Amazing how in just days of stopping sugar consumption health improvements are realized. I still remember flipping open an eclectic reference book from the National College of Natural Medicine library and reading an excerpt expounding on the evils of artificial sweeteners. The book was published in 1902 and detailed how artificial sweeteners would be the bane of human health. I was flummoxed–what artificial sweetener did they have in 1902?? It was CANE SUGAR! Trade in your sugary treats for fruits and veggies–you’ll be amazed at their intricate flavors once the addiction to sugar subsides. Make no mistake, sugar acts like a drug in our systems.. Check out this article on the health response to a sugar-free diet (and DO NOT replace sugar with our current artificial sweeteners–they are even worse!!).