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Sugar Alcohols: The Bitter Truths

Ryan Dickey: Microbiologist, Husband, Dad, Doer of Things Healthy.Last Updated: 02-12-2019 In Sugar Alcohols: Sweet and Simple Answers, I discussed the basics of what sugar alcohols are, and their most fundamental qualities. In this post I'm going to be diving deeper. I will still do my best to keep it all in layman's terms so that all can understand,…

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Sugar Alcohols

Sugar Alcohols: Sweet and Simple Answers

Artificial and alternative sweeteners often get a bad rap, because they've often earned it. Some have been found to be carcinogenic, most have been shown to contribute to diabetes nearly as effectively as sugar, and many come with a slew of side effects that are never reported on the labels. So why should we trust any of these newer alternative sweeteners coming out now? And just how natural are they really when they're being produced on an industrial level. Today, we discuss one group of alternative sweeteners that have been charging to the forefront of the sugar-free market, the sugar alcohols.

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Allergy Friendly Low Carb Vanilla Pudding

Pudding is a staple food in the world of snacks, and it just seems like everyone should have access to that. It's only fair, right? So, I went about crafting a recipe for a palatable alternative to the classic snack food that is Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Peanut-Free, and Tree-Nut-Free (coconut, a fruit, is technically classified as a tree-nut by the FDA, but that's okay, we can't all be bright).

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How to Train Yourself to Start Budgeting.

Starting a budget is a daunting task. You have to do more math and strategic planning in single sitting than what you intended to do all week. But you have to start somewhere, you know you do, right? Or maybe you have tried to start before and always failed, well read this through to the end, give it a try, and I'm certain you will be pleased with the outcome.

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Deciding to do Keto

Going keto sounds downright awful. To give up carbs so completely that you no longer eat any breads, pasta, rice, or delicious desserts? That's not something that most people are running to do. Myself included, but I had some encouragement in the form of an autoimmune disorder that makes me more likely to develop diabetes, and when those first signs of a prediabetic condition appeared, I decided to take action.

Building a Better Life Begins Now.

Thanks for joining us! Surviving in the ever floundering middle class of modern America often seems like an impossible mountain to climb. How do you maintain a budget, lose weight, raise healthy kids, be a good person, and still keep your sanity fed? It begins here, like the amazing sunset at our local lake where…