Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 22 October 2019
Welcome to the holiday that all naturopaths, dentists, nutritionists, and the like dread…Halloween.
All sorts of opinions and questions start to come up as to “what the rules should be” on this day. On the one hand there are the sugar police who say not participating is best and we should be making healthy versions if you are going to have treats. On the other hand there is the “you only live once” attitude so eat as much sugar as you want. You also have a lot of people in the middle saying “it’s only one day, so what’s the harm?”.
So who is right? The tricky thing is…we all are.
You have to choose what is right for yourself, your family, and your values. Here are 5 things that I like to keep in mind when it comes to sugar overload on Halloween:
Now I would love to hear from you! What is one piece of advice you would give to parents on this trick or treat holiday that works for you? Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!
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