Marilyn Helton, diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1993, is the publisher of
Cinnamon Hearts: The Art of Living A Winning Diabetic Lifestyle!, a
positive-power E-Magazine for diabetics and their families.
Marilyn is a book review columnist for Voice of the Diabetic, The Diabetes Action Network of the National Federation of the Blind, and a frequent contributor to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine (as well as various print publications).
As a member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and the American Diabetes Association, (ADA), Marilyn has many contacts with cookbook authors, registered dietitians and diabetes professionals, whose tips and recipes she shares on her website, which you can visit at http://www.cinnamonhearts.com.
Articles by Marilyn Helton
Eat Out, Eat Right
What if you just don't have time to cook and have to eat out? If that's the case, then you'll need a reliable guide to healthier restaurant eating. "Eat Out, Eat Right!" by Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE just may be the ticket.
Books for Holiday Gift Giving
Six new book reviews, plus Marilyn's Top Picks List of favorites for holiday gift-giving. New titles include: 365 Daily Meditations For People With Diabetes; The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan; Diabetic Dream Desserts; Charting A Course To Wellness; Diabetes, A Guide To Living Well; and The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.
Eight new book reviews, plus Marilyn's Top Ten List of Favorites For Holiday Gift-Giving. New titles include Holly Clegg's Trim & Terrific Home Entertaining The Easy Way; The Diabetes Snack Munch Nibble Nosh Book; Every Day's A Holiday Diabetic Cookbook, and more.
Seven new book reviews, including: Cooking Up Fun For Kids With Diabetes; Sweet Kids; Help! My Underwear is Shrinking!; 101 Weight Loss Tips for Preventing and Controlling Diabetes; Magic Menus for People with Diabetes; Mix 'n Match Meals in Minutes for People With Diabetes; and One Pot Meals for People With Diabetes.
Six new book reviews, including: The Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook; Mealleaniyumm!: 800 Fast, Fabulous & Healthy Recipes; 1,001 Delicious Recipes for People With Diabetes; 1,001 Delicious Desserts for People With Diabetes; The Diabetes Double-Quick Cookbook; Last Minute Meals for People With Diabetes; and Food Faqs: Substitutions, Yields & Equivalents.
Six new book reviews, including: The Joslin Diabetes Healthy Carbohydrate Cookbook; Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating; The Diabetes Holiday Cookbook; Simply Delicious Recipes For Diabetics; Light & Easy Diabetes Cuisine; and The Best Diabetes Cookbook.
Six new book reviews, including: How to Get Great Diabetes Care; Unbelievable Desserts With Splenda; Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes; The Other Diabetes: Living and Eating Well With Type 2 Diabetes; 101 Tips For Aging Well with Diabetes; and Diabetic Cooking for Seniors.
Eight new book reviews, including: Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes For One; More Healthy Homestyle Cooking; The Diabetes Food & Nutrition Bible; Express Lane Diabetic Cooking; A Potful Of Recipes.
Eight new book reviews, including: Eating Well Through Cancer; MEALS on the MOVE; Mr. Food's Quick & Easy Diabetic Cooking; Forbidden Foods: Diabetic Cooking; 1,001 Lowfat Desserts; When a Child Has Diabetes;
"Guide To Raising a Child With Diabetes; and Living with Juvenile Diabetes.
Spring 2001 Reviews
Five new book reviews, including: Diabetic Desserts, The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes, Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies, Southern-Style Diabetic Cooking, and Everyday Cooking for Diabetics.
Fall 2000 Reviews
Marilyn reviews 6 books: The Diabetes Problem Solver; MealLeaniYumm! All That's Missing Is The Fat; My Doctor Says I Have A Little Diabetes; The New Family Cookbook for People With Diabetes; The Diabetic Four Ingredient Cookbook; and The Complete Quick & Hearty Diabetic Cookbook.
Attitude is Everything!
There is an old story about a man who wrote to the Department of Agriculture in his state to find out how to cope with the crabgrass that was spoiling his lawn. The Department responded with a number of suggestions. The man tried them all, but he could not completely eliminate the crabgrass. Exasperated, he wrote the department again, noting that every method they had suggested had failed. His yard was still riddled with crabgrass. He got back a short reply: We suggest you learn to love it.
Please Pass The Peanut Butter
Peanut butter's gotten a bad rap, up until now. Nutritionists and health researchers are just learning that peanut butter is a good source of protein, fiber, folate, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and even phytochemicals!