Posts Tagged 'sugar'

How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?

How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?

This week I’d like to tackle one of the most important questions that I get asked.  However, before getting to the question, I think it’s worth investing a few minutes to frame this discussion around a theme tightly linked to it — sugar.

If you’ve been following the nutrition news lately, you may have noticed that Dr. Rob Lustig has made some headlines.  If you’ll recall, Dr. Lustig is arguably the world’s expert on fructose (i.e., fruit sugar) metabolism, and I ...

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What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?

What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?

One quick update:  Two weeks ago I was interviewed by the great folks at A Sweet Life.  Their site is a great resource, especially for folks with diabetes, but really for everyone (I had the most incredible appetizer on their recommendation this past Sunday).  Here’s a link to the interview.

Ok, on to the issue of the week.  Once you realize how harmful sugar is (by sugar, of course, I mean sucrose and high fructose corn ...

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Sugar 101 – How harmful is sugar?

Sugar 101 – How harmful is sugar?

Any discussion on the culpability of poor nutrition as the cause of our health woes begins with a discussion on sugar. One of the world’s experts on this topic is Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF.  Dr. Lustig has great experience treating children with obesity and is really on the front lines of what is becoming an epidemic of childhood obesity.  About two-and-a-half years ago, he gave a lecture on the perils of fructose (fruit sugar, which ...

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