Celebrate Independence from Sugar: Five Easy and Effective Tips for Getting Off the Sugar Roller-Coaster

Would you like to rid yourself of sugar cravings once and for all? Today please consider celebrating a new kind of independence, a more personal one, a freedom from a substance that may be ruling your life.

But before we get to the simple and practical steps, let’s determine if your body might be suffering from a sugar overload. There are at least 44 documented adverse reactions to sugar consumption. I share 14 of these with you below. Do you see yourself in any of these descriptions?

Negative Responses to Sugar Consumption

  • Mood swings
  • Drowsiness
  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Sweet cravings
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Nightmares
  • Severe PMS
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Ravenous hunger between meals
  • Joint pains
  • Muscle pains

Sugar qualifies as an addictive substance. This is for two reasons. Continue reading “Celebrate Independence from Sugar: Five Easy and Effective Tips for Getting Off the Sugar Roller-Coaster”

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Fall Flavors: The Most Nutritious Foods You Can Add to Your Diet This Season

With the recent chill in the air, the shortening days, and of course the turning of the calendar pages, it is now undeniable: Fall is officially here. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mostly because I enjoy cradling a big steaming bowl of soup in my hands, smelling the variety of scents that rise from the bowl, be it lentil, or beef barley, or butternut squash, or some other delicious soup packed with the wonderful vegetables that ripen during this time of the year. While I love all of the Fall foods, my favorites include sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash (especially butternut!), apples, and of course, greens. Continue reading “Fall Flavors: The Most Nutritious Foods You Can Add to Your Diet This Season”

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