Monthly Archives: February 2017

Getting your sweet tooth to 10%

foods with added sugars

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines are broad and more confusing than previous guidelines. They emphasize eating whole grains, a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, nuts and oils, but don’t give specific amounts. The only specific recommendations are to keep both saturated fats and added sugars to less than 10% of total daily calories. For the […]

Your ticker talking, “too much salt!”

sodium in tomato sauce

I asked my husband to pick up some tomato sauce the other day and what he came home with made my heart skip a beat.  I looked at the label and couldn’t believe what I saw – enough dietary sodium to get my heart pounding!  My mouth is drying up like a sponge in the sun just […]

Make your health your top priority


Most of us tend to take our health for granted until there is a sudden change in it. Rarely do people want to give up their comforting routines unless they have a good reason. Many of the newly diagnosed patients with diabetes I worked with expressed anger over the expectation of changing eating habits, having to exercise, […]