Hollywood Secret to A Sexy, Flat Stomach

April 18, 2014 by

images-1Step aside Hollywood’s hottest celebrity trainers, who make the big bucks toning their celebrity clients with their favorite belly-blasting moves, because the real secret to a flat stomach is the use of cruciferous vegetables to help fight against stomach fat.

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy, cabbage, etc. contain veryspecific and unique phytonutrients such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) that help to fight against these estrogenic compounds.

And by fighting against these belly fat stimulating estrogenic chemicals, this is just 1 more step in helping you to win the battle against abdominal fat!

So there you go… just another excuse to do what mom always told you and eat more broccoli and cauliflower!

I’ve really learned to like brussells sprouts in the last year too… Melt a little grass-fed cheese on them and some garlic and they’re great!

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KFC’s Chicken Prom Corsages

April 17, 2014 by

KFC-chicken-prom-corsage-ftrThe big question this year for Prom is whether your date ‘crunchy’ or ‘extra crispy.’

KFC is offering corsages for Prom showcasing the Colonel’s famous fried chicken drumsticks resting on a bed of baby’s breath.

The corsage kits sell for $20 and come with a $5 KFC gift card so teens can select their preferred style of chicken (Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Kentucky Grilled Chicken), according to Nanz & Kraft’s website, the florist company working with KFC on the promotion.

“Word is spreading, and they’re going pretty fast,” Angie Searcy, general manager of Nanz & Kraft, told USA TODAY Network. The company has 50 left as of Monday afternoon. They agreed to make 100, but may reconsider if KFC wants to continue the offer, Searcy said.

KFC, which is based in Louisville, approached Nanz & Kraft about the concept, Searcy said. The florist company has been in Louisville since 1850.

The partnership is local, but Searcy said the interest is widespread.

“We are shipping them all over the place. The bulk of (orders) are from different cities and states, not actually Kentucky,” she said. Local orders come with real baby’s breath and out-of-town corsages come with artificial baby’s breath, according to the website.

KFC surprised a few people in Louisville who were talking about the promotion on Twitter with corsages of their own.

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Dr. Beverly S. Adler Guests On Diabetes Late Nite

April 16, 2014 by
Dr. Beverly S. Adler

Dr. Beverly S. Adler

Author Dr. Beverly S. Adler  PhD, CDE shared her insights into diabetes distress on April’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast.

“Dr. Bev” treats children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in her private practice in Baldwin, New York.  In addition to discussing issues of diabetes management, therapy focuses on processing feelings of denial, depression, anger, guilt, stress and anxiety regarding adjustment to this chronic illness. Utilizing a cognitive-behavioral orientation, Dr. Bev provides individual, family, and/or group therapy sessions.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Nassau County Psychological Association.  She is also a professional member of the American Diabetes Association as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

She feels uniquely qualified to treat patients with diabetes because she has living with type 1 diabetes for the past 39 years. Her own personal philosophy is to take control of her diabetes and not let diabetes control her life. Dr. Bev’s  focus strongly endorses empowering the lives of people with diabetes.

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Radical Nina by Poet Lorraine Brooks

April 15, 2014 by

APRIL.002On April’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast,  Mr. Divabetic explores about what it means to  be “RADICAL” about your diabetes with inspiration from the Nina Simone.

If you think that being pro-active about your health is ‘RADICAL’ think again.  Although it’s common for people who have just been diagnosed to feel overwhelmed with all the information they’re getting and the choices they are being asked to make – it’s also important to be aware that the choices you make will have a BIG impact the rest of your life.

Let Lorraine Brooks’ ‘Radical Nina’ poem encourage you to be healthy even if it means going against the norm and standing up for your health and yourself.


What does it mean to be radical?

To be different, and make your own choices.

To live free and clear in your purpose

In spite of the differing voices.

To sing your own lyrics in song

That were written for you alone

To add your own music and harmony,

Make love to your own microphone.

