Healthy Happy Hour: The Skinny on Sugar

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Where: Pekoe Acupuncture and Wellness Center, PLLC, 1410 9th Street NW, #1,Washington, DC 20001
Date: Thursday July 31st
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Investment: $25.00 with Dahlia Shaaban, CHHC, RYT

Sugar is perhaps one of the most pervasive and compacted concerns in nutrition and public health. From a young age, we have been conditioned to associate sugar with reward for being good, a pattern that can be increasingly difficult to reprogram as we get older and struggle to manage everyday stress. Yet research continues to establish the detrimental effects of sugar on our physical and emotional health, documenting its highly addictive nature and correlation with chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Our struggles to manage sugar consumption can evoke feelings of anxiety and shame in our capacity nourish ourselves. In this installment of the Healthy Happy Hour series, Dahlia unpacks the physical and psycho-social effects of sugar in our bodies and offers practical guidance on kicking sugar addictions to create optimal health and vitality.

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