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Brain Drain

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Medical research is coming together in agreement, in essence, that when we eat stuff high in processed sugar and refined carbohydrates it is destructive to quality brain cells. As just one example of research, from the Mayo Clinic, found that diets rich in carbohydrates are associated with an 89% increased risk…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

There’s Something Fishy

By Dean L. Jones, CPM From the mid 1980’s to about 1995, I ate sushi regularly for lunch all the while thinking it was something very decent to eat.  Then, I had no idea that this high brow Japanese cuisine contained a considerable amount of hidden processed sugar ingredients.  It was disheartening to find after…

Planet of Plants

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Planet Earth comes complete with oxygen, water and an abundance of plants.  With all of this why is money unnecessarily thrown away to get natural minerals and vitamins found in fruits and vegetables.  Over $28 billion last year was spent on multi-vitamins, where nearly half of U.S. citizens feel the…

Mental Power

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The superhuman life of the late President Nelson Mandela (Madiba) spearheaded what can be analogous to being the source of giving a spring of living water which quenched the thirst of a multitude of millions who believed in his commitment to dismantling an apartheid command.  Viewing on television this week…

Veiled Sugariness

By Dean L. Jones, CPM It is a wonder how many of us manage getting through the toxic food maze with all of the temptations and exposure we have to processed foodstuff.  For instance, even while riding the METRO light rail a street salesman canvassed the train’s aisle and hawked everything from soda, gum, candy…

Apple Up

By Dean L. Jones, CPM A friend told me how his doctor recommended that he should not juice his apples because he would consume way too much fructose at one time, particularly since he has type 2 diabetes.  The doctor recommended that he eat fresh apples whole to take advantage of the fiber and vitamins.

Refashioned Enslavement

By Dean L. Jones, CPM A friend shared how his blood pressure was up in the dangerous stage-1 range of 140-159 over 90-99 (normal is 115-120 over 75-80).  Once a healthy Grambling State University football running back, he now struggles with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other ailments, where his doctor recently warned him that…

Big Bird

By Dean L. Jones, CPM It is increasingly dismal how chicken gets presented to the buying public.  Chicken producers are injecting an enormous amount of broth-like additives to these birds, so much of it that it constitutes more than a fifth of the chicken’s final weight.  Unquestionably, a big bird is their core aim and…

Habi-Snack for Humanity

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The last couple of months of the year brings about an unconscious habit to eat whatever.  It creeps on starting with Halloween, then Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and all of the sports craze in between.  All the same, the habit of eating what is believed to be your favorite…

Federal Neglect?

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration furloughed 60% of its 1,602 food investigators due to the partial government shutdown.  At a differently run governmental unit, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) operates under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which is actively on duty inspecting meat, poultry, and egg…

Detection versus Deterrence

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The American Cancer Society and medical community collectively agree that a substantial proportion of human cancers are avoidable.  By the end of this year, 1,660,290 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed.  This overwhelming number has health professionals stating the best ways to avoid the risk of ever contracting…

SatisFA[c]Tion

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The last 11,700 years of the Earth’s history is referenced as the Holocene Epoch, which includes the development of agriculture, domestication of animals, invention of the wheel, development of writing, the Iron Age, advanced mathematics, the Industrial Revolution, space travel, and satellites that enable global communication.  All the same, mankind’s…

OMG – GMO

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Oh my gosh (OMG), genetically modified organism (GMO) may rule!  GMOs are as serious as the creation and use of the atomic bomb.   Mega corporation Monsanto, responsible for chemical pesticides, Agent Orange and Aspartame has literally taken the world’s eating freedom away.  Monsanto’s mission is to own the world’s food…

Sweethearts are Short-Lived

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked hard to make it as clear as possible that consuming processed sugar directly causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other diseases, not to mention it will make you fat.  The extensive processing necessary to make refined sugar manufactures it…

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…

Free Will

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Humans have always sought out an enormous variety of potentially ingestible items that may perhaps help to provide individual distinctive abilities.  Although there have been a hefty number of successes in achieving a better method of consuming stuff, there has been an even larger number of failures ranging from minor…

Too Big To Rail

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Around four years ago the media was spouting off about how certain mega companies were too big to fail.  Adapting a scant spin to this phrase is offered as too big to rail, where rail refers to riding in a high speed transport tube.  The possibility is being worked on…

Awe Man

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Pursuing to purge processed sugars from my diet is daunting as the more stuff you eat away from your personal preparation the more sugar shows up.  The phrase ‘awe man’ immediately came to mind when reading the Lemon Pepper condiment label where the ingredients included Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar, Garlic,…

