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Sugar Free Sunday & Inflammation

Welcome to one of the sweetest weekly virtual potluck get-together ever! Yes indeed — it is Sugar Free Sunday! We host it every Sunday to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration to start the week right? You bet!

Some of you might know that I’ve been dealing with back pain and spasms for almost 2 years now. I was recently talking to my doctor who told me that since my pain is now considered chronic, to fix it, we would need a multi-pronged approach. I would need to make sure I got enough exercise, got rest and sleep, that my diet was right, my nutrition… wait a minute. For someone who blogs about healthy foods I had totally missed this aspect to getting my “back” back on track!

I googled “foods to avoid chronic pain” and the the top four links all have “refined sugar” as the number one food (if not one of the top three foods) to avoid! Did you know that? I’m a bit shocked… shocked not because I thought sugar was a blessing. But, shocked, because in-spite of hosting Sugar Free Sundays and researching about Sugar I never once came across this connection between Sugar, Inflammation and Chronic Pain.

My resolution: Finally succumb to going completely sugar free. When I say sugar free, I mean refined sugars. What will be the hardest junk food to give up? Avoiding that occasional can of Sprite with my pizza! What has been the toughest processed food with refined sugars for you to give up?

How do you participate in the virtual potluck?

  • Link your recipe post (NOT your homepage) if it does not use refined sugar. Your blog does not have to be entirely sugar free, just the dish you’re sharing!
  • Please link back to this get-together somewhere in your post’s text. It’s a great way to invite your readers to the fun!
  • Want to make something sweet without using refined sugar? Just check out all the ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without refined sugar here.
  • Your link doesn’t have to be to a sweet dish! We love to see your sugar free appetizers, entrees, soups, snacks — well — you get the idea!
  • Please don’t link to carnivals or giveaways. This is a party; bring a dish to share!
  • In the ‘Name’ field, please enter who you are and what you’re linking. For example Sonia would put: Bean Kale Pasta Soup [Sonia @ Flip Cookbook]
  • It’s not a party if no one chats! Please join the conversation by leaving a message in the comments section below. Also make sure you have the ‘Notify Me’ checkbox selected so that you can listen as well!
  • Sign up for free to our new venture Velvet Aroma. It’s a visual way to read the blogs you love and really bring their recipes into your kitchen.

We’re so excited to see what you’re cooking….. Sugar Free!

Click on the ‘Add your link’ button below to share.



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9 Responses to Sugar Free Sunday & Inflammation

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  3. So sorry to hear about your back pain! I feel for you and totally understand, and thanks for sharing all the info about the connection between sugar and back pain. I’ve posted a recipe for Potato dumplings and carrot salad, both sugar free.

    • Sonia says:

      Hi Danielle! Thank you for the sweet words… :) it has been a challenge but for being such an avid healthy foodie… I completely missed the link between my diet and how it could be causing inflammation! :) I’ve been sugar free for 3 days so far and doing well! :) Thanks for sharing the awesome recipes on sugarfree sunday! :)

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  7. Vicky says:

    Hi! I shared my a simple plain sponge cake recipe today, grain free, dairy free and suitable for the SCD.

    I hope you manage to find a way to stop the back pain, I lived with it on and off for a few years. Mine started I think when I used to carry my babies on my hip.

    Funnily enough, once I started taking thyroxine for thyroid disease, it vanished, I think I might have mentioned this before!

    Have a lovely week!

    • Sonia says:

      Hi Vicky! I was gone on vacation and so the late response!!

      I’m waiting to go buy my very first toaster oven and then I’m going to make your sponge cake… yipiiee! :)

      I’ve tried a bunch of ways to stop the pain and the doctors haven’t figured out what could be wrong! Funnily enough, I have hypothyroidism and take synthyroid… maybe it is time to go get my tests done? :)

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