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The Sweets Episode: The Good, The Bad, and The Bitter Truth

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


getty_rm_photo_of_sweetenersIn today’s world of conflicting information, how can a person know which sweetener to use without compromising health?

Why is white, refined sugar so bad?

What healthy alternatives are there to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Many supposed “healthy” sugar alternatives are nothing more than poison (artificial sweeteners). But most people know about them already. In this show, I uncover the potential risks of some of the more popular “healthy” alternatives.

Join Dr. Ritamarie as she delves into one of her most commonly asked questions, “which sweetener is the healthiest for me, and still tastes the best?”

Not all “healthy” sweeteners are created equal:  

On the shelves of both the grocery and health food stores, there are multitudes of sweeteners galore. Organic sugar, “raw” sugar, sugar cane, honey, raw honey, agave nectar, xylitol, and loads of other artificial sweeteners that make big promises to satisfy your sweet tooth. It is no wonder people are confused. In this episode, Dr. Ritamarie will demystify the sweetener controversy.  

Show day:

Thursday March 7, 2013

Time: 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET
Length: 30 Minutes

The show call in number is: (424) 243-9555

The episode link is: Vibrant Health Solutions Radio

In this show learn:

A brief overview of why refined sugar is so toxic for your health.
Glycemic index and its role in choosing sweeteners
• A list of the “good guys,” sweeteners that make the cut for both taste and health (it’s a short list, but it makes shopping so much easier).


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Balancing blood sugar, testing for insulin resistance, and making sure the body is not depleted of minerals are all crucial parts of a person’s overall level of vitality and well-being. To learn more about how to use the healthiest sweeteners, to enjoy and make delicious recipes, to keep your hormones balanced, those cortisol levels low, and enjoy total body rejuvenation, join Dr. Ritamarie in Austin, Texas on March 22-24, 2013 for her first ever whole-body health transformation LIVE event:

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It is like a raw food festival, a health fair, and a spa-like rejuvenation retreat all in one! Come and bring a friend or loved one with you!

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