Say it with me “I am so done with the sugar!”. Yep, you said it, its time to cut out the sugar. The holidays can do a number, not only on our waistline, but our health too. You know sugar isn’t good for you, but you eat it anyway because you can and because it tastes good and because you deserve it and because your coworker brought it to share and the list goes on. Here is your chance to join me in saying “no” to the sugar this February.

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Need motivation? Here are a few good reasons to ditch the sugar:

  • Low energy and fatigue. Feeling exhausted?
  • Inflammation. That is not water retention, but swelling from the inflammation sugar causes. I had it too and guess what? It goes away quickly once the sugar is gone!
  • That spring break trip coming up…swim suite required
  • Prevention (and treatment!) – why wait until you have a serious or uncomfortable health concern like diabetes, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, constipation, or reflux just to name a few.

According to the American Heart Association, American consume “20 teaspoons of sugar a day according to a report from the 2005–10 NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) database. Teens and men consume the most added sugars. Average daily consumption for men: 335 calories, women: 230 calories, boys: 362 calories, girls: 282 calories.” That is almost 3 cups of sugar per week! No wonder cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the US.

Health And Fitness Apps On Apple Iphone 5SListen, your body deserves better than a few cups of sugar each week to help deal with the fatigue, stress, or (insert sugar craving cause). Follow along with me on Instagram @balancedcare and Facebook @Dr. Katie Corazzo throughout the month of February. I will offer tips, inspiration, and recipes to help you quit the sugar and begin feeling light and health again.


Dr Katie CorazzoDr. Katie is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Woodbury and Edina, Minnesota. With a focus on addressing the underlying cause using natural medicines and nutrition, Dr. Katie can help you too. Appointments can be made online here.

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“It’s been about 4 weeks since I came in. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I honestly haven’t felt this good in YEARS. I haven’t gotten sick and I can make it through almost every meal with virtually no pain or discomfort. I tried adding gluten back in yesterday, my stomach was all knotted up and my digestion was super noisy. Definitely seems like I should keep avoiding that for the time being. Thank you so much for the ideas – I am loving every day I get through without any issues!” 

Angie Nippert is a Health Coach and Doctor or Sport and Exercise Psychology. She specializes in helping families integrate food sensitivities and healthy eating into their lifestyle.

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Dr. Katie is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Edina and Woodbury, MN. She offers natural treatments for digestive issues like IBS, constipation, diarrhea, IBD, reflux, GERD, SIBO, and more.

Leaky gut is the result of increased permeability in the gut resulting in small proteins being absorbed that shouldn’t. The result? Digestive problems, body wide symptoms and worsening food sensitivities.

Food sensitivities are reactions to foods, but are not allergies. Sensitivities can come and go depending on diet, stressors, and gut health. More and more food sensitivities develop as the gut becomes more and more unhealthy i.e. “leaky”. These can easily be tested through a blood test.

Digestive health, Natural treatments, SIBO, candidaPoor diet, stress, medication, intestinal infections, and environmental toxins cause leaky gut. As proteins enter circulation, the body creates an immune response to these “foreign” particles. The immune reaction is what leads to body wide symptoms. What symptoms can you expect?

The symptoms of leaky gut can vary from person to person, but common symptoms I see are gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, rashes, itching, food reactions, joint pain, hormonal imbalances, headaches, congestion, muscle pains, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, cloudy thinking, difficulty concentrating, and the list goes on.

“Although drug targets [prescription medications] that may mediate barrier restoration have been proposed, none have been proven effective. As such, current treatments for barrier dysfunction should target the underlying disease.” Odenwald, Turner; Clinical Gastroenterol Hepatol


How can you prevent or heal leaky gut? Read on for some simple tricks to try at home!

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  1. Do more yoga

    Did you read the part about stress causing leaky gut? Yoga is a great stress reliever and so good for your body. You will feel more relaxed and your abdominals will say “thank you”. Namaste.


  1. Ditch the sugar!

    Sugar is one of the most inflammatory foods available. Say goodbye to those sugar cravings and crashes that follow. Inflammation leads to a leaky gut!


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  1. Increase your veggies!

    I feel like a broken record with this one, but seriously you guys, eat more veggies. The veggies are important because they are packed with nutrients and fiber. Don’t worry about eating the right veggies – eat the foods you enjoy, just stay away from white potatoes and corn.

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    1. Rotate your foods

      Do this weekly! For example, I like to rotate the non-dairy milks I buy – unsweetened coconut, then almond, cashew, and flax to provide a healthy variety.

      1. Probiotics

        A healthy gut starts with healthy bacteria! Be sure to talk to your Naturopathic Doctor about a probiotic that is best for you.

“Probiotics are an attractive therapeutic option in IBS given their recognized safety and by virtue of positive biological effects they can exert on the host.” Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology


      1. Sleep hygiene

        While you are sleeping and resting, your body is working repairing and recovering from a hard days work. Give yourself the opportunity to heal by sleeping at least 7-8 hours per night. Find sleep hygiene tips and natural remedies here.


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      1. Marshmallow 

        No, this is not your favorite campfire treats, but the herb Althea Officinalis, or better known as ‘Marshmallow’. This is one of my favorite herbs. Imagine smearing a warm mallow on the lining of your gut – that is kind of how this herb works. It provides healing and protection to the gut. Drink this as a cold infusion tea.


      1. L-Glutamine 

        An amino acid found in our every day foods. There have been several studies showing the benefits of L-Glutamine in treating intestinal permeability and conditions caused by it. Talk to your ND for dosing.



**This is not meant to diagnose or treat. If you are experiencing digestive issues or food sensitivities, reach out to your local Naturopathic Doctor for treatment.**


Katie Corazzo is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing throughout the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She believes in addressing the root cause by using natural therapies and nutrition.