ACUPUNCTURE INCREASES FEEL-GOOD CHEMICALS – Acupuncture relieves insomnia, neck pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and helps menstrual cramps. My favorite website,, reported recently how acupuncture increases u-opioid receptors (the “feel good” chemicals I talk about) involved in the reduction of referred pain.

ACUPUNCTURE POINTS HAVE ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES – I learned recently of an Acupuncture study using a specialized CT scan that shows acupuncture points have anatomical structures. There are real distinctions between acupuncture points and non-acupuncture points. Acupuncture points have microvascular structures and can be seen around thick blood vessels. This is very exciting news!

SUGAR AS POISON? One last item…sugar consumption. According to Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco says sugar acts as a chronic, dose-dependent liver toxin (poison) when consumed in excess. (We consume more than 20 times of sugar than or ancestors did!)

Sugar is in almost every processed food, and it comes under several names, including high fructose corn syrup. For the average person, there is a daily consumption of about 20 teaspoons a day, and children are at a greater risk for consuming too much sugar. Eating whole foods (not processed foods) is the best diet. And, it can be done even with a typical busy life.

I can help with ideas and menus if you need them. Remember, fruit is a sugar also, and consume no more than 15-25 grams of fructose a day, friends. Check out this list for more details on sugar levels in fruits.