The weather outside may not be frightful (just yet), but that doesn’t mean it’s super fun to be out in. The transition from fall to winter can leave people in limbo—as they may not be able to continue their summer recreational fun—nor start their typical outdoor winter excursions. As an author myself, my natural inclination is to curl up with a warm blanket, a cup of tea (or coffee, or cocoa!), and immerse myself in a good book.
Two years ago, I wrote an article about the effects of caffeine on our gut flora — and whether or not too much coffee is killing off the good bacteria in our gut. It was an interest I had because I’ve always tried to eat in a way that allows my gut flora to work optimally—but I do love my morning coffee.
The debate on affordable drug importation has heated up as the Chinese blockbuster film Dying to Survive debuts to a solid $141 million opening and $366 million in its first eleven days. It’s wildly popular, as it taps into the minds and hearts of every day citizens.
Republicans came in claiming a mandate when they tried to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in 2017—but were handed a pretty swift defeat each time they tried to bring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the chopping block. Instead of a mandate, Congress found Americans to be spooked about health coverage, and rightly so. We pay more than nearly every other country in the world and by the looks of things, it’s not about to get any more affordable in the coming years.
When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, it symbolizes for many of us, a fresh start and new beginning towards having the life we dream of. In fact, even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook is right there with us. Unfortunately, resolutions, when not implemented with concrete steps in place, can fall to the wayside, and eventually be forgotten. What happens is a lackluster year, where we feel as though opportunities were missed (because they were), and we begin to feel hopeless.
Many people have heard of seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. It’s commonly thought of as a disorder where people are happy in the summer and sad in the winter. And while this is true in some cases, there is a lot more you need to understand about SAD. Read these seven seasonal affective disorder myths and truths to learn more – don’t miss the self-help tips at the bottom, either.
Halloween can bring more tricks than treats for kids (and their families) who suffer from food allergies. In the United States alone, one in thirteen kids has a food allergy, and many of them can be severe, or even potentially life-threatening. The scary thing is, there isn’t even a leading culprit to make things easier for those trying to have allergen free candies at Halloween. Any food can cause a reaction. Ingredients such as nuts, milk, egg, soy, or wheat are in most candies and happen to be some of the most common food allergies. However, food dyes, preservatives, and other added ingredients can also trigger reactions. What’s a consciousness and responsible citizen meant to do?
We’ve just surpassed the 2017 autumn equinox, where days and nights are equal and now begin to wane. Leaves are beginning to change and the apex of color will be upon us sooner than we realize. With all of this change, now’s a great time to be looking ahead to consider how to best prepare for the coming darkness in days and chill in our nights.
When your body overreacts in a toxic response to an infection, it can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, an even death. This overreaction is called sepsis and happens when the normal functions of the immune system reverse. Rather than attacking the foreign invaders of an infection, it begins to turn on itself. Many people in the general public may have heard of sepsis by another name: blood poisoning. dd
As a parent, we will always struggle to do what’s best for our kids. This includes making them eat their veggies, and weighing the pros and cons of vaccination. Did you know thousands of people—kids and adults alike are saved each year through the effective vaccination of killer diseases, such as Polio, Measles, and even Influenza?
We’re just around the corner from World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on July 28th. For those of you who’ve heard the term, but are unfamiliar with the overall gist of the disease, viral hepatitis is characterized by inflammation of the liver.
Everyone knows yoga is good for your mind, body, and soul. It can help relieve pain and stress, clear the mind, and tone up the bod. But, did you know it can also help with much more serious medical conditions, such as cancer, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease?
Some people start gardening as a hobby, but what they may not know is gardening is actually good for your mental health. And it’s not just being outdoors that is beneficial, it’s actually the act of gardening itself that improves mental health.
Now that summer is finally here, chances are mosquitos and other pesky summer insects will be on the hunt. As Canadians, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the world’s most scenic forests, lakes, and beaches, which unfortunately happen to be breeding grounds for certain insects in the warmer months.
These days, there are so many external forces that are bombarding our systems. Politics, money woes, unfulfilling jobs, parenting concerns, health issues, etc. They eat away at our time, health, and wealth. Not to mention overall wellbeing. We’re then left feeling lost, depleted, and wishing there was more to this life. Sometimes, what we really need is a moment of clarity to get things back under control.
