Sweet(s) Talk

Happy Holidays!

A big thank you to all those who found benefit by participating in my Black Friday sale on Wellevate. I hope you had a chance to stock up!

It is a busy time of year so I will mention just a few tips to benefit your health and well-being.

Want to reduce your sugar intake without avoiding all the wonderful holiday treats?

During this month most families bake wonderful holiday pies, special cookies, and great desserts. This is usually a once a year opportunity to savor our favorite treats. It is also a time when many experience sugar overload, cravings, mood swings, and fatigue, all caused by an increase of sugar intake. Studies are now saying sugar is considered a recreational drug and the root cause of many chronic health conditions.

Use the chart below to determine how much natural sweetener to use instead of white sugar. My favorite is local honey or maple syrup. (Click here to download and print for your recipe box!)

chart for converting sugar to natural substitutes

Check out what I’ve been reading:

Scientists Show How Gratitude Literally Alters The Human Heart & Molecular Structure Of The Brain

Last month I discussed gratitude and the benefits. Have you added gratitude practices into your life? Gratitude is more than saying “thank you.” Gratitude is a feeling, a genuine feeling, a feeling of satisfaction, and appreciation for the experience that has come your way. The feeling of gratitude brings peace and transforms each of us to see the good more than the bad.

How can you put this into practice?

  • Acts of kindness to others throughout your day.
  • Say thank you for the little things.
  • Spread gratitude on your social media account, personally expressing gratitude for a part of your life, or someone in your life.
  • Feel the appreciation for all the wonderful things in your life .

Are there any physical changes while experiencing the feeling of Gratitude? We know that the body, mind and emotions are all connected. Read this article to learn the benefits of physical changes when living in gratitude. Our health is not just about exercise and our food plan.

heartI am grateful to you and who you are. Blessings to you and your family.

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