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COVID-19, Diabetes, & Mental Health

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COVID-19, Anxiety, and Depression
Licensed Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Corona speaks to the importance of mental health, the stigma surrounding it, the impact of COVID -19 on mental health especially on those with diabetes. And lastly, she does a mental health exercise. Dr. Rebecca Corona is a licensed psychologist who has been engaged in providing mental health services in various settings (community outpatient, college counseling, elementary school, primary care, and corrections) throughout her training and professional affiliations. Quotes: ” So, I would recommend that if anyone is feeling anxiety or stress related to COVID-19, that they reach out, ask, get facts. Don't necessarily rely on what your neighbor’s telling you or what you think might be true. Talk to the professionals. We're here, we’re available and we want to help.“ In this episode you will learn: ● The importance of mental health and how it affects the many aspects of your life ●  The effect of COVID-19 on patients suffering from anxiety or depression ● The concept behind Behavioral Health Services and how it helps people stay mentally healthy ● How examinations are performed in the context of today’s coronavirus reality ● Mental health in patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease and how it affects them ● Tips to stay calm, mindful and avoid COVID-19 related anxiety ● A special mental health exercise to practice every day Key notes: [02:13] Dr. Corona’s interest in the mental health field and what lead her to pursue a career in this direction [03:37] The importance of mental health and how it goes hand-in-hand with every part of every person's life [05:14] The mental health stigma and how to address it [07:04] The benefits of behavioral health services and how they impact mental health [08:43] COVID-19 and mental health [11:08] The implemented measures due to increased fear from patients to get infected in healthcare facilities [13:24] The effect of the news cycle on mental health [22:20] A mental exercise to release stress and instill calmness Connect: Parkland Health & Hospital (https://www.parklandhospital.com/) ● Stress exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQfmis7X2o ● Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/Parkland ● Facebook URL: https://facebook.com/Parkland ● LinkedIn URL: https://linkedin.com/parkland-hospital
24:54
May 28, 2020
COVID-19 and Community Clinics
Registered nurse Shirley Roberts talks about her journey to become a nurse and, especially, for a community clinic. She discusses services provided in this clinic pre-COVID, post-COVID, and the impact COVID-19 has had on her patients -- especially on those with diabetes. Shirley Roberts is a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager with over 30 years of experience in health care and management. For the last 6 1/2 years, Shirley has served as the Clinic Nurse Manager of the GRACE Community Clinic, a faith-based non-profit free charitable clinic located in Grapevine, Texas. In this episode you will learn about: ● Shirley Roberts and her journey to become a Registered Nurse ● How community health clinics are adopting new technologies ● The impact of COVID-19 on people with diabetes ● How non-profits like Grace are making a difference Quotes: “Anything we can do to help our client to get more education, that’s what we want to do. We want to prevent them from having to go to the hospital and having to seek other services we are not able to provide here.” “97% of our clients lost their jobs, so they are stuck at home with no income, which may lead to health issues. At Grace, we offer client services to assist them temporarily with their health.” “Places like Grace are important to help during this period to get them back on their feet.” “I think that we just have to be open to help these people during this time” The beauty of everything is that we’re working together as a community. And we are helping our clients; if they feel symptoms we are helping with pre-screening tool.” Key Notes: [2:14] Shirley talks about her journey and what inspired her to become a nurse [2:54] How she made her way to Grace [5:12] Type of services Shirley provided pre-COVID at Grace and its overall impact [8:50] How Shirley continues to provide the services in current times [10:40] How telehealth is being used in the context of COVID-19 [15:40] The effects of anxiety and stress on health [17:00] Challenges faced currently and Grace’s strategy to weather the current crisis [19:19] How the local community can provide support Connect: GRACE Website: (https://www.gracegrapevine.org/) GRACE’s Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/GRACEGrapevine) GRACE’s Twitter: (https://twitter.com/GRACEGrapevine) Resources Mentioned: For Donations: (https://www.gracegrapevine.org/donate-online-now/items-we-accept/)
