Just because a health problem is labeled “genetic” doesn’t mean that you’re fated to get it. Genes are potential…until they’re triggered. And this is why there’s so much preventive power in lifestyle choices – the food we eat, the habits we keep. Twins provide a great example. By looking at differences in genetics and lifestyle […]
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Recently, we looked at life buried in sugar. But just how do you dig out from under it? You’ve probably heard more than a few horror stories about how hard eliminating sugar can be – tales of migraines, shakiness, lack of energy, irritability, and more. Fortunately, these withdrawal symptoms are only temporary. And there are […]
Let’s face it: We all love the taste of sugar. Biologically, we’re hardwired to love sweets. It’s a way our bodies ensure our survival when food is scarce. But like any strength overplayed, this taste for sweetness has become our weakness. Just how weak? Here’s how we stack up to other countries in terms of […]
Last year, the FDA proposed some changes to the Nutrition Facts label – the first in more than two decades. One of those changes would add a line showing the amount of added sugars. This past Friday, they announced a proposed “daily value” for added sugars, as well: 10% of a person’s total daily calorie […]
The sugar industry could not deny the role of sucrose in dental caries [cavities] given the scientific evidence. They therefore adopted a strategy to deflect attention to public health interventions that would reduce the harms of sugar consumption rather than restricting intake. That’s the key finding of research recently published in PLOS Medicine. Examining internal […]
For parents with kids who love soda pop, substituting 100% fruit juice may seem like a victory. But it’s a small one. Although the label can make it sound super healthy with claims of “no added sugar,” the fact of the matter is, even 100% fruit juice is already mostly sugar. There’s about as much […]
Most every adult in the US – 92%, to be exact – have experienced cavities. What’s to be done about it? Quite a bit, actually. Such a high rate of decay is unnatural, and we know the culprit: added sugars. Every time you eat hyper-processed food or sip a soft drink, you consume the stuff. […]
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