It’s time for better education on sugar

If you want to make one change to help improve your health and well-being, then I’d advise ditching sugar completely.

The saying ‘you are what you eat’ has never been truer than it is today.

The news recently highlighted some of the special seasonal coffees that chain coffee shops sell. One brand had 23 spoons of sugar in it at a value of 750 calories. Other chains have 10 spoons to 12 spoons of sugar!

Once you cut out sugar, including anything containing sweeteners, you can pretty much eat as much of everything else as you like!

Women in particular do not eat enough of the right things at the right time. The trend is to starve all day, because adrenaline is feeding you, giving you a feeling of being ‘high’.

Unfortunately, when you stop and sit down you feel exhausted. So, this is when the serious eating begins, and sugar cravings start. Mentally you think because you have eaten very little in the day, you can cram three meals into one in the evening!

The dangers of sugar

Sugar fixes are dangerous. Sugar comes in so many different guises that you often don’t know you’re eating it. Many fat-free products are loaded with corn syrup or maize starch, which is in fact sugar. Long-term sugar abuse will cause fat to build-up in your liver resulting in obesity, which can then lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

Habitually eating this way can cause the skin conditions and other symptoms. These include being permanently tired, having dark circles under their eyes, rosacea, eczema, dull or red blotchy skin, constipation and IBS. We don’t even think about it – which is why you don’t associate your diet with your ailments.

How to change your ways

It’s very hard to change what you have been doing, particularly as it probably started in childhood. To break this cycle, you need to take charge – to be in control of your body rather than letting it control and dictate to you.

Food today is a minefield, with the media bombarding us daily with contradicting ideas. In an ideal world, we would all eat fresh food, which we cook ourselves.

We have to eat to feed the brain, not the stomach. With the brain as conductor and the organs the orchestra, a brain confused by a lack of proper nutrients will send the wrong signals to the body. This malfunction can result in all those issues that bother you and may eventually lead you to serious illnesses.

But I can hear you saying, “I do eat healthily”. Well, writing a five-day food diary may give you a big shock, telling you your diet isn’t as healthy as you thought. We can provide sheets for people to use to create a food diary for free.

Our clinic brings together the latest and most effective, non-invasive, health-driven treatments and products, letting clients have access to the very best and latest non-surgical therapies available.

Your skin is a superb diagnostic tool in the fight against illness and delaying the ageing process. A poor diet coupled with stress will attack our cells and result in premature ageing.

Yet more stress shuts down the digestive system, uses up nutrients too quickly and leads to the body looking for the deadly white sugar. In contrast, a Mediterranean diet, full of colour, supplies the vitamins and minerals needed to feed your brain, which then sends the correct signals to your organs and skin. So, education is the first priority here at our clinic – the more we can help you to work with your body, the better the result.

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