Diabetes

The Number One Thing You Can Do To Lose Weight

The Number One Thing You Can Do To Lose Weight

Everyone wants to lose weight, some a little, some a lot.  Thus, it’s no surprise my clients often ask what’s the No. 1 thing they can do to lose pounds quickly and keep them off? I wish I had a magic wand to do the job that is healthy and has no side effects. But there is no magic wand...

Plump, Round and Healthy too

Plump, Round and Healthy too

My husband and I recently took a relaxing and fun vacation to Maine. The weather was enviable in August coming from hot and humid Charleston. So were the food, landscape and the Mainer’s way of life. Yes, there were plenty of lobsters, haddock, and halibut up there on which to dine.   Also plentiful and tasty were tiny, wild blueberries...

Giving up on your goals does not mean you are lazy

We are in an exciting time in life. Just as we had the beginning of the digital revolution at the end of the last century, we are now experiencing a personal transformation revolution.  It’s about becoming healthier, happier and living your own life with purpose. But better health and positive change won’t come unless you know what you’re doing. Here...

I am Pre-Diabetic too

Boy, did I get a surprise last week. My doctor’s office called to say my blood work came back fine except for my A1C test — the one that provides information about a person’s average level of blood glucose (blood sugar) over the past three months. It is the primary test used to determine if you are pre-diabetic or have...

Do You Know Why Tea is Good For You?

Finally the cooler weather is upon us, which for me, is “tea time.” But, like most everything I consume, I play a game of sorts with myself to determine what’s healthiest for my body. However, tea is a bit different. All varieties of tea — whether it is black tea, green, oolong (between green and black) or white —are good...

Drink Up: The Health Benefits of Coffee

One of the things I look forward to each morning is a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. In fact, I enjoy it so much I often list it as one of the three things I am grateful for each week. My morning Joe helps me to ease into my routine; it is my time to be quiet and savor the beginning...

How to Make Weight Loss Last

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, especially after 50 years of age, you know it’s an extremely difficult challenge. You should also know that keeping off those extra pounds is even harder. According to the International of Journal of Obesity, among overweight and obese adults, only 17 percent who lost at least 10 percent of what they started with...

Are You ‘Pre-Diabetic?’

How do you prevent diabetes? What does it mean when your doctor tells says, “You are pre-diabetic?” Is the cure to stop eating foods with sugar and start exercising almost every day? But as I re-read my prediabetes materials in preparation for a 16-week class I am facilitating for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), I am...

Do your city a favor: Ride a bike to town

Do your city a favor: Ride a bike to town

Charleston, S.C. — one of the world’s most popular cities — is a nice place to live, especially if you have good physical health.   A morning stroll along The Battery overlooking Charleston Harbor is delightful, especially during the spring and fall. You are certain to see ships entering and exiting past Fort Sumter to and from the Atlantic Ocean. The...

Focus on a Plant-Based Diet

Focus on a Plant-Based Diet

Plant based diets can be very beneficial to your health. Switching to a plant-based diet does not necessarily mean you must give up meat all together. But for most people, it does mean a change in food priorities. In other words, when planning your menu, build meals around fruits and veggies, and not meats. This simple shift will do more to...

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