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How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

Contributor: Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD This year, if you are looking to put a twist on your holiday dinner, chestnuts might be just the thing. Fresh chestnuts are available from fall through December, which makes them a perfect holiday treat. You can buy them fresh, ground, dried, puréed or vacuum-packed. Roasting … Read More

10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Some of my patients with diabetes ask me what’s the big deal if their blood sugar levels go up a little or they gain a few pounds over the holidays. They say they can always lose the weight afterward and get their sugar levels under control. To an extent, that could be true. If you’re … Read More

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4 Ways to Control Your Gout This Holiday Season

The holiday season comes with little indulgences. But when you have gout, you must be smart to make sure those little indulgences do not turn into big flare-ups. The basic guidelines you observe year-round — including avoiding organ meat and limiting purine-rich foods such as shellfish and red meat — still apply, of course. But … Read More

Best – and Worst – Holiday Foods for Your Skin

The holidays are coming – and so is holiday food. Cookies, homemade pies, candy canes, gingerbread – with so many tempting foods around, the holidays can mean straying from our usual good eating habits. But weight gain and poor nutrition aren’t the only things you might worry about. What you eat also can affect your … Read More

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5 Ways You Can Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

Shopping, cleaning, cooking, baking, traveling and socializing – the holidays can make the last two months of the year a stressful time, and for many of us, it’s easy to turn to food to relieve our anxiety. Emotional eating is a way to suppress or soothe our negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness … Read More

Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

The holidays are here and many people include alcohol as part of the celebration. Most people with diabetes may enjoy alcohol in moderation, but you should always check with your healthcare provider first. Your condition or the medications you are taking could be affected by alcohol consumption. You’ll want to follow these 5 safety tips: … Read More