“Can I order two desserts instead of dinner?” I often pleaded as a child.
My indulgent request was never granted, but the temptation has persisted my entire life. Even as an adult, no meal felt complete until consuming at least one morsel of something resembling dessert.
I dramatically reduced sugar intake last year, but still always craved “a little something” sweet after every meal. Carbs were also the focus of most of my snacking throughout each day.
Carb-aholic? Admittedly yes. But I never knew there was another way. I’d heard of people who claimed to not crave sweets, but I never believed it possible. Unicorns, I told myself.
Until three weeks ago…
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I wasn’t setting out to find motivation to tackle projects I’d been putting off for years….
or to stop the endless unproductive chatter in my brain…
and I certainly wasn’t looking to find a way to make the husbands of so many friends happier…
and yet, it happened.
And now, as I sit to write this article, I’m hoping to find adequate words to do justice to the unexpected life changes I’ve witnessed from this one remarkable herb, Saw Palmetto.
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Self-care is a trending topic.
First made popular by the undeniable appeal of rewarding yourself with spa treatments and luxury splurges after an especially stressful day, this version of consumer self-care is promoted heavily by companies selling self-care services and products.
We’ve been well conditioned to conjure up images of tub soaking with luxury bath bombs as a route to happiness.