22:43
May 21, 2020
COVID-19 and Eating for Diabetes
William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Rachael Ray and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. In this episode you will learn: Dr. Li and his journey to beat illness through food as medicine. Type 2 diabetes, its evolving patterns, and the correlation between poor lifestyle choices and the disease.  Dr. Li’s book “Eat to Beat Disease” and over 200 healthy foods that help beat diabetes. The secret to eating healthy foods and enjoying them. Dr. Li’s top healthy foods that boost immunity and reduce inflammation caused by the virus. An insight scoop into COVID-19, and the rules to eating healthy during the pandemic. Quotes: “And, here’s the thing about the situation with type 2 diabetes. Oftentimes, people struggling with this condition are in fact undernourished even when they’re surrounded by food. And so, we want to make sure that we’re actually taking care of our micronutrients, and the best way to do this is to eat fresh foods, fruits, and vegetables because they have the fiber, they have the vitamins, they have the minerals. And that’s really the best way to do it.” “Food is our medicine. We take it 3 times a day. The difference between pharmaceuticals is that we prescribe our own food as medicine. So, it’s up to us, we’re the kitchen doctors, so to speak” Keynotes: [2:14] Dr. Li talks about his journey to discover the science behind food as medicine. [8:03] How type 2 diabetes evolves over the years of poor lifestyle choices. [8:50] How choosing rights foods can prevent diabetes. [10:50] The secret behind healthy eating and how to enjoy it. [12:40] Foods that can normalize blood sugar levels. [13:40] COVID-19 and the importance of a good immune system. [16:15] Inflammation as a result of COVID-19 and foods that lower it. Connect: Dr. Li’s website (https://drwilliamli.com/) Dr. Li’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/drwilliamli/?hl=en) Dr. Li’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drwilliamli/) Dr. Li’s Twitter (https://twitter.com/drwilliamli?lang=en) Resources Mentioned: Dr. Li’s Book (https://drwilliamli.com/book-li/) Dr. Li’s Blog (https://drwilliamli.com/blog/)
29:20
May 14, 2020
COVID-19, Eating Habits, and Food Assistance
Shena Jaramillo speaks to us about her work to reduce health disparities and eating disorders, the impact of stockpiling on food assistance programs. And lastly, we talk about anxiety and the impact on eating habits as stay at home orders get lifted. Shena Jaramillo is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and plant-based nutrition. She focuses on helping patients make behavior changes to facilitate progress towards health and wellness goals. She has 3 Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Anthropology and Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a Master’s degree in Sports Nutrition and Human Performance. In this episode you will learn: ● Shena Jaramillo’s story of her journey to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. ● Shena’s work to reduce health disparities and eating disorders. ● Basic food staples to stock up on during COVID-19 and mindful shopping. ● Hoarding mentality and the negative impact of stockpiling on food assistance or SNAP programs. ● Food shortages in WIC families. ● The relation between anxiety and poor eating habits. ● The impact of eating habits on diabetes patients during COVID-19. ● How to connect with Shena Jaramillo. Quote: “So, when we hoard foods, I mean, first and foremost, it takes food off the shelves. So, if an individual is going to the grocery, and especially if they’re immunocompromised, now they’re not able to access foods that they would normally have. Milk has been one that’s been out a lot, dairy, cheese, dried goods, all these items where an individual might be able to stock up a little bit extra if they’re immunocompromised now they’re no longer able to acquire those foods.” “It’s okay to stock up a little bit extra. It’s okay to really think about those non-perishable items like grains in the forms of quinoa or pasta, or things like that, frozen veggies, canned veggies, canned goods, but you don’t need as much as possible every time you go to the grocery store.” Key notes: [1:50] Shena Jaramillo speaks about her journey to becoming a certified dietitian nutritionist. [3:35] Food staples to keep on your grocery list during COVID-19. [4:35] The impact of COVID-19 measures on food assistance programs. [6:20] Hoarding mentality, stockpiling, and food waste. [7:30] Food shortages effect on WIC or SNAP recipients. [9:43] Tips for mindful food shopping. [11:23] The correlation between anxiety and eating habits when stay at home orders are lifted [15:30] The correlation between food shortage and stress levels [18:10] Nutrition requirements for people with diabetes Connect: Shena Jaramillo’s Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/peaceandnutrition/) Shena Jaramillo’s Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/peaceandnutrition) Resources Mentioned: Shena Jaramillo’s blog on nutrition (https://peaceandnutrition.com/peace-nutrition-blog) Shena Jaramillo consultations (https://peaceandnutrition.com/schedule-appointment/
