The Unbiased Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

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Artificial sweeteners continue to be a controversial public health issue, and the research keeps coming. In fact, a new study on artificial sweeteners and weight loss was just published on Monday, and the FDA approved a new artificial sweetener (advantame) last Wednesday. On one hand, many people are adamantly opposed to the use of artificial sweeteners because of the purported link with increased risk for cancer and other diseases. But on the other hand, artificial… Read More

Does It Matter If A Sweetener Is “Natural”?

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The ancestral health community and other heath-conscious bloggers have increasingly embraced natural sweeteners such as honey, stevia, and maple syrup as healthier alternatives to refined sugar. But just how much healthier, really, are these natural sweeteners? In this article, I’ll review the three major “natural” sweeteners typically used by Paleo dieters, and determine whether or not these foods belong in a healthy eating plan. Find out if “natural” sweeteners like honey, stevia, and maple syrup… Read More

Low cholesterol is associated with higher risk of death in women

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In this episode we discuss a study showing low cholesterol is associated with higher risk of death in women, and other topics.

Why hemoglobin A1c is not a reliable marker

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Hemoglobin A1c is being increasingly used as a way to screen for diabetes. Read this to learn why this is a very bad idea.

Grass-fed vs. Conventional Meat: It’s Not Black or White

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In the debate on grass-fed vs. conventional meat, there’s a lot more to consider than it might initially appear.

Relion Ultima test strip recall

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Aboott Laboratories has just issued a huge recall for blood testing strips which read low. Read this to learn if your test strips are affected.