Kicking the Sugar Habit
Diane Rau from Idaho suffered from debilitating and embarrassing IBS symptoms on and off for the last 15 years.She writes, "Although I eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, and fish, & exercise regularly, I also had a daily habit of drinking coffee and snacking on a brownie. After kicking the habit, I realized that sugar was contributing to the overly acidic environment in my gut, feeding the bad bacteria, and putrifying my perfectly good meals. After eliminating sugar from my diet for 3 weeks, I've stopped having gas, my bowels are now happy and predictable, and my metabolism has gone through the roof."
Darla Herren shares her thoughts with us. She stopped using all sugar (including artificial sweeteners) five years ago because it made her feel like she was wiped out and on an emotional roller coaster. She says, "Once I stopped, I noticed my mood swings improved immediately, I had more energy, and my menopausal symptoms lessened. I started using only pure honey and maple syrup to make cookies, granola bars, even carrot cake. My taste buds complained a little in the beginning, but the benefits have far outweighed the initial taste adjustment."
9 August 2011