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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

Transforming Hormone Hell into Hormone Heaven

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“First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman shares her secrets for sailing through life’s hormonal transitions—whether you’re 18 years old or 80. Written By: Valerie Burke, MSN “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec I sat down with New York Times bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, to talk about her latest book, Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause. In this interview, Read More

The Throwaway Organ You Can’t Live Without

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Now that the link between saturated fat and heart disease has been thoroughly debunked, we can freely enjoy butter, cream and coconut oil to our heart’s content, right? Maybe—but maybe not! Written By: Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS Americans are finally breaking up with sugar and starting a new love affair with fats. Fat is back as a healthy macronutrient that’s key for brain health, hormone production and reduction of Read More

Break Up with Sugar for Good

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The healthy sweetener that makes saying goodbye easy. If you really want to kick the sugar habit, then search no more because Lakanto looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, bakes like sugar and can be used in a one-to-one ratio to replace sugar. Considered by many to be both the best-tasting and healthiest sugar substitute on the planet, Lakanto is a combination of non-GMO erythritol, and Chinese monkfruit (luo han Read More

3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Breasts

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Starve breast cancer today. It’s that time again when everything turns to PINK. After all, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am not a real fan of what PINK conveys, much to the chagrin of my more traditional colleagues. I don’t think breast cancer or any cancer will be wiped out through a new vaccine or drug. But what I do know is that you can definitely take these Read More

Flip Your Metabolic Switch By Avoiding This Single Ingredient

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Uncover The Sneaky Sugar Making You Fat! Do you ever grab a snack while you’re on the go, just to find yourself even hungrier shortly after you’ve eaten it? I have heard friends and family jokingly refer to this as “jump-starting” their appetite, but new research indicates that depending on the snack, you may actually be doing just that. The focus of this brand new research by Kathleen Page and her Read More

The Surprising Sinus-Yeast Connection

Get Rid of The Fungus Among Us. Do you have a stuffy nose? Or a cough that’s worse at night? Suffer sore throat or ear pain? If so, you may have chronic sinusitis (inflammed sinuses). 32 million people have this kind of persistent sinus infection. Pain (in the forehead, upper jaw, or teeth, or around your cheeks, eyes, or nose), postnasal drip, bad breath, fatigue or irritability, dizziness, and even Read More

Sugar Substitutes That Are Not So Sweet

The truth about high fructose corn syrup, Splenda, Agave, and Truvia. Sit down at any restaurant these days. To sweeten your tea (or coffee) you can choose from the white, blue, pink, yellow, or maybe even green “stuff.” While we know that white sugar has been associated with over 60 health ailments, what about the rest? Are they dangerous? For starters, high fructose corn syrup is probably the most insidious of all sugar Read More

What Skinny Women Know About Sugar

It’s time to take your kitchen to the cleaners! This just in— straight from the pages of the Skinny Diaries! Here’s how to beat the odds in light of the new stats that suggest that the average diet lasts only about six weeks. Half of the dieters lose their momentum because of their lack of willpower while a full 25% give up because they become moody or depressed. This is what smart women do to obtain and maintain that slimmer figure – all Read More

New Proof: High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Making You Fat

Yale Scientists confirm HFCS’ role in the obesity epidemic. I came across an interesting new study published January 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that confirms something I’ve been writing about for years:  high-fructose corn syrup’s major contribution to the obesity epidemic. As I wrote in my book Get the Sugar Out, when high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) became commonplace in the late 1970s, obesity levels began to Read More