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Kathryn Bonilla Strickland, RDN

Hello my name is Kathryn and I am a Plant Based Dietitian. I eat mainly vegan meals but do eat vegetarian meals at times. My focus is on the whole person and helping them at the stage that they are at. I want to come along side you to aid you in your journey to better health.

Glucose intolerance vs inulin resistance

Glucose Intolerance vs Insulin Resistance: How to Understand The Difference

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between glucose intolerance vs insulin resistance.  If you have then you have come to the right place.  This article will detail the difference between glucose intolerance vs insulin resistance.  It will also outline the causes and symptoms of both.  As well as ways to reduce the occurrence …

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English Muffin Carb Count: Do you know how many carbs are inside? Plant centered dietitian

English Muffin Carb Count, Do You Know How Many Carbs Are Inside?

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. What is the carb count in an English Muffin? It may seem like a simple question but it isn’t.  There is no industry standard on how many carbohydrates can be in an English muffin.  Therefore, the amount varies depending on the …

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Does Milk Have Starch: 25 Great Foods that Have Starch

Does Milk Have Starch? 25 Great Foods That Have Starch

Have you ever wondered what starch is and if milk has starch in it? I take no offense if you haven’t.  It seems a bit odd to randomly wonder about that. Though I do want to clarify what starch is and what foods do have starch in them.   I want to give you a good …

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Understanding How Sugar is Absorbed into our Blood

Have you ever wondered, where does sugar enter the blood? If so, then rest assured that I will answer that question in this blog post and make it very clear.  The body is very complicated and I will do my best to explain the process of how sugar enters our blood.  First we will look …

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An alcoholic man against wthe wall with his hand over his face and a bottle of alcohol in his hand

The Dangers of Alcoholism and Hypoglycemia 

How familiar are you with alcoholism and hypoglycemia?  Did you know that 95% of people with diabetes who have an alcohol issue experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  Alcoholic drinks are not only harsh on the body but also potentially dangerous for a person with diabetes.  Does that mean that you need to stop drinking if …

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Multiple watermelon slices on a plate: Text reads: The Good, The Bad, The reality about watermelon for diabetes

The Good, The Bad, The Reality About Watermelon For Diabetes

Watermelon can be so refreshing during the summer time. Biting into the crisp flesh with the amazing sweet juices dripping down your chin.  I hope that made you hungry for watermelon, I know I am hungry for one now.  But the real question is if watermelon is even good for people with diabetes. Sure, it’s …

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Apaghetti Squash with Falls Leaves Around: % Amazing Benefits of Apghetti Squash. Plant Centered Diettian

The 5 Amazing Benefits of Spaghetti Squash for Diabetics 

Spaghetti squash is a yellow oblong vegetable that is low in carbohydrates. When you open it up, cook it and shred it with a fork the insides look like spaghetti noodles.  It is often used as a substitute for pasta to lower the carbohydrate content or to add more vegetables in a diet.  Spaghetti squash …

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7 Surprising Reasons People Have Low Blood Sugar at Night 

Have you ever experienced low blood sugar at night without having diabetes?  If you have then don’t worry, you are not alone. Certain medical conditions can cause low blood sugar which is likely to occur at night due to our body being in a fasting state.  .   Some of the medical conditions that can cause …

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3 different types of insulin syringes

Surprisingly Easy Way You Can Understand Insulin Syringe Types

Afraid to inject yourself with insulin, knowing the different insulin syringe types will help to ease a bit of your fear.  Insulin is an important part of diabetes care.  There is no need to be worried to inject yourself.   There are different sizes of insulin syringes.  Usually the smaller needle will be less painful though …

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Vegan Sources of Vitamin B12: plant based meats, fortified plant based cereals, B12 supplement, nutritional yeast, seaweed, pplant based milks

6 Vegan Sources of B12 To Enjoy

Are you thinking of being on a plant based diet or already eating that way but are concerned about vegan sources of B12?  If so, congratulations on being proactive to improve your health. Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for our body. It protects our nerves, which is important as too little B12 can potentially …

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