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12.22.15
WHO LINKS RED MEAT AND CANCER? In October, twenty-two scientists from ten countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, to evaluate the link between processed and red meat and cancer. The result was a highly-publicized press release by the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” and red meat as [...]
11.25.15
Ho Ho Ho! Uh Oh… The holiday season is upon us and we’re about to be bombarded by deliciously addictive sugary and starchy foods. Yum. How can you say no to Grandma’s luscious, love-infused apple pie? Your uncle’s homemade egg nog? Your cousin’s world-famous candied yams that she made especially for you? And if your coworker leaves a beautiful tray [...]
11.19.15
Fat-Phobia Strikes Again Earlier this month, the following headline showed up in my inbox: HIGH-FAT DIET LINKED TO ANXIETY, DEPRESSION  It was distributed by Medscape (a widely-read e-news source geared towards medical professionals), as well as a variety of other media outlets, including Science Daily. The study itself 1)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bph.13343/epdf was published in the British Journal of Pharmacology and is entitled High [...]
10.29.15
2015 US Dietary Guidelines Critique The new USDA Nutrition Guidelines are about to be unleashed on the American people. American dietary policy (aka “MyPlate”, formerly known as the “Food Pyramid”) is undergoing its regular five-year checkup. This past February, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), made up of 14 PhDs and MDs, reviewed the latest research and submitted its [...]
08.30.15
What You Need to Know about Sugar and Insulin Resistance In today’s post our fructose journey comes to a sweet conclusion, with answers to the questions that really matter: How much sugar is safe for you to eat? How much fructose and glucose is in your favorite foods, drinks, and sweeteners? How can you tell if you have insulin resistance [...]
08.10.15
Tummy troubles? Bloating, diarrhea, cramping, pain, indigestion, or constipation? How can you figure out if fructose is irritating your innards? If it is fructose, what should you eat to make your symptoms go away? If it’s not fructose, what are the other foods that could be your culprits? What is Fructose Malabsorption? As we saw in the first three articles [...]
07.19.15
Type “is fructose bad for you” into your search engine and you’ll get a slew of articles telling you that fructose (aka fruit sugar) can cause diabetes, obesity, gout, fatty liver disease, and even cancer. If you believe the headlines, you might be worried that every time you bite into a banana, you’re hammering a big squishy yellow nail into your [...]
07.08.15
Welcome to Part Two of Fructose Phobia! Ready for more fun with fructose? I know I am! In today’s post, we look at fructose research, starting with the latest fructose study1)Luo S et al 2015 PNAS 112:20 making headlines to see what all the fuss is about. Researchers at the University of Southern California found that fructose may make it [...]
07.03.15
Fructose: The New F Word We used to be told that fructose (aka “fruit sugar”) was the ideal sweetener for people with diabetes because it doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes. However, in recent years its reputation has tanked, as some experts have decided that fructose is the silently sinister sister of the sugar family, single-handedly responsible for obesity, diabetes, heart [...]
09.07.14
Some people experience constipation on low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets and worry that it is due to a lack of fiber. If you are one of them, take heart! Fiber is not the answer!  What is? Read on…         The authors of Keto Clarity, Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman, acknowledge that some people develop constipation on ketogenic diets, [...]