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Sugar-Free Holiday Eating

Posted 11-26-2013 at 04:34 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 11-28-2013 at 04:57 AM by IBJose

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Once November arrives, so does the temptation to eat sugary treats during the holidays. The holiday season comes with a number of other challenges, like fighting bustling crowds and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family, but it is especially stressful for people with diabetes and others who cannot eat delicious treats that are loaded with sugar.

Right around Thanksgiving is when the pressure grows to eat in excess and to eat all of the wrong things,...
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Is Sugar All Bad?

Posted 11-25-2013 at 06:35 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 11-26-2013 at 01:29 PM by ChristaIB

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Nutritionists and dieticians tell us that sugar is bad. It not only causes diabetes and even decay your teeth. But is it all sugar that is bad, or just the white stuff that comes in five-pound bags?

The truth is that we need sugar (aka fatigued—not energized enough to run a marathon. It can also put undue stress on your nutrition to boost health and energy, there are other ways to get the energy that your body needs to function at a high level without eating sugar....
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My journey to diagnosis: LPR and hypoglycemia.

Posted 06-24-2012 at 12:42 AM by Pastafarian
Updated 06-24-2012 at 01:00 AM by Pastafarian

To think I didn't take any daily meds a couple years ago...

There have always been two medical mysteries in my life. Occasionally passing out, or coming close to passing out, and gnawing, burning stomach pain. Since my parents are adverse to institutionalized medicine, there was no help in my childhood. It never seemed severe, but these two problems would come and go and I never understood why.

Fast forward to two years ago, I was healthy on paper. No daily meds, no...
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