Domestic Abuse

By Dean L. Jones, CPM In general, domestic abuse is commonly associated with physical and emotional threats and actions from another person, whether they be family, friend, or foe. Hardly ever is domestic abuse attached to giving insufficient eating guidance to our children.  Which can be consider odd after all, since the greatest part of…

Packaged Trickery

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Reading labels on everything that we buy off of the shelf can at times seem daunting, but we do it to ensure the right gas pump is selected for fueling expensive cars and likewise we do it to administer the right amount of prescribed drugs.  Accordingly, when basing your decision…

Breaking and Entering

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Universal guidance surrounding good nutrition says make half of our daily food intake fresh fruits and vegetables.  On the other hand, our biological makeup validates that our taste buds naturally prefer things that are sweet or salty, where food makers have taken advantage of this fact so much that upon…

Heads or Tails

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The lure of knowing you can spend 99¢ can be quite tempting, particularly when the item just might satisfy the taste you happen to be looking for at the time.  In so doing, making a 99¢ investment cannot hurt, or can it?  Most people have experienced a time to choose…

USA Food Asylum

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The USA is working hard to prevent Edward Snowden from gaining asylum in another country because he is wanted for allegedly violating the espionage act when gathering and leaking classified government documents.  Think about comparing this process of finding a place of safety for a person to permitting safe food…

Jump in Before…

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Restaurateur and TV cooking show host Paula Deen served up some big apologies about spewing the ‘N’ word.  Basically, she felt considerable pressure to publically apologize in order to help save her Food Network show and numerous product endorsement deals.  However, her apology surrounding racial epithets was not enough as…

Sugar Alert – Insane Stagnation

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Since 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration newly approved two prescription weight loss drugs for the public.  Both drugs make the claim to be taken with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise for chronic weight management.  Anti-obesity drugs try to decrease that soaring feeling to eat something or inhibit fat…

Sugar Alert – Heedless

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Summer like months for some of us can bring about actions that seem to throw caution to the wind.  Above all, when it comes down to our eating traditions fun dinning is foremost and whether the food is healthy or not is unimportant, as long as it tastes good is…

Sugar Alert – Health Halo

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Drinking more water to help quench our thirst is common this time of year, which is why we need to stay sugar alert when choosing to drink flavored bottled beverages.  These products are often associated with being nutritionally good for you, where some go so far as to claim to…

SUGAR ALERT – PREDISPOSITION

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The US Department of Health and Human Services is conducting an outreach campaign called ‘It’s Only Natural’ that is directed toward African-American mothers encouraging them to breastfeed their babies. The reason is that studies reveal that black mothers are less likely to breastfeed when compared to other ethnic group members. …

Sugar Alert – Time [Un]Well Spent

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Nearly half, or 49.0% of people spent their respective time visiting McDonald’s contributing to this major corporation earnings of roughly $28 billion for the year.  Subway received 37.8% of the consumers, while Burger King garnered 24.3%.  Not surprisingly Starbucks had 23.9% of those visitors studied, and Wendy’s was close at…

Sugar Alert – Gout Watch

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The painful disease called Gout is creeping back as it is known to have afflicted historic renown people including Alexander the Great, Charlemagne and King Henry VIII.   Science researchers report that incidents of gout have essentially doubled since 1990 affecting over 8 million Americans today, and so, why is it…

Hydration Aid

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. It is increasingly difficult of what packaged food items constitute nourishment in contrast to setting into motion a personally fat and/or ill body.  Consequently, simplicity in eating is one way to go as a safer way to choose which foods and beverages to digest, however, what is the measurement of…

Breakfast Candy

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Somehow consumers get caught allowing manufacturers of packaged foods dictate their eating patterns. Last year the maker of this growing in popularity spread called Nutella was sued for making false claims about being a nutritious food item.  The parent company is named Ferrero legally agreed to pay $3 million for…

Got Artificially Sweetened Milk?

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation are in the process of getting governmental approval to change the standard of identity for milk and 17 other dairy products.  Milk producers want to add artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and to not be required to indicate its…

Allergic Reactions

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. When taking a standard allergy test the amount of processed sugar consumed is not usually reviewed for allergic reactions.  Even though, it is the processed sugar consumption that should be the first thing reviewed since high glycemic foods are the main producers of the inflammatory response to various parts of…

Glucose Level Résumé

By Dean L. Jones, CPM It is here and everyone knew that more wellness programs would spring up as a result of the pending affordable health care act going into effect, and not surprisingly employers would figure out a way to make money in the bargain.  CVS Pharmacy is getting the ball rolling as a…

Sugary Civil Rights

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Eating habits are personal, but it is a good thing to have publicly shared health tips and regulations for increasing access to good eatable foods.  That is essentially what the Mayor of New York is attempting by introducing regulation on the size of sugary drinks sold in the city.  This…

