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Monday, June 29, 2015

Sugar Free Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Wonderful cheesecake bars filled with blueberries are perfect for picnics but great for a snack or dessert any time. Perfect for the summer! Substitute your other favorite berry for a different twist on the same recipe. 
Curtesy of Splenda.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Keep Bugs Away this Summer

Keeping bugs off during the summer can sometimes be difficult. Mosquitos can carry disease and living with diabetes risk of infections can be higher. When outdoors it is always a good idea to wear bug spray. Having tried many smelly products over the years. I resorted to a DIY recipe that works wonders!! Bugs be gone!! And it smells nice too!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Day in Civil Rights!

A momentous leap forward in equal rights today. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal across all states #equality #rightsforall #civilrights #gaypride #pride 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer foot care tip

Make sure that drying your feet is part of your hygiene routine. “The space between the toes is very airtight,” says Tillet. “Skin gets moist and breaks down, leading to infection.” Prevent this by toweling off thoroughly after washing your feet and by removing wet or sweaty socks or shoes immediately. You can still use moisturizer to prevent dry, cracked skin— just avoid putting it between your toes. Curtesy of everydayhealth.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mexican Mushroom Quesadilias

Huitlacoche is a Mexican delicacy and Chef Adrian Leon combines it with field and shitake mushrooms, onions, garlic and corn to create a smoky-sweet filling for freshly made tortillas.
Curtesy of Splenda.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Humidity...no problem with this Hairspray

Aveda's Air Control Hairspray is my styling go to!! Especially in summer when humidity is high...Take hold of innovation: with a flexible, lasting hold hair spray - for all hair types - that has a net-zero impact on the Earth's climate. Available at Aveda.com. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Fathers Day

Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June. It honors all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and father figures for their contribution. It was created to complement Mother's Day. It is not a federal holiday. Businesses will be open or closed based on the day of the week, Sunday.

Father's Day is a time to recognize fathers and father figures who have influenced a person's life. It is celebrated through cards, gifts, dining out, gifts such as electronic gadgets, sports attire, household tools or time spent together. 

Father's Day started in the early 20th century in the United States to celebrate fatherhood and to complement Mother's Day. It was first celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd. She heard about Mother's Day in 1909 and told her pastor she thought fathers should have a similar holiday. Her father raised six children as a single parent. The local clergymen agreed to the idea and the first Father's Day sermon was given on June 19, 1910. Curtesy of calanderdate.com 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Boots Extracts Coconut Body Butter

Experience smooth, soft and supple skin with Boots extracts coconut body butter. It's infused with rich almond oil to deeply nourish and moisturize your skin. This organic body butter has a pleasant coconut scent. For all skins types. Many scents available! My favorites are the Coconut, Mango & Almond. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Yoga great for diabetes!

A number of studies show that if you have diabetes, yoga can benefit you in several ways. Yoga can help lower body fat, fight insulin resistance, and improve nerve function — all important when you have type 2 diabetes. Like tai chi, yoga is also a great diabetic stress reducer. “When stress levels go higher, so do your blood sugar levels,” says Colberg-Ochs. One of the advantages of yoga as an exercise is that you can do it as often as you like. “The more the better,” she says. Curtesy of healthyliving.com

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Coconut Oil DIY body scrub

A body scrub/exfoliator has two major jobs: get rid of old skin cells and any leftover dirt and grime lodged deep in the pores, and to significantly hydrate and moisture the skin. However, most body scrubs are lacking in the hydration department. But not coconut oil!

Creating a superior, all naturalbody scrub is SO easy, using only 2 ingredients that are probably already hiding in your pantry. Mix together half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of either sugar or salt. Blend, use, and ADORE! You will LOVE the amazing, super hydrating results. Curtesy of everydayhealth.org 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Strawberry Angel Cookies, Sugar Free

Yummy cookies perfect for summer! Strawberries and angel food cake makes for a light and delicious treat. Add whip cream and extra strawberries to top!! 
Curetsy of smuckers / www.smuckers.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What your made of

It's all about what you are made of! Be strong & positive...And live well! Live life in ID jewelry you can feel good about! Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from @chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options, Styles for men, women & children!! 
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Men's Health Week

This week is Men's Heath Week! The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with hundreds of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe. 

Curtesy of www.menshealthweek.org

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag Day

Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.
People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blister Defence

Diabetics protect your feet, this blister blocker works like a dream...bye bye blisters!!! Rub on the Dr. Scholl's Blister DefenseTM anti-friction stick to help protect your feet from shoe rubbing. Apply directly to skin to create an invisible barrier between you and your shoes Stick form allows easy application Blisters form when skin rubs against another surface, causing friction. This causes a tear or separation within the upper layers of the skin (the epidermis), forming a space between the layers. The surface is usually intact. Fluid seeps into the space, causing the top of the blister to pop out from the skin surface. Dr. Scholl's Blister DefenseTM anti-friction stick helps protect your feet from shoe rubbing. Invisible Protection Glides on easily! 
Curetsy of www.amazon.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Easy Snack!

