Serious Health Risks Associated With Energy Drinks

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A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks — which include risk-seeking behavior, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study, published in Frontiers in Public Health, also highlights the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. […]

Professor And Her Students May Have Found A Cure For Lyme Disease

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Could a common sweetener that’s already in the kitchen cupboards in many American homes — stevia — prove to be an effective treatment for a disease as debilitating and persistent as Lyme disease? It’s too early to say that for sure, but research by Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven professor of cellular and molecular […]

Is Soda Bad For Your Brain? (And Is Diet Soda Worse?)

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Americans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda. Now, new research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain. Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart […]

The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness

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The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-body Wellness. It’s a personal compendium of integrative health’s wisest mantras. Inspired by the needs of time-pressed patients and their fast-paced lives, co-author Danielle Claro and Frank Lipman, M.D., have assembled 100+ of my most memorable integrative health tips and paired them with more than 80 lush photographs. And […]

Biological Effects Of Popular Artificial Sweetener Sucralose

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The artificial sweetener sucralose is a biologically active compound according to an extensive review published by Taylor & Francis in the recent issue of Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews. “Sucralose, A Synthetic Organochlorine Sweetener: Overview Of Biological Issues” authored by Susan S. Schiffman, PhD, an internationally known sweetener researcher and Kristina […]

DIEt Soda Raises Risk Of Diabetes

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Diet soda has been linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than regular soda sweetened with an average of 8 teaspoons of sugar per can. Whether the risk is related to the artificial sweetener aspartame or some other factor, has yet to be determined. A study of French women, published in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical […]

Hard Sell To Drop Soft Drinks

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Soda/pop/soft drinks, whatever you choose to call them, are bad for you! Food colorings, preservatives, empty calories, obesity, yellow teeth, decreased bone density, spikes in blood sugar and increased cancer risk are some negative effects of drinking soda. Why continue to drink this toxic substance on a daily basis? How does drinking soft drinks affect […]

Sugar Helps Cancer Grow More Quickly, Study Finds

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Pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, very common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that drives cell division, helping the cancer grow more quickly, a study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Although it is widely known that cancers use glucose, a simple sugar, to fuel their […]

Aspartame Trap: You May Be Unknowingly Ingesting This Toxic Sweetner

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The risk of artificial sweeteners is still very real. Aspartame is used as a substitute sweetener in thousands of products. Most diet sodas, processed foods and candies contain this ‘alternative’ to sugar. If you aren’t careful, you’ll easily run into it somewhere in your food. Aspartame is marketed not by its real name, but through […]

Headache Most Common Adverse Experience In Neotame Study

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Neotame (E961) is the next generation of artificial sweetener and flavour enhancer. Critics say it is even more toxic than aspartame, and call for independent research to evaluate its effects. Headache was the most common adverse experience in human studies. As its patent for aspartame was running out, Monsanto developed a new, more potent version […]