Time to talk all things sugary......
Our modern diet has changed in so many ways. While many human societies throughout history and even today have and do struggle through food shortages and famine, we here in Australia today are generally pretty lucky. The problem now is not enough, but rather too much, and too much of things that are not good for our bodies. The list of trouble makers in the modern diet is long but one very important one is sugar. Too much sugar and the wrong kinds of sugar are putting our bodies under a great deal of stress and contributing to a long list of health complaints. Chinese medicine understood the potential for excess sugar to cause health problems well before the modern sugar frenzy we now find ourselves in.
For this reason, I have joined the ‘I Quit Sugar’ initiative as an expert on their panel to provide advice and answer questions for those people undertaking the 8 week program. The program is not about promoting fad diets or obsessive eating habits, it is simply about assisting people to reduce their intake of sugar in a healthy and balanced way. The program encourages people to observe for themselves how their body responds and the health benefits that reducing sugar offers from both a physical and mental well being perspective.
If you would like to know more about the why’s and how’s of reducing sugar in your diet, I am always happy to assist.