Fact or Retract

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The middle decades of the 20th century spewed a lot of product advertisements, particularly claims about nutrition.  But most of the information shared was pure hype simply to sell more products.  In 1943, the Sugar Association was formed by prominent sugar industry businessmen.  This group started with two divisions where…

Allure, Appeal and Bliss Point

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Processed food manufacturers are really good at making their products have a very exciting first bite or sip, followed by an utterly familiar taste to ensure satiety.  Accordingly, since women are the most frequent food shoppers it is their emotional vulnerability to smell and taste that has food manufacturers targeting…

Mind over Sugar Matters

By Dean L. Jones, CPM For some time now science research has made a strong correlation between processed sugar consumption and mental illness. The general findings surrounding this issue reveal that a high intake of processed sugary items is associated with a higher incidence of schizophrenia and depression.  This is due mainly from eating high…

Fat By Fate or Choice

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The World Health Organization reports the percentage of obese humans has doubled over the past 30 years.  Globally, obesity is so prevalent that is surpassing the burden of being a chronic disease to that of how smoking tobacco ruins healthy lives.  Worldwide type-2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and even…

Sugar Alert! Running the Risk

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Today, while at the checkout stand of a Smart & Final store, the person in front of me was buying four 5-pound sized bags of granulated table sugar.  Even though all of this sugar could easily be thrown in as the definitive reason for his very immense weight, I prefer…

Garbage In, Garbage Out

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Artificial intelligence emulates human intelligence, where that familiar saying ‘garbage in – garbage out’ aptly addresses our acquired smarts and health derived from what we eat, or choose not to eat.  Choosing what not to eat is what an educational institution named Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia does…

Request for Forgiveness

By Dean L. Jones, CPM In an effort to atone for how I used to extend give, offer, and share processed sugary-filled items, please allow me to extend my sincere apologies.  For more than fifty years, it was the best thing going to experience a sweet tasting twirl, however, who knew then that eating processed…

Immune-Efficiency Tips

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. According to the American medical community we are now into what is commonly referred to as the cold and flu season.  Even so, whether you accept this news as fact or fiction, catching these types of viruses can be dangerous any time when it attacks a weakened immune system.  So…

Sugar Alert – High Blood Pressure

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Commonly, we associate having high blood pressure to consuming too many salt and sodium-packed processed foods.  Metaphorically speaking, the jury is back in session and salt is the least likely suspect for causing high blood pressure and the real criminal that is doing the high blood pressure crime is processed…

Sugar Alert – Avoid Inflamed Airways

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Over 18 million U.S. citizens suffer from Asthma, a chronic respiratory illness characterized by a narrowing of the airways.  Take a quick look at some well-known people who have Asthma, such as Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, former NFL running back, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic track and field medalist, Greg Louganis, Olympic…

Act of Contrition

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The week before the holidays I have chosen to rhyme my words in an effort to atone, how I used to extend give, offer, and share processed sugary-filled items that I can no longer condone.  Upon entering this world sixty years ago, it was the best thing going to experience…

$50 Million Pep Talk

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The marvelous entertainer Beyoncé recently signed a $50 million product promotion deal with PepsiCo.  Beyoncé is the featured 2013 Super Bowl halftime performer and will now appear in a new television commercial for the sugary soft drink maker.  This big marketing campaign includes placing Beyoncé’s face on a limited-edition run…

Health Consciousness

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Taking place in many parts of the country is a heighten process of brightness regarding gaining better access to fresh foods.  Some communities are getting national and local support for delivering more wholesome produce; however, other neighborhoods are seemingly going more and more in the opposite direction of greater socioeconomic…

Sugared Side Step

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The general medical community has become extremely forthcoming with their clients suggesting to minimize the consumption of sugary filled soft drinks due to their lack of nutrition, contributory to tooth decay, and how it can lead to unhealthy weight gain.  However, aside from these basic recommendations, I am curious why…

CRACKER JACKS’ CRACK

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Packaged food and beverage makers are increasingly demonstrating bizarre behavior more and more, while simultaneously being somewhat amusing in their apparent desperate attempts to sell products. The management of Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, who produce the old American classic box of Cracker Jacks, has added caffeine as an ingredient…

Unusual Fiber

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The California GMO labeling bill Proposition 37 was closely defeated 53.1% to 46.9%.  Among many, one very familiar corporation PepsiCo poured significant money to lessen what you know about a product’s ingredients to defeat this sorely needed ingredient disclosure legislation.  As, Pepsico recently released a soft drink called Pepsi Special…

An Artificial Truth

By Dean L. Jones, CPM If our mouths, throats, stomachs, and intestines were computerized to share proper health consumption commands, every time we consumed the ingredient Aspartame that is used as an artificial sweetener in diet sodas and over 6,000 other sugar-free products, the computer would constantly send us a message of DANGER.  There is…

