Sugar Fan? Get Back in Balance!

Are you one of those people who adores sugar treats and just can’t get enough of them? Is your body giving you any warning signals?

Sugar affects more than your blood sugar levels.The average person eats over ten pounds of sugar each and every month—nearly 4.5 cups per week, or 30-33 teaspoonfuls every day. That’s over twenty percent of our daily caloric intake spent on a refined food that upsets body chemistry and has literally no nutritional value. Refined sugar is 99.4% to 99.7% pure calories—it contains no vitamins, minerals, or proteins, just simple carbohydrates.

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Are You Suffering from Chronic Inflammation?

This is a short questionnaire about chronic inflammation. Answer a simple “yes” or “no” for each question; if you only have the problem occasionally, still answer “yes.”

  1. Do you feel stiff when you get up from sitting?
  2. Do your joints get sore when you move them?
  3. Do your hands ever feel stiff?
  4. Do any of your joints ever feel swollen?
  5. Do you have unexplained nasal congestion?

If you answered “YES” to any of these you really need to read this. What most people—and even most doctors—don’t know is that one of the major causes of pain comes from foods that you eat.

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Are Children Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Sure Your Children are Drinking Enough Water?

There’s one simple liquid that has a huge effect on how well your family feels today: water.

Yes, good old water. More than half of children and teenagers in the United States might not be properly hydrated, but even if they’re drinking water they’re still not getting the good stuff. In fact, 54.5% of the students in the study had urine concentrations that qualified them as below their minimum daily water intake. I was surprised to discover that almost one in four kids drank no water during the course of their day, according to the latest research. And get this: not all children and adolescents were equally dehydrated, according to the study. Boys surveyed were 76% more likely to be inadequately hydrated than girls, which was a statistically significant finding.

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