Have fitness, will travel

While I still don’t know how to pack without over-packing, or make it out the door when I mean to, I have figured out a few foolproof ways to fit in fitness when I’m on the go. Here are some workout tips you can use for the holiday travel season.

Insulin gets a bad rap – here’s why

As a diabetes educator, I know there’s a lot about insulin therapy that can be hard to take: the discomfort and inconvenience of injections or resets to your infusion pump, the need to frequently check blood glucose levels and count carbs, and the hassle of all the assorted paraphernalia – everything from alcohol wipes and testing strips to control solution, syringes, or insulin pens and needles.

But there’s a lot about insulin that’s incredible, and when we take some time to understand it, we might be able to appreciate it, too.

A nutritionist’s take on Halloween

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner. And while I’ve admitted in the past that I’m not a big fan of fall weather, this time of year can be pretty fun. Piles of leaves to jump in, cute kids in costume (my neighborhood even hosts a pet parade – love it!), and, of course, copious amounts of candy.

Wait, you’re thinking – the nutrition blogger is into candy? Let me explain myself.

Healthy smiles: tips for Halloween “candy-eating season”

With Halloween treats just around the corner, it’s a good time to think about dental health for you and your family. Candy rules the day – but it doesn’t necessarily need to damage your teeth. Here are five tips for better dental health.

“Give a Shot” in Tanzania: a lasting impact

Part 4 of 4 in a series on the Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign.

Over the past several days, we’ve seen and heard some vaccine success stories, despite the many challenges the people of Tanzania and health care providers face every day. On our last day, we visited the Mwereni Primary School for blind, deaf and albino children.

Water, water everywhere

Think twice before you drink it out of plastic bottles, says a new study.

Are you one of the many people who feel safer drinking water in bottles than that out of your kitchen sink? You may want to turn on the tap – or at least be careful with how you store your bottled water – according to new research from the University of Florida.

Superfood to the rescue: pumpkin (yes indeed)

Here they come – those pesky annual visitors: bloat, sluggishness and heavy sighs of “Why did I eat that?” frustration. Yes, the season of heavy eating is nearly upon us.

But there’s good news! With the help of this season’s beloved superfood and some simple swaps, you can enjoy fall’s bounty without “food foes” even touching your plate.