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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 Continue reading
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 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
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
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
Food 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
Is 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
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
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
People 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
Fructose 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