Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Diabetic Friendly Blueberry Muffins

Freshly baked blueberry muffins - 
Flavored with with citrus and allspice



  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed and drained)
  • 3⁄4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray


  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; add blueberries, and toss to coat. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
  • Combine milk and next 5 ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Spoon batter into muffin pans coated with cooking spray, filling two-thirds full.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Remove muffins from pans immediately, and cool on wire racks.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe - No Sugar or Flour!

These peanut butter cookies are delicious and you will NOT miss the sugar at all, or the FLOUR. 

That's right, sugarless and flourless peanut butter cookies that taste amazing from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

These cookies are perfect if you're trying to watch your sugar intake or just trying to watch your calories.  If you really need to be careful with sugar, you should try to use a natural peanut butter brand or one that is lower in sugar.  


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg, Splenda, baking powder, and vanilla for about a minute.
  • Add peanut butter and water and beat together.
  • The mixture will be pretty dry; just make sure the peanut butter is blended in with the other ingredients.
  • Measure out a heaping teaspoon of batter for each cookie, then using a fork, make indentations into each cookie.
  • Spray the fork with cooking spray so it doesn't stick to the cookie.
  • Bake 15 minutes until cookies feel firm and are slightly browned.

Source: Walking on Sunshine Recipes 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment: What Is MondoA?

Type 2 diabetes affects about 8% of Americans and another 25% of the population is at risk because of obesity. The condition accounts for as much as 20% of all healthcare costs in the U.S.

Photo Credit: Drug Watch

A protein called MondoA has been identified by researchers at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) as a new potential target for drugs to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The chronic condition accounts for between 85 and 95% of all people with diabetes.

Insulin resistance, in which insulin no longer causes the body's cells to take up the glucose from a meal and use it for energy, leads to Type 2 Diabetes. Following this, glucose continues to circulate in the blood, stimulating the pancreas to make more and more insulin, which eventually becomes so stressful that the insulin-producing cells die. This results in diabetes as the pancreas can no longer produce enough insulin to control blood glucose.

Read full article at Medical Daily and view video

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue

Could these drugs could be the cause of that tired feeling
Are your medications making you feel sleepy? - Getty Images
Do you feel weak or tired — sometimes to the point of exhaustion — much of the time? If so, you’re not alone. Chronic fatigue accounts for more than 10 million visits to family doctors every year. Chronic fatigue has many causes, including illnesses such as anemia and multiple sclerosis as well as depression and other psychiatric disorders.

But it’s also often a side effect of drugs previously prescribed for other conditions. (I’m not talking here of the complicated disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, whose cause is unknown. This condition is characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition.)

Could one or more of the medications you’re taking be making you feel listless or lethargic? Read below to learn about the major classes of drugs that can cause chronic fatigue. 

If you suspect that your symptoms might be linked to a medication you’re taking, talk to your doctor or health care provider right away. It’s important that you do not discontinue them on your own.

1. Blood pressure medications
2. Statins and fibrates
3. Proton pump inhibitors
4. Benzodiazepines
5. Antihistamines
6. Antidepressants
7. Antipsychotics
8. Antibiotics
9. Diuretics

Read full article at AARP to view how each of these medications cause fatigue