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Is Fruit Too High in Sugar?

Fruit is getting a bad rap and its time for it to stop. This tale going around about fruit being really high in sugar is a lie. Fruit tastes sweet, I get it. But most fruits actually have little effect on our blood sugar when we eat normal amounts of them. This “war on fruit” […]

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Forget Resolutions, Just do This

The most impactful change you can make to your diet this year is to cut back on added sugars. I saw you roll your eyes. But its true, and I hope you’ll give it a try. The easiest way to start making this change is to take sugar out of breakfast. I know, its hard. […]

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A Calorie is NOT a Calorie

More and more research is disproving the theory that “a calorie is a calorie, regardless of the source.” This is no surprise to many of us, who can tell by anecdotal experience that people who eat really well – and by this I mean whole, natural foods – don’t really have to count their calories […]

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Cancer and Sugar

Wonder what cancer cells eat? Glucose, or sugar. And pretty much only glucose. Cancer cells have lost most of the functionality of the normal cells they came from, including the ability to burn fat as fuel. Most cancer cells lack mitochondria, which is the part of the cell that takes fat and breaks it down […]

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Blood Sugar

Okay, so many of you are wondering how something that does not even taste sweet, like a piece of bread, can raise blood sugar more than something that tastes sweet, like a pear. And what the heck is blood sugar, anyway? Here’s the deal: sugar is a kind-of generic term, and there are several types […]

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Your Hemoglobin A1c

It seems everywhere I hear people talking about their Hemoglobin A1c tests, concerned about being pre-diabetic, and not really sure what it all means. Your answers are here! The Hemoglobin A1c test, or H-A1c, measures the average amount of glucose in your blood over the past 3-4 months. It is not altered by what you […]

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