Sweet Spot: I Can't Believe It's Not Sugar

Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Most health advisors consider sugar to be a health detriment almost on par with smoking. One could even argue that excessive sugar consumption is one of the factors in the obesity crises. Take a walk down the cereal aisle in any grocery store and you'll find it to be nearly impossible to find a single children's cereal that doesn't have sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor or coloring. The average American consumes over two hundred pounds of sugar every year. Over the course of a lifetime, we literally consume tons of sugar. 

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Diabetes: Obesity is Not the Cause

Friday, November 2, 2012 10:32:29 PM America/Los_Angeles

Obesity and its correlative disease, Type II Diabetes are already at pandemic levels in the United States. Roughly 1 in every 12 people in the US, including men, women, and children of all ages have diabetes. Diabetes, and its related symptoms and co-morbidities, is now the 7th leading cause of death and as if that is not alarming enough, there are currently 80 million people who are considered prediabetic, which means that they have elevated or abnormal blood sugar levels, but they don't yet have all the symptoms to be formally diagnosed with diabetes. These people are expected to become fully diabetic within the next 3-10 years. This is a crisis, and something must be done about it.

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Sugar, The Secret Scourge of the Holidays

Friday, December 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

If one goes back in time more than 500 years or so, sugar was non-existent; honey and maple syrup were the only concentrated sweeteners around, and they were very rare. As little as 200 years ago, although we had discovered how to refine sugar, people still ate very little of it. It was hard to find, and a pound of refined sugar could easily cost the average person a full week’s wages.

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