Sugar is sweet and basically makes everything taste better. If you're one of the many people who have tried to cut back on sugar, you know how difficult it can be. The taste causes us to become addicted to it. Due to the powerful effects sugar has on the brain, it can be thought of like a drug in that it functions similar to how actual drugs like heroin and cocaine do. It has no nutritional value and lacks any essential proteins, minerals and vitamins. Sugar is one of the worst and most toxic ingredients in the Western diet. It can have harmful effects on our metabolism and contribute to the development of numerous serious health conditions and diseases. Artificial sweeteners can change the mix of bacteria in the gut, called the microbiome, causing some bacteria to die off and others to fill that void and overgrow. Tune in Wednesday Dec 19, FOR THE REST OF THE STORY!