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Milking Sweet Truth

Milk. Not too many other nutrition topics have as much controversy surrounding them as this one. With massive amounts of money poured into the dairy industry each year, the socially accepted norm is that milk is a good source of calcium. From Got Milk? ads, to...

Freedom!

When it comes to sugar, the concept of slavery is inevitably intertwined. Sugar, as a product, contributed to the slave trade of the past and today, the presence of sugar in many people’s lives is keeping them in metaphorical chains. As Jeff O’Connell said in Sugar...

Doctors and Nutritionists

When it comes to getting health advice, it’s all about quality information and thinking critically about what is being delivered to you. If you haven’t studied nutrition, it is extremely easy to get caught up in the word of those with credentials that come after their...

Fear Of Failure

Fear is truly an amazing concept. It keeps us alive but it also holds us back. When our ancestors were forced to hunt wild animals, they were forced to either listen to their fear and run away or decided that the meal would be well worth the danger and they would...

Whoa, candida!

Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is present in everyone. It lives in our gut and on our skin. Under normal circumstances, the yeast is kept in check by the friendly bacteria that lives in our gut. As our diets become highly processed and we increase our...

Swapping Addiction

In the process of addressing an addiction, it is not uncommon for people to swap out the substance for another in hopes of transitioning to being addicted to a lesser evil. For example, someone giving up alcohol, may turn to sugar. The whole premise behind swapping...

Nutritional Nancy Nutter

So you’ve got a dinner party to attend on a Saturday evening and your best friend is making her famous enchiladas loaded with cheese and your favorite type of dessert, chocolate trifle cake. If you’re on the journey toward Sweet Freedom you know this is going to be...

The Truth About Binge Baking

Baked goods are the ultimate treat, and if you’ve ever made a batch of cookies, you know how difficult it can be to resist when the stack of cookies is cooling off right within arms reach. Often, binge baking ends up in binge indulging and the treat mentality of “I...

Value Shoppers

It’s all about value! For most people, a trip to the grocery store means getting the most bang for your buck. From a consumer perspective this makes perfect sense. Grocery budgets call for coupon use and weekly product deals beckon from the shelves with bright yellow...

Fit “Unhealthy” People

There is a current misconception in the health and fitness world that people who work out a lot are the ultimate picture of health. The full picture of health, however, has many different parts. Yes, one of those parts is exercise but constantly working out doesn’t...