The many names of sugar On the website “Sugar Science: The Unsweetened Truth” is a page entitled, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” It makes the point that sugar is added to “74% of packaged foods sold in supermarkets.” That added sugar goes by many names.
IF: When nothing is better than something Does Intermittent Fasting (IF) work only because it results in a reduction in average calories consumed? Not at all, says one fasting expert, because there is a big difference between “average” and “frequency.” A river could have an average depth of one foot over its entire length, but […]
New research on the obesity pandemic The great public health crisis of our time is not cardiovascular disease, not cancer, and not diabetes. It’s obesity. The dimensions of the obesity crisis are still being determined. It’s safe to say they are enormous, and growing, as a new study indicates . . .
Stale milk According to the American Heart Association, replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat in everyone’s diet would reduce heart disease by 30%. The AHA bases its claim on the results of trials. Everything comes down to the trials. It turns out that the AHA is relying on four trials to make its case in […]
The AHA rides again! The American Heart Association is sticking to its theory of fat, cholesterol and heart disease. This week, the Association issued an advisory that was picked up by major news organizations around the world. The advisory advised against consuming saturated fat. It’s a familiar refrain from this organization. We’ve been marching to […]
Pick your poison A new study raises the question, what’s the least worst form of sugar? Is it fructose? Sucrose? Glucose? Some combination? To me, this seems like asking, “Who was the less worst mass murdering dictator of the 20th Century, Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin?” Does the ranking really matter? For sugar and dictators, […]
What’s in a name? Does it make a difference what you call a diet? Should I call my diet “low-carb” or “LCHF” or “keto”? I tend to use all three terms interchangeably. Do they really mean the same thing? Would it be better to settle on one?
Keto and the evangelical mind-set Is a low-carb, high-fat (ketogenic) diet good for what ails you? Is it a medical cure-all? I have to say no. For instance, it hasn’t cured or prevented the summer cold I’ve had all week. Just to warn you, my voice may go out at any moment. I will say […]