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An Alternative to Sugar?

Do you really know why sugar is bad for you and what it can do to your immune system?  Although we may know, we still continue to eat it…   

Just to give you an idea, here are the top fifteen ways your body can be affected by sugar…as written by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

1.  Sugar can suppress the immune system; 2.  Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body; 3.  Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and crankiness in children; 4.  Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides; 5.  Sugar contributes to a lower defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases); 6.  Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity, so the more sugar you eat the less elasticity in your tissues; 7.  Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins; 8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency; 9. Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries; 10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose; 11. Sugar causes copper deficiency; 12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium; 13. Sugar can weaken your eyesight; 14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine; 15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.     

So here is a possible substitute for refined sugar…AGAVE NECTAR…

I was at the health store the other day buying my AGAVE NECTAR…I like to use it in tea instead of sugar and for cooking.

So I was chatting with a young man working in the store about it.  He said it is a good substitute for sugar, because it doesn’t cause such a spike in sugar levels.  People with diabetes or hypoglycemia are recommended to use it…

Since I am borderline hypoglycemic, I like to use it for that reason also.

AGAVE NECTAR is actually naturally extracted from a cactus-like plant called the maguey plant, which has traditionally been used to treat arthritis, gas and as a diuretic.

This is also a good substitute as a vegan honey alternative and has a GI (glycemic index) of 1/5 that of table sugar.  

Now there are twenty calories per teaspoon of agave and it is sweeter than sugar, so when substituting agave for sugar in cooking, for example, try using one-third less than the amount of sugar called for and reduce other liquids by one-fourth. 

Be sure to look for the USDA-certified organic seal or the certified-organic stamp from Quality Assurance International!

More information on AGAVE NECTAR…

What I like is that is a more natural alternative!               


Jill Ann Bromwich

skype: jillannbromwich


Love What You Do…

How has your summer been going?
I just got back from the cottage up north.

It was so nice to have a break…

but now back to the grindstone…


Well, not really, I just love what I do!

I work at home and spend time with my family,
so that’s the best part…


I also get to help others, which is
important to me.

I help others work at home; supplement their
income; get healthy; live a healthy lifestyle and have
a positive mindset.

Really, a positive mindset is where it’s at!

If you try to stay more positive everything in your life
will follow suit.

You will even stay healthier overall, because there won’t
be as much stress in your life…

And stress can cause or increase major health issues like:

  • Autoimmune Diseases: (Celiac disease, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

For more information on Autoimmune Diseases visit:

So, by doing what you love and having a more positive
mindset you and your family will live a healthier
lifestyle overall.

For work at home ideas, or to supplement what you currently do…

Please ask, I would love to help!

Yours truly,



Sun and Skin

I was away this weekend up north and with the weather not being all that great we were inside for much of the time.  This was fine with me though.  I managed to watch a show called, “The Doctors”. 

One topic they covered on this episode was about skin cancer and the sun.  They had two women on and compared the sun damage on their faces.  One lady worshipped the sun, while the other lady protected herself with sunglasses and sunhats, plus suntan lotion.

Who do you think the doctors favoured?  The woman who protected herself from the sun was of course much better off, as far as having less chance of cancer spots on her face. 

They showed a picture and the lady who worshipped the sun had many more spots that were very dense. 

The concern is that people still think it’s okay to suntan.  It is fine to be out in the sun, because we need the Vitamin D, but you must protect yourself.

Did you know that if you find a Melanoma spot that tends to look quite dark in colour and you don’t get it checked immediately by a doctor, you could only have one year to live?

Although this blog is quite serious, I think it is essential that we are more aware of what the sun can do to us.

If you are concerned about the type of suntan lotion you use, please check out this site for advice on choosing the right one: