The Crossroads of Diabetes

24 Sep

By “Annie Rose”

Since the beginning of time, every man and woman has searched for their purpose in life.  Whether it be the raising of children, leading a large corporation or finding the cure for cancer, finding your calling is essential to leading a happy and product life.

For Annie Rose of Colorado, she has done just that and a whole lot more.  Annie led a privileged childhood in the suburbs of Pittsburgh and yet as life progressed, she experienced the curveballs life tends to throw at each of us. 

Having experienced the loss of her father, her mother’s battle with breast cancer and a divorce of her own, Annie was left with three children and empty pockets.  This was the time in Annie’s life she decided to find her true calling.  Having lived with the illnesses brought upon her mother and father, Annie understood the suffering and hopelessness many families endure during illness and the trying times they cause.  With these powerful emotions in Annie’s quiver she decided it was her time to make a difference.

“To say I was at a crossroad would be an understatement”, this sentiment with a pinch of good fortune put her in front of Dr. W. Alan Tomlinson.  The lecture Annie attended featuring Dr. Tomlinson brought her and Diabetes prevention and reversal on an intersecting path that would launch her to the forefront of the disease.

The Blood Sugar Pack™ and all of the benefits associated with it would become Annie’s purpose and calling.  She set out on a mission to help the over 23 million children and adults living with Diabetes, that help is called the “1-2-3 Punch”.  Modification of Diet, Healthy Exercise and The Blood Sugar Pack™ make up this triple threat of healthy success.  As it relates to diet and exercise Annie suggests the following:

  • Do not eat “white” foods such as potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugar
  • Begin your day with protein and east lots of protein (lean beef, chicken, fish)
  • If you eat fruit have it before 2:00 pm
  • NO fruit juice
  • Eat limited amounts (1/2 cup or 2 slices bread) of WHOLE grain (complex carbohydrates)
  • Drink LOTS of water (it thins your blood)

If you don’t exercise right now, you DON’T have to run out and join a gym, which cannot only be expensive but intimidating.

  • Begin by leisure walking 10 minutes after your EVENING meal (either outside or if you are housebound then up and down your stairs or around your home)
  • ASAP increase to walking 10 minutes after all 3 meals
  • If you already exercise, add the walking as described above
  • For severely incapacitated folks, try getting a “rebounder” or mini-trampoline and gently “bounce” on it for 10 minutes or more after all 3 meals.

 The third ingredient of the “1-2-3 Punch” is The Blood Sugar Pack™.  The Blood Sugar Pack™ was designed specifically for diabetics to provide your body with complete and balanced nutrition in a superior form. This comprehensive pack contains four separate and very important products, providing over 100 very specific nutrients, which contain over 1000 bio-available ingredients that diabetics are proven to be deficient in, as well as a complete balance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The products that make up the Blood Sugar Pack™ are Carbotone™, Calcitone™, Ultragard Forte and Omega Tone. 

Dr. Tomlinson has stated Carbotone™ “is the most advanced nutritional product that has been scientifically designed to intervene and assist with the support of healthy blood’.

Over the past 10 years, the success of the Blood Sugar Pack™ for Annie and her family has been life altering.  Her quest to help those with diabetes has led her to not only financial stability but an enriched sense of purpose.  Annie understands there are other products on the market that claim to offer those suffering with diabetes exceptional results yet offer limited success.  For this reason Annie openly states, “We invite skeptics, it is those who are skeptical and then see results that are the backbone of our success”.

This new project will add to her already immensely packed schedule which consists of her weekly radio show hosted each Friday at 6:00 pm EST which can be heard at  In addition to her radio show Annie hosts a weekly call on Thursday’s at 8:30 pm EST.  Her weekly call allows those suffering with diabetes a forum to discuss their situation with others. 

For further information about Annie Rose and the Blood Sugar Pack™, you may visit her website at


Healthy Dish Radio Show – Are We Raising Fat Babies?

30 Aug

Here you will find the radio show from August 28th, 2010 in it’s entirety in case you missed it. Enjoy your dose of Healthy Dish Radio!

The show is 1 hour long. Tune in to 660 WORL Orlando on Saturdays at Noon EST

.Blueberry dessert pizza recipe

22 Aug

Here is a super simple recipe for dessert pizza. You can use any fruit topping for this pizza. Great for a quick dessert!

Ingredients for this recipe were purchased at the following stores in Raleigh, NC:

Please see the slideshow below for more pictures of the blueberry pizza!

Blueberry Dessert Pizza

  • 1 pizza crust, thin, pre baked
  • 3/4 can fruit pie filling, blueberry


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp margarine
  • 4 shakes ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp margarine, melted
  • 1 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 450*

Spread fruit filling over crust. Spread on leaving 1/2 inch from the edges free of filling.

Prepare crumble:

Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Mix and squeeze together with hands.

Crumble over pie filling. (You will have about 1/3 cup left over)

Turn oven down to 425*.

Bake for 8 minutes.

While baking, prepare icing:

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

If it is too thick, add a dab more milk.

When pizza has been removed from the oven, drizzle with icing.

Slice and serve.

19 Aug

It’s well after midnight on a weekday, andwhile most people are asleep, Elizabeth Earhartis performing exercises with the latest fitnessinvention on a 24-hour shopping network.And still smiling.And that’s not even the half of it. Whether it’s doing 100-yard sprints at the local high school, kicking off a motivational seminar or instructing clients in her group fitness class,this mother of two teenage kids (15 and 17)always has her motor running. It’s all in a day’swork, according to her.“All things are possible,” Earhart explains during a rare moment of downtime in her midweek schedule. “Anything is possible. It just depends on how bad you want it.”Life wasn’t always this enthusiastic for theTampa native, a self-described “skinny kid”who was a bit of a bench warmer when it came to sports. Earhart says she felt more clumsy than athletic when she tried out for sports like swimming and field hockey, never quite finding her niche.It was when she least expected it, that her life took a major turn.“Once I had my children, something clicked inmy head,” Earhart said. “Deep down inside I knew I wanted to get myself in shape. Never though, in my wildest dreams, did I think I would get to this level.”It’s been a long road, almost 10 years of hardcore training, but this past July Earhart earned her Pro Card, winning the overall title in the Masters Figure Division in 2010 NPC Team Universe Competition in New York.

