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,…

Electrolytes and Sugar(s): Stuff You Need To Know

Although we are admonished not to mix electrolytes with sugars, we do it anyway. Most of the time it’s isn’t “we”, the consumer; it’s “we”, the marketer. The soda industry wouldn’t sell much product…

Diabetes Management: Dietary Interventions

Diabetes, the word, is loosely derived from a Greek translation of “one that straddles,” probably referring to a person who urinates frequently. You already know this is considered a metabolic…

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…

What’s The Big Deal If My Insulin Spikes?

Insulin is the pancreatic hormone responsible for distributing the carbohydrates you eat in the form of glucose, whose job is to get inside each cell to provide the fuel you need for energy. If the…

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…

Diabetes Prevention: Can We Stop Type 2 Before It Starts?

Predictions for an increase in diabetes are dreadful. One in three children born in the United States in the year 2000 are apt to become diabetic unless they change the way they eat and start to move…

Diet Soda is Not A Free Ride

There is little doubt that obesity in America is on the upswing. Lots of people think that an artificially-sweetened beverage can offset the poor dietary decisions to which they have become…

Soda and Obesity

While a major study relating soda and obesity was done in California, the hypothesis, observations and outcomes are applicable to all the states of the Union. More than half the adolescents in that…