Beat Your Sugar Cravings Part 3: Top 10 Natural Sweeteners

In Part 1 of my 5 part series on beating your sugar cravings, we discussed eight causes of cravings, part 2 was about artificial sweeteners. Today, we will discuss the top 10 natural sweeteners. In general, we consume approximately 400 calories a day from added sugars! And while the consumption of refined sugar has been … Continue reading Beat Your Sugar Cravings Part 3: Top 10 Natural Sweeteners

Beat Your Sugar Cravings Part 2: 5 Artificial Sweeteners to Avoid

This is part two of my 5-day series on beating  your sugar cravings. Artificial sweeteners (chemical sweeteners) have been controversial since they were first introduced on the market in the 1950s, and research shows they are associated with many dangerous side effects. These artificial sweeteners were first introduced to satisfy consumers’ sweet tooth. At the … Continue reading Beat Your Sugar Cravings Part 2: 5 Artificial Sweeteners to Avoid

8 Tips to reduce inflammation to improve gut health

Maintaining a healthy digestive tract involves what you put into it…specifically what you are eating. If these foods you eat are inflammatory foods, they can cause havoc on your digestive tract. Food allergies such as allergies to gluten, wheat, and dairy to name a few, contribute to inflammation in the digestive tract as well as other parts … Continue reading 8 Tips to reduce inflammation to improve gut health

Why giving up gluten may be doing you more harm than good

Gluten is controversial these days. Most sources claim that it is safe for everyone except those who have Celiac disease. On the other hand, some health experts believe that gluten is harmful for most people. According to a recent survey, more than 30% of Americans actively try to avoid eating gluten. What is gluten? Gluten is a … Continue reading Why giving up gluten may be doing you more harm than good