Holiday Indulgence

It’s typical to drop your guard at holiday time. Getting caught up in the festivities is probably the biggest excuse to overeat, the definition of which is relative. Generally, it refers to the…

Chocolate Covered Prevention

Chocolate consumption can reduce cardiac risk by a third, according to a very recent pronouncement based on meta-analyses of previous works. Scientists report that chocolate could be a viable factor…

Diabetes and CVD: Sometimes You Don’t Want A Sweet Heart

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears. Nick Boynton, Blackhawks. Kelli Keuhne, LPGA. Sean Busby, snowboard. Scott Verplank, PGA. Jay Leeuwenburg, NFL. Bobby Clarke, Flyers. Cory Vaughn, Mets (who plays with an…

Diabetes: An Integrative Approach

Diabetes has been around for ages. It used to be called “sugar diabetes,” but modern times have changed that to “diabetes mellitus.” The “diabetes” part dates to ancient Greece, and indicates “one…

Fructose Is an Inflammatory Word

Inflammatory words arouse strong emotion. Related to our physical being, the term “inflammatory” refers to the body’s strong response to invasion by a foreign substance, such as a virus or bacterium,…

Sweet And Large

A corned beef special with extra Russian dressing, a side of cole slaw, and a hunk of New York cheese cake for dessert, chased with a Diet Coke. This was pretty common lunchtime fare for a raft of…

Cancer And Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t

Talk about linking sugar to cancer can be confusing. The “facts” are often presented in a misleading manner that can cause anxiety in those who have the disease. Yet, learning about the science…

Is Sugar Affecting Your Immunity?

Almost forty years ago scientists had an interest in the relationship of diet to health, specifically of sugar intake to immunity. But their curiosity went past simple sugar to include…

Shift Work and Your Health

Rotating shifts causes difficulties because it works in opposition to the body’s normal circadian rhythms, the most influential being the sleep/wake cycle. There is also the matter of social…

Beta-Glucans, The Healer

There are quite a few products on the market that promise to heal wounds quickly. The one made from a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymyxin is so popular that it’s been copied as a…