Showing posts tagged as 'diabetes'

Be Cautious

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Type-ii-diabetes

December 14, 2010 06:31

As I was first beginning makingallthingsnew, I spent a lot of time checking out the blogs which focused on diabetes. There's one blog that had been around a long time, and I went through all his old posts looking to see how we addressed the various aspects of this disease.I liked most of what I read, but I was surprised at all the pharmaceutical ads on the site. Then, in one of his posts, I...


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The Full Plate Diet

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

December 09, 2010 12:36

Looking for one more gift for someone special? Someone you really care about? Consider picking them up a copy of The Full Plate Diet.This New York Times bestseller isn't pushing some fad diet. Instead, it's about getting back to basics. The whole premise is that we can lose weight and feel better by eating more fiber.The authors cite several major studies which show those who eat a diet rich in...


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Holiday Balancing Act

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Inspiration, Mind, Nutritional-supplements, Type-ii-diabetes

November 26, 2010 09:59

Now that the holiday season is officially here, I asked my friend Todd Burrier to do another guest blog. For those with health issues like diabetes which require them to exercise regularly and closely watch what they eat, this time of year can present problems.The weather is getting colder, so it becomes harder to get consistent exercise. We go to lots of social events where tables are loaded...


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The Amen Solution

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Mind

November 22, 2010 16:46

Happy Monday :) A friend of mine sent me an email today, and what it was about was so consistent with what I'm trying to do through this blog, I thought I'd pass it on to you. The blog post she emailed me was written by Dr. Daniel Amen, a well-known doctor specializing in brain health.

My friend told me about him several weeks ago, and I checked out a couple of his books from the library. I'm...


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Great Fall Tastes

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 13, 2010 09:14

We're all looking to improve our health and well being (at least I hope you are) :) I came upon this list the other day, and thought it would be good to share it with you. Everything on the list is pretty easy to find, especially in these days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Over the last year or so, I've developed an appreciation of beets, one of the items on the list. When I was a kid, I remember...


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Dreamfields Pasta

Tags: Diabetes, Main-course, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

November 12, 2010 06:09

I've written about Dreamfields Pasta in the past, but during this second week of Diabetes Awareness Month, I wanted to mention them again. This is a fantastic product for anyone watching their carbohydrate intact, whether they are diabetic or not. You'll have some terrific health benefits, and I promise that you won't detect any difference in quality, texture, or taste :)When I first met with a...


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Nutritional Supplements and Diabetes

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Nutritional-supplements, Type-ii-diabetes

November 08, 2010 08:09

I'm blessed to have some great friends who have helped me in my efforts to reverse diabetes. This past Saturday, Jeff was my first guest blogger, and he wrote about the importance of physical exercise. Today, my friend Todd Burrier will be blogging on how nutritional supplements can support/improve glucose levels and our overall health.This Tuesday night (November 9th) at 9:15pm Eastern Todd...


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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

November 06, 2010 06:21

Over the last couple of weeks, I've asked some friends to write something for my blog. I think it makes sense to hear someone else's voice from time to time, and I hope you'll appreciate it too. Today, I'm really happy to have a young friend of mine share his thoughts on exercise. Jeff studied sports medicine in college, and now works in the physical therapy field, helping people get themselves...


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Another Chance

Tags: Diabetes, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Type-ii-diabetes

November 03, 2010 22:32

Wordless Wednesday, and we were asked to post an image that best represents my biggest help in managing diabetes. This sunrise (and all the others) is it for me.To me, the fact that I can have a fresh start every day is my biggest encouragement. It doesn't matter how things went yesterday, when the sun comes up, we're all given a second chance. Whatever your issues may be, every day is a new...


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American Diabetes Month

Tags: Blogging, Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

November 01, 2010 11:00

That's right, a whole month dedicated to Diabetes Awareness. Did you know that by the end of today, 4,300 people in the United States will be diagnosed with diabetes? As I wrote about last week, the USA Today reported on 10/22/10 that the number of diabetes cases in the US will double, and perhaps triple by 2050. As many as one in three will have the disease!On Friday, I picked up a great book...


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Upcoming Retreats


Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

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