The Damaging Effects of a Coke

  Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? According to a study conducted by Dr. Wade Meredith in November of 2006, this is what happens to your body when you drink a coke. In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t…

Obesity Risk Drops Amongst Children

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 that Childhood Obesity is actually leveling off after a 25-year gain – good news for kids but experts wonder if it’s just a ‘statistical fluke.’ Such were the concerns raised by Dr. David Ludwig, director of an obesity clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston about the report. “Unless…

Minimizing Your Cravings

Think before you eat. Sounds like good advice, but the war between the mind and the tastebud won’t be won by a catchy phrase. No, the power to overcome will be a mix of energy between what you know to do and your will. So, that being said, what’s up with ‘20 minutes?’ “Most [cravings] go away…

The Risks of Cancer at your Next Barbecue

That crispy, blackened meat that makes barbeque so delightful unfortunately contains two potentially carcinogenic compounds: heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The longer you barbeque and the more well done the meat, the more HCAs and PAHs are deposited on your meat. Research from the National Cancer Institute has shown that high intakes of well-done,…

Dangerous Electromagnetic Radiation Threatens Health

“I have never seen a set of epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence we are seeing with extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields. Clearly there is something here” says Martin Halper, Director of Analysis and Support at the Environmental Protection Agency. It is important to understand that although electromagnetic fields can not be perceived,…

Can Vitamin C Be as Effective as Statin Drugs?

Supplementing with just one gram of ascorbate (Vitamin C) reduces the level of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation that has been shown to be a powerful predictor of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as much or more than statin drugs.  This was shown in a placebo-controlled trial by Berkeley professor emeritus of epidemiology and public health nutrition, Gladys…