Move over transcendental meditation and yoga, sound baths are today's hottest holistic ticket in town. It might sound like a fad or trend - and, well, frankly it is trending high right now with 33 million Google search results showing up and nearly every yoga, fitness, or meditation studio adding sound baths to their offerings. But, sound baths (a.k.a., sound therapy, sound healing, sound meditation, or vibrational sound healing) have actually been around in one form or another since the beginning of recorded history.
For many of us, the last thing we think of when we see dandelions pop up in our yard is how healthy they are to consume. Instead, we start thinking of the ways we can exterminate this little yellow flower from as soon as they arise. But did you know, dandelions have a host of health benefits that may make you reconsider your yearly purge?
When most people think of pole dancing, they think of strippers. That's not quite an accurate word association anymore. In fact, most pole dancers don't even take off their clothing. And, stripping certainly couldn't be an Olympic sport, but pole dancing is actually in the running.
Now that we're about three weeks into the 2-17, you've probably already broken a few of your New Year's Resolutions. Perhaps you've already cheated on your new diet and aren't working out daily as you planned. Well, it's not too late to change your resolution to something more fun that you'll want to stick to - Have more and better sex!
As they said in last season of Game of Thrones—Winter is here! For many of us, it’s not the most anticipated season. From icy, slick roads, to achy, painful joints; winter often causes anxiety. Thankfully, when it comes to battling inflammation, there are more ways to ease swollen joints without overdosing on NSAIDs.
Over the past few weeks has your stomach constantly been in knots? Or do you spend your evenings tossing and turning only to wake up in a panic. If these symptoms sound familiar, chances are you're suffering from election stress disorder.
Our world has become an all-tech, all the time kinda place. People of all ages are spending more time with technology, and they’re losing sleep over it. Recently, there’s been a lot of information out there about technology and device usage in bed and its link to insomnia. This can become a huge problem because chronic insomnia has big negative health impacts over time. However, it’s important to note, tech use of any kind can trigger insomnia under the right conditions.
Summer is wrapping up and fall is just around the corner. For many, this can be a fun, welcome change of pace. For others, it can be a stressful, anxiety-filled season. Did you know most kids suffer some form of anxiety or depression when heading back to school?
Ordinarily, your body’s pH stays fairly neutral at or near 7.4 on a scale which ranges from 0 (which is extremely acidic) to 14 (which is extremely alkaline). Most small changes in either direction have very little effect on your health.
As summer temperatures continue to rise, you’ll find that you’re swapping your long sleeves for tank tops and your jeans for shorts. But what are you supposed to do about your favourite warm beverages like coffee and tea?
Carissa Andrews is an passionate author and freelancer from Minnesotan with a focus in creative writing.
Only until very recently, the past hundred or so years, have most humans gotten used to consistently eating three plus meals a day. Before then, meals were far sparser, and certainly more lean when set on a plate. Because of this feast or famine history with eating, there’s a theory circulating that we should be trying to restrict not only the calories we consume, but also restrict how often we eat.
Summer is upon us, and for many that means there's a mad rush to get into bikini shape FAST! If you do a Google search on "how to lose weight fast," 13.5 million results appear. You'll find some legitimate tips from reputable health sources, but you'll find a lot more information on dangerous diet trends and fads that might do more damage than good.
Kristy Alpert is a freelance writer and editor with extensive experience covering travel, food, and lifestyle topics for Canadian pharmacy drugstore.
Kristy Alpert is a freelance writer and editor with extensive experience covering travel, food, and lifestyle topics.
2015 was the hottest on record, breaking the previous records set in 2014. 2016 is set to break those new records yet again. This cycle of global warming comes at a huge cost when we’re dealing with droughts and heatwaves, superstorms and hurricanes, wildfires and other severe weather; not to mention putting elderly and children at risk because of the effect of extreme weather. Beyond that, the World Health Organization estimates 7 million premature deaths happen each year thanks to outdoor pollution. Whether looking at this from the point of view of saving the earth, or potentially saving lives—innovations in the way we handle energy, the earth, and the overall impacts we have are huge.
