Julie Harris, RDN

Food and the Immune System - Exploring the Evidence

Food and the Immune System – Exploring the Evidence

Immunity is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. People all over the world are taking every precaution to protect themselves against COVID-19. We’re social distancing, cleaning more, stocking up on shelf-stable ingredients to avoid the grocery stores, and cancelling events.  As with any highly dangerous and scary health epidemic, it’s easy to …

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How to Balance Blood Sugar During the Holidays

How to Balance Blood Sugar During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a confusing and overwhelming time when you’re at-risk for developing diabetes or living with diabetes. Monitoring blood sugar levels is important for your health, and you want to enjoy holiday festivities. The good news is healthy eating during the holidays is possible with a little planning and extra support. Here …

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Navigating Diabetes Infographic

In celebration of Diabetes Awareness Month, let’s speak up and spread the word about the reality of living with diabetes. It’s time to talk about the prevalence of diabetes and empower people with diabetes to live healthy and happy lives. Here are facts to demystify diabetes: For more content like this be sure to check …

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How To Support Someone with Diabetes

Support from family and friends makes a big difference for someone with diabetes. If you know someone living with diabetes, you are likely concerned with their health and wondering how you can support them. It’s most important not to judge and to be open-minded. You can’t remove the disease or make the person follow their …

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Sleep and Diabetes: Helpful Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Anyone who has tossed and turned all night or woken up feeling sluggish, knows how rough it is to live without a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, poor sleep is all too familiar for people living with diabetes. Too little sleep can increase blood glucose levels, resulting in prediabetes, which increases the risk of developing type …

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Farmers Market Covid 19

Farmers Markets During COVID-19

Since many farmers markets are outdoors, they can actually be safer than grocery stores during COVID-19. Everyone can take extra precautions, especially if you are at higher risk. First, check online or call ahead to find any updates from your local farmers market. Many farmers markets adjusted set up to encourage social distancing during COVID-19. …

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Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19

COVID-19 is still here, and your mental health, wellness, and resilience are still a top priority. It’s not too late to learn new ways to cope as we continue to face these challenges together. Here are some tips on how to relax and destress. Figure out what works best for you! Breathe Throughout your day, …

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