Using Plant-Based Foods to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Written by Lauren Ranley. Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE Most people struggle to change their dietary pattern, but for those with type 2 diabetes, the switch is well worth the effort. Research consistently shows that a plant-based diet can be very effective at reversing type 2 diabetes. A study conducted by the American Diabetes Association … Read more

Holiday Guide to Plant-Based Eating for Type 2 Diabetes

Written by Lauren Ranley. As we enter the holiday season, family recipes and traditions can present challenges to following a plant-based diet. The good news is, I have years of experience navigating these traditionally meat-centered meals. With a little bit of planning, we can take the stress out of plant-based eating during the holidays.   … Read more

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Groceries

Written by Brittany Kiss. Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE Finding useful information or assistance these days is harder than ever. You have to click this link, go to that page, put in ten thousand facts about yourself, wait for an email, wait for a letter, call this number, wait on hold, then finally…. … Read more

How to Manage Blood Sugar Spikes After Meals

Written by Lauren Ranley. Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE We know it can be frustrating when you make an effort to eat healthier and you still experience blood sugar spikes. Understanding the reason why this happens can help assure you that, despite the occasional high glucose level, you are on the right track … Read more

How Diet Impacts the Gut Microbiome and Type 2 Diabetes

Written by Alana Del Sordi. Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE There’s a reason why Hippocrates stated, “All disease begins in the gut”. Over the past few decades, the overall health of individuals has dramatically decreased and the presence of disease is now more common than not. Changes in lifestyles, dietary patterns, increased rates … Read more

The Incredible Benefits of Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes

Written by Alana Del Sordi. Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE An abundance of research shows the importance of regular exercise for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases, including pre- and type 2 diabetes. Both aerobic and anaerobic exercise help to lower blood glucose levels, increase glucose uptake within cells, and improve insulin … Read more

The Effects of Plant-Based Diets on Blood Sugar & Type 2 Diabetes

Written by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE Exciting new evidence continues to point to the effectiveness of a plant-based dietary approach for blood sugar control and for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. As the science becomes more robust, more organizations are recognizing and supporting this way of eating. In their 2018 guidelines, … Read more

5 Hacks to Lower Blood Sugar After a Meal

1. Move for at least 10 minutes after your meals Our muscles use glucose for energy, so if you experience a blood sugar spike after a meal, one of the best ways to bring it down is to activate your muscles. After a meal, glucose enters the bloodstream causing blood sugar to rise. But when … Read more

Are Probiotic Supplements Good For Type 2 Diabetes?

Written by Xavier Toledo, Reviewed by Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, CDE It is well known that type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disease, meaning many factors contribute to its development. Perhaps less known is the gut microbiome’s role in the onset and progression of the condition. Research indicates, however, that improving the composition of the … Read more