Sugar Blues

You Probably Have Sugar Blues I’ve been re-reading the classic book, “Sugar Blues” by William Dufty.  This book, written in 1975, remains the definitive crushing indictment of sugar every one of us should read and read again. We should read it to save ourselves and our families, to help solve the challenges of weight gain, cancer, depression, other mental diseases, diabetes and so on. Last night I was reading in the book about Dr. John Tintera who, in the 1940s, … Continue reading

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body It’s important to understand how artificial sweeteners affect your body. They have several undesirable effects, so let’s discuss what they are and what they do.  Artificial sweeteners are additives to food and drinks that make them taste sweet without adding to the sugar or calorie content. From diet soda to protein bars, you can find these sweeteners in just about anything labeled “sugar free”, “diet” or even “low carb”. For people who consume products … Continue reading

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet Today, I was asked if I had written a post addressing how I removed processed foods from my diet.  I hadn’t, so it seemed like a good topic for a few hundred words. The complete answer is longer than I can write in one post, which is why I am constantly creating content to help you do what I did along this journey, but I’ll give you the “Reader’s Digest condensed version” … Continue reading

Healthy Energy Bars – Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars With so many nutrition bars claiming wholesomeness, how do you know which ones are good choices and which ones are basically junk food in a pretty wrapper? With so many choices, how do you know which are the healthy energy bars? Continue reading to learn more about which protein bars you should buy and which you are best to avoid. What to Look for in Protein Bars Most protein bars have about … Continue reading

Does Sugar Make You Old?

Does Sugar Make You Old? Does sugar make you old? When sugar reacts with amino acids, AGEs (advanced glycation end products) are formed.  It occurs in the foods we eat and also in our bodies. It’s easy to remember as it contributes in a major way, along with oxidation, to disease and aging. Reducing AGEs is critical if you want to slow the development and/or progression of disease and aging in general. If you eat a typical American diet, did … Continue reading

Are You At Risk For Diabetes?

Are You At Risk For Diabetes? With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions in our country, I read everything I can about preventing the disease.  For me personally, one of my great grandmothers was diabetic (hyperglycemia), and I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in my late twenties.  I am acutely aware that having hypoglycemia can lead to developing diabetes, so I am very careful. I am at risk for diabetes. Additionally, the impetus for me “disappearing” my chronic depression was … Continue reading

Tiny Steps for Big Changes – How to Change Your Eating Habits

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Tiny Steps for Big Changes When I changed how I eat more than six years ago, I made huge sweeping changes very quickly.  I did it because my husband was on a statin drug that was not so slowly killing him.  By the way, if you take a statin, I suggest you review the possible side effects and be aware of rising glucose levels leading to Type 2 diabetes, memory loss, cataracts and so much more….but I digress.  I did … Continue reading

Sugar Addiction, and who in the world is Roger Mason?

Sugar Addiction, and who in the world is Roger Mason? I don’t always agree with everything Roger Mason writes. But…I do think he has some valid points, and I do take some of his vitamins and his mineral products.  They are affordable and well done! Today I want to share with you his latest article which is spot on about sugar addiction and sugar substitutes.  My favorite part is when he writes: “We have no need at all for sugar in … Continue reading

What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common?

What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common? Here’s a scary fact for you to ponder… When scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine, the same pleasure centers in the brain started lighting up. Sounds pretty, scary, doesn’t it? But what does the similarity between sugar and cocaine actually mean for your brain and your overall health? First of all, sugar is truly addictive. What that means to you is … Continue reading

No Clear Link Between Sugar and Health Problems

Sugar and Health Problems Those of us who love the taste of sugar and who try to stay away from it to stay healthy will be thrilled with the results of a new study released that states there’s no clear link between sugar and health problems!  Thrilled that is, right up until I tell you that this new study was funded by the world’s leading soda and snack companies!! Here’s a link to the article so you can read for … Continue reading