public to “pick-your-own”. Depending on the location, October is the peak season for many favorite apple varieties. For example, Honey Crisp, Red and Yellow Delicious, Rome, and Stayman apples are ready for picking in the Mid-Atlantic. In the northeast, it’s Jonagold, [...]


WATCHING YOUR CHOLESTEROL? TRY THESE HEART-HEALTHY LUNCH TIPS

September 16, 2022 7:35 pm Published by Comments Off on WATCHING YOUR CHOLESTEROL? TRY THESE HEART-HEALTHY LUNCH TIPS

September is National Cholesterol Awareness month, and time to refocus on healthy eating. Summer and vacation time is coming to an end, when we may have let our eating habits slide, and allowed ourselves to indulge. A 2016 study found following a 1-3 week vacation, adults gained an average of 1lb that persisted up to [...]


PCOS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES…WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

September 1, 2022 4:58 pm Published by Comments Off on PCOS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES…WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal imbalance affecting women in their childbearing years. It causes many unpleasant symptoms and is a leading cause of infertility. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 5 million women suffer from the syndrome and its lifelong health effects. [...]


AUGUST IS NATIONAL VACCINE AWARENESS MONTH

August 19, 2022 3:09 pm Published by Comments Off on AUGUST IS NATIONAL VACCINE AWARENESS MONTH

August is National Vaccine Awareness Month. A time to increase your awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases, and to talk to a health care provider about which immunizations are recommended for you. For adults with existing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, or COPD, being fully vaccinated can be lifesaving. Vaccines work by teaching your body [...]


AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

August 1, 2022 4:55 pm Published by Comments Off on AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

August is prime time for luscious tomatoes, sweet peppers, robust eggplant, summer squash, and sweet corn. Their colors are beautiful and their healthfulness is plentiful. It pays to make the most of enjoying these veggies in-season when taste and nutrition are at their peak. TOMATOES During much of the year, off-season supermarket tomatoes are often [...]


BLUEBERRIES ARE A ‘SUPERFOOD’ AND THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN JULY

July 18, 2022 1:58 pm Published by Comments Off on BLUEBERRIES ARE A ‘SUPERFOOD’ AND THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN JULY

Blueberry picking season is here! While we can find them in grocery stores all year round, blueberries are ripe for picking at local farms and markets now. They are a tiny fruit packed with lots of nutrition and health benefits. Dubbed a “superfood” they may play a role in lowering the risk for heart disease [...]


JULY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH

July 1, 2022 12:43 pm Published by Comments Off on JULY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH

According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), President Ronald Regan signed National Ice Cream Month into law on July 9, 1984. He noted that ice cream consumption substantially contributed to the U.S. economy and strengthened the health of the country’s dairy industry. President Regan further designated the third Sunday of the month as National [...]


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