- March 1st, 2013
Fructose consumption leads to further hunger whereas glucose consumption promotes feelings of fullness, according to a study recently published in JAMA.
- July 1st, 2012
I’m going to tell you a secret—something that the smartest, most cutting-edge health professionals already know and talk about amongst themselves. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be, at which point we will all shake our heads, look back, and say, “What were we thinking?”
Get ready to be shocked.Get ready to be shocked: high cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease.By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
- 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
- September 1st, 2011
Not feeling up to par lately? Can’t kick that sinus infection? Craving sugar multiple times during the day? Blurred vision? Abdominal discomfort accompanied by gas or bloating?Sugar-driven yeast overgrowth can cause a variety of symptoms. Douse the fire with diet and supplements.By Cara Lucas
Not only can eating too much sweet stuff increase your risk for obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other diseases, a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association discovered that consuming foods with added sugar–that is, any sugars that don’t occur naturally in food, such the sucros
Are you a sugar addict? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. With 18 percent of calories in the American diet coming from added sugar, sugar addiction is becoming the rule rather than the exception.
- June 1st, 2009
Ousting the sweet stuff from your diet can temper a litany of health complaints, from high cholesterol to digestive woes. But don’t go cold turkey—that can lead to lethargy, headaches, and mood swings—especially if you have a serious sweet tooth. To help you go sugar free without the side effects:By Meghan Rabbitt
- September 1st, 2008
American teens drink an average of two 12-ounce soft drinks every day, which makes up 43 percent of their daily recommended intake of sugar. What’s worse, these same kids get one-third of their daily calories from nutrient-poor snack foods loaded with sodium, preservatives—and more sugar. A recent study suggests you may be able to kill both of these bad-food birds with one stone.By Lisa Marshall
- May 1st, 2008
Couch potatoes take note, especially those with type-2 diabetes—exercise may be the best way to manage your blood sugar. So what’s new about that? Anyone diagnosed with diabetes knows (or at least has been told) to lose weight, watch what they eat, quit smoking, and get regular exercise. But those same people will tell you how hard it is to make all those changes simultaneously.