The learn something new for me wasn't just learning about this over the weekend, but has been a dabble throughout the week. The research is vast!
I have been doing some reading / sourcing information on sugar addiction as I am trying once again, (but for the last time), reducing to eliminating as much sugar as I can in my diet. The worse are the hidden or disguised sugars. Science & medicine now agree that sugar is an addiction & is even more addictive than cocaine or heroin. WOW! A reason not an excuse.
This searching out information has also lead me to learn about "leaky gut" syndrome, which for years was on the fringe of alternative health care, but in the last 2 days science has backed up the truth about leaky gut, it is a real medical problem. Another WOW! I do not believe I have a leaky gut.
Combine that sugar is an addiction, add in stress & day to day living where we are inundated with commercials for all the sugary treats that we think we deserve, it's a hard battle. I will continue on with the "choice" I make each day to a better me, although truthfully, it will probably be each hour I will have to make mindful better choices. Saturday at Costco, bags & bags of my favourite - Jube Jubes was difficult in making better choices. Valentine candy is already on the shelves in the stores - oh Lord have mercy. Repeat after me, better choices, better choices ...
Oh & I said I was OK without a specific Word for 2016, but Choice has come to visit me in my thinking & doing, so for now it is a casual relationship ...I exercised choice while Sunday sorting of scrapping paper.