CCS Medical Blog

Pick one New Year's Resolution and focus on it!

In our last blog, New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018, we recommended resolutions that were attainable in baby steps, with continuous improvements each week, every two weeks, or every month.

For example, if you have not exercised in a long time, and you resolved...

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How to Cut Out the Sneaky Sugars!

In doing my research for this specific battle in the war against added sugars, I hit the jackpot when I discovered this blog from Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Guru, JJ Virgin, called “10 Sneaky Sugar Sources That Hold Your Weight Hostage.” 

She helps clients lose...

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Eggs - The Smart Choice for Healthy Eating!

Eggs are a smart choice for healthy eating. Did you know that each 85-calorie serving of eggs packs a whopping 7 solid grams of protein? They are also packed with amino acids, antioxidants and many beneficial nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the yokes are also good...

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Enjoying Good Carbs!

In part one of our blog series "Understanding Carbohydrates," we defined "bad carbs" as highly-glycemic starches, in addition to other food categories that raise blood sugar levels. Who were the leading culprits? Potatoes, rice, pasta and most processed foods (which are...

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A Collective Journey to Better Health

Last fall we relaunched our blog and began using our platform to support our patients in their quest for better health. For many, this means living without the complications of type 2 diabetes. The CDC reports that in 2015 there were 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the...

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The Power of Good Fats

In a recent email to our patients, we promoted the benefits of fresh fruits as a healthy alternative for those who struggle with the national addiction to desserts, snacks and beverages that are made with added sugars and artificial sweeteners. 

But I would go one step...

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Simple & Healthy Diabetes-Friendly Summer Snacks

In our last blog, we offered many tips on how to enjoy a healthier dining out experience, including seeking out chef-driven farm-to-table restaurants, and even shopping a local farmer’s market, which puts you in charge of the dining experience!

When eating at home, these...

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Healthier Dining Out - Yes, it is possible!

With summer on the way, all of us love getting out of the house! Dining out with friends is one of the rites of the season and summer fun almost always includes great food and drink.

Dining out doesn’t have to be hard – or unhealthy! Read our tips on how to enjoy a...

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Winning The War on Sugar: The Farce of Sugar Substitutes

Americans love artificial sweeteners because they have fewer or no calories and can thereby help us lose weight. In theory – and both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association both support this, when consumed carefully, non-nutritive sweeteners...

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Diabetes Alert Day: Take the Diabetes Risk Test Today!

An Important Message from our CEO on Diabetes Alert Day: Every American Adult Should Take the Diabetes Risk Test!

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