Update – Plus – The Latest on Diet Soda

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Update – Plus – The Latest on Diet Soda

We will get back to Dr. Gundry, as I mentioned in my last post, but a study came to my attention that I felt needed to be shared.  But first…

October is coming to a close, and Advent starts in about two weeks!  I have to say, it’s been a little crazy putting the final touches on My Beautiful Advent, to make sure it’s ready for you.  As you’ll see if you click on the link, we are even still working on the main page.  Please help me get the word out about our Advent program.  Even though the Lent and Advent programs are in their second year, I still run into many people who have never heard of them.  I simply don’t have the resources to “advertise” it for lack of a better word.  Getting it in your parish bulletins will help!  I’ll let you know more about how you can do this in the next week or so.

I’m also getting ready to speak at OCAMPR next weekend on “Resiliency of the Body.”  Let me know if you’re going to be there, I would love to meet you!  

The Daily Ascesis Orthodox Planner is coming along well, and should still be on track for release by December.  We are currently focusing on the cover design which is pretty exciting!  Thank you to all who voted.  The 6×9’s won by a landslide!

And…I have two podcasts on the website, but I’m struggling with the technology, so I haven’t “announced” it formally…but stay tuned!

Whew!  So that’s an update from here!  I hope your fall has been going well, and that you’ve been able to get out and enjoy this beautiful time of year that God has blessed us with.  For our friends “down under” and in other areas of the world where it may be spring, I hope you are enjoying the season also.

So yes, I need to get around to diet soda don’t I?  Last week I was coaching several people who are diabetic, or pre-diabetic, and they mentioned that they drink diet pop.  They honestly think, despite all of the well-known studies on the dangers of artificial sweeteners, that it’s a “health food” for them.  For decades we have known that it is incredibly harmful.  The only safe alternative to stopping a soda habit is to stop drinking it completely…not just using a different version of the same poison.  When I saw this latest post from Dr. Mercola, based on yet another study showing that diet soda actually leads to diabetes, I just had to share it.

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Can Lead to Diabetes

 

Glucose Intolerance and Diabetes

Gut Damage

An Increase in Fat Production

An Increase in Inflammation

 

Please take a look if you, or someone you know, may think that it’s safe to drink diet soda.  My heart goes out to those who are wanting to lose weight and get healthy, only to find that their sincere determination is being thwarted by marketing ploys and poor advice.

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