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Is Sugar Really All That Bad?

Posted on: May 11, 2016

The resistance I have personally about reducing sugar in my own diet is truly astounding.  I decided to create a list of the ill effects of sugar to motivate myself.  Guess what?   Setting aside the addictive qualities of sugar I shared in my last newsletter, the list of reasons for at least reducing the amount of sugar in the diet seems endless and serious. I’ve distilled my research into two guidelines below that I hope you will find helpful and supportive in your journey toward better health!Brownie

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Is Sugar Really Addictive?

Posted on: April 14, 2016

We all have heard that eating quantities of sugar every day can be bad for us, but can it really be addictive? Like drugs can be addictive? The short answer is yes, for some people it certainly can be!

Why? One big reason is that the research shows that sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain — just like addictive drugs. In fact, sugar and many junk foods can cause massive dopamine release. For more information on this fascinating subject, see this article in Science Direct

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Believe it or not, spring is only four weeks away, and that means that travel season is right around the corner.

I often work with patients who have neglected a plan to maintain their health while traveling. I encourage you to take positive steps to stay healthy while you’re traveling for business or pleasure. The ideas below are simple yet very effective for staying healthy on the road.

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Is Your Blood Trying To Tell You Something?

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Does your annual physical include a blood test? If so, you may be relieved to hear your doctor say, “Everything looks OK!”  Although I’m sure you find it reassuring to hear that, there is often more information hidden in the numbers that you may want to know. Specific laboratory testing including a blood chemistry panel is often a great place to get information about your overall health.

Your Test Results Can Tell You More Than You Think

Perhaps it is the engineer in me (my first career) or maybe I am just particularly curious, but I when I get my tests back I want details! When I see those numbers I see them as the answer to the question, “How healthy am I?”

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