Too much refined sugar is not good for health and it's certainly not good for chronic conditions such as Parkinson's Disease.In today's busy world it can be very difficult for people who don't have Parkinson's to reduce their sugar intake. It can be can be even more difficult for people with Parkinson's due to the fluctuations of the neurotransmitter dopamine across the day. The combination of fatigue and stress with an added dose of raging hormones could be a recipe for disaster in terms of sugar intake. However, it's all about noticing patterns. Do you notice that you're particularly tired at certain times of the day? Do you notice your cravings happening the week before your period? Do you notice your cravings appearing when your symptoms go off? Or do you notice your cravings worse on the days you have less sleep? Once you identify your patterns, you can start to plan in healthy options instead of going for sugary foods. Your stomach and your brain will thank you for it. So feel free to join our Curb Your Sugar Cravings Challenge for the month of March and see if you notice the difference in how well you feel as you navigate through the daily actions. Get the encouragement you need to reduce your sweet tooth, plus some ideas for healthy alternatives.
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