GMO Needs To Word Up

By Dean L. Jones, CPM A genetically modified organism (GMO) has had its genes altered using genetic engineering techniques, whereas, such organisms include bacteria, yeast, plants, fish, and mammals.  There is a new packaged food labeling initiative on the ballot this year with Proposition 37.  A Yes on Prop 37 will require labeling on raw…

Scary Monsters

By Dean L. Jones, CPM In a healthy person, blood sugar (glucose) levels are metabolized roughly within an hour after eating, except consuming caffeine will raise blood sugar levels much longer.  Caffeine raises blood sugar levels by causing the body to put out large amounts of adrenalin making our cells less responsive to insulin.  Science…

OLD SCHOOL

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Annually since 1901, at the beginning of October Nobel Prize awardees (Laureates) are announced and a couple of months later, on December 10th, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death, they receive a Nobel diploma, a medal, and money.  This year the Nobel Prize money amount is set at 8.0 million…

BUTTON UP

By Dean L. Jones, CPM If there were ever a time to consider the phrase of saying no, that time is well upon us when it comes to succumbing to the plethora of eating choices.  The huge variety of food services has never been so high in our country’s history combined with the elaborate lengths…

Overeating Mentality

By Dean L. Jones, CPM Obesity causes many changes to the health of a person’s body, but few people know how the brain also suffers negative changes.  Habitual overeating is caused by some harmful health changes in the mind.  In short, the hippocampus is a major component of our brain that consolidates information from short-term…

External Use Only

By Dean L. Jones, CPM The Arabs are credited with making the first sugar refinery around 1000 AD on the island of Crete.  The Arab people renamed it ‘Qandi’ as it was originally called sarkara from the Sanskrit language of India where a majority of spices were imported.  In Arabic qandi means crystallized sugar that…

Bad to the Bone

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Rarely does one associate eating processed sugar with consuming an animal ingredient.  Baking a cake and putting in those two full cups of sugar is not something you would ever think has to do with dead animals.  It so deliciously sweet and delectable, those favorite sweetened treats could not possibly…

Dopamine Rush

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. To paraphrase a classic television commercial about using dope, you can easily transfer that old familiar saying with, this is your brain and this is your brain on processed sugar!  That is because consuming processed sugar can have effects similar to a drug of abuse.  Your brain reacts this way…

Extreme Rage

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. As women mature in age serious changes take place in their bodies.  Particularly for women who already have had a tendency to experience premenstrual symptoms (PMS), there can be even more extreme hormone fluctuations of ‘Perimenopause’ that can amplify a woman’s symptoms tenfold, which can frequently lead to rage like…

Recurring Cancer

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Only just a couple of days ago, medical science released new findings from a controlled study that compared to normal weight women, obese women were 40% more likely to have a breast cancer recurrence and 69% more likely to die from it.  The most startling facts confirmed that even being…

Hunger Pangs

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. There are wonderful feelings that come about from getting up in age.  I remember as a child up through my twenties from time-to-time experiencing some really intense hunger contractions in my stomach.  They were not so bad, but memorable enough to want to avoid them as much as possible.  Normal…

Sweet Endorsement

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. When speaking business, using good advertising is unquestionably a good way to sell products and services.  In view of that, by employing a celebrity to endorse a product when advertising greatly strengthens the selling message.   This is why when making a purchase of a sugary-filled product not only should you…

Body Heat

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. “When your body won’t do what you want it to, and you don’t do it ’cause you know you’re through.  What’s that? — Body heat!  It was some 36 years ago when the late Godfather of Soul James Brown released his ‘Bodyheat’ album with those lyrics.  The lyrics cover a…

A Head of Pain

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Every time an individual consumes a sizeable amount of processed sugar it should be thought of as setting up a toxic outcome.  It is highly probable for those who eat sugary-filled items like sodas, pastries and the like will inevitably suffer from a processed sugar induced headache resulting directly from…

Fearless Taxes

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. When we began this online column some seven years ago, our goal then and now is to inform community residents on the many negative health issues surrounding the consumption of processed sugar.  Our dream has always been that from consistently promoting health consciousness the universe would say yes toward expanding…

Really, Real Sugar?

