Sugar detox: a necessary struggle

It’s pure. It’s white. It’s deadly. No, I’m not talking about Iowa’s recent polar vortex — or cocaine. I’m talking about a product that has become a pervasive household good, stocked in nearly every kitchen in the US, causing obesity, cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, acne, infertility and impotence.      I’m talking about sugar.     Most of us consume way too much sugar: 57 pounds of added sugar per year, according to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). That’s almost 17 teaspoons, or more…

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Wanted: women’s rugby players, volunteers, fans

One of the things Rachael Dunahoo loves the most about rugby is a phrase you’ll often hear players saying to each other as they work their way down the field. “I got you.” It’s a phrase that embodies the team camaraderie and focus on a united goal that makes rugby so appealing to Dunahoo and others starting a new women’s rugby club. Dunahoo, along with Jenna Adams, is leading the new Iowa City Women’s Rugby Club. Their goal is to revive rugby throughout the Corridor for adult female players. The…

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Food, fitness, alcohol: transformation

In 2017, I was living what I thought was my best life. My businesses were fully functioning machines, I was in love with my partner of 6+ years, I had the most amazing pack of dogs — and since I was childless, plenty of extra money to spend on alcohol and dining out. My life was a party, and I friggin’ loved it. Yeah, I was overweight and often tired. But that was the price to pay for drinks and dinners with friends, wasn’t it? I worked hard and deserved…

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