I. Love. Food! My Favorite Plant-Based Recipes

Do y’all remember this Weight Watchers commercial with Oprah? This commercial sticks in my head for some reason (great marketing Weight Watchers!), but I just love Oprah’s enthusiasm about all things bread.   How Oprah feels about bread is the way I feel about food in general. I love it. There is nothing better than…

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15 Plant-Based Foods to Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common health problems in African-Americans. Diabetes is a disease where your body is unable to use blood sugar properly.  Over time, the sugar in the blood leads to problems with your blood vessels, and can result in kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, or the loss of the limbs. There…

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Why Your Waist May Be More Important Than Your Weight

  Most people know that being overweight is a risk factor for developing diabetes. What you may not know is that your waist size may also be an indicator. Your waist size is a marker for how much abdominal or visceral fat that you have. The visceral fat is the fat around your organs, and having…

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Who’s On Your Health and Wellness Team?

Health and wellness is a team sport.  Yes, it’s true that we are individually responsible for our everyday behaviors that impact our health.  And we also know that there are things we can work on to have better health, but you don’t have to do it alone.  If we make an analogy to sports, great athletes…

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How Do You Take Care of You Everyday?

The importance of a daily routine for your health and wellness cannot be overemphasized! Check out my video here for some tips on what to include in your daily routine. What’s Your Daily Routine from Ruby Thomas on Vimeo. Talk to you soon, Dr. Ruby

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