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What happens when you stop eating sugar

What happens when you stop eating sugar Sugar is in many of the processed foods we eat and too much of it can cause health problems and can be the reason for so many people in the USA being diabetic and having metabolic syndrome. Problems such as heart disease and inflammation are often driven by sugar.   In today’s covid19 epidemic, having metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance puts you at a much higher risk of mortality. Sugar is addictive, it tastes good and it activates the dopamine response in the reward area of the brain. Getting past a sugar addiction can Read More »

Infants and toddlers are eating too much sugar according to the NY Times.

Infants and toddlers are eating too much sugar according to the NY Times. Years ago, our generation accepted the fact that many of the foods our children would eat were laden with added sugars.   We now know that too much sugar can lead to diabetes, dental cavities, and obesity. Many breakfast foods were processed foods that derived flavor from sugar.  Many of the added sugars, unlike those who are found naturally in fruits, exceed the American Cancer Societies guidelines of no more than 10 percent added sugar in a normal diet.   Too much sugar is also linked to cancer as Read More »

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 »