Diet & Nutrition

My Gestational Diabetes

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My first pregnancy was picture-perfect. Right up until the emergency C-section, that is. (But that’s another story…) My second pregnancy, five years later, was not so perfect. About halfway through I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Surprise! This came entirely out of left field for me, with no risk factors and no family history. And […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: A Good Idea?

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When I became pregnant for the second time, I decided to eliminate artificial sweeteners from my diet. No more Splenda in my coffee. No more Diet Coke. And I felt great about that decision. Even though the evidence has not yet demonstrated a definite risk, I just felt better about keeping my diet as natural as […]

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Vitamin Chocolate? Why Chocolate Is Good For You

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In recent years, you might have heard rumors about chocolate being good for your health. And you promptly dismissed said rumors as being way too good to be true. But this week a study was published that is seriously validating the idea of chocolate as health food. According to the folks at the British Medical Journal, chocolate is […]

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Bittersweet: What To Do About Sugar

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How confused are you over sugar & sweeteners? Is sugar the devil? Does aspartame cause cancer? To start, sugar is not inherently evil, in my opinion. And I’m not alone in that camp. However, there’s definitely controversy over this subject. In fact, the debate over sugar has been heating up for quite some time. But until we have […]