And so it begins. Have I done enough in 5 months to reverse Type 2 diabetes? Lifestyle and mindset change. Shed 25KG. Food is my medicine. sugar and gluten free. 3 hour fasting glucose test..... I got this 💪🏻💪🏻
Thanks to The Skinny Gene project for asking me to be a part of this project. As many of you know, Filipinos are very susceptible to diabetes and the Skinny Gene Project is an organization that tries to educate others to prevent prediabetes. So they asked me to come up with some healthy diabetes friendly Filipino recipes and I had a lot of fun with it. #filipino#diabetesprevention#veganfilipinofood#healthyfilipinofood
Milk thistle is a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties commonly used to detoxify the body especially the liver. Milk thistle is able to promote healthy digestive function by helping with enzyme formation, increasing bile production, decreasing inflammation and soothing the mucous membrane throughout the body. Milk thistle draws toxins out of the body that can cause a range of symptoms and diseases including cancer development, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney stones, gall bladder disorders, negative effects of chemotherapy, alcohol use and skin damage.
Milk thistle is used for:
•Liver detoxification and health •Helps prevent growth of some cancers •Helps lower cholesterol •Can control or prevent diabetes •Prevents gallstones •Boosts skin health •Lowers risk of heart attack
•Used in delaying onset of Alzheimer's and dementia
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Happy Thursday friends!! As you know I am a Lifestyle Coach for diabetes prevention... I help people with lifestyle change to build healthier habits around food and exercise.
Being overweight is one of the biggest risk factors for pre-diabetes (over 86 million Americans have Prediabetes and DONT EVEN KNOW IT)... but the good news is with modest weight loss you can reduce your risk.
I share some tips for losing weight on the blog. These tips are helpful for anyone looking to adopt healthier habits... enjoy!! ↖️link in profile 🌟
#TBT to Saturday, 5/13/17 - the School District of Palm Beach County held their 1st Annual Employee Health Fair, the "Heart & Soul Bash". The event was held at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School and our YMCA showcased the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, our Y Bike program and Community Water Safety. #healthfair#watersafety ##diabetesprevention#ymcaspbc#partnership
Embracing a holistic approach to preventing diabetes is critical. Often we are strong in one area but struggle in another. That's okay. The important thing is to recognize what areas in our lives need more attention. Maybe we eat really well but don't exercise, or maybe we eat really well and exercise but don't have a spiritual practice which brings us a sense of inner peace or connection to others. Maybe we are very intellectual but neglect our bodies. The point is to create balance in our lives through self awareness and taking responsible action. We are greater than the sum of our parts and our whole selves must be recognized and acknowledged. You know that phrase " what you resist persists" It is so true! So let's take a good look at ourselves with love and compassion and move in the direction of wholeness and healing! Stay focused my A1c wellness warriors! One day at a time!
Great culminating projects should be shared with other public health professionals! Rachael Mainord '17 shares her research on some long term outcomes of the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program at the Ohio Combined Public Health Program. Way to go Rachael. #publichealth#wrightpublichealth#diabetesprevention
ASCEND FITNESS// the month of May is already half over 😳 ....Where does the time go! If you haven’t already, be sure to head on over to our website and register for our 5 km or 8 km run at www.chilliwackmoves.com. As an added bonus to all of our registrants in the month of May, your name will be thrown into a draw to win a one month UNLIMITED bootcamp pass to Ascend fitness.
Strength training not only compliments running in that it helps strengthen the muscles that power our stride (in turn will increase our pace naturally) but it is also a key player in keeping our metabolisms revved up so we have long lasting energy, it helps regulate blood sugar levels, contributes to preventing osteoporosis (and thus reduces the risk of breaking bones later on in life) and just flat out makes us feel amazing and strong 💪
To be apart of this months draw all you have to do is:
- Register for the run 🏃🏾(link in profile)
- like Ascend Fitness Inc. - And of course ... like Chilliwack Moves - A Run for Prevention
Thank you @ascend_fitness_inc 👊
Smile says it all ;)) Doctor was amazed at my results and so pleased.... I have lost 18KG of FAT in total, gained 3kg of lean muscle.
Doing this with an underactive thyroid and type 2 diabetes is pretty hard... because my body will store fat and doesn't burn it like a healthy person... Next week I am redoing my glucose test and blood tests as the doctor thinks I have a very good chance of having reversed it... I'm over the moon... but won't celebrate until those results are back... And the yellow top.... that just shows you how healthy, bright and energetic I'm feeling... ❤️❤️ Got to keep going though. I'm only halfway to my goals for 2017... reversing the diabetes in one in a long list ;)) but a pretty major one!
With summertime upon us, alot of folks are looking for a way to get healthy so they can feel better and fit into those shorts! And I can help. My 4 week fit group is coming up at the end of the month. Don't get left behind, take the first step..I'll help you with the rest. Shoot me a message or add me as a friend on Facebook. C'mon and let's do this!
#FlashbackFriday : On Friday, April 28th Neyda DeJesus took to the podium in the Rhode Island State House Library to speak of her contributions to the Newport Health Equity Zone project. As a Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach and Resident Consultant, Neyda has partnered with the HEZ to bring programs and information about health and wellness to the North End and Broadway neighborhoods of Newport. She delivered a wonderful speech and was given a standing ovation. Great job, Neyda DeJesus! #newportRI#DiabetesPrevention#NHEZ#HealthEquity#RhodeIsland
HEALTH MATTERS!! RIGHT??? .
I don't typically share how much #Shakeology has helped transform my #health . Not only has it aided me in terms of my initial 50+lbs #weightloss but since I've been replacing one meal a day with it, I feel more energetic, my cravings for sweets have gone down SIGNIFICANTLY!!!! My hair and nails are stronger and I know that during my busy days I am having at least one super nutritional meal which I REFUSE to miss!!! .
Having had insulin dependent gestational diabetes with my son, it's also helped me manage my sugars and fight off diabetes because it's #lowontheglycemicindex . 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 OH and did I mention it's OH SO YUMMY like for real 😊
Does my good health have a cost? Will I sacrifice EXCELLENT quality? NO!!!!!!! My super amazing healthy shake is high end because my body DESERVES NOTHING BUT THE BEST 😘😘😘 .
OH and my almost 45 yrs YOUNG body thanks me EVERY DAY 🙉🙊🙈
Today's recipe is yummy cafe latte, made with almond milk and a 1/4 piece of Banana 😊🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 .
What will you do to transform your health today???.