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The packaged food and beverage makers are doggedly working to persuade consumers that their respective product is the one to buy.  Particularly when it comes to how much sugar is the right amount to add in its ingredients and still be deemed healthy to eat.  In the past, the big…

Gateway Drug

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The one common condition shared among those who used drugs is that they were available and everyone was doing it.  Sobriety probably raises this as the easiest excuse for ever using drugs, nevertheless, science has long reported about the gateway drug theory that the use of less toxic drugs can/may…

Oh No, A Summer Cold

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The odds are 1 in 4 of catching a summer cold, although there are several common risk factors that can be avoided to greatly improve the odds.  Such as being aware of coming more in contact with people traveling from out-of-town who may introduce unfamiliar bacterium.  Air conditioners are notorious…

Carrying Your Weight

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Within a month, the 2012 World Olympics will take center stage where we get a chance to see an array of the most physically conditioned human bodies on the planet.   Aside from the obvious activities of exercising and competing in their respective sports, such athletes eat whole foods as much…

Embedded Awareness

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Still there remains a huge majority of society unacquainted or perhaps unwilling to know how consuming too much processed sugar will cause ill-effects and leave you with addictive behaviors.  Well fortunately there are many professionals that have it embedded in their minds, and are vigilant in making us aware that…

Sleep Works

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Young folks are more increasingly developing diabetes or being diagnosed with borderline diabetes.  This is obviously not good, primarily because this early ill-health will lead to heart disease and other complications as adults.  Better dietary practices are at the centered of preventing a number of health complications, but one area…

A Sugar Free Government?

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. More and more, American government is intervening on how a person should eat.  The base for government intervention on dietary habits surrounds the spiraling health care costs, where for example in 2010, $192 billion of our taxes was spent on obesity related issues alone. Accordingly, the federal, state, and local…

High Fructose, Low Memory

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Students in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently published findings from studying rats that a diet high in fructose slows the brain’s ability to learn and remember information.  High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is six times sweeter than commonly processed sugar from cane or…

Reconfiguring Sweetness

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Food and beverage makers are rapidly pushing new products that claim to use less sugar.  The ads commonly say how their respective product now has less sugar and therefore fewer calories.  Sadly, many reconfigurations to obtain sweetness use ingredients that are less desirable than processed sugar, in spite of being…

I Like Mike, but…

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. PepsiCo Inc. is bringing Michael Jackson’s image to their soda cans in a marketing strategy to help increase sales.  I like Mike, but I am not in favor of using his picture to push the sale of a sugary-filled drink.  That is because the beloved Michael Jackson passed June 25,…

A Way Out

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Our last discussion surrounded how some people are predisposed to the dangers of eating processed sugar, thereby experiencing withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability and headaches. In other words the human body can be processed sugar sensitive due to low beta-endorphins, which produces low self-esteem.  Fortunately, when you can correctly identify…

A Predisposition

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Is it possible to be processed sugar sensitive?  Well, the medical community is slow in admitting it, but it is true that some people are born with low beta-endorphin, which produces low self-esteem.  When this occurs, it causes a person with the condition to naturally seek things that raise their…

Chug Me

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. In the 1880’s, there were parts of the USA that blocked selling ice cream sodas on Sunday. A majority of people felt that these drinks were ‘impious’ (lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god) and should not be enjoyed on this holy day. Since ice cream soda shops did…

Blood Sugar Rollercoaster

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Eating too many sugar loaded products will send your blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride by sending it way up and then rapidly bringing way down.  When it hits bottom you will really feel lifeless, which matches what has been proven that a lot of hyperactivity, aggression and other behavioral…

60 MINUTES SAID…

BY DEAN L. JONES, C.P.M. This past Sunday, the long running 60 Minutes television journal put their stamp on what is being labeled as a health crisis brought about from eating too much processed sugar. Straight out, the average American is eating roughly 130 pounds of added sugar a year. The latest medical research confirms…

Frick and Frack

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Over eighty years ago, Frick and Frack were the stage names for two Swiss ice skaters who performed with the Ice Follies show, and are best known for their bizarre and uncanny skating abilities.  Both equally performed tricks that are still nearly impossible to replicate.  In a similar manner, unusual…

Safeguard the Workout

BY DEAN L. JONES, C.P.M. Exercising vigorously may give you the feeling that you have burned so many calories that consuming a sugar-high energy bar, sugary fruit drink or even a cold soda is okay.  Except, consuming sugary items right after a workout is a huge mistake with one who is attempting to exercise for…

Nowhere to Run

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. When it comes to eating packaged foods and beverages producers are making it hard to trust them nowadays.  When I learn about bad food, I can hear Martha Reeves and the Vandellas singing…”got nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.”  The latest is the bad rap on meat, where it was…

Cookie Prison

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. This past Tuesday was the 100th anniversary of the Oreo cookie.  Now owned by Kraft Foods the Oreo has been around since 1912, and has generated thousands of other sugary cookie competitors over the past century.  Last year alone, over $2 billion worth of Oreos were sold worldwide, which represents…

Packaged Trouble

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Recent health reports show that the rising obesity rate in America may have leveled-off for most groups, but not so much for people between 45 to 64 years of age.   In 2011, the obesity rate in America fell to 26.1%, from 26.6% in 2010 and 26.5% in 2009.  However, 30.8%…

