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The Bitter Sweet on Sugar Addiction

By Fredrica Syren: Sugar is addictive, potentially harmful, and absolutely everywhere and in everything. Sugar is addictive because it messes with your metabolism, so when you eat sugar, you crave more. There have even been many arguments that sugar is partially to blame for the obesity epidemic we’re experiencing worldwide. …

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Raw dessert = pure nutrition

By Fredrica Syren: On Sunday evenings I make dessert for my family.  My kids do not eat very much sugar and my golden rule is if goes into their mouths, it has to have some sort of nutrition.  Raw desserts are my favorite way to “un”-cook yummy treats because there is …

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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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The Skinny on Alternative Sugars

By Kim Robson: With the FDA’s recent recommendation that no more than 10 percent of our daily calories come from added sugar, those of us with a sweet tooth are always looking for good but healthy sugar substitutes. Let’s break down the facts. First, as we discuss alternatives to refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), you’ll see …

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The Sweetness in Life

By Chef Centehua Nature gifts us sweet fruits and various types of honey and nectar. For our brains to function properly, we need the sugars naturally found in food. Our bodies use the carbohydrates we eat to create glucose, a form of sugar, then uses it for energy. Our brains …

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Natural Sugar Substitute For Kids

 By Kim Robson We’ve all heard about the dangerous health effects caused by refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But it’s so hard to convince our kids (who are, of course, invincible) that sugar is bad for them. Especially this time of year, they want those sweets, and they …

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Yoga, Food, and Healing: My Journey Home from Sugar Addiction

By Lara Eisenberg All I could think of was sugar! Fear….sugar. Sadness…sugar. Nervousness…sugar. Joy…sugar. Shame….sugar. From a young age, I was inadvertently taught by my family’s behavior that alcohol and food were tools to manage and temporarily numb feelings. Daily life stressors, unresolved traumas of childhood emotional abuse, and a pervasivefeeling …

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Vanilla Bean Sugar

I like to use real vanilla bean in my cooking and baking but it does get expensive in the long run. But one trick I do is to save the empty vanilla beans after I scraped out the seeds and when I have a couple I make a vanilla bean …

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Obesity – An American Epidemic

By Asha Kreiling I remember going into a Food 4 Less last year for the first time. I wanted to pick up some snacks on my way to work, but as a picky, vegetarian, health-conscious shopper, this was no easy task. It seemed as if every food product in the …

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