Tag: sugar

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

When I hear Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), I think of reports I’ve read on clinical trials, animal studies, and information that impacts disease processes. Last Monday a very different type of study was released, as reported by the The New York Times. This study reveals how the sugar industry paid scientists back in the 1960s to cover up…

Demon Sugar Strikes Again!

This week it seemed there was an explosion of information shining the spotlight on the toxic effects of sugar. Not a new battle cry from me, of course. Still, to see such supportive scientific study done, especially with regard to protecting our younger generation, is heartening. One unique study reported in Time magazine was particularly interesting. Please take a few…

The Coffee Table's Turned

Coffee in America. To many of us a very desirable liquid that invokes strong emotions of enjoyment, representing a sense of well-being and providing focus. Coffee seems to sharpen us up, help us to get things done. In these stressful times, coffee can offer an important enhancement to the day, or the night. With my habits I like to find…

Back to School Health Tips

Back to School Health Tips

Goodbye to summer! I hope yours was enjoyable and relaxing. Here in Florida, we’re hoping that the heat will lift soon. The kids are headed back to their classes and with the new school year comes the inevitable increase in colds and flu. Lots of excited little human beings in an enclosed space together, laughing, touching and generally sharing their bacteria…

Nutrition Labels Too Confusing

Have you ever glanced at the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and been confused about what you should be looking for? Do you find it difficult to figure out how much sugar is natural or added in the product you purchased? Does the percent Daily Value total trip you up? Do you know the difference between polyunsaturated fat and…

U.S. Sugar Consumption on the Rise

Although it might not surprise you, results of a new study show that added sugar consumption has risen over 30 percent (228 to 300 calories per day) in the last 30 years. In children, added sugar consumption has increased about 20 percent (from 277 to 329 calories per day). These increases are despite the recent declines in sugar consumption that…

Book Review and Giveaway—I Quit Sugar

We are all familiar with the enticing pull of sugar—sweet desserts, succulent fruits, and refreshing juices have graced our lips on numerous occasions. If you are among the many who fear you could never give up your sweet treats, I have a book for you. I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson is a complete 8-week program that gradually weans you…