Americans Have Been Fed Misinformation About Fatty Foods

If you’ve been steadfastly avoiding that big steak or bacon-and-egg breakfast, we have some good news to share with you. It comes from Nina Teicholz, author of the The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. Fox News Insider: Author: Americans Have Been Fed Misinformation About Fatty Foods  Teicholz […]

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What I Would Eat if I had Diabetes?

Dr. Eric Berg talks about Sugar and diabetes. Sugar increases insulin which lowers the sugar in the blood and puts it in storage as fat. A healthy diet should consist of fats and moderate amount of proteins. A diabetic diet should have high quantities of fat. Sugar stimulates hunger and you carve for more food. […]

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The Wrong White Crystals

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature mortality in the developed world, and hypertension is its most important risk factor. Controlling hypertension is a major focus of public health initiatives, and dietary approaches have historically focused on sodium. BMJ Journals: The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic […]

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Added Sugars Drive Nutrient and Energy Deficit in Obesity

Obesity has traditionally been thought of as a state of caloric imbalance, where the intake of calories exceeds the expenditure or ‘burning’ of calories. PMC: Added sugars drive nutrient and energy deficit in obesity: a new paradigm However, a more nuanced appreciation for the complex biochemistry and physiology of cellular energy generation suggests that obesity […]

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Effects of Free Sugars on Blood Pressure and Lipids

Sugar has been suggested as a central risk factor in the development of noncommunicable diseases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Effects of free sugars on blood pressure and lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of nutritional isoenergetic intervention trials Objective: We assessed the evidence of the effects of free sugars compared with complex carbohydrates […]

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Insulin Response to Erythritol

When it comes to polyols (commonly referred to as sugar alcohols), erythritol is quite different than xylitol. Swerve is a blend of erythritol and oligosaccharides. Swerve does not contain xylitol. Here are a few ways the two sweeteners compare. Swerve: Xylitol vs. Erythritol Calories Erythritol has 0 calories per gram. Xylitol has 2.4 calories per […]

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Association Between Prediabetes and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

To evaluate associations between different definitions of prediabetes and the risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality. The BMJ: Association between prediabetes and risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis Prospective cohort studies from general populations were included for meta-analysis if they reported adjusted relative risks with 95% confidence […]

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Risks and Costs of Diabetes Medication

A previous analysis examined the contribution of endocrine disruptor exposures (endocrine-disrupting chemicals, EDCs) to adult diabetes, but was limited to effects of phthalates in middle-aged women and did not simultaneously examine multiple EDCs which are known to coexist in the environment. We therefore endeavoured to quantify potential reductions in diabetes and disease costs that could […]

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