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The Sugar Switch® Podcast is the #1 short, sweet and to the point podcast about nutrition, whole foods, and healthy lifestyle. Health Coach and Author Cathy Ormon shares her own experience and gives you great information about how to create a healthy lifestyle that lasts – without refined foods and sugar. Cathy talks about harnessing the power of whole foods nutrition and healthy lifestyle to kick sugar, end cravings for good, reverse pre-diabetes, avoid becoming diabetic and be the healthiest you can be.

The Sugar Switch® Podcast is the #1 short, sweet and to the point podcast about nutrition, whole foods, and healthy lifestyle. Health Coach and Author Cathy Ormon shares her own experience and gives you great information about how to create a healthy lifestyle that lasts – without refined foods and sugar. Cathy talks about harnessing the power of whole foods nutrition and healthy lifestyle to kick sugar, end cravings for good, reverse pre-diabetes, avoid becoming diabetic and be the healthiest you can be.
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The Sugar Switch® Podcast is the #1 short, sweet and to the point podcast about nutrition, whole foods, and healthy lifestyle. Health Coach and Author Cathy Ormon shares her own experience and gives you great information about how to create a healthy lifestyle that lasts – without refined foods and sugar. Cathy talks about harnessing the power of whole foods nutrition and healthy lifestyle to kick sugar, end cravings for good, reverse pre-diabetes, avoid becoming diabetic and be the healthiest you can be.

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English

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403-453-4452


Episodes

Refined Foods, Part 2 – Surprising Health Issues TSSP049

5/22/2019
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Sugar and refined foods are linked to many health issues. In this Episode, Part 2 of a mini-series, Cathy continues to look at the negative effects that refined foods and sugar have on your health. Because sugar and refined foods are so sweet and delicious, it is hard for us, as consumers, to actually believe that they are harming our health. You may have heard or read about some of these health issues, and some might be totally new to you. Take a short journey with Cathy to gain a new...

Duration:00:15:58

Refined Foods, Part 1 – Sugar Addiction TSSP048

5/15/2019
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There’s a strong connection between refined foods and sugar addiction. This is an important topic that everyone needs to be aware of! Join Cathy as she takes you on a journey to explore how generations of family history have influenced our collective acceptance of refined foods, and learn the common assumption about ‘gluten free’ food products. Then you’ll discover the 2 big misconceptions about these manufactured foods, why you are drawn to consume them, and 7 ways that these so-called...

Duration:00:20:36

Glycemic Concept, Part 3 – Low Glycemic Benefits TSSP047

5/8/2019
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Low glycemic foods have many health benefits. This Episode, Part 3 of the Glycemic Concept Series, takes a close look at low glycemic foods and how they can benefit your health. You will gain a clear understanding of what low glycemic foods are and why they are so important as a dietary lifestyle. Cathy will give you 4 valuable tips to help you tell which foods are low glycemic and which foods are not. Before the end of this informative Episode, you will learn 10 surprising ways that...

Duration:00:16:24

Glycemic Concept, Part 2 – High Glycemic Effects TSSP046

5/1/2019
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High glycemic carbs can cause major health issues! This is Glycemic Concept - Part 2, which explores how carbs negatively affect blood sugar levels and wreak havoc with your health. In this Episode Cathy quickly reviews the 3 categories of glycemic load (GL). Then she examines glycemic response (AKA glycemic impact), and both the short-term and the long-term negative health effects of high glycemic foods, including the connection to sugar addiction and depression. By the end of this Episode,...

Duration:00:16:51

Sugar, Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load – Part 1 TSSP045

4/24/2019
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The Glycemic Index Concept, including both Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load, is all about how your body reacts to sugar and carbs. This Episode explores the Glycemic Index Concept and how you can use it. You may have heard about Glycemic Index (GI), yet Glycemic Load (GL) might be new to you. You will learn the difference between GI and GL and why one presents a more accurate view than the other. Cathy will explain how this concept can be applied to REAL life, including 7 Tips. Before the...

Duration:00:16:27

Carbs – Halt the Confusion! TSSP044

4/17/2019
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Carbs are incredibly confusing! Carbs have been misunderstood and have had a bad rap for many years. In this Episode Cathy takes an in-depth look at carbs to halt the confusion. The confusion will disappear as you find out what carbs are, why they are so important for your health and longevity, and why we’ve all been so confused about carbs. Cathy will also talk about the connection between carbs and weight, and she will briefly touch on ‘keto’ diets. Interested in reading the Transcript?...

Duration:00:13:15

Exceptional Health from Everyday Habits TSSP043

4/10/2019
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Create exceptional health using everyday habits! The key to permanently accomplishing changes and new habits is to do it in small, sustainable steps. Cathy outlines 7 everyday habits that can be separated into small, do-able steps to help you create the exceptional health you desire. You’ll hear about managing electronic device habits, new habits to manage stress, developing good sleep habits, and more. Incorporating just ONE new healthy habit into your lifestyle every month will give you 12...

Duration:00:19:42

10 Common Detox Foods The Body LOVES! TSSP042

4/3/2019
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10 Detox Foods The Body Loves is a follow-up to last week’s Episode: ‘The Ultimate Natural Sugar Detox’. Releasing toxins from the body is top of mind for many people. Because the human body is an absolutely amazing machine designed to be healthy, your body has an automatic, natural detoxification system that works all the time. Harnessing the nutritional power of food will support and maximize the efficiency of this awesome detox system. In this Episode you will learn all about the...

Duration:00:18:16

The Ultimate Natural Sugar Detox TSSP041

3/27/2019
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Detox from sugar NATURALLY! Detox diets and cleanses seem to be a popular way to get rid of built up toxins in the body. Are detox diets really necessary? Are they truly healthy? These important questions are explored in this Episode. Cathy gives you the low-down on removing toxins, caused by processed foods and sugar, in a completely natural way using your body’s built-in systems and the power of nutrition and lifestyle. You will discover how your body detoxes naturally and learn the 5...

