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Welcome! I am passionate about all things wellness, which is why I launched this site. I am eager to help you achieve optimal health so that you can live this life to the fullest. My hope is that the resources you find here--the blog, podcast episodes, & opportunities to connect--be of help to you on your wellness journey. Thanks for dropping by!

If you make only one dietary change to improve your health, it should be this!

You have a frenemy who seems sweet on the surface, but secretly has it in for you. During the course of my studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I came to understand that this additive is one of the most dangerous because it is... - insidious - in most of our foods and we don't even realize it,

- addicting - our brains light up, as if we were taking recreational drugs when we ingest it, and

- damaging - it leads to chronic issues and health complications.

The culprit? Soda. All of the above is bad enough, but just two days ago, in The Washington Post, an article in the health section read:

"Sodas, other sugary drinks linked to thousands of deaths."

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There it is, in black and white! Soda is linked to death, the ultimate complication!

My advice? Drop the soda! Drop the soda and on one gets hurt!

You may want to do this, but struggle with breaking the habit. I understand. Eliminating sugar from your diet is like trying to end a relationship with a bad boyfriend. You know he's bad, but you're just used to him. And he can be so sweet sometimes!

Here's my little secret. When I get tempted sometimes (and I do get tempted), I look at the sweet enticing treats (or drinks) and I think "You kill. You look all enticing and yummy but you are a killer." And now I have proof that it is so.

If you are ready to be scared straight, click on the link above to read the article for yourself. Or watch this brief three-minute video, "Sugar is killing us," for an entertaining, yet eye-opening animated video on the problems with sugar and corn syrup in our diets.

True, you may not be able to drop the "bad boyfriend" overnight, but maybe you can create a little distance between the two of you? I hope so! Your life depends on it!

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