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Here you can find out about all of the BeeWell for Life® content contributors, and filter through blog posts from the American Diabetes Association®, and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, as well as Guest Bloggers. If you find an article that is particularly helpful, please post a comment to let us know, and share it with friends and family on Facebook or Twitter.

Contributor Bios

Meet Willow and Stephanie

Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh are registered dietitians and the dynamic duo behind…

Meet Jennifer Grayeb

Jennifer Grayeb, also known as “She’s a Fit Chick,” is a certified personal trainer and healthy…

Latest articles

Watch Your Mouth: Oral Health Tips

When thinking about complications associated with diabetes, many people may be surprised to learn that oral health is one of them. In fact, research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes. Why is this? Well, if your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you are more likely to develop serious gum disease and lose more teeth than people without diabetes. Like all infections, serious gum disease may be a factor in causing blood glucose to rise and may make diabetes harder to control. It’s the perfect time to talk about this because October…

Workout Gear Basics - Your Closet Starter Pack

People are often reluctant to start their fitness journey because they aren’t exactly sure where to start. Decisions such as which exercises to perform to which apparel/footwear basics to buy are all important to the budding gym-goer. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the workout gear basics for fitness beginners. Added Support You might think that a sports bra is only for those doing some serious training, but this is one of the first fitness products you should purchase. A quality sports bra can make a whole world of difference while exercising. If you aren’t…

Five Foods That are Not as Healthy as They Sound

Multi-Grain Bread: It may sound healthy, but bread and other baked goods with this name, or a version of it (7-grain, 12-grain, etc.) are often refined and not 100% whole grain. The “multi” refers to the fact that there is more than one grain used; however, the grains used are often refined grains. Whenever you see multi-grain, or any other name that isn’t “100% whole wheat/grain”, be sure to check the ingredients list first. If the first word of the flours used isn’t “whole”, as in “whole grain” or “whole wheat flour”, it’s not a completely whole grain food. Refined…

Interview With: Sharon Palmer RDN, the Plant Powered Dietitian™

You probably know that you should eat more veggies. Getting at least 2 1/2 - 3 cups of veggies per day is what’s recommended for optimal health, but most people don’t quite meet the mark. To help, we interviewed our friend Sharon Palmer, RDN, a registered dietitian and nutritionist who has great advice on packing more veggies into your diet in tasty and easy ways. Her new book, “Plant-Powered for Life”, is loaded with 125 veggie-packed recipes. You can find out more about Sharon, all of her books, and her delicious recipes on her website. Read on for Sharon’s veggie…

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