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Mother's junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for life

8/2/2013 - Researchers are beginning to compile an impressive wealth of scientific evidence to explain how the nutritional status, and specifically the diet of a mother during gestation, plays a critical role in setting the initial gene set or expression for the newborn child that will determine susceptibility...

Top 5 healthy foods that fight sugar cravings

8/2/2013 - Sugar cravings and eating too many foods that contain sugar may cause health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. If one gives in to his sugar cravings, the sugary foods that he ate will cause his blood sugar to increase quickly and then crash. The blood sugar crash then makes him...

New MRI research reveals cancer cells thrive on processed sugar

7/17/2013 - Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, your dietary habits could be significantly adding to your risk of developing cancer. New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has confirmed that processed sugar is one of the primary driving forces behind the growth and spread of cancer tumors, so much...

Excess sugar and refined carbohydrates found to significantly increase risk of heart failure

7/12/2013 - Common sense dictates that excess consumption of sugary drinks and foods, along with a regular diet of refined carbohydrates that convert to glucose when broken down by pre-digestive enzymes in the mouth is not only bad for the waistline, but also triggers the initial stages of many chronic diseases....

Brave food sovereignty heroes destroy 6,000 genetically-modified sugar beets in Oregon

7/2/2013 - It appears as though some Americans may finally be waking up to the grim reality that calling their politicians and signing petitions is simply not enough to stem the tide of evil that has overtaken this once free country. For perhaps the first time since genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced...

Research links hypoglycemia to dementia in later life: Control your blood sugar while you still can

6/24/2013 - Hypoglycemia may increase the risk of dementia and vice versa, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study was conducted on people with diabetes, who are who are paradoxically among those...

Studies link sugary drink consumption to heart disease

6/14/2013 - Many studies link consumption of sugary soft drinks (including non-carbonated beverages) to serious health consequences. One of these is heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and one of the most costly. Unfortunately, according to a recent Gallup survey nearly half of all Americans...

Drinking soda greatly increases your risk of stroke: Study

6/6/2013 - It doesn't matter whether it's sugary or diet: High consumption of carbonated soft drinks significantly increases your risk of stroke, research shows. Although many studies have shown that a high consumption of sugary soft drinks increases the risk of everything from diabetes and gout to obesity...

Six easy ways to sweeten food without using refined sugar or artificial sweeteners

5/20/2013 - Sugar is everywhere. And if you have a sweet tooth, it can be quite difficult to avoid it in one of its many refined forms, as it is added to all sorts of processed foods. But not all sugar is bad, and there are many ways to sweeten food without going over the edge, and sometimes without even having...

Feeding sugar to babies before vaccinations reduces crying, say quacks

5/10/2013 - Administering vaccinations to babies is often a source of never-ending frustration for the common quack. Babies dislike having their skin pierced with metal needles, it seems, and their ensuing screaming and thrashing often hinder the procedure. This insolent non-compliance to Big Pharma's will has...

How to regulate your blood sugar without prescription drugs

5/8/2013 - Nearly one-third of all Americans today are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, which basically means their bodies have lost the ability to properly process sugar. As a result, excess sugar molecules, typically from junk foods, accumulate in the blood and vital organs leading to chronic illness and eventually...

Studies prove that consumption of sugar and cancer are connected

4/29/2013 - Sugar lurks in many places within our food system today. From certain breads and juices, to children's cereal, it has been discretely introduced into the food supply on a catastrophic level. Over the years, much research has been conducted regarding the toxic effects of sugar, and the conclusions have...

Beat your sugar cravings once and for all: Five unconventional solutions

4/12/2013 - Sugar addiction is a difficult habit to break for many people, especially when the body and digestive tract become so overrun with yeast, candida, parasites and other sugar-loving bacteria that not eating sugar triggers intense withdrawal symptoms. But if you are tired of your sweet tooth calling all...

Dangers of high blood sugar can be alleviated with cinnamon, chromium and bitter melon

3/29/2013 - Blood sugar causes degenerative disease. Not only diabetes is a concern, but also high blood sugar affects the eyes, kidneys, brain, the heart, and also speeds the aging process. Sugar creates inflammation in the body, and burns the cells by inflammatory oxidation. This inflammatory process is called...

Eight ways eating sugar is sending you to your grave

3/23/2013 - The latter part of the 20th Century has seen an exponential increase in sugar consumption provided by the processed food industry's introduction of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and increased sucrose content in common foods and beverages. Sucrose (refined sugar) and HFCS are ubiquitous in all fast...

The dangers of ingesting processed sugar

3/21/2013 - Sugar in itself is not at all bad. As a matter of fact, the body can benefit from it in some way. However, the horror comes from too much ingestion of foods that contain processed sugar. Too much consumption can lead to many health dangers including obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and cancer. And...

Seven dangers of sugary foods on young teenagers' development

3/18/2013 - Sugar in its natural and unrefined form does have a lot of benefits. It is responsible for giving young kids the kind of energy they have. However, too much sugary food can affect a young teenager's development. Some of the bad effects of sugar include increasing the risk to obesity, diabetes, tooth...

Sugar is the main cause of Type II diabetes, not other factors

3/13/2013 - The precise connection between sugar intake, obesity, and Type II diabetes has been a hotly-debated point of contention in the scientific community for many years. But new research published in the open-access journal PLoS One appears to have made a significant breakthrough on the subject, as it pinpoints...

How too much sugar leads to cancer

3/4/2013 - High levels of sugar in the blood spark a biochemical cascade that can lead directly to cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and published in the journal Molecular Cell. The research may help explain the long-known connection between...

