Is Your Stress as Bad as Sugar?

It shouldn’t come as a shock to you that sugar causes more disease than any other substance on earth. From diabetes to cancer to heart attack and obesity, sugar is the cornerstone of many of these diseases.

With that being said, many of my current clients and friends know, gut biome is  a HUGE deals to me and I strive to educate as many people on its effect as possible. And even though many alternative experts have been singing this tune for years, the science and data is finally catching up to what many have already been teaching all this time, that you are not just a being of chemicals but what you think and how you stress directly effects the chemistry in your body as well as the living organisms that live inside of it (and by “organisms” I mean the good and bad bacteria, viruses and helminths that help your body breakdown and metabolize nutrients). And as science has shown, eating sugar not only encourages the “bad” bacteria to grow more but it encourages unhealthy biome ratios in your gut which then lead to a chain effect of other digestive and health disorders.

So when it comes to stress, do we know if it’s as bad for you as a standard American diet is or even just sugar? Could we eat perfectly and still suffer from health ailments?

HERE, a science news article discusses the research done on mice and the remarkable finding of that research when mice were exposed to stress and sugar. And as a person who works on stressed bodies but who has also been subject to experiencing stomach ulcers due to huge amounts of stress, I can personally testify that this study proves 100% to be true. 🙂

Happy Reading!


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Juanique Roney has been practicing massage therapy since 2008, when she discovered she had a natural talent for working with the human body. She initially trained in modalities such as structural intergration, swedish massage, sports massage, injury massage, and accupressure, but has increased her repertoire substantially in the years since. She has worked closely with chiropractors since 2009, which has given her invaluable insight into the body, how to understand what it is telling us, and how to work with it. She has been the proud owner of her own thriving massage business since 2011, which can be found on the web at and in real life in Provo, Utah. Juanique grew up in beautiful South Africa, but has lived in the United States for the last eight years. Her accent has mostly disappeared since she came, but if you pay attention you will get a glimpse of it every now and then. Just ask her to say "paper."

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