21:27
May 7, 2020
COVID-19, Diabetes, and Anxiety Eating
Registered dietitian Kelly Springer shares her inspiration to learn dietetics and the relationship between health and diet. She maps the relationship between nutrition and diet and shares tips to eat healthy especially for people with diabetes. Kelly Springer began Kelly’s Choice in 2012, and the nutritional company has quickly grown its presence through national TV appearances, virtual nutrition programs, and a commitment to simplifying nutrition for Americans. Formerly the Division Dietitian at Wegmans Food Markets, spearheading the company’s workplace wellness program, Kelly is also the VP of Workforce Engagement at ProHCM. She’s also conducted nutrition education through her private practice, and at Hillside Children’s Center and Auburn Memorial Hospital Bariatric Center. Kelly is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS degree in Nutrition and earned her Master’s degree in Health Education from SUNY Cortland. In this episode you will learn: ● Eating for good health. ● How do carbohydrates play a part in your well-being? ● Smart shopping for groceries. ● Body’s response to stress and poor eating habits triggered by anxiety. ● Water - Importance and the amount we should intake. ● Good and bad bacteria; how do they affect our health? ● Steps that people with diabetes should take during COVID-19. Quote: Basically, you are what you feel. So if you are not feeding the gut bacteria good healthy foods, like fiber-rich sources, you are not gonna be that happy. Keynotes: [3:16] Relationship between how we eat and how we feel. [4:11] The impacts the carbs have on your body [6:13] How can we make smarter fiber-rich choices when going to grocery stores [7:36] What grocery to buy during COVID-19? [9:16] How does anxiety correlate with eating habits and then health outcomes? [11:28] Importance of water and how much should you drink a day? [12:16] Dietary changes and the types of foods that people with diabetes should stock up on? [14:34] Why is it not healthy to eat sugar? [17:08] What are the good bacteria and how can we feed that? Connect: Kelly Springer’s IG (https://www.instagram.com/kellyspringer_rd/) Kelly Springer’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KChoiceLLC/) Kelly Springer’s Website (https://www.kellyschoice.org/) Resources Mentioned: Kelly Springer’s 12-week program Kelly Springer’s Services
21:39
April 30, 2020
COVID-19, Diabetes, and Grocery Shopping
On this episode of the Yumlish podcast, we are speaking to Phil Lempert. He will talk to us about grocery shopping through COVID-19. Specifically, he will dive into the state of grocers, what they are doing to protect shoppers, what shoppers can do to protect themselves, and how effective these measures are. Lastly, Phil will share tips for grocery shopping, especially, for those with chronic illnesses like diabetes. Phil Lempert is an expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends, new products, and the changing retail landscape. Phil was one of the pioneers of the new information media, founding SupermarketGuru.com, visited by more than 9 million people each year. In this episode you will learn: The current state of shopper behavior through COVID-19. The safety and effectiveness of these cautionary measures been; how shoppers are complying? Tips for grocery shopping for people with diabetes. Grocers who are getting safety measures right. The current state of grocers. Tips for going out during COVID-19 to the supermarket How to react to people who seem not to care about COVID-19 pandemic Tips for faster delivery of products during COVID-19 Benefits of shopping using Instacart. Quote: “You know, wearing a mask, is not to protect me, wearing a mask is to protect you.” Keynotes: [3:30] General shopper behavior at grocery stores. [4:41] Steps taken by grocers to protect customers. [7:34] How are people with chronic illnesses staying safe? [14:09] Protecting yourself and respecting health concerns. [17:18] Some tips for people with chronic illness for grocery shopping. [20:30] Tips for checking out safely at grocery stores during COVID-19. Connect: Phil Lempert Twitter (https://twitter.com/phillempert) Phil Lempert Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SupermarketGuru) Phil Lempert LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/phillempert) Phil Lempert Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/supermarketguru) Phil Lempert Blog (https://supermarketguru.com/articles/) Resources Mentioned: Fast and flexible Instacart (https://news.instacart.com/introducing-fast-flexible-order-ahead-to-speed-up-service-unlock-more-delivery-windows-f859b081aaea) Phil Lempert report on post COVID-19 food resources (https://supermarketguru.com/the-lempert-report/after-covid-19-we-may-have-another-food-shortage/)
