We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
Have you ever felt your blood sugar crash? You desperately need a nap, crave sweets, or long for a strong cup of coffee? These may be signs of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, which is extremely common and often misdiagnosed. When I ask patients about their blood sugar, they often tell me they have low […]
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study published this month in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) looked at the average sugar intake of over 31,000 people over a five year period. The findings showed that between the years 2005 and 2010, 71% percent of Americans ate more than one tenth of their calories […]
Today, the average American consumes 22.7 teaspoons of sugar each day: 11.6 Tsp. of white granulated sugar 8.2 Tsp. of high-fructose corn syrup 3 Tsp. of other sugars (honey, molasses, maple syrup) While you might find it hard to believe we could consume so much sugar, it is well hidden in processed foods, breads, fruits […]
According to a recent issue of National Geographic, our total fascination with sugar changed the world in a way that we are still recovering from. Its beginnings reach back 10,000 years to New Guinea, where sugar cane was first domesticated. Chewing on a stalk of sugar cane quickly became known as a “panacea” a “cure-all” […]
Many baby boomers spend much of their time and money trying to stay healthy, reverse the imminent signs of aging, and rid themselves of pain. In my practice, the ones that seem to be paying the biggest price in their forties, fifties and sixties are the ones who admit to a lifestyle of abuse in […]