Happy New Year's Eve! I know you may be getting ready to go out and about but I wanted to reach out to you before you start ringing in the new year. Are you thinking about new goals, resolutions or just planning on sitting back and toasting the new year in with champagne? Whatever you choose, I wanted to wish you a happy and healthy new year and to share with you what I will be doing today - Dowsing my 2019 goals.
Before the ball drops (or the crown here in Charlotte, NC) I like to find time to close out the year. I find comfort in rituals of wellness and this is one of my favorites. Here are the supplies I will be using:
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Those who know me, know I was a sugar addict. What is the difference between someone who enjoys a little sweet now and then and an addict?
First, you can't eat just a little sugar. If you do, you simply want more - which creates a whole cycle of addiction.
You know that little voice in your head? The one that says, "One bite won't hurt". Well for a sugar addict that voice is heard and heeded even if you know you shouldn't.
Last September, after comparing 4 quarterly cbc blood tests side-by-side, I noticed my glucose levels (while not at diabetic level) were consistently rising. Not only that, I had a hypoglycemic event that led to an ER visit. That is when I decided my addiction had to end and I went on a keto diet.
In my consulting office we have a few simple screenings we can do. One is to look at a few drops of urine through a sugar refactometer. This screening does not diagnose diabetes (only your doctor can do...