Artificial Sweeteners Just Aren't The White Knights We Once Thought They were in the Age-Old Battle with Sugar

Artificial Sweeteners Just Aren't The White Knights We Once Thought They were in the Age-Old Battle with Sugar

Let’s talk sugar; more particularly, its replacement with artificial sweeteners.  

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners. 

I'd much rather you reduce your sugar intake naturally (because sugar is not exactly a health food either).  But that can mean a long process of slowly adjusting your taste buds to less and less added sugar...

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Friend or Foe? A Few Things to Consider Before You Pick Up That Next Cup of Delicious Hot Coffee

Friend or Foe? A Few Things to Consider Before You Pick Up That Next Cup of Delicious Hot Coffee

It’s 4:45 a.m. 

My partner snores ever so softly as, at least on this particular day, it is still the middle of the night for him.

Even the cat is still asleep.

It is pitch black outside and my eyes are merely slits through which I peer in an attempt to not tumble down the darkened staircase.  The only thing drawing me down to the kitchen is the promise of a steaming cup of joe...

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The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Metabolism

The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Metabolism

As a cancer survivor, it doesn’t seem to matter how distant active cancer treatment is, recurrence still seems to be a shadow that hovers. 

I finished my last treatment six years ago this month and even though the fear lessens… a bit…it still exists.  I’ve certainly had my ups and downs over those six years, but I’ve never forgotten how important it is to get back on the wagon. 

So for me, what’s best defence to the ever-lurking fear of recurrence?  Knowledge.  Knowledge is power.  The best thing I ever did was learning about my body and how it works.

So, whether you’re a survivor like me or are just on a quest for more knowledge because you intuitively know knowledge is the path to better health, begin by going back to the basics… What is metabolism?

 

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