Glass particles prompt recall of major Kellogg's cereal brand

3/1/2013 - The latest in a series of recalls that spans several years, corporate food giant Kellogg's has voluntarily summoned back 36,000 boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal that it says might be contaminated with potentially dangerous fragments of glass. Though a company spokesman insists that no injuries...

New breakfast soft drink may promote weight gain and Type II diabetes

2/23/2013 - A new breakfast drink came on the market this year to meet a demand of people who want caffeine in the morning, but not from coffee or tea. Created by a major soft drink manufacturer; it contains caffeine, sugar, artificial sweeteners a few vitamins and a little (five percent) juice. At 16 ounces, it...

The truth about diet soda and diabetes: Diet soda increases the risk of diabetes

2/19/2013 - Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Because of this, people are making a...

Diabetes sufferer switched to vegan diet, blood sugar stabilized after 10 days

2/19/2013 - Eliminating meat and dairy, and including fruit smoothies and orange juice into the diet, has helped one woman normalize blood sugar levels. "I have diabetes and I was very worried that more carbs and fruit and less protein would mean my blood sugar would be harder to manage," said the senior member...

Low-sugar diet helps prevent diabetes

2/15/2013 - One of the most common myths associated with diabetes is that too much intake of sugary foods triggers it. It should be noted; however, that while a low-sugar diet can help reduce the chances of dealing with diabetes, the excessive consumption of sugar is not the sole cause of it. There are other factors...

Calories from sugary soft drinks are more likely to cause weight gain

1/27/2013 - A major soft drink manufacturer is now set to run big ads explaining that weight gain, and more specifically our obesity epidemic, is due to consuming too many calories over all and not to drinking too many sugar sweetened beverages. While this sounds logical, in fact it is not supported by studies...

Vanquish sugar addiction naturally (and painlessly) with these tips

1/24/2013 - Sugar addiction is a subtle and insidious dependency that creeps up completely unnoticed. Unknowingly consumed in processed food or a seemingly harmless meal out, sugar is everywhere. In fact, the average American ingests 150 pounds of refined sugar a year -- the equivalent of five tons throughout a...

Resveratrol shields against high blood sugar surges to prevent diabetic complications and improve cardiovascular health

1/21/2013 - Allopathic practitioners and the pharmaceutical giants enjoy promoting natural compounds including resveratrol as worthless, akin to snake oil and frequently attempt to convince the public that they are wasting their money by using these supplements. Naturally, the big medical concerns make huge profits...

Overcome diabetes with these powerful therapeutic herbs

1/14/2013 - If you or someone you know suffers from either diabetes or pre-diabetes, it might come as a surprise to learn that a life of endless insulin shots and blood glucose drugs is not your only treatment option. If you are serious about truly overcoming your diabetic condition, there are actually a number...

Don't blow off breakfast (opinion)

12/2/2012 9:20:17 PM - Most of us think if we blow-off breakfast we'll lose weight. How would you like to lose 30 pounds within a year? Let's face it, losing weight isn't easy. But keeping it off is way harder. The people that study weight dilemmas say it can be done with little effort. Reports say that one in five...

Balsamic vinegar added to pasta dishes lowers blood sugar and helps you lose weight faster

12/2/2012 - Pasta is a forbidden food on many low-carb diets due to its high starch content. Not only do starches cause weight gain; as they digest, they also cause spikes in blood sugar. Choosing the type of pasta and what toppings to add can actually help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar. Anti-obesity...

How cancer feeds on sugar (and other big reasons to avoid refined sweets)

11/23/2012 - Not only is sugar the primary source of excess calories in the United States, but the latest research also shows that cancer cells lap up high-fructose corn syrup, adding yet another reason to avoid it. A couple of years ago, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles found that pancreatic...

Sugar consumption a 'public health crisis' aggravated by GM sugar beets

10/29/2012 - Sugar is exceptionally toxic and leads to heart disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer -- it can even be equated with addictive drugs like cocaine, according to prominent medical experts. Add to this the fact that genetically modified (GM) sugar beets now dominate the U.S. market, a healthy future certainly...

Eating beans and lentils daily balances blood sugar and prevents complications in diabetics

10/27/2012 - More evidence has emerged debunking the appropriateness of a whole grain-based diet for diabetics, which mainstream health authorities often recommend as beneficial for managing the disease. A new study out of Canada reveals that regularly eating beans, lentils, and other legumes instead of grains can...

Sugar and carbs quadruple risk of cognitive impairment in aging adults

10/22/2012 - The fear of losing the ability to think, remember and reason strikes fear in the minds of millions of aging adults around the world. Cognitive impairment leads to a decline in quality of life and is often the first sign of the most insidious form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have been...

Major processed food chain Nestle revamps products due to consumers choosing healthier options

10/22/2012 - Most likely in response to a raft of negative press regarding high-sugar content products, as well as numerous reports detailing the nation's worsening obesity epidemic, food giants Nestle SA and General Mills, Inc. have announced they will cut both sugar and salt in the children's breakfast cereals...

Manage your blood sugar and diabetes with these four herbs

10/18/2012 - Modern medicine may have its place in emergency care, but when it comes to the prevention or management of chronic illness, many conventional treatments are lacking. In the case of diabetes, the battle is loudly proclaimed to be one of blood sugar regulation. "Check your sugar, and take your drugs as...

Home remedies lower blood glucose levels preventing diabetes

10/18/2012 - For people flirting with elevated blood glucose levels, the looming threat of having to take insulin shots can truly be frightening. Diabetes has become more prevalent than ever due to the All-American diet consisting of fast junk food, sodas, and the variety of other garbage people consume -- counter...

