Sugar Industry Has Subverted Public Health Policy for Decades, Study Finds

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The sugar industry dramatically altered and shaped the research agenda of the National Caries Program, launched in 1971 to identify interventions that would eradicate tooth decay

Unable to deny the role of sugar in dental caries, Continue reading

Obesity Epidemic Goes Global: One-in-Three Is Now Overweight or Obese

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An estimated 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity each year. Worldwide, obesity claims an estimated 3.4 million lives annually

One-third of all cancers are directly related to excess weight Continue reading

McDonald’s Shuts Down Employee Website Advising Workers to Avoid Fast Food…

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Source: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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McDonald’s recently ended up with a PR nightmare after suggesting its own employees forgo fast food fare for healthier options like salad and water Continue reading

Clinical Scientist Sets the Record Straight on Hazards of Sugar

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The conventional wisdom is that people are eating too much and exercising too little. However, groundbreaking research suggests obesity is primarily related to a high-sugar diet Continue reading

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out

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Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments

Research suggests the best hope is in prevention focusing on exercise and diet, specifically replacing carbohydrates with Continue reading

Do Hidden Opiates In Our Food Explain Food Addictions?

Coffee Chocolate AddictionsFood addictions are not strictly “psychological” problems, but have a hard-wired, organic component.  Many of the most commonly consumed foods in Western culture actually contain narcotic properties associated with the presence of psychoactive chemicals that bind to opioid receptors in the nervous system. Continue reading

Vitamins Offer Hope for Alzheimer’s

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  • Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million  Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments
  • Research suggests Continue reading

Is Agave Nectar Good For You?

necIs agave nectar good for you? With all the research done on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), consumers focused on eating healthier prefer “natural” sweetener options.  Many believe that agave nectar is a healthy choice – and the sales reflect that.

What you may not know Continue reading

Statins Shown to Nullify Benefits of Exercise

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Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise

Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, Continue reading

Vitamin E May Alleviate Symptoms of Liver Disease Brought on by Obesity

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  • Vitamin E may help relieve the majority of symptoms associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a common obesity-related fatty liver disease
  • With no known treatment – and often no symptoms until serious damage has    occurred – Continue reading

Could Your Low-Sugar Diet Be Causing You More Harm Than Good?

Could your low-sugar diet be the reason for your plaguing stomach problems?

You’ve patted yourself on the back for always choosing low-sugar sweets, thinking you’re doing wonders for your health by avoiding the sugar nightmare. But did you know that low-sugar foods contain sweeteners that can actually be more harmful to your health than Continue reading

Confirmed—Fructose Can Increase Your Hunger and Lead to Overeating

fructosePeople everywhere are finally waking up to the indisputable fact that all sugars are not created equal when it comes to the physical end results they create.

Scientists using Continue reading

What Country Tops the List of Healthiest Countries?

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  • Japan      ranked highest in the world for both female and male life expectancy
  • The      United States spends $2.7 trillion annually — TWICE the amount per person      as most other industrialized nations – Continue reading

Why Half of America May Have Impaired Brain Function by 2030

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  • A new UCLA study shows that fructose impairs your memory and learning; this is the first study to demonstrate that excess fructose consumption can directly damage your brain
  • The research also indicates that omega-3 fats, specifically DHA, can mitigate fructose’s damaging effects on brain function Continue reading

Is This Common Sweetener to Blame for Our Health Problems?

sfFructose has been the target of a deep well of negative health news over the past decade or so. Its most glaring presence, in terms of our collective nutrition, is in high-fructose corn syrup. This is a classic ingredient in many unhealthy foods, notably soft drinks. But a new study suggests that maybe we have it wrong with fructose. Continue reading