My 18-Months Healthy Living Journey

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.


As you might know from previous posts, more than a year ago my husband found out he has diabetes. T2. This discovery had an immense impact on our life. It has changed how we eat, how we live, and how we think about food. 

Since that time, we have both gone through a metamorphosis. It was important to get information about how to live healthier and then take steps to do so.

I am committed to living healthier and therefore ultimately living happier. 

Over the past year and a half I have read countless articles, listened to doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and health coaches. I have watched endless documentaries and have read several books about the topic of nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, stress, healthier lifestyles, and healthy recipes in the past year. 

I journaled about some of my discoveries and posted several of my recipes on my blog, but the learning has not stopped. I have grown and progressed in the past year. What I felt was healthy a year ago, was indeed healthier than what we were used to, but I am happy to write that this journey has progressed to even healthier eating and living. 

This journey of discovery has been incredible. It has been exciting and at times mind-blowing.   

I already had a background in nutrition. I graduated from a European culinary/nutrition/hotelier school. But what I’ve learned in the last year DOES NOT compare. 

I have learned more about nutrition, but most importantly, I now see the intense connection between nutrition and health/disease. SO IMPORTANT! 

Incredibly, and I guess it isn’t really a surprise, EVERYTHING is connected. 

Our world – our environment – what we do – exercise – what we eat – our body – our gut – our mind – our health – and disease…. ALL CONNECTED in a much deeper sense than I ever envisioned. 

To fit everything into one blog post would be way too long, and you’d most likely give up before you read to the end. Just be reassured… I will write about it, a little at a time. 

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Good to see you back to writing.

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    1. Chris says:

      Thank you.
      I have SO MUCH to write about. 🙂


  2. Hubby has been diabetic 45 years, on insulin since 1994. Many heart surgeries, so has a pacemaker defibrillator, was stage 5, but back to stage 4 kidney failure, high cholesterol, high blood pressure diet. He can’t do exercise because of neuropathy of the feet, so I cook 6 days a week.

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    1. Chris says:

      That’s not easy. So many health problems. It sounds worrisome but I am glad you cook at home and I am sure healthy. Diet has so much to do with our health. It is a direct relationship between diet and health. Diabetes is a wicked disease. So sneaky. I will continue to post healthy dishes that are diabetic friendly. Perhaps you’ll find something you’ll try out.


      1. Thank you. Most don’t last 45 years being diabetic, but he will be 86 in a couple of weeks.

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      2. Chris says:

        45 Years as a diabetic is a long time. I am sure you both have done a good job over the years to keep this vicious disease at bay.


      3. I have taken care of his health issues since I first met him.

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      4. Chris says:

        That’s awesome!

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      5. Chris says:

        It takes a caring heart.


      6. Much appreciated.

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  3. WeLikeAGoodAdventure says:

    I love the quote you started with — it’s simple but sums up such an important piece that seems to be missing from most conversations about health.

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    1. Chris says:

      Great thoughts, Thank you for your comment. — It is one of my favorite quotes. Even so long ago Hippocrates had the wisdom to see that what we put into our bodies can help or harm the body. It is time for the medical community to add this important tool to heal people.


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