Category Archive: carbohydrates

Nov 07

Steps to Better Sleep

Sleep is a crucial element to health. It is the basis of our well-being and if we cut ourselves short, not only will our afternoons seem harder, but our waistlines and blood sugars can pay for it. Suggested steps for better sleep: Black out your room. Completely. No clocks, no blinking laptops, no light. If your iPhone …

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Oct 16

Type 1 Diabetes Paired With a Paleo Diet

I have three main purposes for my website and one is to help educate consumers on the connection between nutrition and health, secondly to describe the philosophy of my counseling services to potential patients to distinguish it from other dietitians/nutritionists and thirdly, to act as a portal for people with type 1 diabetes and those interested in the care for …

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Jul 18

See You Later Hypertension

Last fortnight I was asked to participate in an online interview (article originally published on: http://www.bloodpressurecharts.net/kelly-o-connell-interview.html) about natural ways to manage high blood pressure. Not only was this request interesting but it is a topic that needs more coverage. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a silent killer. I hate to be so blunt but there is no way …

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Dec 03

Dear Food Diary – 3/12/11 – Christmas BBQ Party…

Today, Saturday, I am prepping for a gathering of friends to celebrate Christmas. Let’s see how I behaved at the BBQ, keeping in mind these few goals: 1. Avoid all dairy and grains 2. Drink plenty of water and do not over eat on anything 3. Avoid all dairy Breakfast: 9AM Long black I was …

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Nov 16

My Diabetic Motive

It is almost my birthday and looking back on my 27th year of age – a heck of a lot has happened. Good and bad. The Good: Moved twice. First from Chicago to Ohio, starting a new role at Abbott Nutrition as a sales rep, and then again in January, relocating to Australia with my …

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Nov 03

My Healing Potion

If there is anything I had learned in my role at Abbott Nutrition as a Sales Rep it is nutrition is power in the healing process and the earlier the implementation the better. I bring this topic up because last Saturday I broke my jaw; in quite a few places actually and it is by …

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Jun 05

Diabetes and Dr Bernstein’s Diet Recommendations

I admit I have an obsession with diet books. Not because I want to try the latest fad to drop a few but because as a dietitian I want to see and learn what an author’s thoughts are on a perfect diet. The latest diet book I’ve dove into is, “The Dukan Diet,” and it …

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Jul 15

Carbs: the secret to slim

Recent studies suggest that a high carbohydrate diet can be effective for losing weight and even outperforms a high protein diet for cutting body fat and lowering cholesterol and blood sugar. In the post-Atkins era, this might seem like strange advice: Eat carbohydrates to help you stay lean. But according to a study of 4,451 …

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May 13

Pass the Finish Line

When you’re engaging in exercise beyond your usual activity level — such as a charity bike ride, mini-marathon or fun run — don’t forget to refuel your body during the event. Your body can store only about an hour’s worth of carbohydrates, so if you want to finish the race without being pulled over the …

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