Your Halloween?

Will You Gorge on Candies or Plan Smart Stop Sugar Shock Moves?

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 to share this cartoon on Facebook, Twitter and to your candy-hooked friends. Just send them to this link.

Join the Conversation. Will you just see candies and fell prey to Crazy Cravings?

Instead, I invite you to plan ahead to do some smart things to to soften Sugar Shock this Halloween for both your kids and you? Get 7 Easy Ways to Face Halloween here.

Now share your Halloween plan here or on Facebook.

Have You Seen Our Cartoons?

Sugar Shock Cartons™ Helps You Smile or Giggle at Health Challenges

Have you seen the new Shock Cartoons™, which recently made their debut here, on this Sugar Shock Blog?

Why, you may wonder, am I inviting you to laugh at serious health and health and wellness subjects? That’s because humor is powerful.

Smiling or laughing about something serious can inspire you to make positive changes.

Indeed, back in 1998, before I kicked sugar, I saw the humor in my sugar-seeking behavior.

Likewise, in 2012, after my Carb Relapse, I found silliness in my carb-crazed bingeing.

So let me help you laugh or smile and then change for the better.

To see all Sugar Shock Cartoons, go here.

And, of course, feel free to share Sugar Shock Cartoons with your friends, loved ones, and social media colleagues so they’ll smile, chuckle, think and change, too.

Read on to get the Permissions to Use Guidelines.

 

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High Heels Can Harm You

Sure, You May Look Suave & Snazzy, But is the Pain or Potential Pain Worth It?

Recently, I’ve attended several events and traveled to several cities, where I saw many women wearing very high heels that rose two, three, even four or five inches off the ground. Admittedly, I may be a little envious since I can’t wear  high heels myself (due to pronated feet and two ankle injuries), but I began worrying about the millions of smart, suave, sophisticated ladies, who may be causing irreparable damage, all because they want to look chic.

Undoubtedly you’ve seen or are among those women, who walk awkwardly, tilt forward while standing, and aren’t comfortable in their own shoes.

So just how dangerous are high heels? You’ll be astounded.

The pain doesn’t seem to matter. Close to half of women (49 percent)  wear high heels, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

I’m not advocating ditching your high heels. But limiting wearing them makes sense. Matthew Garoufalis, DPM and past president of the APMA agrees.  “With high heels, moderation is key.  It’s best not to wear them every day,” he wrote in an May 19, 2014, APMA article.

Why are high heels so dangerous? To begin, they put your ankle joint in an unnatural position by forcing your foot into plantar flexion (flexing your toes or foot downward in the direction of the sole of your foot).

Now before you dismiss my concerns about high heels as crazy, consider some of recent findings:

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Ladies, Why Risk Getting Breast Cancer?

Preserve Your Precious Girls: Take Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra, Please!

Normally, I don’t impulsively tap a woman on the shoulder to share a health warning. But recently, at Whole Foods, alarm bells went off in my head when a pretty, carefree, 20-or-30-something woman nonchalantly strode by, with her cell phone tucked into her bra.

I felt compelled to approach The Cell-Phone-in-Bra Chick. After my insistent nudge, she thrust me an annoyed look.

“I’m sorry to bother you, but I just wanted you to tell you that it’s very dangerous to keep your cell phone in your bra,” I cautioned her.

Cell-Phone-in-Bra Chick glared at me, as if to say, “Leave me alone. It’s none of your business.”

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The Exercise-Soda Conundrum

Sugar Shock Funnies: Get the Truth About Soda Drinking, Exercise & Weight Gain

Recently, the media and the Internet have been abuzz about how soft drink giant Coca-Cola, through its initially furtively funded “scientific,” non-profit energy-balance group, erroneously claims that Americans are getting fatter because they’re not exercising enough, not because they’re drinking soda.

To reply to such an absurd, head-shaking conclusion, I conferred with talented cartoonist Isabella Bannerman, with whom I recently started Sugar Shock Funnies.  See our cartoon-response below, and free to share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc. after you’ve sadly smiled.

In case you missed the controversy, here’s a quick recap: Thanks to this brilliant New York Times expose from reporter Anahad O’Connor, we now know about Coke’s efforts to get soda-drinking Americans to wrongly think that they’re gaining weight because they’re not working out enough, not because they’re drinking soft drinks. That’s just flat out untrue.


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Sugar Shock Funnies™

Smile, Chuckle & Share so We Can Take Back Our Health Together

Sugar Shock Funnies™ recently made its debut on this Sugar Shock Blog, which is now an integral part of my website.

Mirth and merriment, giggles and guffaws are exactly what we need, especially when we look at serious health and wellness subjects.

The goal of Sugar Shock Funnies is to amuse and entertain you and to inspire you to take positive action to take back your health and life.

We invite you to share the Sugar Shock Funnies so you can make your friends, loved ones, and social media colleagues smile, chuckle, think and change, too. Read on to get the Permissions to Use Guidelines.

Finding humor in your horrible health habits can catapult you to positive change.

Laughter, after all, has been hailed as the best medicine.

Finding humor is therapeutic. Those guffaws are helpful for your cardiovascular system. Cracking up also helps to relieve stress.

Not only that, but laughter leads to learning.

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