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Taming the Sugar Monster

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Sugar does NOT bring out the best in us. Researchers have tried to convince us that sugar doesn’t cause hyperactivity, but any mother or teacher can tell you that it certainly does. The problem with the research is it’s looking at the blood sugar, and that’s not where the problem lies. The trouble lies in the effect sugar has on your brain chemistry, and how it feeds Candida yeast overgrowth. Read More

Fight Cravings With Apple Cider Vinegar

I’ve dropped 23 pounds this fall and I want to keep it that way, but holiday sweets are my weakness. Help! My first line of defense against holiday temptation is apple cider vinegar—the more of this tangy liquid you can sneak into your diet, the fewer sweets you’ll crave. That’s because the acetic acid in the vinegar works to slow the rate at which carbs are broken down and released Read More

The #1 Factor Fueling Your Sugar Cravings

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Overcome Weight Loss Resistance, Restore Belly FLAT If you are struggling to lose weight, but find that your cravings overpower your willpower then you’re not alone! I have a strong suspicion that more than 50% of the population struggles with an underlying condition that goes undetected and unsuspected by most health care practitioners. Along with your belly bloat and stubborn fat, you’re also contending with one or more additional challenges Read More

10 Ways to Reverse the Sugar Curse

Use these sugar-buster basics for a healthy holiday season. For millions of Americans, Halloween kicks off a sugar-high season that lasts well into the new year. With months of temptation ahead, it’s more important than ever to get sugar savvy now.  Here’s why: Sugar has been linked to more than sixty different ailments, including obesity. While refined sugar consumption has declined in recent years, a new breed of sugar substitutes has emerged in artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, aspartame, Read More

Halt the Fat-Making Hormone

Stop the Feeding Frenzy and Zap Sugar Cravings. It’s not calories, but the hormonal effect of food that’s making Americans fat. Nearly 75% of us now qualify as being either overweight or obese. And, insulin is America’s fat promoting and storage hormone. It’s fed by high glycemic carbs—think cereal, bagels, rice cakes and sugar—which we now consume to the tune of 180 pounds per person per year. If Americans knew Read More

Sweet Madness

How you can flip the switch on sugar addiction. It’s tragic but true. About 9 out of 10 of our children and teens drink soda every single day. This liquid sugar is the most prevalent source of “hidden” sugar in their entire diet. Not only are sugar-sweetened drinks associated with obesity, heart disease, pre-diabetes and diabetes, but liquid calorie consumption of soft drinks is highly addictive, thanks to the added bonus of caffeine. Diet soft drinks Read More

Break the Yeast Cycle

Say goodbye to cravings, bloating, and possible thyroid problems. Yeast is definitely nobody’s BFF. But it can be with us for life—which is why I was so happy to finally read an article about yeast overgrowth on the front page of the Lifestyle section in the Spokesman Review. Yeast is finally getting the respect it deserves. And it’s about time because I believe nearly 50 million of us suffer from that subclinical fungus among us. Yeast plays Read More