You're at the grocery store and see two of all types of produce. There's either 'conventional' or 'organic'. So you stand there in the store trying to decide if it's worth it to spend the extra money on organic. Some claim that you should only eat organic food. Others say it doesn't matter. And what does organic really mean anyway? Today's post will focus on what the organic label means and my next post will discuss whether or not you should spend the extra money on organic … [Read more...]
Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer: Does Crystal Light or Diet Soda Cause Cancer?
Splenda. Saccharin. Asparatame. Acesulfame K. Stevia. Sugar alcohols. When it comes to cancer, there is a lot of controversy over artificial sweeteners. In the last two posts (part I and part II), I talked about sugar and cancer. A large portion of sugar intake in America is from our fluids. In response to this, many people have chosen to take in fluids that are calorie free, but have sweet flavor from artificial sweeteners. What's Wrong With Drinking Something … [Read more...]
Does Sugar Feed Cancer? Part II
I can't believe how often I hear the statement that sugar feeds cancer! Just today, I heard it again. For more explanation on why this is a misleading statement, check out Part I. Here we are at Part II. This post should answer some questions such as, how much sugar is too much? And, what types should we be having? What Foods Have Sugar? There are many different types of sugar. I'm sure you've heard the term "simple sugar" and "complex carbohydrates". Both simple … [Read more...]
Does Sugar Feed Cancer? Part I
Many people have heard the statement that "sugar feeds cancer". I have had patients whose friends, family or other source told them to completely avoid sugar. This series of posts will hopefully set the record straight regarding what we know about sugar and cancer! The Facts About Sugar and Cancer Our bodies need sugar, specifically glucose, for energy. Every cell of our body, especially the brain, needs sugar to live. The sugar that we need comes from 2 places. One is from … [Read more...]
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