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Tooth Decay: Is It Your Genes or Is It You?

Tooth Decay: Is It Your Genes or Is It You?

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...
10 Tips: How to Quit Sugar

10 Tips: How to Quit Sugar

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,...
Sweet Changes for the Nutrition Facts Label?

Sweet Changes for the Nutrition Facts Label?

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:...
Since Big Sugar Paid the Piper

Since Big Sugar Paid the Piper

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...