- September 1st, 2014
The next time you’re tempted by the candy aisle, you may want to abandon your grocery cart and run in the opposite direction. In a study at the National Institute of Public Health in the Netherlands, researchers found that cancer risk more than doubled for those patients who regularly consumed sugar. The message is simple: Sugar feeds cancer.How your sweet tooth fuels the diseaseBy George L. Redmon, PhD, ND
- May 1st, 2014
We are inundated today with dietary suggestions. It seems like each week a new diet book comes out, each with its own wrinkle on what it means to eat healthy. When I searched Amazon for books tagged with the word diet I got 91,783 results.A discussion with David Perlmutter, MDBy Adam Swenson
- April 1st, 2014
On the lower slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru grows a tuber nicknamed “the apple of the earth.” A staple of the Peruvian diet for thousands of years, yacón has a tremendous list of benefits: It is low in calories, has a low glycemic index, and provides a rich supply of inulin, an important prebiotic fiber.A look at the many benefits of yacónBy Adam Swenson
- May 1st, 2013
WHAT IT IS: Stevia is an extract from the plant Stevia rebaudiana, which originated in the rainforests of Brazil and Paraguay. Stevia is used as an alternative to sugar. The flavor comes from glycosides—particularly stevioside, which is 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar.
- November 1st, 2012
When caring for bones and joints, proper nutrition is the most basic component. Not only do bones and joints benefit from our good food choices, but the body as a whole reaches a more optimal level of functioning and homeostasis. The right nutrients provide the body with the necessary tools to prevent disease.Improve joint health and overall well-beingBy Katherine Spinks, RD
- October 1st, 2012
Research analyzing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another, with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.
- April 1st, 2012
Sugar is popular for a reason—it can make any food taste amazing. Sugar became a commodity in the early 1500s, yet there is evidence of people chewing sugarcane for its sweetness as early as 350 AD. While those who lived in ancient times didn’t know exactly what made sugarcane so sweet and delicious, they continued to use the sugarcane for the quick burst of energy it provided.Sugar changed the world, but don't let it change you!By Brooke Holmgren and Cara Lucas