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The Modern Western breakfast which typically consists of cereals, breads, toasts, pancakes, waffles and all amount of grain-based, carbohydrate-loaded foods is by many people labeled as healthy simply because  it is relatively fat free being served up with just a dash of low fat milk and margarine instead of butter. Therefore according to them –…

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Being a child of the 60s I grew up with everything being sweetened, with tons and tons of sugar. And of course in later life that didn’t do me any good. Thankfully in my late 20s I realized what this was doing to my body and decided that the two spoonful of sugar in my…

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If anyone doubts the correlation between the increased consumption in fast food and the steadily growing waistlines in both men and women would do well to have a quick peek at this rather informative article from Bloomberg. It shows a direct correlation between the influx of fast food chains into many countries around the world…

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You know it’s curious when many people ask me about what I think they should do about such and such a condition. They all seem surprised when I say “well, let’s have a look at what you’re eating before we go any further” because over the years I found truly that so many of the…

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The world needs more people like Peggy Newman. She’s a Family Nurse practitioner at Southeastern Medical Clinic in White Lake and she takes the time and trouble to teach people about exactly what carbohydrates are. Her main audience is people who have diabetes but obviously that would also apply to people who are wanting to…

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Here’s an interesting article by a British psychiatrist and researcher Malcolm Peet. He’s been investigating the link between mental illnesses and diet for a quarter of a century. Dr. Peet has found that there is more schizophrenia in countries that consume a lot of sugar. One of the other interesting  conclusions from the study he…

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Here’s a short but informative article by Chris Haro found on the Kwik Med site where he talks about artificial  sweeteners and how that they are simply yellow, blue and pink packets of chemicals. There’s a link to the full article at the bottom of this page and I have left in just the natural…

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Something that many people aren’t aware of is that many modern baby foods and juices have a high carbohydrate content; many of those carbs are just simple sugars. It would seem that maxim that breast is best, holds true particularly according to a study by Mulchand Patel out of the University of Buffalo. More than…

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With childhood and adolescent obesity rates in most of the Western world rising dramatically over the last few decades, it’s not surprising that a lot of effort has been put into finding out what to do about it, after all being obese puts people at greater risk of developing all sorts of types of complications…

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It seems everywhere we turn  we’re encouraged to eat organic yet many people who I have spoken to wonder if eating organic is actually any good, whether it makes any difference to our overall general health. Here is an interesting study from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas where biologist Johannes H. Bauer ran a…

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