I've been following the intermittent fasting (IF) trend for several years but the new April study in the New England Journal of Medicine brought it the forefront again. I worked on an article about IF for the Nutrition Source in 2017, so it was reassuring that this new study was entirely consistent with our content! … Continue reading What About Intermittent Fasting?
Seems that everyone's trying to eat lower-carb these days. You can tell by the growing number of food packages advertising "low net carbs!" "keto-friendly!" or "no added sugar!" I've even heard of a new brand called Magic Spoon Cereal that makes low-carb/sugar nostalgic favorites like fruit loops. In my opinion, the body needs some healthy … Continue reading 6 Tips to Control Carbs
The glycemic index is a completely confusing tool that I kind of wish was never created. It started out as a great idea from researchers at the University of Toronto in the 1980s as a way for people with diabetes to make food choices that would help control their blood glucose (sugar). The glycemic index … Continue reading Why I don’t use Glycemic Index, or even Glycemic Load
About half the people I see in the clinic have some form of diabetes: prediabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, or even a rarer type 1.5. The nutrition prescription for all of them shares one similarity—watch the total carbs. Carbohydrates are the one macronutrient that most affects changes in blood sugar (proteins and fats are … Continue reading Best Snacks for Diabetes
World Diabetes Day #WDD is November 14 this year. Why the need to raise awareness? Diabetes rates in America continue to climb, from 26 to 29 million people in the past five years, with 1 in 4 having no idea that they are walking around with dangerously high blood sugar levels. A lot of sugar constantly … Continue reading Lentil Quinoa Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash for #WDD