Charles Mattocks

The Poor Chef
Blog Posts

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Ask a diabetic who is trying to find help what they think of the "trickle-down effect.” Most likely they will tell you the only such effect they know of is the sweat trickling down their brow as...

Added to Diabetes, Illness Prevention on Sat 05/26/2012

The day before I was diagnosed with diabetes I had a pretty good idea of what “success” meant to me. The day after my diagnosis my definition of success was somewhat different.

 

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Added to Diabetes on Sat 03/17/2012

This is one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s very easy to prepare and works great with either tilapia or flounder. Of course almost any fish will work, but if you’re going for the cost-...

Added to Diet, Diabetes, Recipes on Sun 01/29/2012

I am ready to rock and roll this year. My mission has become saving lives by making people more aware of diabetes. I am happy and proud of the things we have done over the past 11 months. Now,...

Added to Diabetes, New Year's Resolutions on Thu 01/05/2012

Between the holidays and football season, you might see the men in your life pack on a few pounds. You might even put on some sympathy weight yourself. But you don’t have to. If you’re going to be...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Illness Management on Tue 11/22/2011

As a child in Long Island, I remember waking up, seeing a few feet of snow and knowing two things: School would be called off, and my granny would make her amazing pumpkin bread. I could...

Added to Diet, Recipes on Sun 10/30/2011

I have been using many new oils to cook or take for health reasons, including flax seed oil, hemp oil, and coconut oil. I’ve have done a lot of research and have come to the conclusion that...

One of my favorite things to eat is chocolate. As a diabetic, I set out to find if eating chocolate was a treat I needed to give up. Not only did I look into it, but I was very surprised at what I...

Added to Diet, Diabetes on Wed 09/14/2011

When most people I talk to think of salad bars, they seem to immediately get a bad taste in their mouths. I think most people imagine old food lying out in the air all day and people walking...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Diabetes on Tue 06/21/2011

These days, when I stand in my kitchen, I often find myself wondering what my next meal should be. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I’ve had to wave a sad goodbye to some of my lifelong...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Diabetes, Illness Management on Thu 03/31/2011

It has been about 4 ½ months since I first received my diabetes diagnosis. I have started filming a documentary about how my first few months have been, as well as where my next few months may...

Added to Diabetes, Illness Management on Tue 02/01/2011

It’s been about 4 or 5 weeks since I first went to the dreaded urgent care, where I found out my blood sugar from a finger test was through the roof. One thing that I'm very glad I did was to...

Added to Diet, Diabetes, Illness Prevention, Illness Management on Fri 12/10/2010

About 2 weeks ago, I was not feeling that great. To be frank, I was urinating a bit too much. I initially thought I might have some kind of kidney or bladder infection. Of course, I was making a...

Added to Diet, Diabetes, Illness Prevention, Illness Management on Wed 11/10/2010

As I make rewarding life changes, I find myself in some rather curious positions. Sometimes feeling like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Just take the term “rewarding.” I am rewarding myself...

Added to Diet, Wellness on Thu 05/06/2010

Lying in the sand, in the warm Jamaican breeze, listening to my uncle’s music in the place where he grew up, I couldn’t help but think about life. After all, everything was set up for this to...

Added to Wellness, Recipes on Mon 03/22/2010

Perhaps William Shakespeare is a somewhat quirky one to quote (sort of quote), but there you have it. This is my deep question for you today. Let’s discuss tacos, shall we? Let’s talk about...

Added to Nutrition, Recipes on Tue 03/09/2010

As I sit in the donut shop using the Internet, I wonder how I got to the place where I’m writing blogs for The Dr. Oz Show.  I have worked very hard and done some amazing things,...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Family Health on Thu 02/18/2010