Rebel Wilson says she went on a candida cleanse to stop her sugar cravings. Here’s the reality about candida, sugar, and detoxes.

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  • Rebel Wilson said on Instagram that she felt that ridding her digestive system of excess yeast helped to reduce sugar cravings.

  • While some people have claimed that candida-yeast buildup can lead to fatigue, cravings, and bloating, there’s no evidence for this.

  • It’s healthy and normal to have bacteria and yeast in your gut. Eating a variety of food and limiting processed foods and sugar can help, but you don’t need to detox, experts say.

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The actress and comedian Rebel Wilson said on an Instagram Live broadcast last week that part of her Mayr Method weight-loss diet involved a detox to reduce a “pesky” yeast in her digestive system.

“I had a lot of what’s called candida in my gut, which loves the sugar, makes me crave the sugar. And I had a lot of that, so I had to

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Is Pasta Healthy? Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

Pasta is not the enemy

For something so delicious, pasta sure does get a bad rap. Is it well deserved, or an outdated carb myth?

If, like me, you’re lucky enough to live in and around New York City, you won’t be short of Italian restaurant options. Yet, any time I suggest a visit to my favorite pasta restaurant, I always get the same reaction: raised eyebrows, shocked looks, and incredulous comments about pasta.

My clients are skeptical, too, always skipping pasta because it’s high in carbs, and they think it makes them gain weight. (Here’s why you can eat carbs and still be healthy.)

Frankly, it’s time to bust these myths, and put pasta back where it belongs: on the dinner table. Because the good news is that there are studies, like one published recently in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, showing that pasta

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 22

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Miami-Dade’s largest cities to require masks in public as COVID-19 numbers spike

7 p.m.: The mayors of seven Miami-Dade cities on Monday announced new rules requiring people to wear face masks anywhere in public, a response to rising numbers of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations — a measure they conceded will be tough to enforce.

The cities of Miami, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, North Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Aventura, and Key Biscayne will require people to wear masks at all times in public. The sudden announcement left some specific details unexplained, including whether people would be required to wear masks while exercising. In the city of Miami, a new emergency order outlining the rules is expected to be signed in the coming days.

Mayors of another eight

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