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The not-so-sweet side of sugar

April 7, 2015

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The not-so-sweet side of sugar by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Have you seen the commercial for high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that compares it to regular sugar made from cane? It uses actors to represent parents and children so that you are more likely to accept what they are saying. The actor tells you that your […]

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Sugar’s sweet invitation to disease

May 31, 2014

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Sugar’s sweet invitation to disease by Dr. Martha Grout —  If, for years, you eat more sugar than is needed by the muscles for exercise, you strain the pancreas, asking it to constantly make excess insulin to lower your blood sugar level. Eventually, the pancreas cannot make enough insulin, and the blood sugar level remains […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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Asthma — Breathe easier with natural medicine

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  If you have ever tried breathing through a straw, you know what asthma feels like. You probably know someone with asthma, maybe your child or spouse — perhaps even yourself. Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, is one of the most common childhood diseases and is responsible for more […]

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Juicing vegetables the correct way

April 23, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  After the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” became available from Netflix in mid-2011, juicers started showing up in people’s kitchens, big time. In the film, Australian entrepreneur Joe Cross decided to take charge of his health by juicing vegetables and fruits for 60 days. He dropped about 80 pounds […]

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Sugar: What is it good for?

April 18, 2013

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by Justin Petersen —  The shiny glaze of hot, dripping frosting on a fresh doughnut. The warm and inviting scent of chocolate wafting through the air in a local fudge shop. The way our stomachs growl when we see a fresh piece of cheesecake or slice of pie. What do all of these have in […]

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Hints for a long, healthy life

April 16, 2013

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 by Dr. Peter Bennett and Dr. Stephen Barrie —  Eating healthy and exercising can make a big difference in the quality and length of our lives. If you have a local farmers’ market, visit it. Here you will find fresh, organic and healthy food that tastes better. The following are things that can also make […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Ways to curb your sugar craving

February 26, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Food and sugar cravings are a dieter’s dilemma. You might reduce your caloric intake, but get shaky because you are not eating enough. The consequent dip in your blood sugar level then causes you to crave a sugared food. Your brain tells your body, “Give me sugar, now!” So you […]

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The real take on sugar intake

January 16, 2013

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by Dorothy Krupnick, M.S.R.D. —  Walking down the supermarket aisles to shop for a healthy dessert will baffle any consumer who is new to nutrition and health awareness. There are cake and pudding mixes, prepared cookie dough and the like. As consumers, we are bombarded with the concept of simple carbohydrates versus complex carbohydrates. We […]

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The sweet taste of Alzheimer’s disease

December 9, 2012

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by Mary Budinger — Evidence is mounting that the same bodily mechanisms that lead to type 2 diabetes may be causing the current epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The culprit is sugar. When we think of insulin, we think of the pancreas. Insulin provides the cue for muscles, liver and fat cells to extract […]

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