We've got Cocoa Mojo - a 'hot chocolate' mix with low-glycemic coconut sugar and medicinal mushrooms

10/11/2012 - Winter is approaching in the Northern hemisphere, and the medical establishment is already pushing flu shot vaccines. They never push anything that boosts the immune system, of course. It's always about pushing things that compromise your health: pharmaceuticals, radiation, vaccines and fluoride. In...

Natural remedies smooth blood sugar and cut cravings

9/30/2012 - Refined sugar, which has been found to be four times as addictive as cocaine and as addictive as heroin, has wormed its way into virtually all of the processed foods that make up most of the calories Americans consume. Little wonder, then, that so many are dependent on this dangerous substance just...

Break a sugar addiction within a week using three easy steps

9/18/2012 2:00:12 PM - Refined sugar is a drug that is similar to opiates in its power to become addicted to it. The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs stated in a study published in 2010 that sugar releases euphoric endorphins in some people's brains in a manner very similar to that of certain drugs which are commonly abused. "Sugar...

Sugar and high fructose diet slows brain and memory functions

9/10/2012 - Health-minded individuals know that consuming a diet rich in sugary foods or laden with high fructose corn syrup increases incidence of heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. We can now add cognitive decline and poor memory retention to the list. This should be of particular interest to high...

Three natural zero-calorie sugar substitutes replace Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners

9/7/2012 - With health fears over reports resulting from consuming artificial sweeteners, most people looking for a zero calorie sugar substitute have been left wanting -- until now. It's not that safe, natural, low-calorie sugar substitutes were unavailable, just that the public doesn't know much about them....

Six of the best foods for diabetics

8/28/2012 11:44:00 AM - There are two forms of diabetes: Type one and type two. Both types involve imbalanced blood sugar and insulin issues. Insulin is the hormone that helps convert glucose into the cellular energy that's needed for the cells to metabolize nutrients. Type one diabetes is sometimes called juvenile diabetes...

Having unhealthy food cravings? Here is what your body really wants

8/25/2012 - Even while kicking the standard American diet (SAD), even after leaving SAD behind, those nasty little junk or processed food cravings can re-emerge. They're like the munchies after coming down from pot or booze. But cravings don't need any drug or alcohol stimulus to overcome us. Cravings have more...

Splenda soon to unleash 'Nectresse' - Here's what you need to know about this new 'natural' sweetener

8/7/2012 - McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, maker of the artificial sweetener Splenda, is gearing up to introduce a new "natural" sweetener known as Nectresse that will cater specifically to those looking for a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. But is Nectresse really as natural as McNeil claims...

Effects of dieting styles finds that some popular choices may actually increase weight related problems

7/30/2012 - Recent research has scientists concerned that popular dietary recommendations for weight loss may be placing individuals at an increased risk for diabetes-related conditions. A team from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital investigated the impacts of the...

Sugar, Inflammation and Longevity

7/23/2012 - Ancient Roman and Indian doctors used sugar topically to treat infections and internally to sweeten less palatable medicines. It was, however, fairly unknown in the common marketplace. The tropical conditions required to grow sugar and the labor intensive difficulty of harvesting the plant ensured the...

Is white sugar the gateway drug to alcoholism and obesity?

7/12/2012 - As a species, we consume almost 2,204 pounds of white sugar each year, this equates to an average of approximately 81.4 pounds per person. Many health professionals have noted the negative health effects of sugar, from excessive weight gain to diabetes. It has also been reported that children who have...

Why we are three times heavier than we were in the '60s

6/16/2012 - The affluence of the Western world may be the envy of empires and kingdoms past, but much of that affluence has come at a heavy price in terms of health. The obesity epidemic is only getting worse, despite efforts in the U.S. and Europe to battle bulging waistlines with better research, better information...

Ridiculous Lancet study sets stage for pushing 'pre-diabetes' drugs on entire world

6/13/2012 - A new study published in the journal Lancet, the same journal that in 2010 corruptly pulled Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 study linking the combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to bowel disease and autism (http://www.naturalnews.com), suggests that drugging those with "pre-diabetes" may...

High fructose corn syrup can't disguise itself as 'corn sugar,' FDA decides

6/5/2012 - The days of food and beverage makers hiding the gargantuan sugar content of high fructose corn syrup under the deceptive label of "corn sugar" are over following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision that prohibits the common industry practice. According to recent reports, FDA regulators...

Added sugar is the number one culprit in the American health crisis

5/19/2012 - Cancer. Heart disease. High blood pressure. Obesity. Diabetes. Premature aging. What we take for granted as hallmarks of life in the most affluent country on Earth have been popularly linked to everything from genetics to fast food. What if the real answer is so straightforward it's as near at hand...

Green coffee bean extract is a powerful anti-oxidant

5/18/2012 - While most in society believe that coffee is bad for health this is only a half-truth. Pure green-coffee extract has become one of the top selling weight loss products on the market. Green coffee bean extract has some very good health and performance related benefits. There are two major types of...

USDA to issue new guidelines limiting amount of sugar, salt, and fat in foods sold at public schools

5/1/2012 - Pressure from consumer and non-profit groups to eliminate all forms of "junk" food from public school lunch rooms across America has led the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to pursue drastic new food restriction measures that are set to be enacted this summer. According to Reuters, the USDA is...

Pepsi's 'Next' generation - Less sugar, more toxins!

4/22/2012 - On March 26, 2012, Pepsi introduced their latest in a long line of soft-drinks aimed at the health-conscious consumer. According to their press release, Pepsi Next is aimed at, "a segment of consumers who are resistant to both regular, full-sugar cola and diet cola offerings. These consumers love the...

