Author: Karen Jensen

Stress and Your Adrenal Health

Scientists know that stress is a serious problem. Research conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that up to 90% of all illness and disease is stress related. While once you may have assumed that “stress” is defined by the length of your daily to-do list, you now know that’s only part of the story. Stress is anything that causes the body to overwork in order to perform its many functions. Long-term stressors including a diet filled with excessive fat, empty calories, and yes, sugar, can cause obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and mood disorders....

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How Sugar Affects Your Health

When life is good or people are appreciated, we humans use language that relates to something sweet. And when the opposite is true, well, Mary Poppins said it best: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” We addictively turn to sugar when our “medicine” is a hard task, a big disappointment, or just a long, rough day. I guess you could say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going… to the freezer for ice cream!

Ah, but if only sugar’s story was
that sweet.

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