Exercising With Diabetes

Senior Couple Walking In Summer Countryside

Eating right is the key to success with diabetes, but physical activity also plays an important role. Exercise helps your body manage diabetes better on a cellular level. When you exercise your cells can become more sensitive to insulin, so the whole glucose/insulin system can work more like it should. Your body also uses sugar from the blood…

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Healthy Lunches On the Go

As a working mom, the last thing I want to do before I go to work is worry about packing my lunch, much less making sure it is a healthy one.  But if I have learned anything during my years of school, training and working, it is that a healthy, filling lunch is not only…

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No Dinner Table? No Problem!

Family Dinner

Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are from the kitchen table.  Yes, I have memories of my one trip to Disneyland, my brothers pushing me into the hot springs at Yellowstone, and the one time my dad took me shopping, just him and me, to get my pink tutu for me to be…

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So What Does Healthy Really Mean?

We believe “Healthy” is taking advantage of every opportunity to benefit physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. As a physician,  I can’t tell you how many times I hear from patients that they dread coming to the doctor and how relieved they are that they only have to come once a year.  I can understand…

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Eating A Healthy Lunch

Eating a healthy lunch is central to weight loss and maintenance.  I can’t tell you how many patients of mine have told me they do great with breakfast and dinner at home, but it’s that lunch at work that is their downfall.  Whether it’s the constant potlucks, the continuous snacking because we don’t pack enough,…

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