Carissa Andrews is an passionate author and freelancer from Minnesotan with a focus in creative writing.
Carissa Andrews is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and author. You can learn more about her at her website.
There are very few herbs that can tout the beneficial aspects which have been attributed to Turmeric; a staple in Indian cuisine and curry dishes. When consumed by an otherwise healthy adult or child, turmeric—or more directly curcumin, a substance found in turmeric—can alleviate a whole host of ailments from indigestion, to reducing inflammation, and it’s even being studied for making headway with cancer cells.
Studies have been around for a long time following the myriad ways that a mother’s health and habits can affect her unborn child. For example, drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking or doing drugs, vs. working out, eating right, etc.
December is synonymous with toys for the majority of us who have kids in our lives. It’s hard to imagine a Christmas without the hustle and bustle of toy aisles, or red circles in the latest toy catalogue indicating a beloved wish. As we get closer to Christmas, we picture the faces of the little ones in our lives as they open their special gifts under the tree. We anticipate the excitement, and the joy.
Having good health is a top priority for many people, especially as we come upon the holiday season and look upon the New Year. Sometimes, being healthy means doing a bit of digging to figure out how best to handle your own health, and even considerations on how to detox your body from all the bad stuff we’re exposed to on a daily basis.
We all know a healthy weight and body shape is a smart thing, and many of us can attain to reach that goal. However, if you notice your body blooming from a pear shape to an apple (ladies) or that beer gut developing, it’s time to start addressing the issues before it’s too late.
The first Monday in September has significance for Canadians and Americans alike. However, how many of us really understand the reasons of why we celebrate this important holiday? Before you say it; no, this is not the final holiday to send off summer vacation and wave hello to the new school year. It’s a holiday dating back to the 1800’s, celebrating the achievements of everyday workers. Simply put – people just like you and me.
The very first American Labor Day Celebration was held 133 years ago in New York City.
Not long ago, I wrote an article about sugar and the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation’s recommendation to start taxing high-sugar content foods and drinks. There are some interesting statistics for the concept, particularly the fact that Canadians and Americans alike are consuming toxic levels of sugar every day. After writing that article, it got me thinking about my own consumption and that of my family. For the most part, I considered my consumption to be fairly low – but oh was I surprised when I started to track it.
I am not typically one to have sodas or high sugar drinks in my house, nor do I eat a lot of candy, or high sugar foods. Yet, my sugar intake was well above the recommended 6-10 teaspoons per day. How could this be so?
While we pretty much all love a good BBQ, it’s important to note that we don’t always eat the healthiest around these sorts of occasions. It’s all too easy to underprepare and overindulge – but have no fear, we got your back with some little known BBQ tips and tricks for eating healthy without losing flavor to savor. We may even have a couple yummy recipes to try!
1. Marinades are a must.
Not only do marinades add flavor to your favorite meat, just soaking for 10 minutes has been shown to reduce the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs), a cancer-causing compound formed when meat cooks at high temperatures.
Summer is in full swing and for many families, mine included, it means plenty of beach days. I mean, how else are you going to cool down without the blissful hum of a central air unit, right? (Mental note: must get central air by next year.) However, with all the water fun comes concerns of swimmer’s itch – especially as summer winds down. In our area of central Minnesota, we’ve already had cases popping up in local lakes and let me just say – kids are not happy campers when they contract it.
Steering clear of swimmer’s itch is sometimes easier said than done, but by following the tips I’ve laid out below, you can reduce your chances significantly.
The world is in no shortage of fashion trends, but how many of you knew there are perils of looking beautiful in the eyes of society? As a matter of fact, some of the most beloved trends are some of the most dangerous. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.
Not All Jeans are Made Equal
While I’ve never jumped on the bandwagon to wear my jeans like they’re tights (boot cut happens to be my style of choice), the skinny jeans trend has certainly been around longer than I can remember.
Or at least, that’s the recommendation being made Canada by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in a statement back in September. In addition, they want everyone to drop their sugar intake to just 10% of their daily calories – which is roughly about ten teaspoons of sugar. The World Health Organization takes it a step further by calling for a slash in consumption to just 5% of total caloric intake – or just 5 teaspoons. Before any of you start to question how in the world you would do that and still eat healthy – this relates only to the added sugars such as glucose, fructose, corn syrup, and honey – not to any naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables.