Pure Coconut Palm Sugar

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Limiting processing sugar is a growing advice offered by the medical community for numerous health reasons.  Science is clear that the molecules capable of inflicting damage in your body, processed sugar molecules are probably the most damaging of all, particularly because of the fructose in it, which is an inflammatory…

Bone Thrashing

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Bone loss is being diagnosed so frequently that osteoporosis is now considered a pediatric disease.  One primary reason for the change in classification centers on the amount of soft drinks children are consuming.  A number of younger people aged 13-18 years who drank either sugar free or a caffeine soft…

Societal Intervention

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. This PACE exclusive community service health column has focused on the dangers of eating processed sugar for more than six years now.  The reason has been clear for a long time that constantly eating processed sugar ruins a person’s healthy mind and body.  Well, another group supports this health position,…

Unchecked

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have classified processed sugar as a natural preservative together with salt, vinegar and diatomaceous earth.  What is interesting is since every nutrient that could contribute positively to our health is fully destroyed or extracted before becoming processed sugar during its transformation to a…

A Cheerless Rejoice

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The 1950’s placed me smack in the middle of the pastry snack frenzy.  Everyone I knew then tried a Hostess product to see if they were as good as others would claim them to be.  Well, after countless pounds of fat and unthinkable amounts of processed sugar the largest wholesale…

Wrongly Acquired Taste

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Some items are definitely an acquired taste and there is no doubt that the flavor of Mountain Dew soda’s falls within that classification.  Taste is personal, but ignoring the effect of ingredients on the body is universal to anybody.  Recently, a man named Ronald Ball from Wisconsin filed a $50,000…

Give It Up

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. For those who will be bringing in the New Year at a good old fashion party, you will undoubtedly have the pleasure of dancing to the legendary entertainer, Marvin Gaye, delivering his monumental soul classic ‘Got to Give It Up’.  At any rate, whenever you think about the words to…

Regain Control

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The discussion surrounding the importance of how much processed sugar should we have in our daily diet is growing for a number of reasons.  The urgent reason why we should steer clear of eating too much processed sugar is to help circumvent major health problems like diabetes, heart disease and…

Alcohol Hangover

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. There are a number of us who think that the end of the year festivities require consuming lots of alcohol, even though we know so many things go wrong as a consequence.  For starters, drinking alcohol causes the body to increase urinary output like a diuretic, which in turn will…

Break ‘From Cereals’ Fast

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Of our commonly described meals —breakfast, lunch and dinner— it is the morning meal that has the most instructive name.  It is a compound word of ‘break’ and ‘fast’ that makes a wise statement, but we too often ignore making a good choice of food and beverage to consume for…

Sugar Alert – Taste Bud-nappers

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. At times I feel as if I am living in the Twilight Zone, particularly when you learn how commercial enterprises are so intense with consciously destroying or at least genetically altering humankind through food consumption.  War, murder and ignorance are unfortunately generally accepted means of human destruction.  Nevertheless, you want…

Sugar Alert! Festive Dining

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Overzealous food preparers are more likely to use excessive amounts of processed foods than conscientiously guided dining hosts who understand that eating is for the nutrient of our bodies.  Thanksgiving festivities often get treated as recreation, stuffing our face, resulting in health problems from eating overly processed foods that impairs…

Sugar Alert! Dough Ball of Confusion

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. If our U.S. congressional representatives get their way public school menus will classify a plain slice of Pizza as a vegetable.  Undoubtedly, a growing child will be educated to believe and practice exacerbated poor eating habits, not to mention suffer through a high level of confusion thinking bleached flour dough…

Protected—Unaffected—Immune

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The human body is more susceptible to bacterial or viral infections and other ailments from a weak immune system.  A weakened immune system suppresses the protective functions of cell growth, where prescribed and over-the-counter drug sales flourish to produce limited attempts to prolong cell life. More sadly, medical professionals when…

Sugar Alert – Purge the Box

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. This week, I met two new business contemporaries and we began sharing small talk about our respective recent weight loss stories and methods on how we got here.  When I declared my pot belly and overall weight dramatically came down by avoiding the consumption of foods containing processed sugar their…

Sugar Alert – Tooth Decay Cometh

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The US candy manufacturing industry includes an estimated 1,600 companies with combined annual revenue exceeding $20 billion.  That is serious money that Americans traditionally give away in abundance to the most vulnerable population (innocent children) as detrimental tooth killers for their unhindered consumption.  Commonly, adults ignore the obvious bacterium that sets…

Sugar Alert – Are the Facts Clear?

