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Archive for June, 2008

Sugar-Free Diet…help! – Home Cooking – Chowhound

Sugar-Free Diet…help! – Home Cooking – Chowhound — discussion about following a sugar-free diet

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Finding Hidden Sugar

“Do you eat a sugar-free diet? You may think so, but let’s set the record straight: It’s almost impossible. Just about every food contains some amount of sugar, and unless you subsist on just water and meat, you are eating it!”… keep reading

Tips for Sugar-free Cooking and Eating – PassionateAboutFood.NET

“Whatever your reasons to reduce sugar, it can be a real trial to lessen its impact in your meals and snacks. Just imagine if you had to empty your cupboards and never buy chocolates. Sounds impossible? Well, it is possible, especially for me – I never had that ‘sweet tooth’. But even if you love sweets, there are ways to reduce your daily intake.

As you know, sugar and fat are against you when it comes to staying trim. Debate still rages over whether sugar causes behavioral changes in children. Generations have been warned that sugars in the mouth cause dental decay.

So how do you cut back on sugar intake without causing a full-blown rebellion? The trick is – It has to be done gradually”.…. keep reading

Swimming and Water Therapy

Arthritis and Water Exercises – Hydrotherapy – Aquatics – Swimming – Water Therapy – information on arthritis hydrotherapy, water exercises, aquatics,
swimming and other types of arthritis water therapy. Warm water
exercise is an excellent way for those with arthritis to build up
strength, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles. Waters buoyancy
greatly reduces the pressure on your joints, making it easier to
perform needed range of motion exercise.

Natural Arthritis Remedy To Reduce Inflammation

scientists have found some very effective anti-inflammatory agents in our own kitchen. Some of them, like ginger, can be bought as a supplement. And due to ginger’s strong taste, this might be a preferable way of taking it to get the quantities you need for a significant anti-inflammatory effect. But others, like olive oil, can easily be integrated into the daily diet. Cinnamon is not commonly used as a supplement here, but in India it has a rich traditional use and may be available as part of an Ayurvedic supplement…. keep reading

Pocket Guide to IF Ratings

Pocket Guide to IF Ratings – if you want to know which foods are rated the best and worst for inflammation this little guide is a good start!  I have this posted on my fridge to remind me to eat things on the “best” lists and avoid the “worst” lists.  As I noted in a previous post, for me, the WORST thing i can eat is sugar!  That’s on my “avoid” list although I’m not doing very well at avoiding it lately!

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