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Blood Sugars and Cinnamon

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I started a regimen of **real** cinnamon to my diet today! [There is a difference in cinnamon types.] THANK YOU to a dear friend for her timely advice about blood sugars, menopause, and weight loss! WOW!!

Anyway, I ordered real cinnamon from

and grind it in my cusinart grinder. I had a cup of cinnamon tea last night which I won't do again--gave me more energy than a cup of coffee! ha! I also read that adding 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon to 1 TBS of honey helps arthritis, and since I'm still struggling with knee pain from my fall, and aches and pains in general, I'm trying this also.

My friend said that she lost 10#'s when she added the cinnamon, so I'm pretty excited to see if this will help me get these 10#'s off that I've gained in the last year--and looking forward to the other health benefits of mental clarity, energy, and stable blood sugars!

My DEAREST friends, THANK YOU for all the words of advice and encouragement on my last S.O.S. blog! I have to say that I've been in a fog--eating WAY too much sugar combined with inconsistent exercise has equated to a VERY unstable, emotionally distraught menopausal woman! YIKES!!!

But His mercies are new TODAY! His tenderness knows NO end! GREAT is His faithfulness!!!!

Resting in His arms and believing that He will do exceeding abundantly above all that I ask or think!

Here's to a day of:





If this young man NEVER gave up, then I should have the fortitude to stay the course for a lifetime in order to reap rewards that far exceed my deepest heart's desires!

Love you all, Susan

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOURMETLOSER 8/10/2012 8:49PM

    Hmmm Interesting. How's it going? Should I start eating cinnamon????

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    I love cinnamon and put it in about everything that I can. Cookies, cakes, chicken, smoothies to name a few.

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GRACEISENUF 8/3/2012 9:48PM

    I too have read up on the many benefits of cinnamon and honey as well.

A friend loveth at all times....besides you are EASY to love. :)

Also I have been through menopause so I really do understand Susan. It will get better Sis.

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KADULAC 8/3/2012 12:23AM

    I have heard of cinnamon regulating blood sugar, but not the rest. Thank you for sharing.

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VISUALLYRICS 8/1/2012 10:47PM

    Oh Susan...when I saw your "AAACK" pic, I knew you needed a HUG! emoticon
....we have had a time of it since June 17th...our car wreck....BUT God has been so good to us. Check out those blogs for detail. I am just So Glad we have a BIG God. He's something else, isn't He?! emoticon

I hope that cinnamon tea works wonders for you. emoticon ~ Laura

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MINDY502 8/1/2012 10:19PM

    Glad to hear you are doing better keep on sparking!


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PAMAPPLE 8/1/2012 10:07PM

    Susan, the cinnamon reminds me to start putting it in my oatmeal. I found the BLC spark team, and it really helped get me back on track. Since wintertime, I have lost 7 pound. and at least 5 inches total, since I didn't measure myself at my highest weight.

Laura ( VISUALLYLYRICS) and I are on the SAC team, which is a private team, but I am going to give you the address to the BLC Mailing List Spark Team, and you can put your name on it for the next round.

I know that you are getting inspiration, though from God and spark friends, which is priceless realizing that so many friends care about you.

Blessings, my friend!!

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ORDERMYSTEPS 7/31/2012 10:23PM

    Wonderful encouragement and loaded with good info! Thanks for posting! Love you, Sweet Sister-in-love :) :) Glad you're feeling more encouraged and positive too :)

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ERIECANALGAL 7/31/2012 10:19PM

Glad to hear you sounding much better about things.

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MJ7DM33 7/31/2012 7:25PM

  Thanks for sharing!!! Both websites are filled with a wealth of info!!!

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JUSFOLK 7/31/2012 6:52PM

    Now that's a spicy blog if I ever read one!

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PMFISH 7/31/2012 2:46PM

    Thanks for sharing! Will do some more research to see if it is something that would fit in my life.
I have been told to squeeze 1/2 lemon 3 X a day and mix with water, you can add stevia and have a great glass of lemonade. It makes your body alkaline and cancer cannot live in an alkaline body.

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KKLENNERT809 7/31/2012 11:37AM

    I have heard all of these things and have been trying to add them gradually into my diet. The problem is that we start out full force with these ideas and then we lose the consistency to continue with them. Life changes are difficult.

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BAMAJAM 7/31/2012 10:56AM

  I knew cinnamon was discovered to be beneficial, but did not know "how much" --- I wondered if a sprinkle was needed or if a cup was recommended. haha --- Also heard that garlic is healthy.
Cayenne pepper has been reported to be beneficial.... but that is powerful in a small dose!
Recently, Bill O'Reilly said on his TV show that lemon juice in a glass of water before meals --helps to reduce appetite. He did not say how much juice to add to the water--- I wonder (?)
Thanks, Susan, for your lovely blog. I really enjoyed the picture of God's embrace !!

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SCTRACKER 7/31/2012 10:44AM

    Tried to open the link for the cinnamon but it would't work for me. But I need to do some research on cinnamon for myself. Thank you for sharing.

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MISSDIANE1 7/31/2012 10:43AM

    Please keep us updated about the cinnamon!

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SCOTTCOGAL 7/31/2012 10:40AM

    Thanks for posting about the benefits of cinnamon. I'll be trying that. Your post is inspirational, thank you! Carlene

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