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Grief, depression and heart disease

By Allison Park / March 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

The impact of grief and depression on patients with a new diagnosis of heart disease, and on their loved ones who are caretakers, might vary, but it is likely to affect most on some level. It could be experienced as just a slight sadness for the loss of the carefree years when you could eat…

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Cooking solidarity and patience for your patient

By Allison Park / March 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you have never been diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease yourself, you might think the lifestyle changes apply only to your loved one (spouse, parent, etc.). After all, if you didn’t have a heart attack, or develop diabetes, why should you have to eat as if you did?  We would encourage you, especially if…

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Addictions, recovery and diabetic, heart-healthy eating

By Allison Park / March 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

If your main problem when it comes to health is maintaining discipline around food, consider yourself very blessed. You might be thinking “How am I blessed when I can’t have salt, sugar, starchy things or fats? And especially if I am overweight?” The answer is, if you’re not struggling with cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, you’re…

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Willingness to Change

By Allison Park / March 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

The classic joke asks this: “How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?” Answer: just one, but the light bulb has to be willing to change. The very serious issue is that successfully changing eating habits requires much more than just a list of groceries and some new recipes. A new diagnosis…

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Why homemade broth?

By Allison Park / February 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

I was the last person who you would expect to be making homemade broth. Of all the things to spend your limited time on, why broth? First, it’s not the thing that stands out. It’s not like a double layer chocolate cake with icing, or a lovely batch of stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. At…

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What is the Diabetic Heart Lifestyle System?

By Allison Park / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Diabetic Heart Lifestyle SystemTM is a vision we want to share for eating in a way that integrates all the limitations of diabetic heart patients.  If you are diabetic, you already know that you need to make dietary changes, including limiting your consumption of sweets, as well as starchy and refined carbohydrates. But when…

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Reading every label

By Allison Park / January 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Your first major life skill as a healthy eater and cook is to read every label of every single thing you put in your body. Spoiler alert: if it doesn’t have a label, it might be so good for you that it doesn’t need one (like fresh vegetables and fruits!). As a heart patient, or…

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How it all began

By Allison Park / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was five weeks ago, December 9, 2018. Wayne had not been feeling well for a few days — badly enough that we had groceries delivered. He was fighting a virus, coughing a lot, and said his “hernia” was acting up. His daughter had recently fought off a virus that caused a bad cough, so…

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