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Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health.

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health. Diabetes has become a huge problem in the USA, as well as obesity where all roads lead to sugar, whether in the form of simple carbohydrates (breads, pastas) or outright sugar such as candies, soft drinks and processed foods. Heart disease also has links to sugar as well. American’s are slowly awakening to the problems caused by sugar, and some areas of the country such as NYC have even tried to tax soda due to its affects on our health. Read More »

Too much sugar and your brain; new information suggests sugar changes genetic behavior.

Too much sugar and your brain; new information suggests sugar changes genetic behavior. We know that too much sugar is not good for us, and truth be told, obesity and diabetes is not the only problems caused by excess sugar in our diet. It turns out, that too much sugar changes us at the genetic level of the brain, which was discovered by UCLA researchers. A new study from life scientists at University of California ““ Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that hundreds of genes in the brain are damaged by fructose consumption. Imagine that your body’s adaptation to fructose Read More »

Can you reduce your cravings for sweets? Check out this recent Time Magazine article.

Can you reduce your cravings for sweets?  Check out this recent Time Magazine article. Sugar in small doses, whether it comes from sweeteners, sodas or even from breads is probably ok, but the recent Dietary guidelines that were published suggest that we need to reduce our sugar consumption markedly to stay healthy (1). Way too many Americans are overweight, and part of the reason has to do with there being too much sugar in our diets.   Sugars affect the brain causing an addiction of sorts, and we sometimes refer to those people are carbohydrate addicts.   Sugar will cause a euphoria Read More »

What was once bad is now ok; The US Nutrition advisory board’s new sugar and fat recommendations

What was once bad is now ok; The US Nutrition advisory board’s new sugar and fat recommendations For those who are nutritionists or nutritional advisors, the evidence has suggested that sugar is too high a quantity is bad for us, and that fat is a normal part of our diet. The Mediterranean diet of course is one of the healthiest styles of diet for us overall. For many years now, fats and cholesterol were demonized, while a growing awareness of sugar’s detrimental health effects were being seen in the general population. Recently, The US Nutrition advisory board after looking over Read More »

Too much sugar in your diet equals double the risk to your heart says a new study and some suggestions on how to limit sugar in your diet.

  Too much sugar in your diet equals double the risk to your heart says a new study and some suggestions on how to limit sugar in your diet. As sung in Mary Poppins ” Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down”, perhaps we may wish to rethink that rather catchy tune. For years, many nutritionists have warned about the problem with too much sugar in our diet. From overly sweet cakes, chocolates, breakfast cereals, soda and even that extra amount in your morning coffee or tea, the sugar adds up. Diabetes and obesity are huge Read More »