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Our diets are filled with sugar and often we don’t know how much we’re consuming. It’s in everything from crackers and breads to condiments and deli meats. Sugar is made up of glucose and fructose. Glucose is essential for life and we use it for energy. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and overconsumption can cause all sorts of health problems which is why high fructose corn syrup is especially a concern. This is how sugar is affecting you and your body.

1. Sugar is Highly Addictive. Sugar releases an opiate-like substance that activates the brain’s reward system making it as addictive as cocaine.

2. Sugar Has No Nutritional Value. Sugar does not contain any vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats, or fiber.

3. Sugar Depletes Your Body of Nutrients. Sugar causes your bones to release an increased amount of calcium. It also depletes the body of B vitamins, which can lead to symptoms like heart palpitations, chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, difficulty focusing, indigestion, and sugar cravi...

Aging is inevitable, so why not do it gracefully and look and feel the best you can?  The first step toward good health and aging is to eat right.  As you age, a lot of things change, from your energy level and physique, to your skin and hair. If you want to age in the healthiest way possible, it all starts with what you eat.  Here are some foods below to start adding to your diet. 

Whole Grains

Quinoa

This healthy seed facilitates the development of connective tissues and repairs cells with its rich vitamin B12 content. The magnesium in quinoa promotes healthier skin cell and hair growth. Quinoa even helps the body stay hydrated which is important if you want to maintain youthful skin. 

Many South American dishes use quinoa as an ingredient, but you can also use the seed in chili, meatloaf and chicken recipes. Another great aspect of quinoa is that it is gluten-free, which makes it the perfect alternative if you have a sensitivity to grain products.

Oats

This low-glycemic foo...

Thank you for responding to my last email and letting me know some of the topics you are most interested in hearing about.  I will get to all of them.  One of the most popular requests was gut health, and since there is so much to cover on the gut, I will be writing more than once on this topic. But, let's begin here.

Our gut is housed by trillions of microorganisms for strengthening the immune system and creating chemicals to make you happy. In today’s world, Gut health has become a very hot topic for scientists, doctors, and researchers. So many bacteria in our body and it seems that our goal of a healthy life depends on these bacteria. Most of the microbiome and its activities are involved in the biological processes determining our health & diseases. 

Every individual has a unique ‘gut microbiome’ much like a finger print; housed by approximately 160 bacterial species. When a baby is in the canal-passage to take birth, it is the first place where microbes come into existence. These a...

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