This blog is probably one of the more difficult ones to write because of the toll Type 2 diabetes has taken on both my parents. I grew up hearing that my dad had passed from diabetes. I was about 3-years-old when he died. Thirty years later, my mom passed away from complications of diabetes. She was hospitalized just prior to her death for a foot ulcer, which just refused to get better. The doctors discussed with her the option of amputating her foot. She went into a coma and died soon after. In my opinion, she simply lost her will to live after being told that her foot would have to be amputated.
Fennel is one of those “fancy foods” I was intimidated to cook. I usually limit eating it to when I go out to eat at a nice restaurant. This aromatic herb looks like a ‘tribrid’ between an onion, celery and carrot tops.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. What better time to test your IQ about the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States! Reportedly, it kills 1 in 15 people.
Cranberries are native to North America. They were reportedly called “crane berries” by pilgrims because of the cranberry flower’s resemblance to the head and bill of a crane. Pilgrims and other early settlers ate cranberries to help fight off scurvy. Native Americans are reported to have used cranberries for a variety of reasons, including for wound medicine and dye.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I can already smell the cinnamon in the air. Many of us have this aromatic spice in our spice cabinet but rarely use it until holiday festivities begin.
It was shocking and sad to hear that Malcolm Young, co-founder and guitarist of legendary rock band AC/DC, recently died from dementia at just 64-years-old. He was a husband, father and grandfather.
Recently, I decided to make banana bread and the recipe called for walnuts. So I went to my local market to purchase some, and ended up bringing home more than I needed for the recipe. I was always aware of the health benefits of nuts, in general, but never really explored the benefits of walnuts. As a result, I did some research.
Donning a Statue of Liberty costume on Halloween during a live taping of her talk show, 53-year-old TV host Wendy Williams shocked and worried viewers as she fainted and fell to the ground.
The apple is probably one of the most popular fruits. You can find them in most grocery stores you visit. This delicious, crunchy fruit comes in more than 2,000 varieties: Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith to name a few.
Nearly half of American adults may now have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to new diagnostic guidelines released this past Monday.
The incidence of childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Currently, one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition to this, approximately one-third of American youth are overweight. And if our children are overweight or obese, the more likely they are to remain so as adults, which may increase their risk for a variety of diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Reportedly, the average American eats around 193 pounds of beef, pork and/or chicken each year. This is the equivalent to nearly four pounds of meat per week.