Wheat Thin Nachos. An easy and healthy snack. Great for kids and adults. 
Pick your toppings, heat in microwave for about 30-45 sec. Or broil till toasted for better flavor. Layer wheat thin crackers and Cover with your favorite cheese. I recommend a cheddar or American In this case. Top with onions, crumbled turkey bacon, avocado, beans, hot sauce...any favorite nacho toppings. Substitute turkey bacon for your favorite meat. Heat till cheese is melted and crackers are browned. Serve with your favorite salsa and or sour cream. Season with S&P if needed! Enjoy! & Bon appetite!! 
A Kate Ward Recipe! Xo 
Founder and CEO Chic Alert Medical ID  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Traveling with Diabetes

Travel well. And travel often! But when you travel always be prepared. Living with diabetes you must always be prepared, especially when you travel. Always travel with extra supplies including medications, test strips and insulin. Packing extra will ensure on a long layover or flight cancellation you will be covered. Easily organize supplies in plastic bags or even better cute beauty or cosmetic bags. Also an extra important tip..,never leave home without your medical ID bracelet. Include extra carbo-snacks in your carry-on and with you at all times when you travel...and wear your ID bracelet just in case of an unexpected emergency. Be safe!!!
K Ward

Monday, June 8, 2015

Diabetes Diet: 101

Stuck in a meal rut and tired of the same old foods? 

If you're someone who is dealing with diabetes, there?s no question that you must be paying attention to what you eat each day. The foods you put into your body are going to have a very strong influence on not only how well you feel, but on how well you handle this condition altogether. 

By making smart food choices, you can maintain control over your diabetes and live the lifestyle that you want to lead. 

The following 101 foods will do just that. We?ve selected the top picks that you should include in your diet plan regularly so you no longer have to wonder what to eat.

This list is meant to encourage you to broaden your eating choices. This prevents the boredom that many experience by getting stuck on limited diets, and often leads to ?cheating? which can have very unhealthy consequences. 

These foods are very rich in nutrients and will help you maintain steady blood sugar levels throughout the day. If you eat a wide variety of them on a regular basis throughout the week, you?ll be feeding your body right and energizing yourself for all the different activities that you choose to pursue. 

Includes a shopping list that conveniently organizes them as you would find them while shopping. Curtesy of Amazon.com

Sunday, June 7, 2015

National Cancer Survivors Day

The National Cancer Survivors Day is a secular holiday celebrated on the first Sunday in June. The day is meant to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality”. Though it is mainly celebrated in the United States, the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is attempting to grow its popularity in other countries, with some success.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

June is, National Safety Month

Join NSC and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe. Observed ​annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. ​
Curtesy of nsc.org

Friday, June 5, 2015

Crispy French Toast

Dredging the bread in crisp cereal crumbs adds a crunchy coating to this melt- in-your-mouth dish. Pair with sugar free syrup, berries and or yogurt! 
Curtesy of Splenda.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Be yourself!!

Congrats Caitlyn!! Your bravery will inspire tons of people!! Live the life you where meant to live!! In the process you are teaching others to be understanding and excepting of everyone!! You go girl!!

Be positive, Be passionate & Be Inspired!

Be positive, Be passionate & Be Inspired! ...And you will live well! Live life in ID jewelry you can feel good about! Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from @chicalertmedidCheck out the fashionable options, Styles for men, women & children!! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies#autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert#medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons#identifyyourself #staysafe #lupus #ms #medicalid#chronicillness #cancerawareness #beamazing#identifyyourselfinstyle #parkinsons#penicillinallergy #nutallergies #drugallergies#chicalertmedid #type1 #type2diabetes#livingwithdiabetes #bettersafethansorry #livewell#buddha

Tour de Fox


The countdown to Tour de Fox is officially on. And no one is feeling the burn more than our resident endurance athlete Sam Fox (no relation to Michael), who's eating more than 5,000 calories a day and putting in 40 miles at the gym daily to prepare for this physical cross-country journey to unite and inspire the Parkinson's community, and to raise $1 million for research.

Inspired by Sam? Donate to Tour de Fox today and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar with 100% of every penny going straight to Parkinson's research programs.

Once on Tour, Sam will be biking and climbing on average between 6-12 hours daily for 103 days — making stops in each of the lower 48 states to climb their highest peaks. Check out the Tour de Fox infographic below to learn more about the route, Sam's training and how you can part of it.

Share the infographic with friends and family and help spread the word of Tour de Fox far and wide. If you haven't already, sign up at www.tourdefox.org and join the Tour by participating in one of 52 climbs or rides with Sam this summer! 

Curetsy of www.michaeljfox.org

Monday, June 1, 2015

House Plants make you Happy & Healthy

House Plants do more than just brighten up a room with color and living energy. Along with being pleasing to the eye, they bring real health benefits. 

Not only do complaints about headaches, stress, heart and circulation symptoms, and colds decrease when indoor plants are present, according to Dr. Leona Rogler in “The comprehensive office series,” but also richly decorating rooms with plants can help to keep the air clean. 

Mother Fern is one of the best at purifying the air, is a very popular house plant because it is easy to care for, thrives in indirect light and with little moisture, and is very attractive. curtesy of healthynaturallybybee.com