Sugar Alert!

This entire web site serves to alert the public on the ill-effects received from eating too much processed sugar. Most importantly, processed sugar has zero caloric value that dangerously raises the body’s natural insulin level as soon as we eat it.  The manner in which it occurs is subtle, as too much of it into the bloodstream upsets the body’s blood-sugar balance, triggering the release of insulin. Continue reading

No Competition

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Sports competition drives a large portion of our overall American economy.  Sarcastically, however when it comes to personal weight and eating habits there is no competition.  We eat and drink at will and do not think about being competitive toward healthy eating habits.  In the national young classification, 29.2% of white girls are overweight or obese compared to 36.1% of black and 37.0% Hispanic girls.  About 40% of Hispanic boys are overweight or obese, compared to 34.4% and 27.8% of black and white boys, respectively.  Classifying the 12-19 years of age, Hispanic boys 39.6% are overweight or obese, where the 12-19 age group of black girls 42.5% are overweight or obese. Continue reading

Sleep Simplicity

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Millions of people suffer from a sleep disorder depriving them from useful rest, which is something that can directly pose serious health risks.  Destructively, many of those who suffer from sleep deprivation seek remedy from taking a sleep aid drug.  However, drugs are unpredictable as the chemical composition scarcely attempts to slow down the nervous system by randomly changing neurotransmitters in the brain.  As such, these sleep aids usually work just enough to help in falling asleep for a short period, only to wake up later being unable to fall back to sleep.  In that case, when you wake up early you sometimes tend to eat, drink or smoke bringing on another set of potential problems. Continue reading

Self-Knowledge Cures

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health (OMH) states that blacks can inherit a predisposition for contracting diabetes.  Furthermore, such agencies report that diabetes is a disease that disproportionally affects all racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.  The OMH statistics show how racial and ethnic minorities have a higher burden of diabetes, worse diabetes control and are more likely to experience complications. Continue reading

Chocolate Capsule

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Living a sugary-filled product free life feels good, except for the temptation to eat dark chocolate.  In view of that, I became intrigued upon learning about how the Mars candy company has funded a five-year study of 18,000 healthy people to determine whether a pill containing the cocoa flavanols nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks, strokes and other related heart diseases. Continue reading

Belly, Breasts, Buttocks and Thighs

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Reflecting on my past sugar dependency brings up feelings of resolved ignorance.  Although, being able to say that I am eleven years sober from the addiction of sugary filled products, I cannot help but to somewhat express personal grief over the dangers of eating processed sugar.  It is increasingly more thankful to be able to put behind how my internal organs endured great pain from that continuous over-acid condition in my body.  Fortunately, I am now fully appreciative and value how vital minerals are no longer striped from my body that came with mindless sugary-filled foodstuff consumption. Continue reading

Heart Healthy

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Back in 2008, a cardiac ultrasound showed severe heart disease for two gorillas who were in their early twenties (average life span is 54 years).  These gorillas were living in captivity at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and heart disease was the leading killer for gorillas in North American zoos at that time.  To help the gorillas survive, Zoo officials tried human heart drugs, including beta blockers and ACE inhibitors on them, but their respective health did not improve. Continue reading