As a health coach, I’m often asked how many grams of sugar per day are considered acceptable. I like to repeat Dr. Lipman’s “sugar is the devil” warning as I advise clients to keep sugar out of their diet, period. While we all know that sugar is not a health food, given our sugar-saturated culture, it’s all too easy to compare ourselves favorably to those around us who are snacking on sweet treats, ordering desserts, or drinking juice every day.
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Have you ever thought about going on a cleanse but hesitated, not knowing which one to choose or if it’s the right decision for you? Here at Be Well, we get a lot of questions about cleansing, and we see patients every day who end up embarking on a cleanse and getting great results. We believe cleansing the body isn’t about starving yourself or skipping meals with family and friends. We focus on an elimination diet that rids the body of common allergens and inflammatory foods, and we add in shakes with detoxing nutrients that support liver function (the body's main detoxification organ) and supplements that get rid of bad bacteria in the gut and promote healthy digestion.
Stress is an obnoxious thing. If not managed, it can derail your career, love life, and compromise your brainpower. It saps your energy, causes you to do irrational things, and even makes you stupid. To do away with this feeling, we do all types of irrational behaviors, such as smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, swear at our coworkers, and eat an obscene amount of junk food.