I have quite a few reasons for going down this road.
My mother, who has had fibromyalgia for 22 years, suffers from incredible pain each and every day. We’ve tried every approach to improve her pain, but nothing helped….until she recently began to eliminate sugar from her diet. It turns out that she has an overgrowth of yeast and toxins in her body. Diets high in sugar feed the yeast making it even worse. The pain and fatigue, which has plagued her for half of her life, have drastically reduced simply from eliminating sugar. Follow her story. It is quite intriguing.
I am a big fan of Dr Joseph Mercola- a physician that promotes alternative medicine and healing. My good friend recommended his blog a year ago, and I can not wait every morning to receive his latest email post. Dr Mercola is highly controversial, but his research is so complete and compelling, that I find it hard to overlook. This article is a terrific overview of the implications sugar has on our body and our children. You may also see Dr Mercola occasionally on Dr Oz talking about natural health remedies.
The final straw however, came for me when I finished the book Sugar Blues. I was shocked to see sugar likened to nicotine and heroin in terms of its addictive nature. Obesity, fatigue, depression, diabetes….how could something so prevalent in our diets cause so many problems?
All of this is leading me to a series of posts over the next four weeks to answer some questions that I can’t stop thinking about.
- We’ll talk about the recommended daily sugar intake for kids and what an average day should look like to stay within those limits.
- Sugary drinks to avoid. You will be shocked at some of our most common drinks that contain high amounts of sugar.
- Natural sugars vs added sugars. Help!!!
- Is it possible for our kids to eat too much fruit?
Get ready for some shocking information. See you back again next week.