All of this is in an attempt to curb obesity in an effort to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other related illnesses due to weight and a high sugar consumption diet.
It’s not a stretch to see why. On average, Canadians consume approximately 26 teaspoons of sugar daily – American’s 28 teaspoons. This translates to somewhere between 88 pounds and 96 pounds of sugar per year consecutively.
If you’re reading this, the chances are this diet change applies to you too, regardless your country of origin. Easily the simplest change to make, drinking more water has a host of benefits to all people. It keeps your cells hydrated, allowing you to function optimally. When you’re not drinking a sufficient amount of water, your body, mind, and mood all suffer. According to statistics, up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Which isn’t all that surprising considering our love affair with all things sugar related. Water is pretty bland standing next to our carbonated high fructose corn syrup sodas of joy, right?
I know in my household, trying to get my husband to drink more water is like pulling teeth.
Some feminists claim this trend is unfair because it gives pudgy men a free pass, while the “mom bods" out there are still considered unflattering.
Hold up a moment while I pick my jaw off the table.
Clinton was the first President to make the proclamation to hold June sacred as a month to get outside and rediscover nature. Since that time, each President thereafter has proclaimed June America’s “National Get Outdoors Month" and we’d like to give you some ideas to participate and enjoy a month of natural bliss.
Nowadays antibiotics can be found everywhere, they are unavoidable; they are in meat, in water, in soap and mouthwash. Antibiotics are used in agriculture on animals as preventative measure. They are used in quite high amounts, so antibiotic residues can remain in the meat.
New trends in the Internet make it possible to not only purchase breast milk for your infant online, but also make some extra cash if you’re open to selling it yourself. Stranger yet, there are even new health trends happening as male bodybuilders are buying breast milk as part of their regimen. Despite all of this, the question remains: Would you buy breast milk online?
Regardless of your stance, you have to admit it’s got people talking about what it takes for women to consider ourselves beautiful in today’s society. When I think of the statistic that only 3% of women consider themselves to be beautiful (regardless of whether or not Dove’s statistics could be slanted), I think less about convincing women my own age, and more about encouraging young girls before the disillusionment sets in.
April is National Stress Awareness Month; so naturally, we want to help you kick the stress habit. Or at the very least, work towards creating a few puddles of bliss between bouts of manic moments. Stress can takes its toll on you physically, mentally, and motivationally.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our daily grind, we can’t even see the simple ways to alleviate the stresses of being alive. In order to maintain our health, we need to find ways to combat stress. While a bad day won’t necessarily compromise your health, compounding weeks or months of stress will dampen your immune system and raise your risk for disease. According to the American Psychological Association, only 29 percent of people dealing with stress say they’re doing an excellent or very good job at managing or reducing it.
So with that in mind, here are simple ten tips to overcoming even the most grizzly of days.
Pain in life is inevitable, but the way we manage it can vary from person to person. Some people are able to grin and bear it, while others might cringe just at the thought. Yet without pain, our body would have no way of protecting us from dangers that could become life threatening without immediate attention.
Privacy is simply the state of being unobserved. For example, changing your clothing. Keeping something private may include our fantasies and daydreams, feelings about the way the world works, and even our spiritual beliefs. When revealed, these private thoughts give another person some insight into the revealer.
Secrecy is the deliberate act of keeping something hidden.
According to studies, approximately 1 in 10 women suffer from low sexual desire, and as many as 43% may be suffering from some type of sexual dysfunction. That’s a lot of women, when you think about it. With the intense interest in all things 50 Shades of Grey, and Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ push to have the first female libido enhancing drug approved by the FDA – perhaps 2015 is women’s year to take back their sex lives.
According to a study done at Michigan State University (MSU), the answer is yes.
A Study on the Mental Health of Those Who Read 50 Shades
Amy Bonomi, chairperson and professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, conducted a study with more than 650 women between the ages of 18-24 and found disturbing trends in those who chose to read 50 Shades of Grey.
