Get Off the Sugar Roller-Coaster – 5 Easy Tips

replace sugar with fruit!

Would you like to rid yourself of sugar cravings once and for all? Sugar is a very addictive substance and is found in many processed foods. Before we get to the simple and practical steps, let’s determine if your body might be suffering from a sugar overload.

There are at least 44 documented adverse reactions to sugar consumption. Below, find just 14 of them. Do you see yourself in any of these descriptions? Continue reading “Get Off the Sugar Roller-Coaster – 5 Easy Tips”

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Addressing Addictions

Do you experience any of the following health concerns?

  • Low blood sugar
  • Digestive disorders such as leaky gut syndrome and overgrowth of candida (yeast)
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Depression

Wondering what they might have in common?

These symptoms are just a few of the commonalities that people struggling with recovery from an addiction – whether it be sugar, alcohol or another drug – can experience.

Do these health concerns/disorders cause the addictive behavior in the first place? Or are they side-effects of a life that involves excessive intake of refined sugar, alcohol, and/or other addictive substances (such as ‘street drugs’)?

It is hard to answer this question completely authoritatively, as it’s a bit of a “chicken-or- the-egg” type of scenario, but what does seem to be clear is that nutritional deficiencies are linked to addictive behavior…AND low blood sugar, digestive disorders, food sensitivities, and depression are common symptoms for addicts to experience on a daily basis. Continue reading “Addressing Addictions”

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November 2020