Happy Health Weight Month! We have some FREE classes that will help you stay on track with your #weightloss goals! •
Our Nutrition Clinic is offering a weight loss support group on the 3rd TUESDAY of every month at 5 P.M.
We have a Diabetes Self Management class EVERY Tuesday at 12 noon (referral needed from primary care manager)
And we offer ShipShape and Tobacco Cessation classes WEEKLY with Health Promotions and Wellness 📲 (760) 719-4137.
Here at NHCP, we want to help you with the necessary tools you need to #livewell ! Join with us and #preventdisease BEFORE it occurs!
⚠️ ATTENTION ⚠️ Please read the following letter from the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and respond to our state leaders who represent the state of Oklahoma in Washington D.C. This is regards to Special Diabetes Program For Indians (SDPI) Funding, which the Seminole Nation Diabetes Program is funded from. This funding needs our help.
Again, please read and respond to our state leaders who represent the state of Oklahoma in Washington D.C. Let's push this initiative to them. Diabetes does not distinguish between political parties. This is effects everyone at every level.
Let's make our voices heard and ensure that SDPI funding is secured for this year as well as into the future!
Collard Greens Are Loaded With Nutrients That Will Assist Your Body To Remain Very Healthy. A Cup Has Roughly 70 Calories 5-7 Grams Of Protein And Essentially Sugarless. Rich in Vitamin K, Tons Of Fiber (Which Helps With Digestion And Assassins LDL Cholesterol. Diabetics Or Pre Diabetics Can And Will Benefit From This Incredible “Super Food.” We At bODY dELIGHTS Can Add Collard Greens To Your Protein Shake As It Is Pretty Tasteless And It Will Make It That Much Healthier For You. #proteinshake#collardgreens#health#diabetesprevention#vegetables#vegetablesareGodsmedicineforman#aminos#bench#cardio#bdNATION @djfatfingaznyc @funkflex @diddy
Looking for a new healthy + balanced snack? Give Gogi berries and walnuts a try!
You’ll sneak in those omega 3’s & antioxidants PLUS the healthy fat in the walnuts will minimize blood sugar spikes (AKA you won’t be hangry an hour later).
Hooray for anti-inflammatory foods! 🤗💕
Avoid diets that promise drastic weight loss quickly. These weight loss plans usually require you to consume a dangerously low amount of calories, leading to nutrient deficiencies and low energy. Instead, aim to eat nutritious foods from all food groups in smaller amounts to achieve results that are sustainable long term.
Did you know the Y offers a FREE Diabetes Prevention Program?
SMALL STEPS BIG REWARDS
By adopting healthy habits, you can reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by nearly 60%! This FREE program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. 💪🏽💪🏽
The primary goals of the program are to decrease body weight by at least 7% and increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week. 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏿♂️
The program, which is lead by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by 3 bi-weekly sessions and 6 monthly sessions. 📊📋
In order to qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, have a BMI >25 and at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. 📞💻
Please sign up by calling (210)-404-0135 or emailing Katie Simler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent 8-year study published in 2017 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of nearly 65000 women found that both regular (sugar-sweetened) and diet or "light“ (artificially sweetened) sodas increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Earlier, a 14-year study published in 2013 in the same journal that looked at more than 66000 women also found that both regular and diet sodas were associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
So drinking diet soda instead of regular soda might not be the answer. Probably stopping drinking soda altogether and switching to water (filtered/ spring/ sparkling), lemon & ginger water, green tea, herbal teas, fruit-infused water, coconut water, bone broth, and green juices is a much healthier move.
Went shopping at Ross yesterday since I realized I had given away all my workout attire after having my daughter. The last time I went shopping for myself was when I realized I absolutely NEEDED to make a life change. I didn’t even recognize who I was in the mirror. I had avoided mirrors and photos so I didn’t actually realize how much had changed. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin and my insides also felt terrible. THAT was my moment. Pretty much the next day I reached out to a friend who I knew was doing some sort of health/weightloss program and asked her about it. I liked it because it was a more holistic style lifestyle change and nutrition based. It was still food that I’d enjoy- I was eating half “healthy,” half not, and basically just felt like a sluggish big lump losing maybe a couple pounds here and there and continually gaining it back or MORE 😑. I also liked it because I’d have someone there- coaching me, cheering me along, and someone to stay accountable to. I.WAS.STUCK. I had fallen completely off. To one extreme to the next. I thought I could never go back and thought it’d be impossible. Y’all it’s NOT impossible. Whatever point you’re at, you CAN make a change!
