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

Harmful Stimulate

By Dean L. Jones

Out of the countless numbers of health and disease reports the one that strikes at the core of living is the World Health Organization’s claim that about 12.9 million people worldwide die each year from some form of cardiovascular disease.  Similarly, the World Cancer Research Fund estimates that some eight million people will die from cancer this year alone.  The overwhelmingly large thing that these two diseases have in common are their dependency on the body’s manifestation of chronic inflammation. Continue reading

Brain Loss

By Dean L. Jones

Various reports were released this week saying that smoking marijuana over many years can actually shrink the human brain.  Such studies reveal that the long-term effects of marijuana on the brain found that compared with non-users, habitual marijuana smokers’ had less gray matter, which is part that contains most of the brain’s nerve cells. Continue reading

Reputation

By Dean L. Jones

Processed sugar has definitely earned a reputation of being bad for your health.  Take for instance how the major motion pictures write into their scripts negative comments opposing sugar consumption.  A couple of movies released this year bashed the consumption of added sugar.  In the movie ‘The Equalizer,’ Denzel Washington’s character, Robert McCall, was at the diner and told Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz) that consuming refined sugar would bring serious damage to her health. Continue reading

Dark Vitality

By Dean L. Jones

From October through December this nation ramps up on foodstuff, and thank goodness that even nutritionists agree that eating an ounce or two of dark chocolate a few times a week is healthy.  Science-based studies show that antioxidant-rich dark chocolate has health benefits, because it is rich in flavonoids, which are naturally occurring substances found in plants that boost our antioxidant activity. Continue reading

Wrongfully Accused

By Dean L. Jones

Eating fat has been wrongfully convicted as the culprit for causing cardiovascular heart disease and the like, whereas the actual killer is processed sugar.  For more than the second half of the 20th Century doctors and related health professionals brainwashed American eaters into thinking that fat causes heart attacks and raises cholesterol, and except for being a source of empty calories processed sugar is all right.  The beginning of the 21st paints a completely different picture by the larger medical community that now reports how processed sugar causes heart attacks, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, and is even the leading cause of liver failure in America. Continue reading

Life Form

By Dean L. Jones

Our world of digital gadgetry to some extent compels us into thinking less and less about the true nature of our being human.  We tend to lean on undergoing medical surgeries and innovative drugs to cure everything that will help bring us back to our original life form.  Unfortunately, medical miracles are just that, a miracle, and since the body is a living organism, its optimal efficiency rests more closely with drawing upon nature’s inborn organisms. Continue reading

Is It Worth It?

By Dean L. Jones

For more than eight years you have read here in PACE News about how eating too much processed sugar raises the risk for gaining weight and a myriad of other health problems caused from ingesting it.  Some of the diseases formed consist of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancers.   Processed sugar ingredients exceed 50 different names on product labels, including HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), dextrose, treacle, caramel, panocha, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, maltodextrin, maltose, fruit juice, sucrose, aspartame, and barley malt. Continue reading

Say My Name

By Dean L. Jones

Another marketing deception was recently employed by Coca-Cola who took the top 250 most popular first names, particularly those names familiar among teens, and printed them on sugary-filled soda bottles with terms like ‘Friends’ and ‘Family.’  By merely putting a name on their carbonated soft-drink labels, the sales rose more than 2.5% for Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero this past summer.  Pepsi and Dr. Pepper reflected slight negative sales over the same period, which sort of served to prove how much consumers fell prey to buying and drinking these personalized bottles and cans so much that it reversed a decade long decline in Coke consumption. Continue reading

The Move

By Dean L. Jones

The big three soda makers, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, made an announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative this week that each company will work to reduce the calories contained in beverages by 20% over the next decade.  The method will include marketing smaller soda sizes, increasing bottled water distribution and hyping diet drink sales. Continue reading

Cease

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Today, the CVS/Caremark Corporation ceased to sell all tobacco products.  At the same time this company claimed a new name, CVS Health, to reflect its broader health care commitment and desire to help Americans.  Definitely this is a good move, however it sounds debatable that a company would stop carrying any product bringing in $2 billion annually. Continue reading