What that means is that she is now eligible to compete internationally at the pro level and continue on her quest to conquer the fitness world.And she definitely has a plan. It begins with juggling a busy schedule which includes daily group training sessions at her own personal training studio called CorEfit in North Tampa. The fitness guru says she prefers small group sessions of two to six people because it’s more economical for the clients and helps her reach more people at once.

Her core philosophy is based in “muscle confusion,” another term for tricking the muscle into action. “You never know what you’re going to get with me,” she says and that’s why she believes her clients stay dedicated and motivated. One of whom she claims recently lost 42 pounds in six weeks, while another managed to shed 36 total inches from her body.“I don’t want them to look at the scale,”Earhart said. “Body composition and how they look in the mirror are more important. And I try to teach them a lifestyle, giving them what I call a “life plan” rather than a diet.” Skipping, squatting, lunging; you name it and she has them doing it on the treadmill whichis part of the key to getting “killer legs.” The focus is always on variety and fun and that’s what keeps them coming back.

Next up on her ‘To-Do’ list is taking care of the kids, and she doesn’t mean just her own. Her passion for children has led her to open Camp Wirl, a program for girls, 6th through 8th grade, which teaches them the importance of loving themselves and urges them not to identify themselves with who they hang out with but rather who they are inside. It’s a lesson in self esteem mixed with a bit of etiquette, internet safety, self-defense, fitness and nutrition.

For more info email her

Healthy Dish Radio Show: August 14th

16 Aug

Here you will find the radio show from August 14th, 2010 in it’s entirety in case you missed it.  Enjoy your dose of Healthy Dish Radio!

The show is 1 hour long.  Tune in to 660 WORL Orlando on Saturdays at Noon EST

Healthy Dish Radio Show: August 7th

9 Aug

Here you will find the radio show from August 7th, 2010 in it’s entirety in case you missed it.  Enjoy your dose of Healthy Dish Radio!

The show is 1 hour long. Tune in to 660 WORL Orlando on Saturdays at Noon EST

Sexy Water…

8 Aug

Why is the intake of water so important to my body?

I have been asked this question by my students and clients who come see me for massage and herbal remedies…

Here is a much needed explanation …

I see the signs of dehydration when they complain of cramping, muscle spasms, lack of energy, break outs/rashes.

Almost every time I ask, so ‘how much water did you drink today’ I get alot of the same response, not much, ‘does coffee count?’.. haha.. ‘does beer count?’ haha…   More than half of my clients are dehydrated.

Basic signs of dehydration are thirst, and a very yellow urine, but there are more signs that alot of people are not aware of.

Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water.

It flushes toxins out of vital organs, which helps support weight loss.

It provides nutrition to the cell by carrying vitamins and minerals,it keeps the tissues healthy and moist in the body, like the sinus, and all the body cavities such as the mouth, throat, vaginal and anal areas.

When people complain of lack of energy and an overall feeling of tiredness, this could be due to dehydration, without enough water in the body, the normal body functions are sluggish. 

The beauty benefits are also many. The benefits of drinking water will show outwardly. 

Skin will be plump in the face and it will have a younger appearance because skin cells are healthy and hydrated. Cellulite in areas of the stomach, thigh area may fade because the hydrated skin cells will naturally create a more tone and tighter complexion.

Water needs vary for each person, but here is a basic formula I advise my clients and students:

example of a 200lb man/woman… they would need to drink 1/2 their body weight in ounces to remain hydrated.

So 100oz for this person would be appropriate to replenish the body’s water loss.

If you are good at eating fruits and vegetables, you are able to get 20% of your water from food.

Also you can make your own sexy waters full of natural flavors .. with slices of lemon, oranges, or cucumbers… any fruit of vegetable that you love will do…

Herbal tea hot or iced ( decaffeinated -no green tea) with nothing added(sugar, honey, cream etc.) acts as water in the organs, so this is another way to add water into your daily routine.

Any coffee or alcohol negates any water you have taken in, because they are diuretic(take water out of the blood and bone cells).

For 1 cup of coffee, you need to take in 1 cup of water to get back to 0

also if you are on any medications, you should be adding a glass of water onto the basic formula.

It is tough to start drinking water, especially if you are not used to it, or if you are at a job that requires you to be at your desk for hours at a time.

I suggest you start this hydration process on the weekend. It takes a day or 2 for your body to get used to all this water, but believe it or not, you will get used to it. 

Your bladder will be able to hold the water for longer periods and naturally your body will get rid of the extra water it has been holding on to because it has now been reconditioned to understand that you are no longer dehydrated, so there is no need for storage.

It is such a simple and blessed resource to stay healthy, it is a wonder to me how we all take this idea of drinking water for granted.

Here is a diagram from the Mayo Clinic on the importance of water:

Water loss happens for many reasons. Naturally through sweat, breathing, urine and bowel movements a person loses about 4 – 8oz cups per day.

So find healthy ways through out the day to stay hydrated, before and after any physical exercise and a 1/2 hour before and after meals, is the way to a healthy, sexy, more energetic body.

If you want to learn how to make Sexy Water and Herbal Teas,

 check out my site @  click on my shop to order.

Vera Reed LMT