Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Americans infected with rare virus carried by rats > Health-in-Motion 08 September 2015 Cut the sugar Sugar can put enormous stress on hormones – when you crash from a sugar high your adrenal glands kick in and release cortisol, a steroid-like substance, to help lift you up again. The theory is that, over time, as your adrenal glands try to constantly regulate your sugar levels, they exhaust themselves, leaving you feeling washed out. To combat this, he says you should cut out sugar and artificial sweeteners. Going cold turkey could put even more strain on your body, so reduce your intake day by day and consider taking L-Glutamine, said to relieve sugar cravings, as the brain uses it for fuel. Or, by all means, have a piece of fruit or a fruit smoothie. 0 More: Daily Dose: Americans infected with rare virus carried by ratsHealth-in-Motion advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News Win R5 000 with the Health of the Nation Survey Diet and nutrition What's the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio all about? Lifestyle Internet surfing rife during university lectures Medical Indian court orders daily TB treatment for millions Medical Better safety measures may reduce catheter infections Medical Cervical cancer subtypes have different causes From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.