Interestingly, while I consider myself fairly versed in ancient history (I actually went to school to study ancient art, history, and literature), for some reason, while researching this article, I was surprised to find its possible roots in paganism. Though it should come to no surprise, considering the ancient Romans certainly loved romance, nakedness, and fertility rites.
If your credit is less than stellar, and you’re trying to attract a mate, experts are saying that rather than pumping your time and money into making your appearance better – you should work at bringing up your credit score.
In some ways, though, I simply can’t relate. I met my husband on Twitter, of all places. And if I were basing our relationship on his credit score, there would have been no chance. Not because his credit score stunk, but because he didn’t have one. Period. At least, not a United States based credit score. He lived in England at the time, therefor the credit he had built his entire life didn’t jive with anything we have in place over here.
As it turns out, there's a lot of thought that goes into the seemingly crazy drug names.
For those of you unfamiliar, medical tourism is defined as traveling away from your home to acquire healthcare. You could be going to another state, or flying halfway across the world to get the medical help you need or desire. For those without health insurance, or needing medical procedures their insurance won't cover, medical tourism is an attractive alternative to the rising healthcare costs at home.
When I think back and compare my childhood to that of my children, I'm amazed at the difference. While they still go outside, the thought of kicking them out the door and telling them not to come back until they're hungry induces a panic-like state. No, not in them – in me!
We've broken out the foods based on boosting energy and lifting your spirits, but don't be surprised when you see some of the foods cross paths. Try a few of them out and see how your energy and mood rise.
The debate about having vending machines in public schools was raging even when I was a kid. However, the kind of vending machines now being added to American colleges doesn't dish out Milk Duds and Pepsi. Instead, they dispense prescription medications.
Being involved in a toxic relationship is brutal – whether it's with a parent/child, co-worker, or our most intimate relationships. When a relationship becomes toxic, or even stressful, our bodies take a hit. Of course, no relationship is blissful and conflict-free all the time. So how do you know when your relationship has crossed the toxicity threshold?
Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in the United States) is an important holiday to discuss with our children. However, it is also one that we may have to work at to hold their attention, particularly for the younger ones. There isn’t the prospect of candy or presents, and it entails having to explain some of the harsher realities of human nature. War, death, freedom, and valor are each as challenging as they are important to teach. But how do we get our kids to show some interest and even retain what it means to celebrate Remembrance Day or Veterans Day?
If you live somewhere like me, you’ve seen a pretty basic pharmacy design and layout that extends to pretty much any and every retail pharmacy. Needless to say, the architecture and design can be somewhat lacking in inspiration. Fortunately, there is a new wave in pharmacy architecture that proves to be a bit more enticing.
Traditional pharmacy architectural design generally focuses on:
If you happen to be one of the millions of people who take medications regularly, you know that prescription bottles can become a bit of a challenge. If you’re like me, you hate throwing away anything that can be composted, burned, or recycled/upcycled. Many recycling centers don’t recycle prescription bottles due to the number of plastic they are made from (typically #5). Fortunately, there are some creative, thrifty ways to re-use your bottles, and keep them out of our landfills at the same time.
Before you get started on any creative project using old pill bottles, there are three important tips to remember:
Tis’ the season for turkey and stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie… and of course, all the things to be thankful for this year. Sometimes, when we struggle with life’s ups and downs, it can be a challenge to find the little blessings bestowed in our every day life. But regardless of our circumstances, there’s always something to be thankful for.
Hereâ€™s our list of things to add to your gratitude journal this year.
We all have those moments… You know the ones. Where you have a million things to do and your brain decides to take that moment to be uncooperative. Generally speaking, it happens even to the most devoted. Research has shown that the majority of us tend to try to strong-arm our way through – pushing our minds past their limits. We skip lunch breaks, don’t stop for a breather, or even get enough sleep to make our minds perform at peak.
What influences or motivates the way we behave? According to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, our behaviors are motivated to achieve a certain hierarchy of needs. Maslow first introduced his concept of a hierarchy in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" and his subsequent book Motivation and Personality. This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs.
In his hierarchy, Maslow proposed there were 5 levels of needs we each require:
Cute future eye chart to go with top 10 eye care tips by Canadian Pharmacy King. Would this make your yearly visit to the doctor more interesting? Need this for your office or home?..Hope you like it!