The photo on the left is me (5’4) at the beginning of fall, 175ish. The photo on the right was yesterday, weighing in at 149.1!!! Working out is still on an inconsistent basis besides going on family walks, (which is a habit I am working myself back into, but just to give you a glimpse into how much the nutrition aspect makes a difference). The food I am eating from the program is actually very good and sooo nutritious. I am learning new habits across the board. Not just with food, but everything. I’m becoming a better me, a better wife, a better mother, a better messenger of Christ all because I simply FEEL BETTER inside and out. Ya can’t do much when you’re tired, cranky, in pain, having GI issues, and don’t want anyone to see you in public 😩
If you can relate in any way and want a change, please, DO NOT hesitate to reach out, I can help!! 💗We got this!! It IS Real. It IS Possible. #mybiggerlife
Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes, accounts for most cases of diabetes mellitus worldwide. It is estimated that in 2000 there were approximately 150 million individuals with the disease and that this number is likely to double by 2025. Changing disease rates are almost certainly explained by changes in several dietary factors as well as by changes in other lifestyle related factors, notably a reduction in physical activity. Fortunately, because environmental factors are modifiable, disease manifestation from these factors is largely preventable. Diet is one of the major factors now linked to a wide range of diseases including diabetes. The composition of diet is one of the best known dietary patterns for its beneficial effects on human health that may act beneficially against the development of type-2 diabetes, including reduced oxidative stress and insulin resistance. High consumption of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, fish, cereals and oil leads to a high ratio of monounsaturated fatty acids to saturated fatty acids, a low intake of trans fatty acids, and high ingestion of dietary fiber, antioxidants, polyphenols.
References: Steyn NP, et al. Public Health Nutrition: 7(1A). 2004; Asif M. J Educ Health Promot: 3(1). 2014.
Some good patient stories this week, supported with improved blood results from attending X-pert diabetes programme. I love delivering this course and feel patients are getting evidence based advice at last. Reducing medication and diabetes reversal happening, brilliant!
Go Blue for Diabetes! Please join us by wearing blue to show your support for people affected by diabetes. You can wear a blue shirt, blue shoes, blue hair, blue nails, blue jeans, anything blue! Take a selfie and tag us on social media for a change to win a Jason's Deli gift card. This should be fun! How blue can you go?! Learn more about #BlueFridays here: http://diabetescaf.org/our-programs-2/blue-fridays/
Question: Is Drinking Diet Soda a Health Risk? Answer: Yes!
Diet soda consumption is common Internationally and is associated with impaired glucose metabolism, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Diet soda consumption was associated with higher End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) risk in this general population sample. ESRD is stage five of chronic kidney disease or other kidney diseases develop into ESRD, dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary to live.
Non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS), especially in form of diet soda, have been linked to metabolic derangements (e.g. obesity and diabetes) in epidemiologic studies. Diet sodas generated responses to oral glucose. In other words diet sodas raise blood sugar levels. Whether the trends toward higher insulin concentrations after Non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) are of clinical importance remains to be determined. Our findings emphasize the need to test metabolic effects of NNS after long term consumption. "If you drink a diet soda, that won’t make up for eating a super-size fast food meal,” says Planells, a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
After accounting for a variety of things that could influence their health, such as age, physical activity, and waist size, researchers at Boston University found that diet soda drinkers nearly tripled their odds of stroke and dementia, compared with those who drank no diet soda.
Breaking the diet soda habit, if you choose to do so, can be tough, says Seattle-based dietitian Angel Planells. He recommends starting with baby steps rather than going cold turkey. If you drink five or six diet sodas a day, drop down to two, to three, and then to one. Just be sure to drink water so you stay hydrated.
There is an effect of two things, “to know and to believe one knows. To know is science, to believe one knows is ignorance.” - Hippocrates
Today’s snack: coconut yogurt, @onedegreeorganics gluten free vanilla sprouted oat granola, chia seeds, raspberries, Asian pear, fresh mint leaves, cinnamon, vanilla extract (no alcohol), and 1 tsp of maple syrup! - High in fibre, healthy fats, and antioxidants, a good source of vegan protein, great for balancing blood sugar, hormones, and supporting the gut 🌸💕 If you find yourself craving something sweet and tend to reach for unhealthy snacks like cookies, pastries, granola bars, etc - try this out and see how you feel 🙂🌱
"The Transform program came along at a time when I was ready to finally do something about my weight. The program was a great help and everything just clicked. I am the new “me” and can’t believe that I used to eat as much as I did. When the Santa Rosa fires came, we had to evacuate and my sister lost her house, so it was a very stressful time for me and I didn’t have access to good food choices. But it was comforting that the habits were ingrained. Even when we had no power and what was available was pizza, I didn’t go wild.
At Thanksgiving, my family was so positive and couldn’t believe I was wearing leggings. The “girls” in the family were all not taking seconds because I wasn’t—I tasted everything and that was that—I didn’t feel deprived. It is funny to be a role model. My niece is doing a FitBit challenge with me and says she has to run 4 miles a day to keep up with me and that I’m her biggest inspiration!
My whole old wardrobe is gone—it is so much fun to not have to be limited to shopping in the plus size women’s department anymore and I can even look in the Juniors! Shopping used to be no fun, I had to buy whatever could actually fit me, now I can choose what I love! I discovered Old Navy for the first time in my life. I can go shopping there and even get fitted leggings...no more being stuck in cotton knit elastic waist pull on pants. I’ve hit my goal and am excited about working with my Coach to stay there since I haven’t been this weight since high school!” - Nancy, a Transform participant
Congratulations to Nancy who has lost 24.66% of her starting weight. We are so happy for you and all that you have accomplished to prevent type 2 diabetes!