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Melissa is a former beauty queen, personal trainer and certified holistic health coach. Melissa founded Queen Bee Wellness to specialize her coaching practice towards Women's Wellness and Beauty. She helps women focus on finding their own natural beauty from a integrative approach of balancing Mind, Body and Soul. Melissa believes that what we put in our mind is just as important as the nourishing food we put in our bodies and products on our skin. She strives to coach women to balance a healthier body image, approach to wellness and authentic living. With her passion for a clean lifestyle, Queen Bee Wellness therapeutic skin care products were born- to help women enhance their natural glow, without causing harm to their health from chemical laden toxic products. Melissa's philosophy to real beauty is summarized in "Wellness is Beauty". Melissa resides on a 10 acre farm in Montgomery, Texas with her husband and teen aged children. In her spare time she is chief goat wrangler and milker of her "Queen Bee" herd of dairy goats at Three Goats Farm.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sweet Deception...?

I think one of the hardest items for people to give up from their SAD (Standard American Diet) is undoubtedly, SUGAR! I stumbled upon a list of the 50 most common effects that sugar has on the body.Its a brutal eye opener. And Diva's/Dudes.....even if it says Organic, Natural,etc...its STILL sugar!

1.Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2.Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3.Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4.Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5.Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6.Sugar causes a loss of tissue-elasticity and function; the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
7.Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins.
8.Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9.Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10.Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
11.Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12.Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13.Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.
14.Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
15.Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
16.Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
17.Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
18.Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19.Sugar can cause premature aging.
20.Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21.Sugar can cause tooth decay.
22.Sugar contributes to obesity.
23.High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
24.Sugar can cause changes frequently found in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25.Sugar can cause arthritis.
26.Sugar can cause asthma.
27.Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
28.Sugar can cause gallstones.
29.Sugar can cause heart disease.
30.Sugar can cause appendicitis.
31.Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
32.Sugar can cause varicose veins.
33.Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
34.Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
35.Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
36.Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
37.Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
38.Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol) in the blood.
39.Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
40.Sugar can increase cholesterol.
41.Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
42.High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs) (Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein).
43.Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
44.Sugar causes food allergies.
45.Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
46.Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
47.Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
48.Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
49.Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
50.Sugar can change the structure of protein.

The only amount of sugar that is a SAFE amount of sugar is none. Remember the question....would our ancestors have eaten it? NO, they would not have consumed many formsof sugars other than naturally occurring amounts in seasonal fruit and the rare treat of raw honey.So, there you have it. Just let your LIFE be SWEET not your FOOD!

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