October 10, 2016

A recent report published in the JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that the sugar industry paid scientists in the ’60s to shift the focus from sugar as a link to heart disease and blame saturated fat instead.

The New York Times reported the discovery of internal sugar documents. The documents suggest that many of today’s dietary recommendations were influenced by the sugar industry.

According to the NYT, “A trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard scientists … to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat an...

January 27, 2016

 

I’m not sure how chocolate and candy hearts became the symbol for Valentine’s Day, but I do know that the latest research continues to show us that sugar can be significantly harmful to our health. So harmful that in an April, 2011 article featured in the New York Times Magazine, titled "Sweet and Vicious, Is Sugar Toxic?,"  the president of Sloan Kettering is quoted as saying " I have eliminated sugar from my diet...Ultimately, it's something I can do to decrease my risk of cancer." 

 

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February 24, 2015

 

Giving up sugar is not easy for some, but love yourself by avoiding the harmful effects of sugar overload – symptoms may include inflammation, increased cholesterol, weight gain, brain fog, stomach distress, headache, suppressed immune system, mood swings and more.

 

If you find it difficult to give up sugar, try these sugar-busting tips:

 

1) Eat consistently each day – three meals and two snacks with a balance of protein, fiber and healthy fat.

 

2) Drink water. Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration. Whenever you have a crav...

November 2, 2014

This month, I will be posting healthy tips for the week. This week's healthy tip is: Get off the sugar roller coaster! Sugar is an addictive, destructive substance. Eating just a little bit creates the desire for more.  Suddenly stopping your consumption of sugar can cause withdrawl symptoms ranging from headaches, to mood swings, fatigue and cravings.

 

Did you know that the average American consumes about 142 pounds of sugar a year!? Take a look at 20 oz sugar bottle of Coke; it has a whopping 65 grams of sugar, which is 15 teaspoons!...

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