24:18
April 23, 2020
COVID-19, Diabetes, & Mental Health
On this episode of the Yumlish podcast, we are talking to Dr. Tony Spann. We will speak to him about his personal journey to instilling the importance of mental health, his work at Henry Health, the correlation between mental health and diabetes, and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and especially those with chronic conditions like diabetes.  Dr. Rufus Tony Spann is the Chief Clinical Officer for Henry Health. Dr. Spann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rossier’s Masters of School Counseling Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Howard University. Dr. Spann is also the CEO of his own private practice, U in Mind. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. In this episode you will learn: Dr. Spann’s story about his journey to Henry Health. About Henry Health and it’s work with black men. Correlation between mental health and chronic illness. How to control anxiety and nervousness during COVID-19. Mental exercises to do during COVID-19. Ways to create better habits for overall well-being. The importance of mental health during COVID-19. How can you connect with Dr. Spann? Key Moments: [2:01] Dr. Spann’s journey to mental health space. [3:25] Henry Health and the work they do. [5:36] Correlation between mental health and chronic illness. [8:15] How eating foods affect our well-being / chronic illnesses. [12:40] How to cope up with the anxiety of the second wave of COVID-19. [15:00] Tips to keep yourself engaged during COVID-19. [17:12] How to manage anxiety for the long term and turn it into a habit Connect: Dr. Spann Twitter account (https://twitter.com/rufusspann?lang=en) Dr. Spann LinkedIn account (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rufus-spann-phd-lpc-ncsp-ncc-acs-16a06258/) Dr. Spann Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/Dr.RufusSpann) Resources Mentioned: Coping with COVID-19 (https://henry-health.com/copingwithcovid-19/) Henry Health free consultation (https://henry-health.com/free-consultation/)
22:58
April 16, 2020
COVID-19 and Reversing Diabetes through Nutrition
Today we are speaking to Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He will talk to us about his journey to become a nutrition expert, the nutritarian diet and the implications of COVID-19 on our diet.is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. For over 30 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In this episode you will learn: ● The challenges with our current diet. ● Importance of micronutrients and food addiction. ● ‘Nutritarian’ diet and GBOMB foods. ● The impact of nutrition on reversing diabetes or any autoimmune disease. ● The diet you should follow for a healthy living. ● About Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s website and his various programs. Key Moments: [1:58] Dr. Fuhrman’s journey to becoming a nutritionist. [4:40] Gaps within our diet. [9:05] In-depth about the Nutritarian diet. [12:32] How do we change our lifestyle during the COVID-19 era; understand our relationship with food. [15:35] How much time is required for the reversal of autoimmune diseases. [17:29] More about ‘Eat For Life’ book. Connect: Dr. Fuhrman’s Twitter (https://twitter.com/drfuhrman) Dr. Fuhrman’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drfuhrman?_rdr=p) Dr. Fuhrman’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/joelfuhrmanmd/) Dr. Fuhrman’s Blog (https://www.drfuhrman.com/elearning/eat-to-live-blog) Resources Mentioned: Getting Started (https://www.drfuhrman.com/get-started) Eat to Live Retreat (https://www.drfuhrman.com/etlretreat) Eat for Life Book (https://www.drfuhrman.com/eatforlife) Recipes (https://www.drfuhrman.com/recipes) “You cannot buy your health; you must earn it through healthy living” - Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
22:35
April 10, 2020
COVID-19 and Exercises for Diabetes
As we adjust to this new lifestyle, in the post coronavirus time, are there ideal exercises for diabetes or even pre-diabetes? In this episode, we will speak to Kristen Hawkinson and learn if exercise is good for diabetes and its importance, how much exercise is optimal, and indoor and outdoor exercises to keep us moving and flexible.  