Cooking Through Lyfe
Vegan Zucchini Chocolate Cake
What you’ll need: Cake:280g shredded zucchini 150g coconut oil 260g spelt whole wheat flour 100g coconut sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp baking powdrer 3 tbsp chia seeds 3 tbsp unsweetended cocoa powder 1 tsp cinnamon a pinch of saltChocolate topping:150 g dark vegan chocolate 1 tsp ...
April 19, 2017
Is Your Core Stability Actually Hurting You?
Core, core, core. Core stability. Core strength. Brace your core. Hold your abs in. Squeeze your abs. Where did this come from? No truly, where did this idea come from? Because when you ask the top physical therapists who are on the cutting edge of pain science, they can’t seem to find ANY ...
April 18, 2017
Living With My Diabetes Diva
I have been living with my Diabetes Diva for nearly six years now. Six years filled with drama, sleepless nights, and frustration, but also amazing memories and lots of special encounters with inspiring people from all over the world. I got diagnosed with a pensionary at the age of 14 on my ...
April 17, 2017
How to Form Healthy Habits after a Diabetes Diagnosis
When someone gets a diagnosis of diabetes, the first question often is, “What can I do?” Patients want to know what changes they can make to better manage their diabetes. Often, the answer is that you can make lifestyle changes, like exercising more and improving your diet. These changes, ...
April 13, 2017
Cooking Through Lyfe
The Perfect Paleo Waffle
When Saturday and Sunday roll around, I love waking up and making waffles; they are my favorite weekend treat. Having little bite-sized pieces makes my sense of creativity feel endless- from dipping it in dark chocolate to adding a variety of fruit to my new favorite or sprinkling any type of ...
April 12, 2017
How To Properly Plank
Planks are a great yoga pose. There are two types of planks- a high plank and an elbow plank. Do you know the difference? Check out the why and the how for each plank below: High plank Why? Strengthens wrists, arms, back, and abdominal muscles How?Start in table top. Keep shoulders and hands as...
April 11, 2017
When Life Is Not Kind To You, Be Kind To Life
Sometimes you feel like life is not kind to you, but if you are kind to life, it makes it a better place. I was 21 years old in 1999 when I was diagnosed with IBD / Chrons disease. I had my first bowel surgery in January 2000. Since then, my life has been crazy with surgeries. I have been ...
April 10, 2017
Can we solve food related addictions by retraining our gut to crave healthy food?
Food is part of life – we cannot survive without eating. But for those with addictions or complex relationships with food, that presents a problem. Food is intimately a part of family events, cultural and religious holidays, and for many, enjoying a good meal is what makes them happiest...
April 6, 2017
The Absolute Best Matcha Lattes
I used to be an avid cappuccino drinker until I met my match-a. My first encounter with matcha was a few years ago when I was working down in the West Village. The cutest little cafe, Chalait, had just opened up on West 4th and I had to give it a try. I fell in love. So, I started to learn ...
April 5, 2017
3 Stretches To Help Your Posture
I get this question a lot, so I figured I should probably share the answer with you as well. “How do I improve my posture?” “I feel like my shoulders are slouched forward – is there anything I can do to fix this?” You can absolutely fix this, even if you have been sitting at a desk for ...
April 4, 2017
The First Canadian T1D to Climb Mt. Everest
Sebastien Sasseville was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22. He recalls being faced with a choice: cave in and let the disease get the best of him or grab the obstacle by the hand learn to live well with it. Despite reaching the summit of Mt Everest to prove that diabetes should never keep ...
April 3, 2017
Cooking Through Lyfe
Spice Up Your Coffee: Preservative-Free Homemade Coffee Creamers And More!
For some, a hot cup of morning coffee is the best part of waking up. It gets even better when delicious creamers are added to the mix. They are perfect for savoring seasonal flavors while lightening up your java. But when store-bought creamers boast a full roster of mysterious ingredients, you ...
March 29, 2017
Interview Series: Anna Sjӧberg of AnnaPS Scandinavia
One of our favorite brands of diabetes friendly clothing, is AnnaPS. They design clothing from t-shirts, tank tops, and sports bras, to underwear for men, women, and children that have integrated pockets to carry diabetes devices, thus making life a little bit easier for those living with ...
May 25, 2017
Recap: Yoga In Central Park by Yoga on the Fly x Lyfebulb
Tuesday, May 16th was the perfect spring day. The temperature was in the mid to high 70’s, the sun was out, and the weather was breezy. If that alone was not enough to make one feel happy and at peace, add in the yoga. In partnership with Lyfebulb Patient Entrepreneur, Elizabeth Feinstone,...
May 24, 2017
How Camp Ho Mita Koda Has Impacted My Life
A lot of things have impacted my life, few as much as Camp Ho Mita Koda (HMK). I first went to camp sometime in the late 1980’s for a picnic that was put on by the doctors and staff at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. I was a few years into my ...
May 23, 2017