Not all sweeteners are created equal. Below is a list of sweeteners to use in place of white refined sugar (and turbinado sugar). Keep in mind some are better than others. Natural, unrefined/raw sweeteners (USE SPARINGLY. These still spike blood sugar.) dates & date paste maple syrup raw honey molasses rapadura Healthy Sugar … More Sugar Alternatives
Dairy often gets a bad rap. In honor of the Milk Moon (full moon in May), let’s set a few things straight: While I personally choose not to eat cow dairy most of the time, I do believe it can have a nutritive and healing role in our diet. But most dairy products are not … More Be Wary of Dairy?
It used to be that you could find two grades of maple syrup on the shelves: grade B and grade A. However, in 2015 the USDA revised its standards to match those of Vermont. In place of the old system of Grades A, B and C/commercial, there are four levels of Grade A now available. … More Grades of Maple Syrup
You don’t have to eliminate sugar completely to experience increased health benefits. Refer to the “Sugar-Free Personalities” section, below, for a list of several sugar-free options you ultimately may want to incorporate into your lifestyle. Or feel free to create your own guidelines! Choose to have fun with this and share the excitement with others! … More What is Your Sugar Free Personality?
I recently found out that yet another friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer. So listen — in terms of cancer and healing, sugar can be your Achille’s tendon and cancer’s best friend- not exactly an ideal situation. And even if you have never personally had cancer, I bet you can name at least … More Does Sugar Really Feed Cancer?
I won’t lie, remaining sugar free and dining our is where things can get tricky. You can’t read labels in a restaurant, and it can get tedious asking the waiter about all the possible hidden sugars in the dishes. But don’t let this keep you from enjoying an occasional meal out! If you do … More Eating Out Sugar-Free
Have you ever read the ingredients of your iodized salt? The 3rd ingredient listed is “dextrose” – just another name for sugar (derived from corn). It’s really not that much (listed as 1% or less of the salt). As Morton Salt states on their website, “…the amount of dextrose in salt is so small that … More Why is there sugar in my salt?
Yacon syrup and powder comes from the yacon root. It is low-glycemic (GI of 0), raw, low-calorie, and maintains all of its nutrients. It comes in both powder form or liquid form. I prefer the liquid, as it has a sweeter taste to it and is more versatile. Although I find the powder version perfect … More Yacon Syrup
I highly recommend this Summit. And, my brother-in-law — James Maskell — has organized this event…which makes it even cooler, because he has a true passion for helping people take control of their health in holistic and sustainable ways AND to help practitioners optimally guide patients through their healing journey. James is at the forefront … More Evolution of Medicine