Health & Wellness

Diabetes in Multicultural Communities
In North America, we are lucky to live in culturally rich communities. However, some of these communities have been identified as having a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease than the rest of the North American population. Some of these include the South Asian, Chinese,... More »
Diabetes Prevention and Management
Diabetes, one of the most common non-contagious diseases, is a health crisis around the globe. An estimated 366 million people had diabetes in 2011, and the prevalence of diabetes is projected to get much worse. By 2030, it is estimated that 552 million people will have diabetes.   ... More »
Have Diabetes? Walk for Health
Walk for Health... Karen Graham, diabetes expert and author of Diabetes Meals for Good Health says: "It is very important to keep active. Experts recommend about thirty minutes of exercise a day. For people with diabetes, a minimum of 150 minutes per week is recommended. If half an hour is too long... More »
Cooking for Kids with Diabetes
When children are young, many families eat simple, child-friendly foods. The recipes in Canada's / America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes by Colleen Bartley, have been taste-tested by children and teens, as well as by their parents, relatives and friends.The dishes are tasty, nutritious and... More »
Types of Diabetes
 Diabetes means there is too much sugar in your blood.Pre-diabetes Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but lower than what is diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. You may hear this condition called: •    borderline diabetes •    Impaired fasting... More »
Roti with Curried Chickpeas and Potato Fillling (diabetes-friendly)
Rotis and chapatis are flat East Indian breads made from flour and water. Rotis or chapatis can be bought ready-made. If you can’t find rotis for this recipe, wrap 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) filling in 2 chapatis or one 10-inch (25 cm) tortilla. Two-thirds of a cup (150 mL) of rice could also replace a roti... More »
Top 10 Tips for Tasty and Healthy Diabetes Eating
 Sharon Zeiler, diabetes expert and author of 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes, shares her Top 10 Tips for Tasty and Healthy Diabetes Eating:1. Take a few minutes each week to plan your menus. This will allow you to schedule a quick and easy meal on Wednesday, when your son plays hockey, and a... More »
Fiesta Turkey Soup (diabetes-friendly)
Zucchini, corn, and the superstar beans are the major sources of fiber in this deliciously healthy, diabetes-friendly recipe. Comfort food at its best. More »
How Can I Add More Dietary Fiber to My Diabetes Diet?
THERE ARE TWO main types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Both are good for you in different ways, according to Colleen Bartley, author of Canada's/America’s Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes. Soluble fiber is found in oat bran, oatmeal, legumes, apples and citrus fruits. This type of fiber... More »
Benefits of Eating Gluten-Free Whole Grains
Author of The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook, Judith Finlayson, believes there is absolutely no reason why people (no matter what their age) should be denied the benefits of eating whole grains just because they can’t tolerate gluten. There are many delicious gluten-free whole grains,... More »
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