Duration:00:18:26

Are There Any HEALTHY Sugars? TSSP040

3/20/2019
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Do healthy sugars exist? Are all sugars the same? Are all sugars harmful to health? These questions seem simple enough, yet the answers are more complex than you might expect. In the process of answering these questions, Cathy explains why we feel such a conflict with sugar, then describes the 4 different types of sugar and whether or not each are healthy. You will discover what sugar does FOR YOU (the positive side of sugar), and what sugar does TO YOU (the negative side of sugar). Cathy...

Duration:00:19:55

10 Common Food Fallacies TSSP039

3/13/2019
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Clearing the misconceptions about 10 common foods. There are many false notions concerning various foods and their nutritional value, mostly created by food manufacturer’s labeling and marketing campaigns. Cathy has chosen what she considers to be the 10 most common food misbeliefs based on her experience, both personally and as a Health Coach. In this Episode you will hear about the surprising nutritional comparison between Greek Yogurt and Regular Yogurt, all about calories versus...

Duration:00:20:05

The REAL Cost of Convenience Foods TSSP038

3/6/2019
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The intangible cost of convenience food is the topic we are exploring in this Episode. You already know the monetary cost, but what about the REAL cost that is not immediately obvious? Convenience foods can be costly in terms of your energy levels, your overall health and wellness, your longevity and perhaps even the negative ripple effect on the medical system. Discover how the nutritional value of commercial convenience foods compares to the nutrition your body needs to maintain exuberant...

Duration:00:19:49

Sugar and Your Liver TSSP037

2/27/2019
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Because we all live such incredibly busy lives – liver health is not generally top of mind for most people. Yet the health of your liver is very important. Here’s why: your liver performs a long list of crucial functions, and if your liver is not working properly – it can mean serious health issues. In this Episode you will hear about the liver, and how sugar affects it. Cathy clears the confusion about fructose, explaining the two different types of fructose and their sources. Then you’ll...

Duration:00:11:58

10 Powerful Brain Foods TSSP036

2/20/2019
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This Episode is a terrific follow-up to the 6 Part Series titled ‘Sugar and Your Brain’. The food we chose to eat is one of the biggest controllable factors that can determine our health. Quality and nutritional value of your daily food choices are super important for your brain. Food directly impacts the brain’s physical structure and its many intricate functions. In this Episode Cathy will tell you about 10 particular foods that can boost your brain health. You will learn what nutrients...

Duration:00:17:39

Sugar and Your Brain, Part 6 – Series Highlights TSSP035

2/13/2019
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The Series entitled Sugar and Your Brain, wraps up with this Episode. There is a lot of great, and somewhat surprising, information in this series about how the brain is affected in various ways by what you eat and/or drink. The takeaways and the ‘bottom line’ from each of the five Episodes are highlighted in this series conclusion. You will hear the golden nuggets about how sugar and refined foods affect your brain, pertaining to: glucose, depression, serotonin, anxiety, and learning. Cathy...

Duration:00:13:01

Sugar and Your Brain, Part 5 – Learning TSSP034

2/6/2019
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This Episode explores how sugar affects the brain as it pertains to learning and memory, particularly in the hippocampus area of the brain. Cathy looks at research information from brain studies that evaluate the effects of fructose, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and sweetened beverages on learning. You will find out how BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor), insulin, blood sugar, sugar addiction and inflammation all impact learning and memory. Before the end of this Episode, you will...

Duration:00:15:45

Sugar and Your Brain, Part 4 – Anxiety TSSP033

1/30/2019
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In this Episode, Part 4 in a series about sugar and your brain, Cathy reveals surprising ways that sugar affects your brain, and anxiety. You will discover 7 different ways that sugar affects the brain and how each of these have an impact on anxiety. Cathy will explain how dietary changes can help anxiety, and she will give you 6 Tips for sustainable dietary changes. Then she will talk about the BEST, GOOD and WORST sweeteners to use in place of refined sugars. Cathy will also tell you which...

Duration:00:17:59

Sugar and Your Brain, Part 3 – Serotonin TSSP032

1/23/2019
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In this 3rd episode about Sugar and Your Brain – you will get a short, sweet snapshot view of the important natural brain chemical called Serotonin and how it is affected by sugar. This is a very big topic with a lot of research attached to it, and the research is ongoing. In this Episode you will learn what serotonin is, and what it does in your body. You will also hear about the impact of serotonin deficiency, and the role nutrition plays in producing serotonin. Cathy lists 6 specific ways...

Duration:00:15:21

Sugar and Your Brain, Part 2 – Depression TSSP031

1/16/2019
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This Episode explores Depression - a continuation of the eye opening series about Sugar and Your Brain. Cathy has a Special Guest, Holistic Health Consultant Nicole Dennison, with her. Nicole has personal experience and valuable insight to share about how sugar affects the brain – and how it is a major contributor to depression. Cathy talks with Nicole about her experience in connecting sugar with her chronic depression, and the steps she took to stop consuming sugar. Nicole tells about the...

Duration:00:16:10

Sugar and Your Brain, Part 1 – Glucose TSSP030

1/9/2019
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This Episode is Part 1 in a series about how sugar affects your brain. For years, medical professionals have known about the many harmful effects sugar has on the body – particularly the pancreas and the insulin system. New research is revealing how sugar has very damaging effects on the brain, including memory, learning, thinking and general cognitive functioning. In this Episode you will learn about glucose – why glucose is so important for optimal health, including brain functioning, and...

Duration:00:14:10