To grasp at the backgrounds and melodies

Interpreting through your own senses,

Outspoken, unshaken, and militant

Addressing all manner of offenses.

To say I AM HERE to the masses

And I am Young, Gifted AND Black.

Embracing your talents and riches

And knowing you’ll never turn back.

Sweeping, deep-seated, essential,

Fanatical, colorful, wise.

Intelligent, vocal, and mindful,

And never accept compromise.

Sometimes they won’t understand you

If radical is in your creed,

But that’s part of being a hero,

And heroes are what we all need.

So, radical divas, press on!

Be comfortable up on your throne.

Remember the strength of one diva…

Whose name was Ms. Nina Simone.

For  Monique, one of our Divabetic Club members in Philadelphia, being radical about your diabetes means:

You don’t sulk when others make unsettling remarks about diabetes.

You speak out when companies don’t do right by you.

You build a relationship with your doctor.

Taking care of yourself and taking advantage of medical treatments will help you prevent diabetes health-related complications and live a longer and happier life.

Get RADICAL! And be pro-active.


Nina Simone Inspires Us To Be Radical About Our Diabetes

April 14, 2014 by

APRIL.002On April’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast, Mr. Divabetic explores what it means to be ‘RADICAL’ about your diabetes with inspiration from Nina Simone.

Nina Simone’s music was a soundtrack of civil rights. She was a student at Juilliard until she ran out of money. She was later rejected by Curtis Institute of Music because she was black. Despite the odds, Nina Simone recorded her first album in 1958 and her top 40 hit  “I Loves You Porgy” from Porgy and Bess.

Called the “High Priestess of Soul,” Nina Simone created songs that spoke to the conditions of the civil rights movement. In 1963, she released “Mississippi Goddam” in response to the assassination of activist Medgar Evers and the bombing of 16th street Baptist Church that killed four little girls and injured a fifth. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in 1968, Simone released “Why (The King of Love Is Dead).”

Simone’s music was presented with deep-rooted meaning. Her 1970 song “Young, Gifted and Black” for her late friend Loarraine Hansberry became a black power anthem. She became worn on America’s struggle for equality and moved to several countries, including Liberia, Switzerland, England, before settling in the South of France. She was also in constant conflict with her own life as it pertained to personal finances and business management.

Nina Simone issued a series of re-made cover hits throughout the 1970’s, including the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.” By the 1980’s, she had made international commercial hits like “My Baby Just Cares For Me.” In the 1990’s Simone brought her music back the states, with a loved reception by critics.

READ MORE: Little Known Black History Fact: Nina Simone 

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Mr. Divabetic Heads to the Easter Parade

April 13, 2014 by
Mr Divabetic

Mr Divabetic

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic kicks off a new year of taking Diabetes Advocacy to ‘the streets’ with a return appearance at New York’s Easter Parade.

The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue  is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870’s, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street.

“The Easter Parade is an ‘egg-cellent’ backdrop to raise awareness for diabetes and promote creativity over candy as the sweetest way to celebrate the holidays,” says Mr. Divabetic.”I’m going back into the streets to raise awareness for diabetes and show people with diabetes that they’re not alone.”

Each year on Easter, people from around the world don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Immortalized by Irving Berlin, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.

This parade doesn’t have any floats or marching bands but it is a spectacle nonetheless. Outfits range from elegant to outrageous. From outfits accented with live animals to civil war period costumes and the latest high fashions, there is a little bit of everything for the parade viewer.

The area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the ideal place to see the parade. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m Get ready for your close-up. Join Mr. Divabetic on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10 AM – 12 PM on 5th Avenue.

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Roseanne Barr’s Amazing Weight Loss

April 12, 2014 by

87B927B725EAC460E5A63A54757465_h498_w598_m2The woman who once famously said, “I can get fat from eating just carrots!” is having the last laugh thanks to  her new slimmed down figure.

 The  61 year-old actress and comedian revealed her drastic weight loss while sitting on the panel for the series Last Comic Standing. She wore a fitted black top with matching pants, silver heels and leopard gloves.

