Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-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 5 reasons you’re gaining weight that have nothing to do with food Diet and nutrition Creatine vs BCAAs – the lowdown on why they work, and which one we think is best Medical Can this be the cause of your restless legs? News ‘If you are disabled you are cursed and bewitched’ Medical 1 in 4 SA workers suffers from depression Lifestyle Reasons why your scalp is itchy – and how to fix it From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.