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Bolstering your friends is easy — you see their worth, light, and influence so easily. 

Bolstering yourself seems to be much harder — especially if you suffer from any number of possible mental disorders, including but not limited to:

Depression

Anxiety

Bipolar disorder

Borderline personality disorder.

That pervasive denigrator has been called lots of things, from inner critic to devil-on-your-shoulder to alter ego. But there’s one thing they all have in common: they don’t help you, at all, in an

Sugar and the Gut: Avoid a Halloween Horror Story

Can you think of anything spookier than a haunted house? Scarier than a zombie attack? More soul shaking than Frankenstein’s monster?

What about…

An unhealthy gut?

Not scared yet?

Well, get ready… Americans are projected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this year. That’s between 160 million Americans. During Halloween season, the amount of candy sold weighs about as much as six Titanics.

The Evolution of the Sweet Tooth

From the very first time that your mother admonished your grandmother for letting you have a bunch of candy when you were under her care, you’ve been aware that sugar isn’t good for you.

Maybe you didn’t fully understand why… You’ve probably heard it all. “You’ll get a sugar rush!” “You’ll get pimples on your skin.” “You’ll grow a spare tire around your mid section.”

And while all of those things are true…

Our collective knowledge of the dangers of sugar (especially refined sugar cane, and less of the natural sugars occurring in fruits) has not stalled the growth of the more than $90 billion global sugar industry.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.