Cinnamon: the blood sugar stabilizer

4/22/2012 - Cinnamon is one of the most anti-oxidant rich herbs on the planet. It has been revered by nearly every culture for centuries for its sweet taste and pleasant aroma. Cinnamon has been shown to have remarkable medicinal qualities that enhance blood sugar signaling, reduce inflammation, stimulate immunity...

Top 5 herbs and spices that help lower blood sugar

4/17/2012 - Fruit, bread, cereals and pasta are popular sources of glucose. Also known as blood sugar, glucose is a vital source of energy for the body. It is constantly required by our muscles and brain. For optimum performance, our brain must have a regular supply on hand because it is incapable of keeping a...

Americans are killing themselves with sugar

4/14/2012 - Sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are not just in soft drinks, pastries, and candies. They are hidden in most processed foods, condiments and sauces. Sometimes the sweetening ingredients in those foods and condiments are disguised as dextrose or corn syrup (which is most likely genetically modified)...

Chiropractic and diabetes - The connection between blood sugar and the spine

4/13/2012 - The possibility for chiropractic care to help people with diabetes is an up and coming area of research, and it is an important one. Roughly one out of every three men and two out of every five women born in the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes in their lifetime. Research points to evidence that...

Sugar takes on high fructose corn syrup in high stakes legal battle to see which is most unhealthy

3/26/2012 - In what has all the appearances of the pot calling the kettle black, two of the unhealthiest and most widely consumed items in the American diet are headed to court to decide which one is more evil. Big Sugar is taking on Big Corn and their High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in a landmark battle scheduled...

Special hormone released by bone cells plays an important role in blood sugar regulation

3/24/2012 - Most people have viewed bones as inanimate structures within the body that merely play a role in providing structural integrity to the body. New research is revealing just how dynamic bone structure is to the nervous, immune and endocrine system. A bone released hormone is now considered by researchers...

Just one soda per day can cause heart attacks in men

3/16/2012 - You have no doubt heard that sugary, high-fructose soda is a major contributing factor to the nation's ever-growing waistline, but new research indicates that even in moderation, drinking just one soda a day is a major health risk, especially for men. According to a new study published in the medical...

Groups push for FDA to require specific labeling of added sugars in foods

3/12/2012 - A coalition of consumer advocacy groups, health organizations, and food and nutrition groups has officially called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enact new labeling requirements for foods that contain added sugars. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), the American Heart Association,...

Demystifying "sugar alcohol": Is it a suitable substitute for ordinary sugar?

3/1/2012 - Circumventing reliance on sugar is something akin to a national pastime as many individuals seek unique ways to lessen their daily intake. This sort of dependence sends food marketers into a frenzy resulting in numerous products boasting "sugar free" or "low calorie" on their labels. For decades, thishas...

Sugar sweetened drinks increase heart disease and diabetes risk in women

2/14/2012 - The result of a research study released by the American Heart Association's (AHA) Scientific Sessions provides evidence that women drinking two or more sugary drinks a day may increase waistline size and risk of heart disease, even if they don't gain weight. Heart disease is the leading killer of women...

Sugary drink ads target black and Latino children and teens

12/28/2011 - A report released by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity finds that soft drink companies target black and Latino teens with ads for sugary drinks. The beverages identified by the Center as least healthy are also those most heavily promoted to children of color, researchers found. Targeting...

Sugar consumption accelerates aging

12/26/2011 - The largest source of calories for individuals living in industrialized nations comes from sugar. Sugar increases insulin levels which promote fat accumulation and inflammation throughout the body. Sugar consumption and elevated insulin accelerate the aging process and create an environment conducive...

Corn Refiners Association sued for falsely claiming that high fructose corn syrup is same as sugar

12/24/2011 - Those crafty television commercials that claim high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is basically the same thing as conventional sugar have gotten the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the group responsible for creating them, in a heap of trouble. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that the sugar...

Simple strategies buffer blood sugar

12/22/2011 - Sweet foods and starches are not genetically congruent to eat on a regular basis. Our ancestors looked at these as rare delicacies. Most people in our society today are raised on a steady diet of sugars, grains and other starches. Here are the best strategies to lower the blood sugar/insulin response...

Proteins, not sugar, increase energy expenditure

12/20/2011 2:38:24 PM - A study published in the November issue of the science journal Neuron subverts the commonly held belief that consuming sugar can make you feel more energetic. Researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that protein is responsible for activating cells that keep us awake and help us burn more calories,...

Try the best natural sweeteners

12/4/2011 - Sweet foods were a rare delicacy for our ancient ancestors. Today, we have an unlimited supply of sugary foods and beverages at our disposal. Natural sweeteners can be used effectively in moderation to provide the sweetness that most people crave. Here are the best natural sweeteners ranked in order...

Citizens for Health launches initiative to fight Corn Refiners Association fraudulent HFCS campaign

11/22/2011 - The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has been busy the past few years trying to salvage the reputation of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a heavily-processed chemical sweetener derived from corn starch that a growing number of Americans are now seeking to avoid for health reasons. The industry's latest...

Children's vitamins largely made of sugar and corn syrup

11/2/2011 - Those brightly colored gummy or chewable vitamins you give your children in hopes of providing them with more nutrients may actually harm their health. The sweetening ingredients added to make vitamins more attractive to children also put them at risk for obesity, diabetes, asthma, diarrhea and other...

