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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

No Limits....For Hard Work

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Benefits of Herbal Tea

Take a look at all of the reasons why each and everyone of us should be drinking some form of herbal tea everyday.

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Aim for a positive life....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Caramel Nut Pumpkintini

Caramel Nut Pumpkintini just simply sounds incredible decadent super super yummy.  Here is an awesome beverage if you are having guests over tomorrow.  Again probably not that healthy, I just figured hey it's the holidays what the hell ;o)

I can't seem to get enough pumpkin this fall!  I'll probably be in pumpkin overload by Thanksgiving, but in the meantime, I'm enjoying all sorts of pumpkin inspired dishes.  To compliment all my pumpkin dishes this fall, I thought a pumpkin flavored cocktail was in order.  I love creating fun and quirky cocktails and this Caramel Nut Pumpkintini is no exception.  It's like a dessert in a glass that will surely impress your friends.  These Caramel Nut Pumpkintinis are easy to make and can easily be multiplied to make more than 1 drink.  You could also serve these Pumpkintinis out of small glasses or shot glasses for a small treat.  Hope you enjoy!

Caramel Nut Pumpkintini

4 tablespoons pumpkin spice liqueur (such as Hiram Walker)
3 tablespoons caramel Irish cream (such as Bailey's)
3 tablespoons cream or milk
1 tablespoon vanilla vodka (such as Pinnacle)
1 tablespoon amaretto (such as Disaronno)
Whipped cream
Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1.  Place all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds, then strain into martini glass.
2.  Top with whipped cream and dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
Makes 1 drink

Monday, September 28, 2015

Affirmation of the day 09-28-15

I'm reaching for the sky with everything I do.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

There are three types of diabetes: #3

3) Gestational diabetes
This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their
blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into
their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.

Diagnosis of gestational diabetes is made during pregnancy.

The majority of gestational diabetes patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet.
Between 10% to 20% of them will need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling
medications. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications
during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he/she should be.

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University found that women whose
diets before becoming pregnant were high in animal fat and cholesterol had a higher risk for
gestational diabetes, compared to their counterparts whose diets were low in cholesterol and
animal fats.

#need2behealthy #diabetes

Feel free to look at our previous postings to find out about the other two types of Diabetes,
Type  1 and Type 2

Thursday, September 17, 2015

There are three types of diabetes: #2

2) Type 2 diabetes
The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react
to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are type 2.

Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a
healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels. However, type 2
diabetes is typically a progressive disease - it gradually gets worse - and the patient will probably
end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form.

Overweight and obese people have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to
those with a healthy body weight. People with a lot of visceral fat, also known as central obesity,
belly fat, or abdominal obesity, are especially at risk. Being overweight/obese causes the body to
release chemicals that can destabilize the body's cardiovascular and metabolic systems.

Being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of
developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking just one can of (non-diet) soda per day can raise our risk of
developing type 2 diabetes by 22%, researchers from Imperial College London reported in the
journal Diabetologia. The scientists believe that the impact of sugary soft drinks on diabetes risk
may be a direct one, rather than simply an influence on body weight.

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is also greater as we get older. Experts are not completely
sure why, but say that as we age we tend to put on weight and become less physically active.
Those with a close relative who had/had type 2 diabetes, people of Middle Eastern, African, or
South Asian descent also have a higher risk of developing the disease.

#need2behealthy #diabetes

Feel free to go to our previous posting to see about the first type of Diabetes.