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The “Healthy Sugar” Myth

If you haven’t heard, sugar is the new smoking. We are eating way too much of it, in all kinds of places that we don’t expect, and it’s wreaking havoc on our health.

Once you know the detrimental effects of too much sugar the obvious next question is “what is a healthy sugar?” It’s a legitimate question and one that I get asked all the time. Because we all want a little sweetness in our lives and if  “healthy fats” and “healthy carbs” exist then certainly healthy sugars do too?


4 Nutrition Tips for Pain-Free Periods

When I was in grade six my best friend Nadia and I were obsessed with getting our periods. We’d clutch our abdomens, groaning about having “cramps” – I did not have cramps – convinced that our monthlies were about to arrive at any minute. As a naïve 11 year old, I had no idea what I was wishing for.