Cruciferous for Dinner? PART 1: Cabbage

Cruciferous for Dinner? PART 1: Cabbage

Cruciferous for Dinner? PART 1: Cabbage

Fill Your Dinner Plate with Delicious, Nutritious Cruciferous-Cabbage! What Are Cruciferous Vegetables and Why You’ll Love Adding  Them to Dinner Tonight: Fall is peak season for the…

Ripe To Rancid? How To Salvage Overripe Fruit Before It’s Too Late!

Ripe To Rancid? How To Salvage Overripe Fruit Before It’s Too Late!

Ripe To Rancid? How To Salvage Overripe Fruit Before It’s Too Late!

During the scorching days of summer, it’s hard to think of any food that is more tempting and refreshing than fresh fruit. Not only are most fruits low in…

Blueberries Or Broccoli?

Blueberries Or Broccoli?

Blueberries Or Broccoli?

A half a cup of blueberries or two and a half cups of broccoli? As you learned from this weeks video, you can’t underestimate these small berries with…

CRUCIFEROUS PART 2: Don’t like Brussels Sprouts?

CRUCIFEROUS PART 2: Don’t like Brussels Sprouts?

CRUCIFEROUS PART 2: Don’t like Brussels Sprouts?

  Brussels Sprouts are our second featured CRUCIFEROUS family member in our in-season vegetable series. Even though they’re definitely not the most popular vegetable, they may be…

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Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

  So far, you’ve had diabetes; it hasn’t had you. You’ve been watching what you eat, making time for physical activity, taking meds, checking your blood sugar…

Just Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Now What?

Just Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Now What?

  Your doctor just told you that you have type 2 diabetes. What happens now? Will you be able to eat food you enjoy? Will you need insulin or other…

What If You Don’t Have a Doctor?

What If You Don’t Have a Doctor?

  You could have prediabetes for years without any clear symptoms. In fact, around 86 million American adults have prediabetes, but 90% of them don’t even know it. With…

Not Just Your Grandma’s Diabetes

Not Just Your Grandma’s Diabetes

  Think of the typical person with type 2 diabetes. Did you imagine someone older, overweight, inactive? You’d be partly right, but the big picture is more complicated and…

Journaling for Your Health

Journaling for Your Health

  You may have heard about the positive powers of journaling, from improving memory to boosting creativity. Many people with diabetes already keep a food and activity diary pdf icon…

Type 2 Diabetes: All in the Family?

Type 2 Diabetes: All in the Family?

  If someone in your family has type 2 diabetes, does that mean you’re going to get it too? Not necessarily! Type 2 diabetes does run in families, but…

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

  Trying to get more physically active? You don’t have to go it alone. How about working out with a little help from your friends? When you work out…

Diabetes and Your Smile

Diabetes and Your Smile

  Some people with diabetes really do have a sweet tooth—or rather, a whole mouthful of them. If the sugar level is high in your blood, it’s high…

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

  If you’re like most people, you don’t give your kidneys a lot of thought. They’re somewhere in your body, not bothering anyone, quietly doing their job…

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

  When you first found out you had diabetes, you tested your blood sugar often to understand how food, activity, stress, and illness could affect your blood sugar levels. By…

Our Vision: Regular, Affordable Eye Exams

Our Vision: Regular, Affordable Eye Exams

  Can you guess what the biggest health fear is for many Americans? According to a recent nationwide pollexternal icon, it’s blindness. People are so scared of losing their…

Diabetes and Asian Americans

Diabetes and Asian Americans

  Nationwide, as many as 1 in 4 people who have diabetes don’t know they have it. But for Asian Americans, that number is much higher—1 in 2…

Getting Screened: What Does it Mean?

Getting Screened: What Does it Mean?

  More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it. And more than 84 million American…

But You Don’t Look Like You Have Diabetes!

But You Don’t Look Like You Have Diabetes!

  Has anyone ever said this to you? You might have wanted to reply “what do you think diabetes looks like?” Because the truth is you can’t tell if…

Managing Insulin in an Emergency

Managing Insulin in an Emergency

  From wildfires to hurricanes, disasters seem to be getting more and more common. Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone, but it’s even more important if…

Do You Mark Your “Diaversary”?

Do You Mark Your “Diaversary”?

  Diaversary: The anniversary of the day someone was diagnosed with diabetes. Life’s major milestones—graduation, a new job, birthdays, weddings—mark how we’ve grown and changed in…

3 Common Diabetes Mistakes

3 Common Diabetes Mistakes

  Mistakes … we all make them. When you’re first diagnosed with diabetes, there’s lots to learn, and a few mistakes are bound to happen. Here are 3 common…

Learn About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Learn About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  Many older adults think vision loss is just a normal part of aging, but it doesn’t have to be. You can take many steps to reduce your risk…

Get Tested for Chronic Kidney Disease

Get Tested for Chronic Kidney Disease

  You may have a strong stomach and your heart may be in the right place, but how well are your kidneys working? If you have risk factors for kidney…

Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health

Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health

  Going to the doctor, going to the dentist—all part of taking care of your health. But going to the eye doctor? Also important! Eye exams at every age…

Managing Diabetes at School

Managing Diabetes at School

  Goodbye, summer. Hello, homework. And guess what—the first assignment isn’t for kids. Parents, make a game plan to ensure all the bases are covered for your child…

The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes

The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes

  It’s real. It’s common. And most importantly, it’s reversible. You can prevent or delay prediabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes…

Want People to Take Prediabetes Seriously? Make Them Laugh

Want People to Take Prediabetes Seriously? Make Them Laugh

  In January 2016, the first-ever national campaign to raise awareness about prediabetes launched on TV, radio, print, and digital media. A lot of people thought it was funny…

Managing Diabetes in the Heat

Managing Diabetes in the Heat

  How to keep your cool during the hottest time of year. Did you know that people who have diabetes—both type 1 and type 2—feel the heat more…

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes and Your Feet

    If you have diabetes, here’s a way to keep standing on your own two feet: check them every day—even if they feel fine—and see your doctor…

Friends, Family & Diabetes

Friends, Family & Diabetes

  One of the best ways to predict how well someone will manage their diabetes: how much support they get from family and friends. Daily diabetes care is a lot…

Make Your Workout Work for You

Make Your Workout Work for You

  Regular physical activity is really important if you have diabetes. Read on for tips to help you get moving and keep going. Exercise … we know it’s good for…

Tips for Traveling With Diabetes

Tips for Traveling With Diabetes

  Don’t let good diabetes management go on vacation just because you did. Traveling to new places gets you out of your routine—that’s a big part of…

Diabetes and Women

Diabetes and Women

  Women with diabetes have more to manage. Stay on track by checking your blood sugar often, eating healthy food, and being active so you can be your healthiest and…

Living Well With Diabetes

Living Well With Diabetes

  You don’t get really good at dealing with diabetes overnight. But over time, you’ll figure out how to go from getting it done to taking it in…

Weight Loss: What Works for Me

Weight Loss: What Works for Me

  Real people share how they took control and lost weight their way. If you’re like many people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, weight loss is part of…

Prediabetes: You Could Be That 1 in 3

Prediabetes: You Could Be That 1 in 3

  The numbers are in, but what do they mean? Here’s how our latest PSAs are helping people see themselves in a really important number and take action to…

Men & Diabetes

Men & Diabetes

  It’s not easy to talk about health—especially sexual health—but don’t drop the ball. Speak with your doctor about managing diabetes-related problems that could keep…

Smoking and Diabetes

Smoking and Diabetes

  Everyone knows cigarette smoking is bad for you, but did you know it can lead to type 2 diabetes? And if you have diabetes, smoking can make it much…

Hispanic/Latino Americans and Type 2 Diabetes

Hispanic/Latino Americans and Type 2 Diabetes

  People of certain racial and ethnic groups are more likely to develop prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, including African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Asian Americans. Learn why Hispanic…

How to Save Money on Diabetes Care

How to Save Money on Diabetes Care

  Diabetes costs can really add up. Find out how you can save money on medicine, supplies, and treatment and still get the care you need. A person with diabetes…

Put the Brakes on Diabetes Complications

Put the Brakes on Diabetes Complications

  Encouraging news: People with diabetes are living longer, healthier lives with fewer complications. What’s the driving force? Greater awareness and better management of risk factors. Find out what…

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Here’s your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking. ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and…

Best Time To Power Up with Protein

Best Time To Power Up with Protein

  Protein shakes are a quick, convenient, and delicious way to fuel your body while staying within the guidelines of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to being an easy way…

Happy Holidays, Factors Family!

Happy Holidays, Factors Family!

  We are so blessed to have such an amazing Nutrition Factors Family that we can’t even begin to measure our gratitude! We want to express our sincerest…

10 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success this Thanksgiving BEFORE You Set the Table

10 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success this Thanksgiving BEFORE You Set the Table

Steam swirls overhead as a symphony of aromas dance around the dining room table. Mouthwatering roasted turkey awaits your carving while scrumptious stuffing and creamy mashed potatoes are ready for…

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a REALITY

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a REALITY

New Year, New You: You’ve heard the phrase “You are who you eat with.” Well, we’re here to argue, “You are who you…

Fall Flavors

Fall Flavors

November is here, and whether you’re a Christmas enthusiast who has already put your tree up or someone that rolls your eyes when you see holiday displays at…

How Do You Like Them Apples?

How Do You Like Them Apples?

 We have all heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” While there is no actual scientific evidence to back up that statement, or to the myth…

CRUCIFEROUS PART 4: Can’t Ever Get Enough Cauliflower

CRUCIFEROUS PART 4: Can’t Ever Get Enough Cauliflower

  We know it’s sad, but all good things must come to an end. Thankfully, your favorite cruciferous veggies are still in season, but our final post in…

CRUCIFEROUS PART 3: It’s the BEST Time of Year for Broccoli

CRUCIFEROUS PART 3: It’s the BEST Time of Year for Broccoli

Serve Bountiful, Flavorful Broccoli This Fall Are you are falling back into old, unhealthy eating habits? If so, we’re here to help. We get it. It can be…

CRUCIFEROUS PART 2: Don’t like Brussels Sprouts?

