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

More Memory

By Dean L. Jones

While in the grocery checkout line today a man made a friendly observation that my items looked very healthy (bananas, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, cabbage coleslaw, and some seedless grapes) compared to his foodstuff selection of packaged salami, mayonnaise and red punch.  Although, to my surprise he mentioned that his 79th birthday was approaching next week. Continue reading

By The Nose

By Dean L. Jones

Diabetes is a serious disease and is emerging as a standard cash flow for thousands of businesses.  For example, there is a huge number of dialysis treatment centers that are unfortunately filled each day to capacity and they are literally less than four miles apart throughout most of the Los Angeles County.  Television commercials routinely air describing how to obtain insulin monitoring apparatus.  Newly developed oral medications are being approved that diabetes sufferers are prescribed by doctors including sulfonylureas, chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL), glyburide (Micronase, DiaBeta, Glynase), and glimepiride (Amaryl), Repaglinide (Prandin) and nateglinide (Starlix), metformin (Glucophage), rosiglitazone (Avandia) and pioglitazone (Actos), acarbose (Precose) and meglitol (Glyset), sitagliptin (Januvia),… Continue reading

No Shame

By Dean L. Jones

In many cases, product ingredient changes should come with a sincere apology from its respective maker.  Unfortunately, companies avoid any guilt from their former ingredient, thereby eliminating any fault for selling a bad item.  Such is the case with the makers of Yoplait Light yogurt who say that they have listened to consumers and decided to remove aspartame as an artificial sweetening ingredient. Continue reading

Quality vs. Quantity

By Dean L. Jones

The U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added some regulations that require chain restaurants, movie theaters, bakeries and ice cream parlors and vending machine companies that own 20 or more machines to display calorie counts for products.  The FDA has calculated that Americans get about a third of their calories away from home, which presumably equates to less nutritious food choices. 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