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LIFE WITHOUT SUGAR: 4 MONTHS IN

The end of November is almost here and that means I have achieved something I wasn’t sure I ever would: I’ve lived without sugar for almost four months! I posted about three months ago to report back on how my first month went; in summary, it was a success and I’ve kept up a sugar-free…… Continue reading LIFE WITHOUT SUGAR: 4 MONTHS IN

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MAKING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SLOW LIVING AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the important connection between slow living and women’s health, but first I thought I might put the topic in context by discussing something that is, in my opinion, the unifying factor between these two elements: menstruation. In a number of cultures, menstruating women are thought…… Continue reading MAKING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SLOW LIVING AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

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BOOK REVIEW: THE MAGNESIUM MIRACLE BY CAROLYN DEAN

As you might have gathered if you’re a regular reader, I’ve been on a health book binge lately and it would appear there is no end to it in sight, so today I’m reviewing yet another one: The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean. I have quite a few positive things to say about the book as well…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE MAGNESIUM MIRACLE BY CAROLYN DEAN

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BOOK REVIEW: THE MICROBIOME SOLUTION BY ROBYNNE CHUTKAN

I recently reviewed Sweet Poison here on the blog and since I’m on a huge reading spree when it comes to health-related topics, today I’ll be sharing another gem with you, but one which sees health from a completely different perspective: the gut. I have noticed that there has been a flurry of books published lately…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE MICROBIOME SOLUTION BY ROBYNNE CHUTKAN

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I QUIT SUGAR FOR A MONTH AND DIDN’T GO CRAZY

I’m almost done with my one-month-long sugar-free challenge and it has been so successful that I feel confident in sharing my findings here on the blog with one day still to go. Before I dive into my reflections on my month without sugar, I’ll recap on what exactly was involved in the process. Basically, the…… Continue reading I QUIT SUGAR FOR A MONTH AND DIDN’T GO CRAZY

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BOOK REVIEW: SWEET POISON BY DAVID GILLESPIE

When I challenged myself to quit sugar for a month at the beginning of August, I decided I needed to fill myself in a little more on the science behind why reducing the amount of added sugar (and in particular, fructose) we eat is important. David Gillespie’s Sweet Poison was one of the first books…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: SWEET POISON BY DAVID GILLESPIE