Salad dressings often loaded with corn syrup and other junk ingredients

10/26/2011 - After you wash and chop your fresh vegetables to prepare a delicious and healthy salad, would you pour a bottle of corn syrup over your dish or sprinkle the greens with sugar? You probably think that this sounds like a disgusting idea. Yet that is exactly what many people do by using prepared salad...

Splenda Essentials revealed as chemical sweetener containing chlorine atoms

10/19/2011 - Splenda Essentials, the latest marketing venture from the makers of Splenda, includes vitamins, amino acids, and sometimes even fiber. In an attempt to win over uneducated consumers, the half real, half synthetic sweetener now sounds like it might actually be a healthy choice, but if a company sprinkled...

Vitamin Water exposed as sugar water in Food Investigations video

8/21/2011 - In a new Food Investigations video entitled, "The Vitamin Water Deception," the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) takes aim at the misleading marketing and high sugar content of Vitamin Water (a Coca-Cola product). The video was created by the Consumer Wellness Center and...

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

7/28/2011 - Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, "What ingredients should I avoid?" So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes,...

Study: Drinking diet soda actually causes weight gain, blood sugar spikes

7/24/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, diet soda and other foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners like aspartame are not healthy, and they do not bring about weight loss. A landmark new study out of Texas confirms this, having found that not only do diet sodas not help with weight loss, but they...

Coconut sugar quickly replacing agave nectar as natural sweetener of choice

6/29/2011 - Over the last two years, we've witnessed a mass exodus away from agave nectar and a search for more natural sweeteners that are both low on the glycemic index and high in nutrient density. Several candidates have emerged, but my all-out favorite has become coconut sugar, which is really more like a...

Researchers discover link between sugar consumption and mental illness

6/12/2011 - A cross-cultural analysis published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found a strong correlation between refined sugar consumption and mental illness. Researchers found that a high national intake of refined sugar and dairy products predicted a higher incidence of schizophrenia and depression. Research...

Fructose: what is it, and why is it in everything?

5/24/2011 - We all know fructose is some type of sweetener, we see it listed on so many food labels: ketchup, soft-drinks, energy drinks, cereals, cookies, breads, crackers, ice creams, canned soups, and more. And most of us think fructose has something to do with fruits. So in some way it's okay; it's just some...

ALS and Muscular Dystrophy associations recommend sugar to Lou Gehrig's disease patients

5/13/2011 - Consuming processed sugar is not ordinarily thought of as health promoting. Among other health problems, research has shown sugar consumption associated with weakened immune system functioning, inflammation, fatigue and depression. So, you may be surprised that The ALS Association (ALSA) and The Muscular...

Experts agree - Sugar is a health destroyer

5/9/2011 - With many sugar-related stories recently leaking into the mainstream media, the negative effects of sugar have been a subject of intense debate. Adding proverbial fuel to the biological fire, a video lecture by a prominent California doctor entitled "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," has been generating over...

High fructose corn syrup and cane sugar - Your body knows the difference

5/5/2011 - A current television commercial from the Corn Refiners Association touts the equality of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to cane sugar. It claims, "When it comes to corn sugar or cane sugar, your body doesn't know the difference. Sugar is sugar." True, sugar is sugar, but it certainly is not HFCS, a...

ADD and ADHD symptoms can be a sign of excess sugar and boredom

5/2/2011 - Children who exhibit Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) symptoms do not necessarily have ADD or ADHD. Those children have symptoms, but not necessarily the correct diagnosis. In addition, many children are placed on medications for ADD and ADHD symptoms....

The Medical Monopoly: It's not about who's right or wrong but who's in charge

4/21/2011 5:01:37 PM - The general public doesn't realize there is an ongoing war for the control of our bodies. Allopathic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry demand a monopoly on treating disease and will stop at nothing to achieve that end. I know this to be true because I've been portrayed a so-called victim of...

Vitamin D helps diabetics maintain healthy blood sugar levels

4/17/2011 - An Iranian study has found yet another way natural way by which diabetics can help keep their blood sugar levels in check. Researchers from the National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute in Iran discovered recently that when given extra vitamin D as part of their daily diets for several...

Lower blood sugar levels and improve digestion with juniper berries

4/7/2011 - Juniper trees are found mainly in Asia, North Africa, Europe and North America. Mostly known for their flavouring agents that are used in gin, these berries or seeds have a great deal of health benefits as well. They are known to aid digestion, lower blood sugar levels and even promote and maintain...

High fructose corn syrup increases abdominal fat and insulin resistance

4/6/2011 - A new study from Princeton University found that significant weight gain occurred by merely adding high fructose corn syrup to the diet. Subjects in the test group gained 48% more weight than those who were not given any high fructose corn syrup. Companies with financial ties to the industry have fought...

Sugar-sweetened drinks cause higher blood pressure

3/8/2011 - New research just published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association concludes that soda and other drinks sweetened with sugar are associated with higher blood pressure. And the more sugar as well as sodium (also found in abundance in most sodas) people consumed, the higher blood pressure...

Use the nectar from the Tree of Life as a sugar replacement

2/25/2011 - It is said there are 101 uses for the coconut tree. The leaves of the coconut tree are used for wood thatching and clothing. The wood of the trunk is excellent for its strength and notable for its straight form, which is good for furniture construction. The roots are used as medicine and to create beverages....

How sweet it isn't! Cutting through the hype and deception of sugar

2/23/2011 - Corn sugar? It's high-fructose corn syrup by any other name, and it's dangerous. What sweeteners are safe? What's not? You may be surprised at the latest research. Last September, manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) asked the federal government for permission to sweeten its image with...

USDA says yes to genetically engineered sugarbeet - kiss organics goodbye!

