Life Without Sugar?

November 12, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard

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Not all sugar is bad, but the news isn’t good. The Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation recently recommended that we cut our daily intake of added sugars by up to half. There is a big difference between naturally-occurring and added sugar. The former is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy. The latter is insidious, it’s found in most processed foods, it goes by many names we don’t recognize, it’s addictive, and unfortunately it provides not merely empty calories but rather harmful calories. We are being urged to reduce added sugars to no more than 10% of our total daily calories, and ideally less than 5%. What does this mean for us? What is our average sugar consumption and where does it come from? What are our options? Do we have to start considering life without sugar? My guest this week, for a return engagement, is holistic nutritionist and weight loss expert Rachelle Wood. Join us as we discuss the sweetness in our lives and healthier alternatives to sugar.

Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food

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You know blueberries are good for you, but you don’t know why. You’re considering going gluten-free, but not sure what gluten is. You’re eating well but on thyroid medication, not sleeping well, and gaining more weight than ever. What’s going on?

Despite the plethora of information about food and nutrition, we are getting sicker and fatter every year. Nutritional wellness starts with the right food, but there’s so much more that’s affecting your health.

Nutritional Wellness Beyond Food looks at why we're not being nourished by what we eat. For example, what are the causes of digestive and hormonal imbalances that could be at the root of declining health? How do skipping breakfast, rewarding yourself with a glass of wine after work, and engaging in mindless habits thwart your efforts? Have you considered how the food industry and government directly impact your health? Join us to discover the many healing solutions to help you attain health, wellness and longevity.

Laurie Hibbard

Laurie Hibbard, BA, LLB, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she is currently one of the lead instructors in Calgary, Alberta. She has her own nutrition practice, Lighten Up With Laurie, and specializes in women’s issues and weight loss. She is a self-confessed recovering lawyer who left a thriving practice to raise two sons, who are now grown, and is now following her heart to her true passion of health and nutrition. Laurie aspires to be a physically and mentally fit centenarian and works with her clients to achieve the same goal.

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