Wow, is it the end of July, already?  Where did that go?

I’ve been busy supporting clients this month and many of them are diabetic. I love helping diabetics, my experience as a Diabetic Specialist, when nursing, helps me to empower them to manage their blood sugars one habit at a time.

Several of these clients have been working with me for about 6 months and recently they have decided to reduce the number of sessions they are having. To start with this made me ask myself “Why?”

However, I quickly realised that this was because they now understand so much better how to look after themselves that they don’t need my input so much. How exciting is that?

Working with these clients and with a new herbal supplement has prompted me to write an eBook. A straightforward guide to how diabetics can help themselves from the start.  So this month I ask if you would please be good enough to share this link with anyone you know who is diabetic or is at risk of getting it.

Take a look at my eBook and send the link to someone you think it might help.

Download the eBook here

Alice kindly sent me her eBook about Diabetes at the weekend. My other half has Diabetes and it has recently been out of control, so he read the eBook which was well written, not too wordy, and not a huge book. Which is a bonus for my other half as he is not one to read and take information in. What the eBook has enabled him to do in just a few days is to begin to change his diet by introducing healthy habits. Also, it has made him want to do it! I feel this is because the eBook doesn’t overwhelm you with information and it very on point. So a massive thank you xx

When I was nursing I saw some of the horrible things that can happen to the body when Diabetes is not controlled.  Amputations, blindness and kidney failure being the main issues.  I am passionate about trying to help people avoid these things.

Illness, diagnosis of a disease is a funny thing.  It can be quite shocking and upsetting but it’s an important milestone in your life.  You are at a junction, you have a choice, you can do everything in your power to support your body to be well or you can allow the disease to dictate your life.  Which is it to be?

Nearly 10 years ago I was bed-bound, it took every ounce of energy I possessed to get to the toilet. Having a shower took everything out of me. Fast forward to now, I’m as fit as I was when I was 30 and weigh the same.  I have been steadily helping my body to heal itself over the last 10 years and it has become my mission in life to help others do the same.

Remember, if you’d like to talk about anything to do with your health please do get in touch.  You may have some niggling issues, be tired or crave sugar. You may be fine now and want to know how to stay that way for as long as possible. Either way just get in touch and we can arrange to have a chat.  I’m always happy to help.

And at last here is a recipe.  A great way to replace what I call classic carbohydrates which is one of the tips in my eBook.

This is an absolute favourite in our house.  I suggest you make the dressing first and use the whole celeriac.  It will keep for a couple of days when dressed and is great to have ready in the fridge.

Dressing Ingredients

2 tbs mayonnaise

2 tbs salad cream

1 tsp mustard

Juice of half a lemon

70-100ml milk – I use almond milk but cow’s milk works too

Put mayonnaise, salad cream, mustard and lemon juice into a large salad bowl and mix together thoroughly with whisk or fork.  Now add milk until it is the consistency of double cream.

Put to one side.

Take your celeriac and cut off the knobbly bits then peel the rest until it looks like the picture above.

Now grate in your food processor.  It is possible to hand grate but quite hard work.

Put the celeriac into the bowl with the dressing and mix thoroughly until all celeriac is covered with dressing.

Serve.  That’s it, it’s that simple.  Why not give it a go?

We have it with cold meats and a green salad or with roast butternut squash and tahini dressing (see recipe) as well as the lentils left over from a sweet potato dish!

Best wishes and see you next month!