CRUCIFEROUS PART 2: Don’t like Brussels Sprouts?

  Brussels Sprouts are our second featured CRUCIFEROUS family member in our in-season vegetable series. Even though they’re definitely not the most popular vegetable, they may be…

Cruciferous for Dinner? PART 1: Cabbage

Cruciferous for Dinner? PART 1: Cabbage

Fill Your Dinner Plate with Delicious, Nutritious Cruciferous-Cabbage! What Are Cruciferous Vegetables and Why You’ll Love Adding  Them to Dinner Tonight: Fall is peak season for the…

Scared of what the Holidays can do to Your Diet?

Scared of what the Holidays can do to Your Diet?

Halloween doesn’t have to be spooky! Don’t let the holidays trick you. Treat yourself to these tasty Hallow-LEAN inspired snacks and sweets that your whole…

Feast on the Flavorful Fresh Fruits of Fall

Feast on the Flavorful Fresh Fruits of Fall

      Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of The GRID DIET healthy lifestyle eating plan all year round, but with the Fall Harvest around the corner, getting…

The Fall Craze for Cranberries

The Fall Craze for Cranberries

This Autumn, Fall for Cranberries This time of year, it can be easy to get off track. It’s back to school season (or should we say back to…

Hurry! 14 Reasons Why You Need to Squeeze this in Before the Summer’s Over

Hurry! 14 Reasons Why You Need to Squeeze this in Before the Summer’s Over

  Have you crossed your Local Farmers’ Market off your summer bucket-list? Make the most of the end of summer while you still can! Nothing says summer better…

Quit the Guessing Game!

Quit the Guessing Game!

How to Know When Your Favorite Summer Fruits Are Ripe & Ready: Summertime is all about the fresh fruit! Here at Nutrition Factors we love fruits. We include and brag…

Cherries Contain What?!

Cherries Contain What?!

Cherries are both high in fiber and a good source of antioxidants. Cherries are abundant in anthocyanins, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties and help promote eye, heart, and nervous…

The Dreaded Question: What’s for Dinner?

The Dreaded Question: What’s for Dinner?

 Do you ever get a brain freeze when you hear the question “What’s for dinner” or stare at your refrigerator cupboards hoping a light bulb will…

Happy National Watermelon Day!

Happy National Watermelon Day!

You know that watermelon is almost synonymous with summer picnics but we bet that you didn’t know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! And that’s…

Blueberries Or Broccoli?

Blueberries Or Broccoli?

A half a cup of blueberries or two and a half cups of broccoli? As you learned from this weeks video, you can’t underestimate these small berries with…

The Coconut Case

The Coconut Case

Coconuts are an amazing, multi-use super food with many health benefits! Even though nothing beats drinking refreshing, cool coconut water on a hot day at the beach, there are…

Ripe To Rancid? How To Salvage Overripe Fruit Before It’s Too Late!

Ripe To Rancid? How To Salvage Overripe Fruit Before It’s Too Late!

During the scorching days of summer, it’s hard to think of any food that is more tempting and refreshing than fresh fruit. Not only are most fruits low in…

Master Your Market Experience

Master Your Market Experience

  Visiting your local farmers market is not only highly recommended for anyone on a weight loss program or wishing to eat healthier, but a fun activity for the whole…

10 Ideas to Help You Stay Independent…

10 Ideas to Help You Stay Independent…

The Fourth of July is a wonderful occasion to get together with family and friends, enjoy their company and catch up on their news and activities–especially those you…

Why You Need a Virtual Personal Trainer

Why You Need a Virtual Personal Trainer

Why You Need a Virtual Personal Trainer Exercise APP People today have less time to spare for anything they don’t consider absolutely necessary. A daily workout routine is essential…

5 Colors To Paint Yourself Healthy

5 Colors To Paint Yourself Healthy

Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, and Purple To celebrate Summer, many festivals are held throughout the world.  A few of our favorite celebrations are the Festival of Colors and the Color…

How to Picnic Like a Pro

How to Picnic Like a Pro

Show Yogi & Booboo Bear who’s boss with these tips & tricks to safely have fun eating outdoors It’s a beautiful day, you want to make…

Seniors That Still Got IT

Seniors That Still Got IT

Staying As Active As Possible Physical Activity in you later years continues to prevent disease, manage mood, and add to your quality of life Don’t just be alive…

Downward Dog?

Downward Dog?

Mans’ Best Fitness Friend How to help your pup keep up during workouts Working out with your canine can help you go further and have more fun exercising. Dogs…

What Is The Hype of Going Gluten Free?

What Is The Hype of Going Gluten Free?

  Going gluten-free seems to be the talk of Diet Town. But is gluten that unhealthy for you? The answer is mixed, depending on how you interpret the research…