Food & Fitness After 50: Applying Lessons as a Diabetes Educator to Healthy Aging

Recently retired, Idie, age 65, spent 25 years as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She became a Registered Nurse in 1986. While working at an Atlanta area hospital a newly opened diabetes program was interviewing for a nurse-educator. “At the time I was working what is called a “Baylor Plan,” working 12-hour shifts on theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Applying Lessons as a Diabetes Educator to Healthy Aging”

Food & Fitness After 50: Foods for a Healthy Gut: Part 2

Last week in our interview with Jo Ann Hattner, gut health expert and author of Gut Insight: Probiotics and Prebiotics for Digestive Health and Well-Being, we covered basics about the gut microbiome. This week we get down to the application: prebiotics, probiotics, and fermented foods. And, we’ll dispel some myths about pre-and probiotic foods. Can you describeContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Foods for a Healthy Gut: Part 2”

Food & Fitness After 50: Do you have pre-diabetes? Now what?

When my friend and colleague,  Jill Weisenberger, published a new book on prediabetes, I couldn’t wait to interview her and ask her to answer questions that adults 50+ have when told they have high blood sugar levels and prediabetes. Jill is an internationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert. She is the author of the fourContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Do you have pre-diabetes? Now what?”