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Video: Diabetes Self- Management Education Part II

Welcome back to our online Diabetes Self-Management Education series. Today we’re talking about carbs. Carbs come in many different forms. So, Grey is unpacking different sources of carbohydrates and ways to build a carb-balanced plate. This episode is helpful for anyone looking to fill up on healthy carbs. If you have any questions, drop us a note in the comments below. We would love to answer your questions! ...

VIDEO: Caffeine: Benefits & Drawbacks

The FDA recommends no more than 400ml of caffeine a day. That’s 2-4 cups of coffee. What are the benefits of caffeine intake? Are there downsides to caffeine? Great questions! Grey’s walking us through the pro’s and con’s of caffeine today. If you have a specific question, drop us a comment below. ...

Video: Diabetes Self-Management Education Part 1

Welcome to our online Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) series. MLK Health hosts monthly DSME classes on-site. However, due to COVID-19 we’ve had to move some of the classes online. In Part 1 of the DSME Online Series, Grey will walk us through what happens in the body of a diabetic. Our in person DSME classes will likely resume in August or September, so stay tuned! ...

VIDEO: Nutrition Confusion

It can be a real struggle to try to make sense of every new health study or health claim. All the “noise” online can often lead to nutrition confusion. In today’s video, Grey is walking us through some common points of confusion and reminding us that despite debate online there are general points of consensus to guide us along our nutrition journey. ...

VIDEO: Protein Needs

Some of you may still be experiencing meat shortages at your local grocery store due to COVID-19. This may leave you wondering how you will meet all your protein needs. In this video, Grey walks us through just how much protein we need each day (spoiler alert: an 8 oz chicken is all most people need to meet their daily protein needs). ...

Fresh Summer Dishes

  The 4th of July is right around the corner and that means it’s BBQ time! I like BBQs as much as the next gal, but I also find myself craving something light and refreshing to balance out all the salt and savory. As I pondered recipes, I remembered the small mountain of fresh tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and berries that I got from my gardening friends recently. Why not find a use for these tasty plants for the holiday weekend? The recipes this...

VIDEO: Staying Hydrated this Summer

The summer heat is here. So we felt it was the perfect time to talk about proper hydration. On average doctors recommend women drink somewhere around 2 liters of water a day and men drink 3 liters. But sometimes, drinking water alone isn’t enough. Adding an electrolyte supplement to water can give your body (and mood) the extra hydration boost it needs. Check out Grey’s short video on ways to stay hydrated this summer. ...

VIDEO: Preventing Alzheimer’s

Researchers have recently found a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s because of this link that some have nicknamed Alzheimer’s disease Type III Diabetes. We can fight back against Alzheimer’s disease in some of the same ways we fight back against diabetes. Check out this short video from Grey on steps we can take to protect our brain and prevent diabetes. ...

VIDEO: Social Distancing & Brain Health

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Month. Today, we wanted to take some to talk about ways we can promote brain health during this time of social distancing and possible isolation. There are steps we can all take to protect our brain health. Stay tuned because we’re going live with an Alzheimer’s prevention video in the coming days.   ...