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. If you were asked to identify between Galactose, Saccharin, Glucose, and Dextrose the one that is not a natural sugar, which would you choose?  The answer is saccharin is not a natural sugar, as it is an artificial sweetener used in place of processed sugar, primarily because it has no…

Sugar Alert – Indigestible Tax

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Did you ever imagine a time when the government would impose a punitive tax for unhealthy eating?  A large number of people pushed for added tax on cigarettes subsequent to learning that cancer and emphysema of the lungs were directly linked to its use.  Taxing monstrous cigarettes gave more revenue to…

Sugar Alert – The Scourge of Diabetes

 By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Unfortunately, if not inflicted personally, we have family, friends, neighbors or associates that suffer from the diabetes disease.  Type 2 diabetes is preventable by paying attention to the food and beverages consumed.  Although there is a lot to this disease, this week I received an email from an associate who…

Sugar Alert – Cantaloupe Trouble

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Right at the height of people turning toward consuming more fruits and vegetables, another food-borne bacteria outbreak comes along.   Recently grown cantaloupes from Colorado are blamed to have caused possibly 16 people to die from ‘listeria’ bacteria.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that it is the largest…

Sugar Alert! – Memory Problems

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Diabetes suffers are twice as likely to have or develop memory loss problems.  The science is slow in reporting this fact, but a major issue with insulin malfunction is dementia that can lead to developing Alzheimer’s disease.  Even those who have been diagnosed by their doctors as pre-diabetic (people on…

Sugar Alert – Corn Ball Logic

Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is added too often into many packaged items as the main sweetener.  However, anyone eating such should be aware about the clear science that HFCS is strongly attributed to increasing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease.  Nevertheless, the marketing campaign put forth by…

LAUSD Dishes Up Nutrition

Sugar Alert! LAUSD Dishes Up Nutrition Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) provided me the complete K-12 education.  For that reason, I found it interesting to learn about their recent change in student food services.  After many decades of administering nutritional disparity to their students, this week the LAUSD launched…

Sugar Alert – Yet Another Disease Rises

Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Man, what heartbreak to learn this week that Venus Williams had to pull herself out of the US Open Tennis championships due to health issues. In researching her reported health condition, I found out that as many as four million Americans are living with the same disease, and 90% of them…

NOT SO SMOOTH SNACKS

Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. There was a time when I believed drinking an Orange Julius original beverage was everything a body could use as the perfect thirst quencher.  The high spike in blood sugar never crossed my mind because I always had a raw egg added to it.  Well today, a 20-ounce Orange Julius drink…

Drinking 100% Orange Juice Under False Pretenses

Sugar Alert – Drinking 100% Orange Juice Under False Pretenses Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. It is perhaps quite easy to go along with the advertising hype and the label stating it is 100% pure juice is just that.  Except, whenever something taste exactly the same every time is a key signal that nature has left…

Black Food Revolution

Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Sometimes you may find yourself craving sugary tastes that you regretfully eat when consuming some non-nutritional items like sodas, candies or pastries.  On the other hand, there are quite a number of great foods that work to eliminate those sugar cravings by rounding out your complete nutritional needs.  I am talking…

Tooth Decay

Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose. Sugar can promote tooth decay. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

Diabetes

Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Sugar can contribute to diabetes. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity. Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.    

Immune System

Sugar can suppress the immune system. Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance. Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs). Sugar can promote an…

Liver

Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver. Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney. Sugar can cause depression. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention. Sugar…

Coronary

Sugar can cause hypoglycemia. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection. Sugar can cause kidney damage. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency. Sugar can cause copper deficiency. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Circulatory

Sugar can cause hypertension. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines. Sugar can cause an increase in delat, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly. Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.

Allergies

Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure. Sugar causes food allergies. Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children. Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.  

News About Antibiotics

 By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Clear medical evidence is available that when processed sugar is added to antibiotic drugs it increases the drug’s ability to knock-out persistent staph infections.  Doctors have always known that certain types of bad bacteria called ‘persisters’ shut off their need to feed when exposed to antibiotic drugs, basically becoming drug…

SUGAR ALERT – CHEWABLE ≠ EDIBLE

DEAN L. JONES, C.P.M. In a variety of phrases mothers everywhere have verbalized to their children two distinct words — ‘behave yourself.’ Consequently, attempting to practice good behavior is a common action in our everyday activities. However, somehow we blindly exclude good behavior when it comes to consuming foods and beverages. We ignore any real…

Sugar Alert – Skin Jeopardy

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. A strong possibility from eating too much processed sugar is that doing so will cause the skin to become dull and wrinkled.  Science labels this condition as ‘advanced glycation end-products’, or a shorter term called AGEs.  Glycation results from excessive blood sugar that attaches to proteins and thereby forms harmful…

Is Sugar Toxic?

