The Culprit Identified

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The Culprit Identified
If you were alive in the mid-twentieth century, you probably always heard the word diabetes as part of a phrase – sugar diabetes. At that time, the cause of Type II diabetes (as it came to be called) was thought to be consuming an excess amount of sugar. In fact, that was partially correct. Consuming […]
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Common Journey

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Common Journey
(Continued from Mad as Hell) Fast-forward 35 years. Through countless episodes of yo-yo dieting, I managed to go from a reasonably healthy 125 pounds on a 5’3″ frame to nearly 200. Now, I’m not stupid. I researched as much as possible before starting on any diet. But my research was based on changing trends in what […]
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I’m Mad as Hell

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I’m Mad as Hell
(with apologies to Network, the movie) I’m the mother of four adult children. Until I got pregnant with my first child, I was a healthy woman whose weight seldom fluctuated. I considered my diet to be healthy, as I followed the guidelines periodically published by the FDA. What I didn’t know then and didn’t learn […]
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The Type II Diabetes Spectrum, Part I

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The Type II Diabetes Spectrum, Part I
To understand how to reverse diabetes, we must first understand how it happens. In this case, we must distinguish between Type I diabetes (or ‘true’ diabetes), and Type II. A bit of history: what we now know as Type II diabetes has been known by other names for centuries, and was previously successfully treated by […]
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Sugar is Sugar

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Sugar is Sugar
Sugar is sugar. How the food industry hides sugar on nutrition labels with different names, and why If you’ve ever glanced at the back of food labels in the United States, you will see measurements and percentages of the basic macronutrients and ingredients listed above the complete list of ingredients.  In regards to sugar, however, […]
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How the Sugar Industry Demonized Fat

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How the Sugar Industry Demonized Fat
  A recently published report blew the lid off the sugar industries (successful) conspiracy to switch the blame on obesity and health problems solely on the shoulders of fat.  During the 1960s they went on the offensive, using every dirty tool in the book, Big Tobacco’s book, to be exact.  Paying off scientists, fudging statistics, […]
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How Big Sugar Sold a Lie to America

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How Big Sugar Sold a Lie to America
When a dentist by the name of Cristin Couzens and colleague Gary Taubes published an article about the sugar industry called Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies, it  called Big Sugar into account for using the same tactics  tobacco companies used to get away with murder, literally, while they got paid. The discovery by Couzens was […]
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Insulin Resistance And The Foods We Eat

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Insulin Resistance And The Foods We Eat
POST SUMMARY: What this means for you… If you suspect you have insulin resistance, or may someday, you need to scrutinize the type and amount of carbohydrates you’re eating. Try replacing the starchiest (e.g. bread) with natural fatty foods (e.g. an egg or avocado, or a handful of olives). Start with breakfast. Start today. If […]
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