November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Today over 156 million adults and children have diabetes or are prediabetic. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes (as well as heart disease, stroke and a number of cancers) and my guests this week both address the topic of healthy eating to manage your weight.
Linda Gassenheimer is a best-selling cookbook author who has written three new books to help people with diabetes cook and eat healthier : No-Fuss Diabetes Desserts, Simply Smoothies: Fresh & Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks & Complete Meals, Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table.
Linda and I will discuss the myths and realities of diabetes to help you stop the progression towards diabetes through healthier food shopping, snacking and meal preparation.
Linda writes the Miami Herald “Dinner in Minutes” column distributed on the McClatchy Wire Service to over 6 million readers each week.
She is the producer and host of the weekly segment part of Topical Currents, “Food News and Views,” on WLRN 91.3 FM National Public Radio and has made guest appearances on numerous radio and television programs throughout the United States and Canada. Linda has appeared on national and international television shows including “Good Morning America,” “Canada AM” and Food Network.
Maria Marlowe helps busy women lose weight and keep it off for good through developing healthier eating and lifestyle habits. As a Certified Health Coach, Maria leads weekly weight loss in New York City and online, and is constantly adding to her healthy, plant-based, recipe arsenal on her website www.mariamarlowe.com. She is also the author of Detox without the Deprivation, a 3-day meal plan to kickstart weight-loss.
Maria has appeared on the “Dr. Oz Show” and is the host for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s video web series, IINDepth, which explores current and often controversial topics in nutrition and the state of health in America. Her recipes have been featured by Ivanka Trump and Shape. She has worked with celebrities, corporate executives, and politicians, and currently coaches a limited number one-on-one clients.