Tag Archives: high-fructose corn syrup

The not-so-sweet side of sugar

April 7, 2015

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The not-so-sweet side of sugar by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Have you seen the commercial for high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that compares it to regular sugar made from cane? It uses actors to represent parents and children so that you are more likely to accept what they are saying. The actor tells you that your […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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Boost the immune system with beta glucan

February 19, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  Do you ever get the feeling you have been duped by the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and traditional medical industries? You may be a member of the growing group that is questioning and asking, “Do I really need to take that drug or is there something natural that does not have side […]

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The Trojan Horse of today

December 6, 2012

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by Christopher Knight —  The Greeks and the Trojans were locked in a harsh war. Both sides longed for a final end to it. The Greeks had been attacking the city of Troy for 10 years. The Trojans were fighting for survival, but the Greeks were determined to win the war. Finally, the Greeks realized […]

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Power of Carbs

November 16, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  All living creatures require energy in order to function, and all of our energy comes from the sun. However, human beings cannot directly convert sunlight to energy. We depend upon green plants that both absorb solar energy and store it in compounds called carbohydrates. We are most familiar with these […]

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New information on fruit juices

September 21, 2012

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The following is new information regarding consumption of fruit juices. 100 percent pure fruit juice is no longer linked to obesity New research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual convention in Toronto, May 2007, indicates that consuming 100 percent pure fruit juice does not increase childhood obesity and may actually help children maintain healthy […]

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News about stevia

September 14, 2012

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The FDA, under pressure from the powerful sugar and artificial sweetener lobby, has issued a warning letter to Celestial Seasonings for using a popular natural sweetener. The letter indicates the FDA classifies the herb stevia as “unsafe,” even though it is a main staple sweetener in China and Japan and has been used without negative […]

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High fructose hype

August 25, 2012

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by Stacy Maxwell —  You may have seen the latest commercials touting the goodness of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). One ad shows two moms at a children’s birthday party — one pours a juice-like beverage and offers it to the other, who declines because it contains high fructose corn syrup. The mom serving the […]

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Obesity rates keep going up

August 16, 2012

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American men are getting fatter. Despite numerous public health campaigns touting healthy eating and exercise, it appears that the rate of obesity in American males is increasing rather than decreasing. “The prevalence of obesity and abdominal obesity remains disturbingly high among adults in the United States, and our trend analysis shows that both may still […]

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Mercury in high fructose corn syrup

March 5, 2012

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One more reason to avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the discovery of high levels of mercury in food products sweetened with it. A study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) discovered mercury in almost a third of 55 popular food and drink brands that list HFCS as the top ingredient […]

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Tips to detox the body

February 29, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  There are 116 synthetic compounds lurking in the body of each average American, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are exposed to toxins from various sources such as food additives and preservatives, dry cleaners, digestive distress, nonorganic foods, our environment, synthetic supplements, pesticides and chemicals. What you […]

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The top 10 ingredients to avoid eating

February 28, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If you include packaged foods in your diet, you will benefit greatly from learning to read the ingredients labels before making your purchases. The majority of these highly processed foods contain chemicals, additives, sugars and fats that are harmful and cause adverse health conditions and complaints. Here are the top 10 […]

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Health updates: Artificial sweeteners and blood pressure

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the effect of artificial sugar on the brain, and high-fructose corn syrup and blood pressure. Artificial sweeteners do not fool your brain While artificial sweeteners may be able to confuse your taste buds, suspicion is growing that your brain is not so easily fooled. Several studies suggest that your […]

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