Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your body > 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: You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your bodyHealth-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 Lifestyle Why you should kick your dog out of your bed Fitness 3 workouts that are better than running Medical Surgery horror: ‘I was only 33 but I felt like a granny’ Medical 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Medical Here’s why you should be worried if your knees creak or pop – even if it’s painless Mental health Mental illness stigma fuels suicidal tendencies From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Beware! » 7 steps for surviving the flu 'I nearly died at an Adele concert’ How to tell if your doctor's a quack Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal. Bathroom etiquette » Less salt may lead to fewer nighttime bathroom trips SEE: 9 more funny bathroom signs Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle?