Aspartame: Sweet but Deadly

Ants die when they ingest aspartame. What is it doing to you? The FDA has received more complaints about aspartame than any other additive ever! This equates to over 10,000 consumer complaints.From these complaints the FDA has compiled a list of 92 symptoms and diseases related to aspartame including multiple sclerosis, cancer and death.Yet the FDA, Monsanto…

Poor School Lunches

Your child’s school lunch would most likely fail if it had to meet any of the standards taught in health class. I recently reviewed my son’s school lunch options. At first I laughed out of shock – then I cried. Actually, I am not sure if we could officially categorize some of the items as food. According to Webster’s Dictionary…

How Do I Know if I’m Depressed?

Sadness can last for days or months; withdrawal from social activities or losing interest in sexual activity are also signs of depression. This condition varies from person to person and can be accompanied by mild or severe symptoms that could extend over a long period of time or for brief amounts of time. Sometimes it can…

Benefits of Inulin and FOS

Inulin seems to be the latest dietary craze for healthy eating. In this article, I will present both sides of the inulin story.  Is it for everybody?  Most certainly not, but very few things are.   A personal experience drove me to research Inulin. This past May, when I first started eating what I call real…

Could You Be a Better Patient?

Six Steps to Being a Better Patient It’s tough to find a good doctor these days. When you do find one, how can you as the patient contribute to the doctor/patient relationship in a positive way? Try to adapt these six steps to your next visit. Step 1: Your doctor can’t do it alone. The…

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…

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…

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,…

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…