So, you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic? Don’t sweat it too hard, an estimated 79 million Americans have the same diagnosis and experts predict that one in three Americans will be diagnosed by 2050. Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something about it. You don’t want to progress to having diabetes, a disease that severely impacts your quality of life. Instead, follow some of these prediabetes diet and exercise tips to help you on your journey to a healthy, diabetes-free life. [Read more…]
Dr. Johnston Dishes on Foods for Healthy Skin
Arrowhead Health Centers’ Medical Director, Dr. Janice Johnston was recently interviewed by Arizona Foothills Magazine about the best foods for healthy skin and hair. Besides being a medical doctor, Dr. Johnston is an avid nutrition buff who keeps up to date with the latest in nutrition science. [Read more…]
Dr. Johnston’s Healthy School Lunch Ideas
Dr. Janice Johnston recently wrote an article for the Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune, outlining ways parents can make healthy meals for their children during the school year. In the article, the Arrowhead Health Centers’ Medical Director and family practice physician suggests the benefits of parents taking a little extra time to improve their children’s nutrition are endless. Its important to start with a healthy breakfast each morning and pack a full lunch instead of a few snacks that are quick and easy to prepare. She includes some healthy school lunch ideas to get you started. [Read more…]
I’m Pre-Diabetic, Now What?
Think of your cells as a car, blood sugar as the gasoline, and insulin as the hose that gets the gasoline to your car. In the same way that you need a hose to move the gas from the pump to the car, you need insulin to help move the blood sugar from the bloodstream to the cells. Without insulin, your body doesn’t have access to the blood sugar, and without blood sugar, your body doesn’t go. As your cells run out of gas, they get slower and slower, much like a car running on fumes. Eventually, everything stops. BUT – have no fear. There are some things you can do if you have been recently diagnosed as being pre-diabetic and are eager to prevent yourself from having diabetes. [Read more…]