Roseanne talked to Us Weekly about how she’s lost the weight. “I’m just doing the things you’re supposed to do…you know, moving more, and eating less.”

Our favorite sitcom star thanked her supporters later that evening. “Hey, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE NICE WORDS ABOUT MY WEIGHT LOSS!” she gushed via Twitter. “I’m inspired 2 keep going!”

She underwent a gastric bypass (surgery that involves having a section of the stomach stapled so patients feel fuller quicker and therefore eat a reduced amount) in 1998 and has since lost a whopping 200 pounds.

Her ex-husband Tom Arnold, whom she divorced in 1994 after four years of marriage, showed off his own 100-pound weight loss last month


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Beauty Insider Reveals That ‘Anti-Aging’ Cream A Hoax

April 11, 2014 by

9781580054904_p0_v1_s260x420“There’s no cream that is “anti-aging” says the author of “Toss The Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+,” Andrea Q. Robinson. 

“Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” says Andrea Q. Robinson. “Good makeup reclaims you.” Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. Now, she shares her decades of experience in this honest and straightforward guide for women fifty and over.

“I got flooded with women saying, “I’m so confused,” she said. “I don’t know where to go or what to do, and I know m skin has changed.” Ms. Robinson thinks not enough attention is being paid to the effects of hormonal shifts in older women. We solve adolescent issues petty well, but we don’t solve post menopausal issues,” she said.

In her first book, beauty industry executive Robinson (who has served as president of Tom Ford Beauty and Ralph Lauren Fragrances, chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, and beauty editor at Vogue) uses her experience to debunk myths and offer a straightforward, insider’s perspective behind the often indecipherable potions and lotions in our medicine cabinets. Many of her tips, including when to throw out various makeup products like mascara (every three months) and cream blush (every six months), are useful for women of any age. Even though the book is targeted to readers over 50, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for younger women to purchase this book as a guide for how to make better use of their makeup. How many of us wished we understood how to read the claims and lingo on product packaging or decipher ingredients such as antioxidants, retinoids, and alpha hydroxy acids?

Robinson clearly and efficiently explains it all, while providing the product advice and application tips (with a nine-step guide for applying lip liner) you would expect of a woman who has devoted her life to beauty. BUY NOW

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14 Authors Join Forces for A Cure: ‘A Sweet Life’

April 10, 2014 by

9781928068112.225x225-75On April’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast Mr. Divabetic interviewed Best-Selling Author,  Lauren Hawkeye about  the upcoming “A Sweet Life” collection of stories.  All proceeds from the sale of  ‘A Sweet Life’ will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.

Lauren talked about why she’s so passionate about raising money for diabetes research. “My 3 /12 year-old  son, Ben was diagnosed a year and half ago at Christmas time.” Mr. Divabetic asked her how her life changed after her toddler was diagnosed.

“Your life kinda flashes before your eyes the first time they hand you that syringe and tell you to stick it in your child. It’s just not a natural thing to do but before you know it’s just how you life. You can’t let it get you down!”

The stunning limited edition collection of fourteen contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors includes Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, Heather Graham, Julia Kent, Susan Mallery, Brenda Novak, Carly Phillips, Jennifer Probst, RaeAnne Thayne, Rachel Van Dyken, Susan Wigs, Lauren Hawkeye, Steena Holmes and Jane Porter. With foreword written by #1 NYTimes bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Here’s more on the stories included in the box set:

I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre (The Sullivans)

The only woman wealthy Irish pub owner Jake McCann wants is the one he can’t have–Sophie Sullivan, his best friend’s off limits sister. But when the beautiful librarian appears on his doorstep as his every fantasy come to life, even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn’t the right thing to do…how can he possibly resist?

On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy (Callways #1)

From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the first book about the Callaways, a big Irish family born to serve and protect, many as San Francisco firefighters.

May Day! By Heather Graham

Members of the Krewe of Hunters team plan a relaxing vacation to jolly old London for the English celebration–they never figured that a May Pole just might be murder.

Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent

When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men’s room of one of his stores, it’s love at first flush.

Built to Last by Susan Mallery

The tale of Aaron Cross, a man who doesn’t know he needs saving…until he meets Marissa Spencer, a heroine inspired by the real life founder of the Motheread/ Fatheread Literacy Program.

A Baby of Her Own by Brenda Novak

Delaney is tired of waiting for the right man–all she wants is a baby. After seducing a handsome stranger, she returns to Dundee to find that same man is actually taking up residence on a ranch just outside of town–where he will very likely realize she’s expecting.

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

In relationships, Ian Dare offers the bare minimum–until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor changes his perspective. Their affair heats up and love comes into play, but Riley’s secret past just might cost them everything.

Executive Seduction by Jennifer Probst

When Chandler Santell turns to Logan Grant, the most ruthless CEO in the finance industry to save her beloved Yoga and Arts Center, she never intended to have seduction as part of the plan…

In Too Deep by RaeAnne Thayne

Though fiercely drawn to the comfort of Andrea McPhee’s arms, Will Tanner isn’t sure he can find room for a woman like her in a life focused on vengeance–until he discovers she has secrets of her own.

Every Girl Does It by Rachel Van Dyken

Amanda gets a flash from the past when the nerdy kid she rejected in high school suddenly reappears in her life…dead sexy, he’s all man and he wants her.

Homecoming Season by Susan Wiggs

Miranda Sweeney and her family find hope and healing while spending an autumn at Willow Lake after Miranda survives breast cancer. Inspired by the founder of Cottage Dreams.

Unspoken by Lauren Hawkeye

Once, Ellie Kendrick was the only thing that Dominic Gabriel wanted. Now she’s back and her version of what happened between them so long ago makes him question everything he knows about himself as a man…

Sweet Memories by Steena Holmes

Thinking her marriage is over, Tessa is shocked to fall into the arms of her husband… literally. What’s a girl to do when her heart still goes pitter-patter for a man who ran out on her once but comes back determined to take another chance?

Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter

Jilted at the altar, Jenny Wright is devastated that bull riding champ Colton Thorpe witnesses her shame, but tough sexy Colton is a man who knows what he wants… and he wants Jenny.

A SWEET LIFE*…14 stories by 14 bestselling authors only $2.99!  And all proceeds go to diabetes research.  ON SALE NOW


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Don’t Miss the Divabetic Club in Cleveland

April 9, 2014 by

2Cities.001Join us for our free monthly empowerment sessions to learn how to take charge and live better with diabetes on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10 AM – 12 PM.

In April, the Diva Club at the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland is talking about “Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Happy”.

You’ve been told to “check your feet” daily, but what does that mean?   We’ll take shoes and socks off and go step by step on what to look for and use a filament to check for sensation.  We’ll discuss the do’s and do not’s of pedicures and talk about the best types of shoes for your feet.

Here are some recommendations for individuals who decide to go ahead and have a pedicure. This was taken from an article about pedicures in the “Diabetes Forecast” magazine.

  • Use good judgment. Be picky about the salon. Check out several salons and look into sanitation practices and how they clean their tools. At one local salon in our area, you buy your own tools and they are kept in a box with your name.
  • Inspect the foot tub. Does it get cleaned between clients?
  • Inspect the tools. Stainless steel instruments are more sanitary than wooden sticks.
  • Don’t be afraid to give the nail technician instructions. Let them know you have diabetes. Water temperature of 90-95 degrees should be safe, avoid razors, no lotion between the toes, and be gentle.
  • If you shave your legs, stop 2 days before the appointment to decrease your chances of bacteria entering nicks or cuts.

Each Diva Club session covers everything from glucose monitoring to exercising to gardening for healthy eating. A bonus: you’ll make lifelong friends!

There is no charge for Diva Club, but please call us to register at (216) 591-0800.

Diva Club for Women

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10 AM - 12 PM

3601 Green Road, #100

Beachwood, OH

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