2/16/2011 - The US Department of Agriculture last Friday gave farmers the go-ahead to resume planting Roundup Ready sugarbeets - claiming it's the only way to avoid a nationwide shortage of sugar! Hot on the heels of the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, the USDA said it would once again allow...

Added sugars linked to risk of heart disease in teenagers

2/14/2011 - Although most people still believe that eating saturated fats and cholesterol is the greatest risk factor in developing heart disease, the real threat comes from refined sugars in the diet. A new study finds that even teenagers who consume too many added sugars in soft drinks and foods develop high...

Reverse degenerative diabetes naturally (Opinion)

2/2/2011 - According to the American Diabetes Association 23.6 million Americans (7.8% of the population) have diabetes and another 57 million people (18.8%) have insulin-resistant pre-diabetes. The vast majority of diabetes is the type II variety known as degenerative diabetes. Research has shown that degenerative...

Cinnamon promotes weight and blood sugar control

2/2/2011 - Studies have shown that cinnamon, the common kitchen spice frequently sprinkled on breakfast oatmeal and included in sweet potato pie, lowers blood glucose levels. Along with the benefits that it brings to this area, additional testing and folklore say that cinnamon also has fat-burning properties that...

Global sugar shortage looms, price hikes expected

1/25/2011 - Global sugar prices are at their highest level in 30 years and may rise higher as fears of a worldwide shortage loom. The high prices are part of a larger trend of high food prices caused by loss and degradation of arable land, climate uncertainty and price speculation. In the case of sugar, prices...

Control blood sugar to prevent diabetes and extend lifespan

1/19/2011 - Our body did not evolve to metabolize the large amount of carbohydrate calories consumed by many individuals today. High levels of blood glucose are a significant underlying factor that leads to the development and proliferation of many age-related diseases. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and...

Discover four fantastic benefits of stevia

1/15/2011 - During the holiday season, people are desperately searching for foods that will satisfy their sweet tooth without adding extra inches around their waistline. Stevia could very well be the answer not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also for many other health problems. The natural sweetener,...

High Fructose Corn Syrup - Two reasons to avoid this Corn Sugar

12/29/2010 - The move is on to further muddy the waters pertaining to High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The goal is to convince or confuse consumers into thinking that HFCS is like sugar by changing its name to Corn Sugar. While there are issues that surround processed sugar, HFCS or Corn Sugar presents a wider problem....

General Mills cuts sugar content in children's cereals but still uses GMOs

12/13/2010 - Breakfast cereal giant General Mills recently announced plans to slightly cut the sugar content in its children's cereals in accordance with overall pressures on major food producers to fight childhood obesity and its related diseases by making healthier products. However the company continues to use...

Avoid colds and flu by eliminating sugar and enlisting the natural duo

12/10/2010 - When given the opportunity our body has the amazing capacity to thwart many diseases and illnesses including the common cold and influenza. When we provide our immune system with the necessary tools to fight bacteria and viruses, vibrant health will always be the natural result. The typical processed...

California judge orders illegal GMO sugar beet crops destroyed

12/6/2010 - For the first time in history, a judge has ruled that an illegally-planted, genetically-modified (GM) crop be destroyed. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of California ruled back in August that all future plantings of GM sugar beets cease until the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a valid environmental...

Almonds, cinnamon and chromium naturally regulate blood sugar to prevent chronic disease

12/4/2010 - Many people don`t give a second thought to their blood glucose levels until a physician indicates a problem with sugar regulation or there is a diagnosis of diabetes. At this point, a cascade of metabolically mediated events is taking place that paves the road toward chronic disease and an early demise....

Having even one sugary drink a day significantly ups diabetes risk

11/23/2010 - New research published in the journal Diabetes Care highlights the dangers of drinking even small amounts of sugary beverages like high fructose corn syrup-sweetened sodas and refined sugar-rich energy drinks. According to the report, drinking even one sugary drink a day raises the risk of developing...

Monsanto pressing for GMO sugar beet ban to be lifted

11/12/2010 - Sugar beet farmers from across the country are bemoaning the court ruling from last October that barred any further plantings of genetically-modified (GM) sugar beets until proper safety studies have been completed. But according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report, Monsanto spin doctors and industry...

Global sugar prices soar as Brazilian crop impacted by heavy rains

11/6/2010 - The price of sugar is nearing an all-time high as heavy rains in Brazil, the world's biggest producer of sugar, have caused a significant reduction in crop yields. According to a recent Bloomberg report, sugar production in Brazil's Center South, the most productive sugar region in the nation, plunged...

Resveratrol and grape seed extract fight against heart disease, dementia and aging

11/2/2010 - It`s important to understand that many of the top 10 killer diseases have one metabolic factor in common. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer`s disease and the process of aging are all accelerated by wild blood sugar swings that lead to insulin resistance. Humans have not evolved to consume a...

Control Blood Sugar to Extend Lifespan and Assist Natural Weight Loss

10/25/2010 - Extreme blood sugar swings and insulin resistance are not only detrimental to your health, but they are also rapidly becoming biomarkers of aging and longevity which can be monitored and charted to determine the rate of aging and risk of disease. Many people either don`t monitor their blood sugar levels...

Beware of Hidden Animal Ingredients in Food

10/22/2010 - Vegetarians and vegans are usually known for making wise food choices, seeking healthy foods. They, along with other consumers, might be surprised to find out that some seemingly harmless foods actually contain hidden animal ingredients. Some newer nutrition labeling has helped vegans. For example,...

Part I: Beware of the Sugar Conspiracy (Opinion)

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Part II: Beware of the Sugar Conspiracy (Opinion)

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It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...

