Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

In a breakthrough study published in Nature this week, scientists from Israel’s Weizmann Institute have demonstrated how artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and diabetes. The bottom line is that even if artificial sweeteners do not directly harm us, they … Continue reading

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Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting has been a human tradition for thousands of years. Whether for religious, political, or  perceived health benefits, people all over the world still practice some sort of abstinence from food for a 24 hour period of time. In some … Continue reading

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Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise in America. Key findings from a recently published report: 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That almost one out of ten Americans! … Continue reading

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California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

Last week, California’s senate passed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, which will mandate sugar-sweetened beverage to display a warning label as depicted above. The measure still needs to pass the state Assembly and be signed into law by Governor … Continue reading

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It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

CVS shocked the public and markets when it announced yesterday that it will stop selling tobacco before the end of the year. As a result, the pharmacy chain will lose two billion dollars in annual revenue. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Recent earning reports from soft drink manufacturers are highlighting what seems to be an irreversible trend – soft drink consumption in the US is falling. In 2010 – we drank 0.5% less than the year before. In 2011, the drop … Continue reading

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Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Kiwi – Eat More! Here are 10 Convincing Reasons

Reason # 1: Vitamin C One serving of kiwifruit has 240% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C! This flu-fighter also wards off the effects of aging and stress, and powers up the immune system. Reason # 2: Fiber … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Diet Strategy – Few Big Meals or Many Small Ones?

What’s the Best Diet Strategy – Few Big Meals or Many Small Ones?

What’s the better way to lose weight? 3 small meals and 3 snacks a day? or 2 big meals with no snacking? A research project that was presented at the recent American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Conference in Chicago has shown … Continue reading

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Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Are you a diet cola junkie? Sorry, we come bearing bad news. Earlier this week, a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism pointed out something that the beverage industry would like you to ignore: accumulating evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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Should Obesity be Labeled as a Disease?

Should Obesity be Labeled as a Disease?

The American Medical Association has been on our radar recently, and this week has made quite some headlines with a groundbreaking recommendation: Obesity should be labeled a disease. Why is this important? Until now, obesity has been considered a precursor … Continue reading

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