According to naturopathic doctor Eileen Silva, sugary Easter treats and the long solemn services of Easter Sunday can be a dangerous mix.
She says sugar feeds the growth of a yeast known as candida, which can trigger Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-like mood swings when it overruns the body.
To prevent church catastrophes, she suggests parents skip the chocolate and give their kids colored hard-boiled Easter eggs or sandwiches cut out in bunny shapes neither of which will trigger a temper tantrum.
Silva also says parents can avoid further problems by holding on to any jelly beans and chocolates their kids get for Easter and dispensing them only after meals, since a nutritious meal can counteract the craze-causing candida.
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