Born in the suburbs of Chicago, Kristen Hawkinson has been living in Texas for the past 21 years. Her goal is to educate people on the benefits of the movement, debunk the myths out there about exercise taking too much time or having to be rigorous. She strives to reach as many people possible to get them moving so they reap the rewards of being healthy, and feeling accomplished, energized and confident! In this episode you will learn: ● Importance of exercising for people with Diabetes. ● Time to get into exercise mode. ● How can people workout outside during the COVID-19 restrictions? ● Different exercises that can be done at home during Quarantine ● Materials available at home for these exercises ● Importance of stretches and ways to improve your flexibility ● Access to the videos and content on TrainerKristen.com Key Moments: [1:37] How exercise helps one during diabetes [2:55] Safe time to exercise during diabetes [4:07] Amount of time to be spent on exercising [5:37] During COVID-19, restriction on how to workout outside [14:12] Breaking down exercises during the day [17:17] Different stretches useful for better health [20:46] Special videos for the listeners today Connect: Kristen Twitter Kristen Facebook Kristen LinkedIn  Kristen Instagram Kristen Blog Resources Mentioned: BONUS - Special Exercise Video for Listeners  14-day Quarantine Program Stretching Exercises
22:12
April 2, 2020
COVID-19 in Small Town USA
In this episode, we will speak to Barbara Moschitta MPS, RDN, LD based out of a small town of Bluffton, SC. She speaks to us about her journey to this town, her work with the diabetes community, and the impact of COVID19. Her goal is to bring best practices to a community that is in need of access to a dietitian regardless of income and other barriers. For context, in the ever-evolving situation of COVID-19, this episode was recorded on March 19, 2020. Our host is Shireen and she is on a mission to empower people with chronic conditions, like Heart Diseases and Diabetes, reclaim their health through diet. “We all love foods and if you have diabetes you don't have to give up the food that you love; it's just how you balance them and portions”  Barbara Moschitta MPS, RDN, LD In this episode you will learn: Barbara’s experience as a sole outpatient dietitian serving 23,000 residents. The challenges stemming from a lack of resources. The relation between improper scheduling and chronic diseases. COVID-19 implications on small towns with poor diet habits. Effects of work-life balance and COVID-19 in a city where the majority of people depend on the retail industry. Role of support groups and the lack of support through this pandemic. Workouts that you can do to stay fit at home. Available and go-to resources  Key Moments: [3:00] How Barbara’s experience with the migrant farmworkers helped her career. [7:10] Diet-related problems faced by people with diabetes and heart conditions. [11:00] Food practices in the small town combined with people of different ethnicities. [13:00] COVID-19 implications on a community like this. [16:05] How doctors are helping poor patients in this critical time. [17:08] Ideas on indoor workouts during the quarantine. Connect Barbara’s Facebook page Barbara’s LinkedIn page  Email: barbaramoschitta@pulseology.biz Resources mentioned: Yumlish Blog - Barbara Moschitta  Gary Scheiner Diabetes books Mitchell May blog  Other resources: Healthy Meal Prep – Toby  Amidor The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Diabetes Association NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases International Food Information Council Foundation Center for Science in Public Interest
20:48
March 27, 2020
COVID-19 and Diabetes Management
Today's guest is Emily Timm, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, DCES whose passion is to help people with diabetes and related endocrine disorders achieve their goals through diet. Emily is a Registered Dietitian and an Educational Specialist who holds a Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management. Our host is Shireen and she is on a mission to empower people with chronic conditions, like Heart Diseases and Diabetes, reclaim their health through diet.  “If the diabetes is well managed, meaning there aren't a lot of fluctuations between high and low blood sugar, then the risk of getting severely sick from Covid 19 is actually about the same as the general population” -Emily Timm RD. In this episode, you’ll discover: The implications of COVID-19 on people with diabetes What to include in the sick-day kit as recommended by the CDC and ADA Top staples to have on hand and eating habits to sustain Recipes to maintain blood sugar levels Exercises to cope with isolation and yet maintain social distancing Available resources Key Moments [1:28] - This is how Emily found her passion. [3:46] - How does Coivd -19 (CoronaVirus) affect diabetic patients differently? [5:24] - Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes which is more vulnerable to Covid -19? [6:31] - The Sick day Kit for diabetes patients. Food Lessons For the family [8:50] - How to Shop and be safe. [10:20] - Eating patterns to be followed. [16:04] -  Not in a habit of cooking? Few easy recipes. [18:45] - Exercise patterns that can be followed at home. Resources Mentioned: Yumlish Fooducate American Diabetes Association World Health Organization - Coronavirus Disease Connect: Endocrine Nutritionist on Instagram Emily Timm Email Remember, your health always comes first.
25:02
March 20, 2020