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DIABETES WARNING SIGNS

We were among the shocked when actor Tom Hanks recently announced he has Type 2 diabetes. During an interview with David Letterman, Hanks said, "I went to the doctor and he said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you've graduated. You've got Type 2 diabetes, young man.'"

Experts have speculated that Hanks' fluctuating weight for his many different roles may have lead to this condition. Many of us have experienced such yo-yo body weight throughout our lives, so could we be pre-diabetic?

We've got the "straight talk" from Growing Bolder featured contributor and registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell on pre-diabetic symptoms and warning signs, as well as as changes you can make right now to eat healthier and avoid diabetes. Click here to listen now.
 
 
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THE (TEMPTING) HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!
As soon as we handed out the final piece of candy to the trick-or-treaters, it seemed the holiday season arrived in full force. All too often, that festive and fun spirit spills overs to our waistline, thanks to the never-ending parade of "holiday" goodies that show up on our desks at work, in our mailboxes from friends, along the grocery aisles, and on our dinner tables. So how do we resist temptation?
 
  Party Hearty Without the Guilt!
Our friends at Florida Hospital have some great suggestions for healthy party foods. Eric Wettstein, Health & Performance Consultant, gives us his favorite recipes to give us guilt-free snacking. Check out his recipes now.
 
Exotic Foods for Healthy Eating
Almost 8 million people in the United States gathered together this week to eat, drink, and be merry for Diwali, one of the biggest and most colorful Hindu celebrations. Eggplant, coconut, cabbage, and other fruits and vegetables play a large part of a primarily vegetarian Hindu diet, and so we've got some great ideas for new recipes to match this colorful celebration.

How does Mango Almond and Oats Porridge sound? Take a look at these and our other recipes right on Growing Bolder's Pinterest page.
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