INFLAMMATION and the link to sugar, polyunsaturated oil and trans fats

images-9Inflammation is essential for the healing and repair of bodily injuries and diseases. Unfortunately, like everything else in human life, too much inflammation over a too long period of time is, well, too much.

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The Wheat Problem

WheatFreeRefined wheat is problematic for three reasons:
1. It’s a highly processed, high glycemic index-type food that promotes excess insulin production which blocks weight loss.
2. It stimulates hunger, appetite and cravings that exacerbate

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Sugar, Syrups, Molasses and Sugar Alcohols: What’s the difference?

sugarThe Sugar Free Institute uses the word “sugar” as a catch-all term to include all types of caloric sweeteners that are added to foods by individuals or by food manfacturers. Sugars that

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Honey is a caloric sweetener

honey jarHoney has a reputation as a health food. It’s fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free. It has trace amounts of vitamins, trace amounts of phytochemicals and small amounts of minerals (11 mg potassium and

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Definition of “Natural”: FDA Request for Citizen Input

naturalFrom a nutritional, health and food science perspective, the word “natural” is only vaguely and loosely defined by the FDA, which makes the basic and long-standing rule that nothing artificial or

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Splenda: One-thumb up product review

splendaIn my work as a sugar-free expert, I routinely taste, review and recommend a wide variety of sugar-free products. The no-calorie sweetener called Splenda (generic name is

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AminoSweet Is The New Name For Aspartame, But It’s Still the Only Artificial Sweetener You MUST Avoid

no-aspartameAspartame is a man-made substance that’s 200 times sweeter than sugar. Unlike sugar, however, Aspartame has almost no calories. This, of course, is why it’s used by food manufacturers and by individuals as a substitute

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10 Foods with Hidden Sugar

keep-calm-and-eat-no-sugarThe World Health Organization recently established a guideline for limits on daily sugar consumption, and here it is. No more than 6 teaspoons (or 25 grams) of sugar per day max! (FYI, this

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ASPARTAME: A dangerous excitotoxin that harms your brain

no-aspartameAspartame, also known by the brand names NutraSweet and Equal, is a common and popular artificial sweetener. It’s also a powerful excitotoxin. Excitotoxins are a class of chemical substances that have the harmful potential to

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Dietary Cholesterol Isn’t Bad Anymore!

cholesterolThe U.S. government Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is now saying dietary cholesterol (the kind you eat) “is no longer a nutrient of concern.” Jeez, it only took about 60 years to

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