Corn Refiners Association wants to change name of high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar"

9/15/2010 - Consumers have largely ignored every marketing effort by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to "health-wash" high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as being the same as all other forms of sugar. But the group refuses to give up. According to the Associated Press, CRA is now petitioning the U.S. Food and Drug...

New Hidden High-Fructose Corn Syrup Danger Hitting Stores Soon

9/15/2010 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been identified as a major health concern. Thanks to natural health advocates and activist groups, consumers around the world are saying no to HFCS. In response, the Corn Refiners Association has decided to rename their product. The organization wants to rename "corn...

GM sugar beet scandal leads to lawsuit against USDA

9/13/2010 - Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White from California's Northern District Court in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approval of genetically-modified (GM) sugar beets was unlawful, and that no further plantings were permitted to take place until a proper...

Foods made with added sugar cause high cholesterol

9/8/2010 - A diet lower in sugar corresponds directly to lower cholesterol and other markers of improved heart health, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "We found that the lower the amount of added sugar people...

Part I: Understand Your Metabolic Type

9/6/2010 - Every individual has a unique biochemistry and metabolic style. Our dietary patterns should reflect these individual differences to a certain degree. Some individuals have strong appetites and fast metabolisms while others are rarely hungry and still have trouble losing weight. Understanding your own...

Mesquite: Try a Delicious Blood Sugar Superfood Stabilizer

8/16/2010 - Ever wish for a sweet, nutty honey-like treat that may stabilize your blood sugar levels? The answer is Mesquite. Described by many as a superfood, this leguminous desert plant of the Prosopis genus can be found from Northern Mexico to Kansas, Utah, Southern California, and Texas. It supports sustainable...

Vitaminwater revealed as non-healthy beverage by Coca-Cola's own lawyers (opinion)

8/10/2010 - Do you ever wonder things like "Who is actually gullible enough to think that Vitaminwater is healthy?" Although that question may seem demeaning or even arrogant, it turns out that the Coca-Cola company (which owns the Vitaminwater brand) is essentially asking that exact question. How so? In response...

Recent Study Finds High Sugar Content in Snacks for Children

8/5/2010 - A recent study on 186 food products intended to be consumed by children found many toddler snacks and cereals to contain remarkably high amounts of sugar. The study was conducted by Charlene Eliott culture and communications professor at the University of Calgary. The study reviewed cereal bars,...

Can you really eat your way to happiness? The mood food connection

7/1/2010 - Yes, you really can eat your way to happiness, but perhaps not in the way you might first imagine. By "happiness," I mean lasting happiness, not the fleeting kind of sensory happiness that might be experienced from sucking the cream filling out of a twinkie. And that's the distinction that really matters...

Low vitamin D levels linked to poor blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes

6/30/2010 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), almost 11 percent of Americans age 20 or older have diabetes. And the most common form of this disease, type 2 diabetes, has reached epidemic proportions. Now scientists have found a link between vitamin D deficiency and the inability of many patients...

Stevia and Agave Nectar: Find the Right Natural Sweetener for You

6/24/2010 - Health conscious people have turned to two natural sweetener alternatives, stevia and agave nectar, thanks to increasing awareness of the dangers of chemical sweeteners. We are fortunate to live in an age where we have so many natural alternatives to potentially dangerous chemical sweeteners. It...

Why Organic Palm Sugar is the next big thing in natural sweeteners

6/15/2010 - The search for healthy, natural sweeteners sometimes seems to involve a whirlwind of information. I've been writing about stevia since 1997 -- back in the day when the FDA was actually seizing stevia products and threatening to arrest the owners of stevia companies. But today, stevia is now widely accepted...

Sugar industry acting more and more like Big Tobacco in its ridiculous defense of HFCS

6/15/2010 - It is likely a no-brainer to many in natural health world that processed, refined sweeteners like white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are unhealthy. Studies continue to show that these toxic sweeteners lead to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious illness. But in the...

New research: Electropollution can cause diabetes (type-3)

6/10/2010 - Most people are familiar with type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes, but did you know researchers have discovered a third type of diabetes? Type-3 diabetes, as they are calling it, affects people who are extra sensitive to electrical devices that emit "dirty" electricity. Type-3 diabetics actually...

Azukar Organics' amazing organic coconut sugar

5/31/2010 - The coconut is a highly versatile food that is loaded with an array of diverse nutrients that result in amazing health benefits. Coconut milk, cream, oil and flour are some of the most common coconut superfoods available on the market. But did you know that a healthy, superior form of sugar can also...

Lawsuit seeks to ban genetically modified sugar beets

5/19/2010 - A group of Oregon farmers are seeking an injunction against this year's planting of Monsanto's genetically engineered sugar beets. The groups of organic farmers, food safety advocates and conservationists, is seeking to persuade a judge to ban the crop until the USDA provides a proper environmental...

Natural Ways Control Your Blood Sugar

4/5/2010 - Diabetes has run rampant in our society today. The sad part is that the majority of diabetes cases here in the US can be prevented via dietary and lifestyle changes. Instead, we`ve been over medicated with insulin shots and other diabetic medications. Granted, there are some people who are born with...

"Healthy" Snacks Loaded with Sugar and Salt

3/13/2010 - Many children's snacks marketed as healthy alternatives are actually full of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, salt and fat, according to an analysis conducted by the consumer watchdog organization Which?. "Parents should be able to pick out healthy products for their kids' lunchboxes, but what you...

Added Sugar can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

3/1/2010 - Sugar may give you a temporary energy boost, but too much sugar exacts a toll on your health. This is not breaking news. So why did the American Heart Association issue a new scientific statement on "Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health?" Linda Van Horn is professor of preventive medicine...