 By GARY TAUBES On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month, fairly remarkable numbers for a 90-minute discussion of the…

Avocado

Avocado Avocados are high in fat, but its monounsaturated fat can help lower cholesterol and keep your heart healthy.  Avocados contain lutein, an antioxidant that strengthens eyesight, and vitamin E, which may lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  Eat the right portion to avoid over loading it on fat and calories.  One whole medium avocado is…

Sugar Alert! – Sneak Attack of Fat

Recently, more information is circulating about the all too common potato chip, which is seriously placing unwanted fat on those that indulge. This results mainly from the quantity as the average eater of chips rarely stops until the entire bag is gone, and then some. The general fact is that eating roughly 15 potato chips…

Sugar Alert – Not So Fast Agave

Dean L. Jones,  C.P.M. Eating artificial sweeteners is a serious and complex matter.  Even some artificial sweeteners labeled as natural can actually be more harmful to the body than eating refined sugar.  For example, agave has been touted as a safer natural sweetener, but there exist some strong evidence that agave may do more damage…

Sugar Alert – Allergy Evasion

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. When taking a standard allergy test the amount of refined sugar consumed is not usually reviewed for allergic reactions.  Even though high glycemic foods are the main producers of the inflammatory response to various parts of the body, as it experiences excessive sugar intake it places major demands on the…

Sugar Alert – Aspartame Mania

Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. March is National Women’s History Month, which brings to mind current health trends for women that show them contracting chronic health conditions more than men do.  Women still have a longer life expectancy than men have, but unfortunately are living with arthritis, asthma, mental illness, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.  The most…

Sugar Alert – Address the Cause

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Product promoters have been aiming and paying a lot of attention to the effects gained from eating more fiber.  The concept that product advertisers want to get across is that fiber will help get those bowels moving again and then everything will go back to normal.  With a little luck,…

Sugar Alert – Food Components to Reduce

Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. On average, American men, women, and children consume too much, in particular those foods and food components that contain sodium, solid fats (major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids), added sugars, and refined grains.  This statement comes directly out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health…

SUGAR ALERT! – Sweet Sticky Thing

By Dean Jones, C.P.M. Mostly considered a contact illness, the common cold virus passes from person-to-person in mucus droplets expelled by an infected person and inhaled by an uninfected person. The human sneeze discharged into the air spews the most of these tiny droplets, and sadly, you may never see it coming from several hundred feet…

Sugar Alert – The Fat Man

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. When I was about twelve years old, there was a little dance we did dubbed the ‘Fat Man’, where we would stick out our mid-sections and roll toward our partners to the beat of the music in a synchronized soulful style.  In contrast, that was 40 something years ago when…

Sugar Alert – The U.S. Home Plate

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Yet another approach to eating well was announced this month by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The government explicitly recognizes that previous guidelines on healthy eating were flawed and the latest data shows a much more improved approached to suggesting how Americans should practice eating each day. The…

Sugar Alert – Small Print Size

 By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Regularly consuming lots of processed sugar and starchy foods are reported, in some cases, to cause the eyes to become more vulnerable to a vision loss called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  An eye-opener is the fact that recent health studies show patients who do not commonly eat carbohydrates that quickly…

Sugar Alert – The Right Pair of Shoes

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Commonly, people lean toward the concept and/or practice of taking something to help them feel better or ingesting what the doctor prescribes to remedy their discomfort.  In opposition, seldom do we practice avoiding things that may be the cause of illness and/or uneasiness.  Planning on what is best to eat…

Allergies

Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure. Sugar causes food allergies. Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children. Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.

Obesity

Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Tooth Decay

Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose. Sugar can promote tooth decay. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.

Depression

Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.

Immune System

Sugar can suppress the immune system Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance. Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs). Sugar can promote an…

Coronary Heart Disease

Sugar can cause hypoglycemia. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.

Colon

Sugar can cause hypertension. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines. Sugar can cause an increase in delat, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly. Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes. Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets…

Sugar Alert – Life is ‘Type’ 2 Short

By Dean L. Jones, C.P.M. Yesterday evening, while inside a Mini Mart, I was in line next to a young person, roughly twelve years of age, who made a call from his phone and spoke, “Mom, can I get a $1 soda?” The answer must have been yes since he quickly put the phone back…

Safeguarding Our Immune Systems

Keeping our body’s immune system strong is paramount. There are four easy ways of doing this, including that the bowels function daily, drinking adequate pure water so that the urine flow is clear (at least five pints of water a day) and cleaning the sweat from the body daily with a bath or clean cloths. Breathing…

Soda Drinking Limits

Most sodas average 150 calories per can, plus 10 teaspoons of added sugar. Studies reflect 75% of us are dehydrated on a regular basis. Sadly, more than 30% of us think sodas will quench our hydration needs. In addition to the fact we easily mistake thirst for hunger and start eating to satisfy the wrong urge.

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