If you knew that eating less sugar and refined flours would minimize your pain levels, would you make the change? Foods can be categorized as either acid forming or alkaline forming. Our bodies prefer to be in a more alkaline state, as a healthy blood pH is at 7.35 to 7.45, slightly on the alkaline … More Pain-free Diet
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is generally 55 percent fructose. It is an industrial food byproduct extracted by a chemical process. Nothing natural about this stuff no matter how innocent and convincing those commercials are. Your body does not process HFCS the same as other sugars or other fructose sources (like juice and agave nectar). … More Top Sweetener to Avoid
It’s great to see so many stores making alternative sweeteners readily accessible! However, just because a label says it is “monk fruit” or “stevia” or “xylitol” does not make it sugar free. Why? Many companies add other sweeteners and fillers to make the product more palatable, more cost effective, and/or easier to convert to sugar … More Alternative Sweetener Caution
Last week on Samantha Ushedo’s Facebook page was all about letting go of Self UNLOVE to make way for beautiful and nourishing practices in your life. For 7 days, she challenged herself (and you!) to find small ways to incorporate self LOVE practices into your daily life. I was honored to be a part of … More Why Ditch Sugar
Be sure to scan the ingredient list of a food label before you buy! If you see any of the following terms listed, then sugar has been added to the product in one form or another. If this seems like a daunting task, start with just eliminating any food products where sugar shows up within … More The Many Names of Sugar
Palm sugar’s claim to fame is that it is a fairly pure form of sugar, unrefined, and low glycemic. It’s made from the flowers grown on coconut trees. Unlike other forms of sugar production, chemicals are not used either to modify or extract the sugar. It is naturally rich in several vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, … More Palm/ Coconut Sugar
Weighed down by the thought of aging? Looking for the Fountain of Youth? It may be time to stop searching for the Fountain of Youth and instead embrace The Fountain of Truth. The Fountain of Truth tells us that diet and lifestyle are the main factors in determining the rate at which we age. And … More AGE-ing
Alright you sweet tooths! I’ve got a new sweetener for you that is low in calories, won’t raise blood sugar levels, and is all natural…and it doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste that most people can’t stand about stevia. Introducing Luo Han Guo, aka Monk Fruit.
Dr. Mark Hyman explains why sugar is so annoyingly addictive, and offers a few tips on how to keep those pesty sugar cravings at bay.
I’m no expert on wine…but I do enjoy a good glass every now and then. Recently I’ve been noticing and discovering the effects of different types on my body, and started looking into why. And wouldn’t you know it – the ones that didn’t sit well with my body where the ones that had sugar…most … More Wine & Sugar