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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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The sweet taste of Alzheimer’s disease

December 9, 2012

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by Mary Budinger — Evidence is mounting that the same bodily mechanisms that lead to type 2 diabetes may be causing the current epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The culprit is sugar. When we think of insulin, we think of the pancreas. Insulin provides the cue for muscles, liver and fat cells to extract […]

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Pre-diabetes — are you at risk?

October 13, 2012

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by Dr. Julie Gorman and Dr. Toni Vaughan —  More than 41 million Americans fall into the category of having pre-diabetes. With pre-diabetes, one’s fasting blood sugar is above normal (100 mg/dL), but not yet high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with pre-diabetes do not usually have symptoms, so most are not even […]

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Longevity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and you

August 7, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Alexander —  One of the buzzwords in holistic medicine today is anti-aging, which I prefer to call aging gracefully without loss of body function. Often ignored is a syndrome called metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, which is one of the most common causes of aging today. The characteristics listed below define this […]

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Healing diabetes naturally

February 28, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 23 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells are resistant to insulin’s effects, causing a buildup of glucose in the blood, which can deprive the cells […]

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Rethinking the developmental learning process

February 27, 2012

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by Vanessa Chamberlain —  Over the last decade, mental health professionals, childhood advocates, parents and educators alike, have reported a decreased satisfaction in the way we teach our children. Further, and perhaps more importantly, our children are letting us know very loudly and clearly through their behaviors (childhood’s primary language) that rote, standardized, end-user academics […]

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Dangers of high fructose corn syrup

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is currently a topic of much debate. Health and wellness advocates claim that HFCS is evil. The Corn Refiners Association, however, advertises that it is the same as sugar and not harmful in moderation. Both claims are right. The problem is that HFCS does not […]

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Intermittent fasting and delayed aging

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Those with characteristically long life spans tend to eat in moderation and fast periodically. These forms of caloric restriction have been studied extensively in lab animals, and the results are very convincing. Lab animals on caloric-restricted diets or those on regimens of fasting or intermittent fasting (IF) lived longer and […]

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