10 Days of Less Sugar Improves Kids’ Health

Just 10 days of replacing sugar-packed foods with those of equal caloric value led to dramatic changes in children’s health, a new study found. Pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig and a team at the University of California at San Francisco discovered that simple shifts make a difference, as Healthy Child Healthy World reported. [Read more…]

Beat Sugar Addiction with Herbs

cinnamon sticks to help beat sugar addictionSugar is the devil. But how can you cut the cravings? I got help from Jacob Teitelbaum, a doctor and the author of The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction. Similarly to the eight foods I wrote about last year that fight anxiety and depression, “There are a number of tried and true herbs and supplements that can keep your sweet tooth under control by supporting adrenal function and decreasing low blood sugar, two of the chief health concerns common to sugar addicts,” Dr. Teitelbaum shared. Remember: This addiction extends to high fructose corn syrup, too. Want to know more about these sugar-busting herbs? I’ve got the scoop! [Read more…]

30-Day High Fructose Corn Syrup Detox

dried corn scattered on lab table; beaker containing yellow syrup and dried cornWe’re starting to wake up to the impact of high fructose corn syrup on our nation’s health: Studies have shown that consumption of high fructose corn syrup leads to obesity, a condition that now affects more than 30% of American adults and is associated with heart disease, diabetes, strokes and other serious health problems. A recent UC Davis study featured on “60 Minutes” showed that just two weeks of eating high fructose corn syrup increased the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The problem is, most people don’t stop at two weeks. In fact, research shoes that sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup and sugar are addicting: Just like cocaine, they release endorphins, dopamine and seratonin as they hit your system, triggering the pleasure center of your brain. And just like illicit drugs, you need more and more of the stuff to feel good. People, it’s time for a detox! [Read more…]