In the United States, nearly 80 million people, or one in four, have diabetes or pre-diabetes. What’s worse, diabetes among children and teens has also skyrocketed. The most recent data1, reveals that incidence of type 2 diabetes among children aged 10-19 rose by 30 percent between 2001 and 2009. The same situation exists in other […]
Do you believe that drinking diet soda will allow you to “have your cake and eat it too” while still controlling your weight, or even shedding a few pounds? This is certainly what the soda industry wants you to believe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity each year, and that one-third of all cancers are directly related to excess weight. Data collected from over 60,000 Canadians also shows that obesity now leads to more doctor visits than smoking. One in four Americans is […]
Americans’ reliance on processed foods and snacks is undoubtedly one of the primary factors driving our skyrocketing obesity and disease rates. Even many people who “know better” have trouble keeping their hands out of the Doritos. In 2005 alone, Americans spent a staggering $60 billion on snack foods! Sugar and salt cravings are often blamed […]
American children are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, and the health ramifications of this go far beyond the obvious emotional challenges it may produce.
It’s no news flash that soda — diet or otherwise — is bad for health; even those who happily indulge in a can-a-day (or more) habit can rattle off at least two or three negative effects of soda consumption. But when it comes to the effects of soft drink consumption on the human body, the […]
The Hippocrates Health Institute, situated in southern Florida, is one of the world’s oldest complementary health centers. Dr. Brian Clement got started with the organization in 1975, and assumed directorship in 1980.
Is sugar toxic? It is when you consider the levels the average American swallows each year—a whopping 130 pounds of added sugars ingested annually. That’s about 22 teaspoons a day
In the US, one-third of children aged 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. It’s an epidemic that reaches far beyond US soil, however.
It’s long been said that you should avoid eating shortly before exercise as it can lead to a spike in blood sugar followed by a decline that could harm your performance.