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10 Lessons from Staying Off Sugar

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This year, I finally remembered on the actual day.  Today is my official Sugar-Free-iversary. In 1998 — that’s eighteen years ago — I said bye-bye to sugar on doctor’s orders. I had to have so many fillings from places like Dentist Fort Wayne due to my sugar habits, and now I’ve stopped sugar, my teeth […]

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The Lyme Disease-Sugar Connection

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“Beverly Hills” housewife Yolanda Foster. “Soprano’s” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Singer Avril Lavigne. Actress Ashley Olsen. Singer Daryl Hall.Actor Richard Gere. Model Christy Turlington. The list goes on and on. These celebs have reportedly suffered from Lyme disease, which now debilitates a staggering number of people in the United States. In fact, 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease each year. Unfortunately, […]

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17 Ways to Recover from a Sugar Overdose

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You know how drunk people stagger, lose coordination, and get mentally confused?  Well, if you’d seen me earlier this week, you might have assumed I was sloshed on booze. But I wasn’t recovering from alcohol overuse. Instead, recently, I had a horrible Sugar Hangover. And I felt utterly a-w-f-u-l! What irks and embarrasses me is that I […]

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Does Halloween Trigger You?

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The Season of Sugar Overload is now in high gear. It’s that time of year again when sugar-loaded children will bounce off the walls and when adult sugar addicts buy super-sized bags, give out a lot of candies but later over-gobble the sweet stuff so that they end up in Sugar Shock. Today, I invite […]

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Your Halloween?

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Recently, with Halloween around the corner, I’ve shared three blog posts — 7 Easy Ways to Face Halloween, some sad, ineffective candy-corn memories; and what you’ll get in today’s special Gab with the Gurus Show. Now, I invite you to enjoy the provocative cartoon below while you decide: Will you suffer the fate of these trick’r treaters? Feel free […]

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Healthy Halloween Tips

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On National Sugar Overload Day — my phrase for Halloween — millions of children and adults alike will be lured like flies into a spider trap to eat and probably pig out on sugar-laden candies. This established sugar-gorging holiday also often stresses out frazzled parents, who just don’t know how to deal with their little […]

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Halloween Used to Mean Candy Corn to Me

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I used to love candy corn. Indeed, I used to have Crazy Cravings™ for them. Just seeing them led me to privately pig out on these adorable, sweet kernels. Especially before and after Halloween. For years, those little tri-colored “treats” tempted and taunted me again and again to shove them into my mouth. Well, that’s […]

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7 Easy Ways to Face Halloween

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Halloween, which is around the corner, is the scariest day of the year. That’s because it’s become an approved National Sugar Overload Day. For Halloween, 157 million well-meaning Americans  (or nine out of 10 shoppers) will fork over a whopping $ 2.1 billion to buy candy corn and lots of chocolate “treats.” (Indeed, 72 percent of […]