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How and Why You Should Try a Sugar Detox

By Dr. Edward Group While some people jokingly refer to themselves as sugar addicts, the truth is no laughing matter. Refined sugar causes real, clinically verifiable addictive patterns in your brain and ruinous effects on your body. The average American consumes between 22 and 30 teaspoons of added sugar every day.[1] That’s sugar that you could easily […]

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This Is Your Brain On Refined Sugar

By Dr. Nicole Avena Is sugar really a drug? Why do researchers now compare sugar to cocaine – what does it do to the brain? Do we develop a sugar tolerance, similar to a drug tolerance? All this and more in the following TED-Ed video. When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and […]

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Artificial Sweeteners, the Ugly Truth

We have been duped. Somehow, we have all gotten it in our minds that calories are the enemy. Calories are not the enemy. They are simply a unit of energy contained in food which we, as humans, need to power our bodies. Because of this, the food and drug industry has created their very own […]

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These 15 sugary drinks are almost as bad as soda

Sugar is an addiction similar to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. It feels and tastes good while we are consuming it, but it can destroy your body and mind on the long-term. By now, we all know that soda is addictive and wreaking havoc on our system. Therefore we often opt for what we think is […]

Slashing Sugar Makes Kids Healthier In Just 10 Days

Slashing Sugar Makes Kids Healthier In Just 10 Days

Although it may sound like a bad infomercial, a study financed by the National Institutes of Health has shown that cutting added sugar in children’s diets can improve their overall health incredibly quickly. The study observed 43 obese children and found that eliminating or reducing added sugar, even while keeping the same number of calories and savory […]

Will Sugar Soon be Genetically Modified to ‘Help Fight Skin Cancer?’

Will Sugar Soon be Genetically Modified to ‘Help Fight Skin Cancer?’

L-fucose, a rare sugar found in seaweed, mushrooms, seeds, and other foods, may help treat skin cancer, experts have revealed. The sugar was linked to certain cancers and inflammation in previous studies, but a new study suggests that by tinkering with L-fucose metabolism, the substance could stave off the spread of melanoma, the most dangerous […]

Starving Cancer to Death by Removing One Food: Refined Sugar

Starving Cancer to Death by Removing One Food: Refined Sugar

While all of our cells need glucose (a form of sugar which is turned into energy), cancer thrives on a body full of simple carbohydrates (which become sugar in the body) and refined sugars that come from processed foods and overly sweet goodies. If you or someone you know is suffering from cancer, one of the best […]

Metabolic Syndrome: Why this Epidemic is Sweeping America (What you can do to stop it)

Metabolic Syndrome: Why this Epidemic is Sweeping America (What you can do to stop it)

There is an epidemic of metabolic syndrome sweeping across America. This may not mean much to the average person who doesn’t know exactly what metabolic syndrome is, but it’s a big deal.  “Metabolic syndrome is a “perfect storm” of conditions that include high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, increased levels of blood sugar, and a […]

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic

Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, according to 2013 statistics.[1] One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer. A growing body of […]

16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

It’s probably not something you think about every day, whether or not the foods you are eating could contain carcinogens, but with almost 1.5 million people diagnosed with some type of cancer just last year, perhaps it’s time to look at what is in our foods that could be causing such a huge number of […]