There’s much to be said about the uses and benefits of joining and participating on Twitter. For starters, you can find others who share a diagnosis, interest in healthcare reform, interest in specific forms of medical research, or share other interests you will want to pursue. You'll find people to ask questions of, or people to share your own resources with. This type of talk keeps you mentally healthy, which is something we all can benefit from.
When Americans think about Canadians, or Canada in general, a number of things pop into mind: hockey, snow, maple syrup, lots of room, free health care... even beer. But there are number of things that might surprise you about America's northern neighbor.
1. Basketball was invented by the Canadian-American sports coach, James Naismith. While James was Canadian born, he had moved to the United States by the time the game was conceived in 1891.
Religion and spirituality certainly offer their share of benefits, but research regarding its ability to stave off depression is mixed.
Depression is described as a state where the sufferer experiences “feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and of being out of control."
See the Canada Day parade, live jazz performances & more at Granville Island.
As we get older, we’ve been told it is normal for our brains to shrink in size and our memory to be compromised. However, Alzheimer’s and Dementia are not inevitable to our future. In fact, brain mass loss can be slowed down or halted all together with a little bit of knowledge.
Here are 6 tips provided by CanadianPharmacyKing.com to keeping your mind healthy as you age:
1. Move that body.
Every kid across the globe has heard a few summer myths slip out of their parent’s mouths – some with the intent of scaring the pants off of you. In fact, I’m certain we’ve all grown up with a few doozies. To start your summer off on a lighthearted foot – we’re going to debunk a few of those myths and give you some we deserved clarity.
It's true; we enjoy keeping our readers well informed, and on their toes. So with that in mind, we have our first Canadian Pharmacy King Pop Quiz to help you uncover some great information you definitely want to know about. Now's the time to get some insights you may have missed, but most of all have some fun!
1.) What should you be sure to have with you if your medicine is confiscated while traveling?
a. Extra medicine
b. A cellphone
c. A letter from your doctor
Hey, did you mow your lawn in the backyard? If you have allergies, mowing the lawn is not an ideal thing to be doing. Consider hiring someone to do the lawn, or wearing a mask and gloves, will give you a lot of relief.
Prescription drug addicts reportedly are targeting open houses. Clean your med cabinet and store meds in car boot before OPEN HOUSE!
"There's an app for that" became a funny tagline a few years ago, when the world of smartphones was new. Now it's just a commonplace assumption. Have something you need help with? Go see if there's an app" and there probably is.
The other day, I was checking the app that keeps track of my blood pressure, and looking to see how many steps I walked this week, and I got to wondering if there were apps to keep track of your prescriptions and supplements. I don't know about you, but I find it hard to remember what I've taken. Maybe I'm just lucky that none of the things I take are for life-or-death reasons.
Whether you love it, or hate it; it's hard to imagine life without daylight savings time (DSL). Around since 1916, daylight savings time affects billions of people each year. For those of us in the United States and Canada, get ready to change your clocks on March 9th, 2014 at 2:00am.
While daylight savings is meant to conserve energy, the truth of the matter is, adjusting to the time-shift can be hard. If you're in one of the seventy countries around the world that observes DSL, here are a few tips to make the transition a tad bit easier as we prepare to spring ahead an hour.
Here's a clever and interesting recent quote from philosophersmail.com: "An interest in - improvement is a sign of hope; hope that we'll work out how to fix stuff: wars, inequality, battery life, anger, dropped signals and - most important of all (yet most secretly) - ourselves."
It's interesting because the word "fix" isn't often used with the word "hope." Yes, we hope for peace, equality, long battery life, tranquility and good cellular coverage.
It makes the medicine go down, right?
And that's not all the delightful things sugar can do"a good thing, since we eat over 50 pounds of it (24kg) each year.
There's plenty of evidence that a moderate amount of sugar is quite a good source of energy, and it makes our skin plump and glowing as well. The sugar industry reminds us that it's much better for us than other kinds of sweeteners. So maybe a little isn't a bad thing.
And let's not forget that you can't really have good chocolate without getting some sugar...