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

The Sweet Aisle

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Grocery market aisle coordination seems quite fair on how they display like items, as they even are kind enough to keep the sugary-filled items like candy, cookies, cakes, sodas, and ice crème grouped in their respective places.  So, it makes it easier to go around these items to lessen a possible sweet seduction. Continue reading

Abandon

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

The artist, Kara Walker, laid out an exceptional and immense art exhibit at an abandoned processed sugar manufacturing plant in Brooklyn, New York.  The exhibit is inspired by America’s socioeconomic enslavement of black people, where one art piece is a black woman with a scarf tied at the forehead, sculpted in a position like a giant sphinx, 35′ tall and 75′ long, and all coated with 40 tons of processed white sugar.  Kara Walker calls this work “A Subtlety” that is making the visual statement of how processed sugar, obesity, race, poverty, and all of the related conditions are still in play today. Continue reading

Over and Above

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Over 1400 cold ready-to-eat cereals in the United States contain added processed sugars, some having up to six different kinds including sugar mixed with corn syrup, honey, dextrose or high fructose corn syrup.  Cereals marketed to children have more than 40% more processed sugars than adult cereals, and twice the sugar of oatmeal.  Over 77% of children’s cereals contain more than 2 teaspoons of processed sugar in a single serving, which is more than a quarter of the daily limit for an 8-year-old. Continue reading

Bring Something To Eat

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Television show host, physician and cardiothoracic surgeon, Doctor Mehmet Oz this week volunteered to help rid those bogus business offers that peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls to lose weight.  Dr. Oz appeared before the Senate’s consumer protection panel, Chaired by US Senator Claire McCaskill, where he explained how his outreach about green coffee and many other products can help Americans shed pounds and get healthy. Continue reading

Happy

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Pharrell Williams’ Happy song is a global phenomenon.  The concept of happy feelings has been studied for a long time, as science reveals that happy people live longer by 35% over those considered more melancholy.  Accordingly, happiness and contentment is proven to help increase a person’s health and longevity.  Folks living 100 years (centenarians) or more are usually more happy and optimistic than those who do not live as long.  Even positive thoughts and attitudes seem to somehow do things in our body that strengthen the immune system, boost positive emotions, decrease pain, and provide stress relief.  Moreover, happiness can even alter our genes! Continue reading

Food Junk

By Dean L. Jones, CPM

Reversing junk food to food junk is done to simulate thought.  Junk is a term that when not associated with the word food conjures up thoughts of rubbish, trash, useless, scrap, garbage, liter, refuse, and debris.  Paradoxically, instead of saying junk food substituting rubbish food or debris food does not sound right.  So if these synonymous terms for junk are accurate, it seems dim-witted to eat it.  Even the two words placed together are oxymoronic since food means things like provisions and nutrition, which is totally contradictory to these aforementioned meanings for junk. Continue reading