Let’s talk about sugar for a moment. Most of us know it contributes to obesity, weakens immunity and creates poor dental health. Yet, the average American adult eats 22 teaspoons of sugar daily. That’s much more than double the recommended daily allowance according to the American Heart Association.
So what can you […]
If you have digestive issues, an autoimmune disease, or food allergies, you might have leaky gut syndrome. But what is leaky gut syndrome, and how do you deal with it?
In this post, we’ll discuss what it is, signs and symptoms, what causes it, and how to start healing it.
What is leaky gut syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome […]
I often get asked by my patients out of all the artificial sweeteners, which one is best. Especially for diabetics, but there is no easy answer. Here’s the problem: None of them are completely free of the risks, there are potentially severe side effects of artificial sweeteners given long-term use. We don’t know if sweeteners like aspartame, […]
You might have seen ‘stevia-based sweetners’ on the grocery shelves. Food companies claim they’re derived from stevia, a traditional South American plant. Pure Via vs Truvia vs stevia: what are they, and are they good for you?
Truvia and Pure Via are supposed to be the new healthy sweeteners that act like sugar but without the […]
You might know that eating too much sugar is bad for your health, but did you know that you can be addicted to sugar?
Eating sugar triggers the reward centre of your brain in the same way that addictive drugs like cocaine do. It’s one of the reasons why giving up sugar can be so challenging […]
The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar each yearhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2012/08/30/how-much-sugar-are-americans-eating-infographic/#123894f1f718 . It’s everywhere including fruit juices, yogurt, cereals, breads and more. So you may have found yourself asking for the sake of your health “how much sugar should I eat?”
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple.
According to the American Heart Association the recommended daily intake of […]
We change our body chemistry every time we eat. In fact, diet is more powerful in preventing common diseases than either drugs or medical care. Learning about the glycemic index will help you reduce and prevent inflammation, stay slim, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
Glycemic Index 101
A few […]
Getting Chinese takeout tonight? You might be getting some natural or artificial flavors with that Kung Pao chicken. Think about the soy sauce in packets. Most likely, that ‘soy sauce’ isn’t made with with real ingredients like fermented soy beans, but with hydrolyzed vegetable proteinFake Food Watch with […]
We would all do well to consume fewer sweets.
The average North American eats 150 pounds of sugar each year. Two hundred years ago, it was only 2 pounds per year. Here are facts that still make me pause: sugar is as addicting as cocaine and triggers the same reward center of the brain.