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Issues of Sugar

by Leisa on January 18, 2016

Sugar has quickly become the single worst ingredient in the modern Western diet. Science has now shown that sugar is taking a devastating toll on the health of the population and is leading to wide spread obesity, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and a host of other closely related illnesses. The single largest source of
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An Irrational Fear Of Sugar

by Leisa on October 14, 2015

Over the past few months I’ve noticed a worrying trend in many of my naturopathic patients – and that is an irrational fear of sugar – any type of sugar. In my blogpost “Secret Sugar” I wrote about the issues of eating refined white sugar, and the problems with foods that contain high amounts of
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Having recently become tired of all the advertisements bombarding Facebook, I have turned my social media interest towards Instagram. Quick, real-life, with no ads, I have found a picture and a few words is a great way to let people know what you are up to. The other day I took a road trip down
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What’s Your Poison?

by Rhianna on February 27, 2014

This morning I watched an interesting short video created by Dr. Michael Greger. For those of you have never heard of this doctor, he created the website Nutritionfacts.org. He is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,
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Oranges Can Suppress Your Immunity!?!

by Rhianna on February 2, 2014

You wake up one morning with a tickle in the throat, and a bit of a stuffy nose. You decide it’s a good idea to ramp up the vitamin C so you grab a large, freshly squeezed juice. That will help, right??? Not according to the research! Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical
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Agave – Healthy or Harmful?

by Leisa on April 14, 2010

This message came through from Loving Earth yesterday – and I’m so pleased they explained about the difference between good quality organic, cold extracted Agave Nectar, and the poor quality processed product: “Recently there has been controversy regarding the use and promotion of agave syrup as a health food. Agave Nectar – The high fructose
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New Sugar Less Bad For You – What?@*!

by Leisa on March 18, 2009

Here we go again, the multi-national companies are trying to jump on the bandwagon of good health and have come up with the ingenious idea of making a healthier alternative to white sugar. White sugar, already a highly processed product that has no place at all in a healthy diet, has been suffering with declining
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Coke Sued for VitaminWater Fraud

by Leisa on January 15, 2009

Oh, isn’t this just too funny!  We knew Coca-Cola wouldn’t be capable of producing anything healthy!! “The Coca-Cola Company is being sued for making “deceptive and unsubstantiated claims” about its VitaminWater line of beverages, which it touts as healthy alternatives to sodas, lawyers for the plaintiff said on Thursday. Coca-Cola is misleading consumers by using
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