Ditch Sugar Temptations!

Ditch Sugar Temptations!

Tis‘ the season to be tempted!

I’m passing on ALL THE GOODIES! They are so unhealthy plus I react very poorly to sugar. How about you?

If you are getting tempted and you’re cravings are driving you up a wall, here are some tips to help you conquer the challenges of a tempting season of sweets.

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Health And Purpose

Health And Purpose

Health & Purpose Are Divinely Linked

As we finish this year, let’s do it well. December is the month most known for unhealthy food. Sweets dominate the season. But they don’t have to be your choice. You do have a choice, thankfully, even though sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.

This week I was tantalized, not by sweets, but by a pizza—yes a pizza. Our lovely neighbor who shares so much of his food with us gave us a little over half his pizza. He had added a lot of great toppings. It was a cold day. I was hungry. And that pizza looked like one of the best things I’d seen all week.  I fell for the “just one bite” seduction. That bite tasted so great I had one more. Then we popped it in the oven and when it was bubbly hot, I sliced off a sliver of a piece. My husband really did eat most of it. But that little bit had a big effect. I went from feeling great to not-so-good. I didn’t sleep as well that night. And then the next day I was somewhat tired and not as organized. All that affected my purpose.

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Sugar = Cancer

Sugar Causes Cancer

Cancer is linked to high levels of sugar in the diet. Less than one hundred years ago, in 1931, scientists discovered that cancer cells have a fundamentally different metabolism with regard to energy compared to healthy cells. They learned that malignant tumors exhibit an increase in anaerobic glycolysis—the process in which glucose is converted to fuel by cancer cells, thus creating lactic acid as a by-product.

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3 Reasons To Ditch Sugar That Might Surprise You!

By Cherie Calbom

Published in WELLNESS

Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. However, some people are consuming much more. Some Starbucks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink, according to Action on Sugar, a British campaign group.

There was a time not that long ago when sugar was mostly in desserts. Now, it’s showing up in everyday foods like peanut butter, marinara sauce, and yogurt. You may have heard that sugar wrecks your teeth, packs on the pounds, and can contribute to diabetes.  But you may not know about other problems that are linked to a sweet tooth.

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What Does “Ensure” Ensure?

People often ask me about Ensure meal replacement shakes. The label says it has lutein to support eye health, and is “complete balanced nutrition.” People fill their shopping carts full with this product. But what’s in it? Is it as good as they say?

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Which One Is Most Like You?

Why does sugar make up nearly one-third of the American Diet? 

In spite of many health campaigns to encourage us to cut back, sugar still makes it’s way into our food and drink with a big splash! Health experts are very concerned because our bodies are not designed for this hefty sugar overload.  Numerous studies show it’s contributing to a variety of modern diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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Can It Really Happen?

Did you ever dream it was possible to get drunk on sugar or too many carbs?  One woman did.  Just before this last Christmas she was arrested for DWI, but she had not been drinking.  The charges were dismissed because it was proven that she had a syndrome that “causes substances in the gut to ferment food into ethanol, thereby causing a person’s blood-alcohol level to spike. While the story of food-turning-to-alcohol in the body may seem like a convenient tale for the police, doctors have found the rare condition in multiple patients.”  Dr. Richard Peek told ABC News. “When [yeast] ingest a meal that has a high amount of carbohydrates, they metabolize the carbohydrates into ethanol.”

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The 10-Step Sugar Detox Plan For You And Your Children

” …when it comes to health and a nutritious diet, many of us have a long way to go.”

For adults who crave candy and ice cream almost as much as their children, the bad news on sugar continues to pour in. Earlier this year, research into sugar’s deleterious effects showed a connection to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. More recently, the American Dental Association reminded parents just how bad sugar is for their children’s teeth.

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The Danger of Sugar (With Healthy Recipes)

Stop relying on sugar with these healthy recipes
Once upon a time, sugar was mostly relegated to desserts. But now, excessive amounts can be found in our everyday foods and beverages, and it’s taking a toll, according to recently published studies.
 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center exposed high-sugar diets as major risks for cancer, especially breast cancer.
 The Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience journal indicates that sugar may cause not only diabetes and obesity, but also brain defects similar to those triggered by stress or abuse.
 Sugar accounts for much of our country’s weight gain and the rise of fatty liver disease.

“We already knew it was very bad for us, but alarming new evidence just keeps pouring in,” says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS, who is known as “The Juice Lady.”

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New Study Finds Sugar Can Cause Brain Damage

Does Sugar Cause Brain Damage?