The Fluoride Cover-Up: Look Under the Mother of All Bandaids (Opinion)

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Use Tips to Break the Sugar Habit and Prevent Cravings (Opinion)

12/13/2009 - People who eat sugar on a daily basis typically crave even more sugar. It can correctly be called an addiction. Blood sugar levels spike after eating sugar and then plummet, resulting in a craving for more after a couple of hours. Some people eat sugar in response to stress or depression, relying on...

Remember the Dangers of Refined Sugar

12/3/2009 - In Western societies, the consumption of refined sugar is a daily addiction. From pouring syrup or sugar over pancakes and cereals at breakfast, to heaping it into coffee and tea, the habit continues during the day, resulting in obesity and health problems. Sugar content is often hidden from the unwary...

Make Healthy, Sweet Baked Treats with Stevia and Dates

11/27/2009 - Many people think living a healthy, natural life and eating good quality health food means eliminating sweet treats from their diets forever. Not true - there are so many healthy, sweet alternatives such as honey, stevia and dates which can replace refined sugar and processed junk food. Making delicious...

Chromium prevents diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity

11/5/2009 - Of all the trace minerals, chromium may be the most beneficial to diabetes patients. It's an insulin potentiator, so it makes the body's own insulin production go further. If you have diabetes or blood sugar disorders, you need to know about chromium. We've assembled a large collection of quotes...

Kellogg's claims sugary "Cocoa Crispies" cereal can boost your child's immunity (opinion)

11/3/2009 - The world of bizarre nutritional claims by sugary cereal makers just got a little more weird this week when Kellogg's began shipping boxes of Cocoa Krispies emblazoned with the ridiculous claim, "Now helps support your child's IMMUNITY." If processed white sugar, partially-hydrogenated trans fat...

Fraudulent "Smart Choices" food labeling program crumbles as food manufacturers flee scrutiny (opinion)

11/2/2009 - The fraudulent "Smart Choices" food labeling gimmick that sought to push sugary cereals as "healthy foods" is crumbling amid the pullout of Kellogg, Unilever and PepsiCo. These companies have been distancing themselves from the fraudulent labeling scam ever since the FDA announced the labeling might...

The Bitter Side of a Sweet Treat: Giving Candy to Kids may Lead to Violent Crimes

10/29/2009 - Most parents are aware that too much refined sugar isn't good for their kids. Now a new study indicates that children who are given sweets on a daily basis are more likely to end up as violent adults. The Welsh study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, examined data on more than 17,000...

Using probiotics to prevent or eliminate Candida

10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below). Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...

Eating Less Sugar Cuts Diabetes Risk in Latinos

10/24/2009 - Latino teenagers can decrease their risk of diabetes by eating less sugar and more fiber, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California and published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Researchers divided 66 overweight Latino teenagers...

Lifestyle Changes can Make Difference to Those with Polycystic Ovaries (Opinion)

10/17/2009 - In each menstrual cycle, follicles grow on the ovaries. Within the follicles, eggs develop, one of which will be released into the Fallopian tubes (known as ovulation). The remaining follicles will degenerate. In the case of polycystic ovaries (PCOS), however, the ovaries are much bigger than normal,...

USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Ruled Unlawful by Federal Court

10/10/2009 - On September 21, a California federal district court found that the USDA's 2004 approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered "Roundup Ready" sugar beets was unlawful. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) deregulated GMO sugar beets without preparing an Environmental Impact...

Cinnamon spice helps prevent diabetes

10/5/2009 - When it comes to health care reform in America, if we hope to make real progress, we've got to consider safe, affordable solutions that really work to prevent disease. There's hardly a better example of this than cinnamon and its ability to help regulate blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Here, you'll...

Choose Natural Sugars When You Have a Sweet Tooth

9/23/2009 - The word is out about the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup. This sticky sweet substance shows up in nearly all processed foods and headlines in soft drinks. Studies have linked HFCS to obesity. Caution should be practiced though as sugar in general has gotten a bad rep in the past years. Diets like...

"Smart Choices" food label is marketing fraud; Tufts University involvement questioned (opinion)

9/22/2009 - The big food companies have dreamed up yet another clever con to sell processed junk foods to parents and children: A "Smart Choices" label that implies the food product is a smart choice for health and nutrition. The problem is that the standards for qualifying for this designation were set by the...

Interview with Kirt Tyson, Former Type-I Diabetic, Featured in "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days"

9/11/2009 - Mike: Hi everybody. I'm here with Kirt Tyson today. How are you doing today, Kirt? Kirt: I'm doing wonderful, and I'm glad to be here. Mike: Now, just the fact that you are here is quite amazing in itself. You had quite a journey to get here and get on the raw foods lifestyle. Can you tell us...

Alternative Offers Promise from Sugar, Cancer and Candida

9/6/2009 - A new report by the American Heart Association recently turned up that Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day. That's an awful lot of sugar, and as it also turns out, it only takes 2 soft drinks and 8 ounces of fruit-flavored yogurt to consume that much. They're not even counting...

Rick Dina Part I: Misconceptions about Carbohydrates and Insulin

8/23/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on misconceptions about carbohydrates and insulin. Rawkathon with Rick Dina. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick is a chiropractor and...

Syndrome X may be Cause of Your Weight Gain, Cravings or Cholesterol Issues

8/17/2009 - It may sound like something out of the latest science fiction blockbuster, but Syndrome X is not some super-villain dreamed up in a Hollywood studio. It's a very real health condition we all need to take seriously. Medical authorities estimate that as many as one in three Americans live with Syndrome...

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