Monthly Archives: June 2013

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS MAY AFFECT METABOLISM

The Diabetes Care Journal published a study investigating the affect of artificial sweeteners on insulin and blood sugar levels. Researchers examined 17 non-diabetic obese individuals to see their response to sucralose (found in Splenda) before glucose intake. They found that after sucralose intake, blood sugar levels and insulin levels were 20% higher than when drinking water. […]

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Blood Types Diets Not Supported by Science

Many people have heard of the blood type diet outlined in the popular book “Eat Right 4 Your Type,” by Peter D’Adamo. The premise is that a person’s blood type is central to health. He recommends different diets for each blood type (A, B, AB, O) and states that if you follow a diet designed […]

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Resveratrol

What is resveratrol and where is it found? Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes, the roots of Japanese knotweed, berries, peanuts, wine, and cocoa powder.  It is also sold as a supplement.  Polyphenols are antioxidants that have health benefits. What are the benefits of resveratrol? Resveratrol appears to have […]

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