Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

The Short and Long-Term Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Our Health

I love proverbs. These short expressions of popular wisdom never steer me wrong. They’re easy to remember and the following one has to do with two of my favorite things: laughter and sleep. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~ Irish Proverb Sadly, though, we often […]

A Spoonful of Sugar

We all know that Mary Poppins disguised the unpleasant taste of medicine in a spoonful of sugar to get her two young charges to take theirs without a fuss. In today’s highly sugar-dependent societies that tip might not be such a wise one to follow. The sad and scary truth is, Americans today are consuming […]

Sugar and its Impact on the Human Body

One of the major culprits behind the increase in health problems troubling Americans today is sugar. Certainly, there’s ample scientific evidence that sugar contributes to, or may even be the main cause of, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. But sugar also adds to the risk of obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, hypertension, irritable bowel, gallstones, tooth decay, […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Safe or Will We Be Sorry?

Despite the fact that artificial sweeteners have been around for well over a century, there’s still a great deal of controversy that continues to swirl around whether they are safe for consumption. In looking at even a smidgen of the massive body of research that’s been done on these food additives, what’s most noticeable to […]

Top 10 Tips to Reduce Sugar in Our Diets

Tip One – Don’t Add Sugar The easiest way to reduce sugar we consume is also the simplest – just don’t ADD sugar to things you eat. Instead of sprinkling a teaspoon of sugar on that bowl of plain corn flakes or cheerios you eat in the morning, add a handful of blueberries or slices […]

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