Posts Tagged ‘Skills’

Basic Clinical Skills: Diabetic Procedures (Mixing Insulins, Blood and Urine Glucose Monitoring)

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Introduces procedures and techniques the nurse will teach patients and family members in preparation for self-care.

 

The 12 Essential Low Carb Cooking Skills: Plus, 49 Simple, Scrumptious Low Carb Diet Recipes

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Eating low carb is an exercise in trade-offs.

On one hand, powerful science and millions of success stories attest to the amazing fat loss and health benefits of low carb diets, like Atkins and Protein Power. Indeed, carbohydrate restriction may just be a silver bullet capable of preventing or reversing dozens of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even cancer.

On the other hand, cutting carbs kinda sucks! 🙂

Admit it. All our favorite treats are carb-filled: donuts, cakes, piping hot oven fresh bread, etc. These foods are not only scrumptious, but they’re also superabundant, cheap and easy to prepare.

* Going “low carb” means you may have to give up these cherished foods, perhaps forever. Yikes!
* What’s more, eating healthy “real” foods, like fresh meat and non-starchy vegetables, can be waaaaay more expensive than eating cheap processed carbage.
* Preparing such meals can be also confusing, messy, and even dangerous, if you don’t know your way around the kitchen.

If you’re on Atkins or the Paleo diet or any other carbohydrate controlled plan, you probably can relate. People react differently to this challenge.

Some find solace in a handful of “go to” meals. For instance, a weekly breakfast menu might read:

* Monday – bacon and eggs
* Tuesday – bacon and eggs
* Wednesday – bacon and eggs
* Thursday – bacon and eggs
* Friday – make it stop!

Desperate for variety, others embark on a mad quest to collect as many recipes as possible, hoping to find the answer in a million cookbooks.

Others just add more carbs back into their diets. But this “carb creep” can tragically undo the weight loss and cause yet more frustration. Argh!

What’s the real problem, here?

The real problem is that we lack SKILLS. We’ve never been trained how to think effectively about cooking low carb. We need more than just recipes; we need to master the fundamentals. As the old expression goes: “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

We need to “learn how to fish,” metaphorically speaking, when it comes to preparing and cooking low carb.

The $64,000 question is: who can teach us these skills?

The answer is simple: Alan Kosloff.

An environmental lawyer by trade, Alan is also a highly regarded, self-taught chef, whose recipes have wowed friends and associates for decades. Alan is a food obsessive who’s so devoted to his craft that he apprenticed himself to work in a restaurant just to learn the nuanced secrets of Egyptian-French fusion cuisine.

For several years, Alan has used a controlled carbohydrate diet to manage health issues, and he’s truly mastered the fine art of low carb cookery.

In “The 12 Essential Low Carb Cooking Skills: Plus, 49 Simple, Scrumptious Low Carb Diet Recipes,” Chef Alan reveals the secrets he uses to whip up masterworks such as Fennel, orange, olive and arugula salad; Boneless Rib Roast (caveman style); and Merzula en Salsa Verde, a classic dish from the Basque region of Spain.

Even more critically, Alan “teaches you to fish” by guiding you through precisely what you need to do to stock your pantry, fridge and freezer; what equipment you’ll need; and what special techniques you can leverage starting today to save money, time and hassle… all while vastly increasing the diversity and general scrumptiousness of your repertoire.

Free yourself permanently from the “bacon and eggs yet again” blues. Let Chef Alan help transform your kitchen… and your low carb life!

 

The Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills for Self-Care

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

(1 VHS Video) Whether your patients have had diabetes for years or were just diagnosed, they’ll benefit from using this self-care video. An ideal home reference, this program contains useful information covering the AADE 7 Self-Care Behaviors. This video can help if you’ve been diagnosed with
diabetes or just want to learn more about how to live successfully with diabetes. Topics included:
What is Diabetes?, Nutrition Guidelines,
Exercise and Diabetes, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Medications, Lifestyle Changes,
Problem Solving, Managing Emotions,
Maintaining Good Health.

Product Features

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Medications
  • Monitoring
  • Maintaining your Good health

 

The Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills for Self-Care (VHS)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012