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.

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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Is Drinking Water Acceptable Before A Glucose Test?

Imagine, you are at the doctor’s office and he says, “I need to do a glucose test, don’t eat or drink for 8 hrs.” You smile and nod but secretly you’re wondering does that include water too.   A glucose test checks your blood sugar but there are many different types of glucose tests. Each has …

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Understanding Metformin: How Long It Takes To Lower Blood Sugar

Metformin is one of the most popular drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes but do you know how long it takes to lower blood sugar. It does not help the body to produce insulin but it does help the body to use insulin more efficiently. Metformin is prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes. …

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Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia: What Is It And How To Prevent It

Have you ever decreased your activity for fear of exercise induced hypoglycemia?  If so, you are not alone. Many people with diabetes decrease their activity due to the fear of hypoglycemia. This does not need to be you.   Understanding what causes hypoglycemia and how to prevent it is important.  Ask yourself what medications you take …

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7 Foods to Avoid with Neuropathy

Dealing with neuropathy is not a pleasant experience but there are foods that you should avoid if you have neuropathy.  Though maybe you are not as familiar with neuropathy as others but have heard the term before. About 50% of people with diabetes will develop neuropathy. If you have ever numbness, tingling in your hands …

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The Best 6 Foods that Heal Nerve Damage 

Nerve damage can lead to unpleasant consequences if not treated right away.  Changing your diet to include foods that heal nerve damage is beneficial.   Untreated nerve damage can result in foot ulcers and sometimes amputations.  This is why good foot care, eating the right foods, and exercise is important.   Below is a review of what …

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Calculate Insulin Dose: An Updated Guide

Living with diabetes is not easy. For some people with diabetes it is necessary to calculate insulin doses, which can help maintain good blood sugar control.  The different types of insulin’s on the market are rapid acting, short acting, intermediate acting, long acting and fixed combinations. This article will focus on exploring the difference between …

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Vegan Diabetic Food Pyramid. Fat: No more than 3 servings (Limit to 30gm in a day), Non-dairy Milk: 0-2 Servings, Plant Based Protein: At least 3 servings, whole grains: at least 3 servings, fruits and vegetables: AT least 6-11 servings

Diabetic Food Pyramid: Your Ultimate Plant Based Guide for Success

The USDA food pyramid has been around for a long time and has recently transitioned to myplate. Different professionals have written about the guidelines that a diabetic should follow regarding their food choices.   This post will include a review of the old food pyramid and then review a new way of eating including a new …

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lemons with a lemon in a glass of water: Does lemon water lower blood sugar: what does the science say

Does Lemon Water Lower Blood Sugar: What does the Science Say?

Introduction: Lemon water has become quite a popular drink in the last few years among the health and diet world including liver detox and weight loss. We won’t explore what the science has to say about those claims but we will explore whether lemon water can help to lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar …

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