Cardiometabolic Syndrome When does heart disease begin? My friend George keeled over at the water fountain at work and could not be resuscitated. He was 45 years old. He had “no history of heart disease”. He was a smoker, somewhat
The World Cancer Research Fund estimated that one-third of all cancers are due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity and excess weight that could be prevented. It is evident that dietary choices and physical activity play significant roles in cancer prevention. What we eat can influence the nutrition our cells receive. Therefore, food variety and types of foods we consume can significantly lower our risk of getting cancer.
Obesity The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) did something very unusual with its June 27, 2007 issue – the entire issue is devoted to children’s illnesses. It’s no secret childhood obesity is epidemic in the United States.
The Scary Truth About Sugar By Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND While visiting friends, I bonded immediately with their 2 1/2 year old son, Robbie. We played while the adults talked. After about an hour he got hungry and
Aspartame – History of Getting FDA Approval Aspartame is an artificial sweetener consumed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is used in more than 6,000 diet products including soft drinks, chewing gum, candy, desserts, yogurt as well as
ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET®) ADDICTION Reprinted with Permission Originally printed in Townsend Letter for Doctor and Patients, January, 2000 (pp. 52-57) H. J. Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P. SUMMARY The habitual consumption of “diet” products containing the chemical aspartame not only risks aspartame
Sugar Affects Memory It has long been known that memory declines with age, and that people who are active – people who exercise more – have less cognitive decline. Now we have a clearer picture of why. It’s about
Sugar – A Sweet Invitation to Disease For several million years, humans existed on a diet of animals and vegetation. It was only with the advent of agriculture a mere 10,000 years ago – a fraction of a second in
New York Health Department Ad Campaign Targets Sugary Drinks The New York City Health Department launched a new ad campaign in September 2009, targeting liquid calories. In an attempt to get New Yorkers to think twice about what and how
Soda, Diet Soda, Flavored Water Soda and sweetened beverages are often the most common source of young people’s sugar intake. The average teenage male drinks an estimated 868 cans of soda pop each year. Overall, Americans are consuming twice as