Sugar is the New Fat

Sugar is the New Fat

The World Health Organization (WHO) has drafted a guideline recommending that added sugars make up no more than 10% of a person’s calories, and ideally just 5%. If you consume 1800 calories a day, then only 180 should come from … Continue reading

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Carrageenan: Harmless Additive or Gastrointestinal Bomb?

Carrageenan: Harmless Additive or Gastrointestinal Bomb?

Do you suffer from an irritable stomach? Does your intestinal tract suddenly go haywire, without early warning? There could be many food related reasons, such as gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, food poisoning, etc… It may also be a sensitivity to … Continue reading

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For the First Time in Human History: Obesity Bigger Health Problem than Hunger

For the First Time in Human History: Obesity Bigger Health Problem than Hunger

Here’s a scary stat for you this morning: Obesity rates grew 82% globally in the last 20 years. It was bound to happen. Emerging economies have moved hundreds of millions of people from abject poverty to comfortable middle class. An … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

The Never-Ending BPA Controversy

Last month, Canada banned Bisphenol-A from all food products. But the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that this move may have been premature: “Circulating levels of BPA in the human body were found to be very low, indicating … Continue reading

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Seven Diabetes Stats

Seven Diabetes Stats

1. If you live in the US, there’s a good chance you know someone diabetic. A full 24 million of the adults aged 20 (8% of the population) are diabetic, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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