Headaches cutting out sugar. Tips?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Eva Peron:  Thank you for all the info!  Honestly, I didn’t want to educate myself b/c I don’t want to give up eating baked goods (cupcakes, cakes, etc).  Maybe I am harming myself more than I realize?  I think it’s something to bring up with the dr next time…

 

@MrsWeddingbliss:  Hugs!  Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MidwestBride2012:  That’s an excellent video, my Fiance and I are watching it.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@beekiss: I’m so glad you are!!! There are some technical sections that can be hard to get through, but overall he has a GREAT way of explaining things. Between him and Gary Taubes (science journalist, New York Times Magazine piece on sugar), I want to become a dietician so I can actually help people make sense of the mountains of info out there.

 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsWeddingbliss: The middle of the video is tough to get through. But it shows how drinking fructose is pretty much like drinking alcohol, in terms of its effects on the liver. The end gets back to a more straightforward, non technical argument.

I think you have to eat whole foods, nothing pre-packaged. And even then, eat everything in moderation and with awareness.  

Gary Taubes would argue that some people can’t eat any fruit because their body can’t process it without sending it directly to fat. Just like some people do fine switching to whole grains, while others have to cut grains completely. Medicine hasn’t really recognized yet that we all process foods differently.  

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@onyx81: I don’t have them anymore, it was awhile ago.  That video that was posted by Midwest Bride is excellent.  And there are some articles if you google Agave.

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MidwestBride2012:  Thank you so much again for this.  I’m doing research on this and hopefully it will yield some great body results.  It’s interesting that he mentioned the paleo diet, fiber is so important and eating things close to raw is so much better.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@beekiss: I’m so, so glad! I just rewatched it (again) and forgot how well the information is laid out. It’s so disheartening that so much of what we think we know about nutrition is wrong. I’d also recommend reading Gary Taubes “Why We Get Fat”. It’s a similar approach, but probably a bit more rigid. The doctor in the video deals with children, so he takes the approach that nothing’s 100% off limits, except sugary beverages (including juice). Taubes is a bit more anti-grain and fruit, although I think there are people whose bodies probably need this approach.

Good luck on getting healthy! I know how discouraging it can be to find good information. I’m trying to figure out how to help my pre-hypertensive Fiance without making every single food item from scratch. (Canning my own tomatoes just isn’t feasible right now!)

 

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