“Bad news for people with a sweet tooth,” says the Telegraph (UK April 26, 2016).  A new study at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose spiked water fed to rats for six weeks caused cognitive problems.  They did only half as well in a maze alongside rats fed plain water. They drank the equivalent of the sugar in about one liter of soft drinks.

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Suzanne Somers’ Weird Trick to Stop Sugar Cravings

Suzanne Somers’ Weird Trick to Stop Sugar Cravings

Suzanne Somers’ Weird Trick to Stop Sugar Cravings

This is an interview Ty Bollinger shared where he interviewed Suzanne Somers.

Suzanne Somers: I have another visualization that I do with the GI tract, because what most people have is an imbalance of the GI microflora. And the bad pathogens have overtaken from the toxins because of a lack of people understanding the necessity for probiotics. Anybody who has ever had antibiotics probably needs to replace probiotics for life. You know, anti takes away, pro puts back. This makes sense to me. It’s all simple.

So, now, how do I control strong desires to have sugar and carbs, because don’t we all like them? They’re good.

I envision the little bad guys in my gut that would like to overtake the good guys and create havoc. I do not have leaky gut right now. I know what it feels like because I have had it. And interestingly, I had it before cancer. So let’s connect those dots.

When I get tempted – because I have this ice cream shop down the corner that I love ice cream and I love cake.

Ty Bollinger: Who doesn’t?

Suzanne Somers: Who doesn’t? I then envision the little bad guys in my GI tract going, “Come on, you can have some. Come on, give me some.” Because all they want is sugar. They need sugar. They thrive on sugar. They have to have sugar.

And I say to them, “No. I am going to starve you to death. My job is to stamp you out so I’m never giving you your happy meal. In fact, I’m going to flood you with fats, which eventually you’ll just have to die and go away.” And that is how I have chosen to get rid of my bacterial overgrowth. And it works.

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5 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

5 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Do you like your glass of wine before dinner, your dinners to be accompanied by dessert and your occasional doughnut—or cookie from that corner bakery that you love. But, if you sweet tooth is getting the best of you and you health is suffering as a result, or your waistline is expanding, or your skin is rebelling against your sugar intake with small clusters of blemishes, then it might be high time to curb your sugar habit.

Even if you aren’t a “sugar fiend” by definition, it is likely that your diet still consists of foods and beverages that are packed with sugar without your knowledge (think: orange juice, “natural” fruit chews, and countless other packaged foods you eat on the go.) If weight gain, poor health, or skin breakouts aren’t enough to convince you to slow your sugar intake, then maybe these recent finds will: recently, the British Journal of Sports Medicine referenced a study that found that too much sugar may lead to or trigger “brain disease, liver disease and breast cancer.” Nutritionist, Cherie Calbom asserts that, “the toxicity of excessive sugar consumption is well-documented, yet it’s so prevalent in our packaged foods that we may be digesting it without knowing it.” If you’re in need of a sugar detox, here are the top 5 tips for cutting back.

  1. Pick the right day to start. A birthday or celebration dinner is not the best time to commit to a new diet. You’ll eventually develop the willpower to navigate through special events, but it’s not a good idea to start with an unusual challenge.
  2. Go cold turkey. Studies show sugar is as addictive as cocaine and heroin, so it’s not something you can ease into or pursue in half measures. If you eat a little less to gradually eliminate it from your diet, you’ll keep getting triggered into wanting more sweets. You have to completely let it go.
  3. Scrutinize every label. We are naturally inclined to crave sugar, which is why manufacturers try to smuggle it into their products. The only way to root out sugar in all its forms – soups, condiments, breads, etc. – is to read grocery labels carefully. The sooner sugar is mentioned, the more that’s in there.
  4. Make emergency snack packs. Whether shopping, traveling or at work, you don’t want to be caught hungry without a healthy option. Plummeting blood-sugar levels will make it that much harder to resist sugar-laden treats. Nuts and seeds, veggie sticks, turkey jerky and apples are among the healthy options.
  5. Take time to de-stress. Stress causes spikes in cortisol, a hormone that makes you irrationally hungry, leaving you susceptible to sugar-laden snacks. When stressed, take a long, deep breath in for five seconds, hold, and then let it out to a count of five. Deep breathing is said to activate your vagus nerve, which properly regulates metabolism.bunny

Adapted from my article that appeared in Essence magazine this week.

Are you addicted to sugar? Take my Sugar Addiction Quiz, here.


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