Oh Sugar, Sugar

Over five years ago, I came up with the name for a blog called The Fulfilled Pharmacist.  I wanted to post health tips and positive inspiration. So hooray! Here I am about five years later with my first post! In actuality,  I took this name to Instagram about nine months ago to do the same, posting health and inspiration. I’m having so much fun there and meeting wonderful people so I figured it is time to start up here!

One of the topics I talk about a lot on Instagram is sugar! The American Heart Association recommends 25g of sugar per day for women and 37.5g per day for men. Sugar reduction is key to preventing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancers. As a pharmacist, I am all about preventing disease as opposed to treating disease. I believe in a marriage of nutrition with traditional medicine in order to best prevent or treat disease.

Honestly, it amazes me that some of my patients turn to nutrition as a last defense in treating disease. Say it isn’t so! Nutrition is a key partner! . Think about how often you hear the words ‘diet and exercise ‘ when hearing about a disease treatment plan. It’s true!! Remember eating healthy now and reducing sugar in your diet are key to living not only a long life but a long, healthy and fulfilled life!

 

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