Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Natural Sweetener Has Zero Calories, May Even Lower Blood Sugar

By |2019-07-26T06:47:27+00:00July 28th, 2019|Nutrition|

Full disclosure: I am not a fan of sugar-substitutes. Of course, there are mountains of evidence about the bad effects of sugar. But artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are just as bad as sugar (sucrose), or worse. And I’ve never found the natural substitutes such as stevia very satisfactory. Still, [...]

Research Shows These Weight Loss Tips Help You Shed Pounds

By |2019-07-20T10:57:40+00:00July 21st, 2019|Natural Health|

Weight is a national obsession, for pretty obvious reasons, if you just look around you. So researchers are spending long hours trying to find ways we can shed those extra pounds, preferably without much inconvenience. And I have some good news: Many of their findings are easy-to-implement strategies that don’t [...]

This May Lower Your Risk of a Food Allergy

By |2019-07-14T15:43:11+00:00July 14th, 2019|Natural Health|

Food allergies are on the rise. The reasons for this surge have been largely a mystery, but now there’s a new clue. The most common food allergies for adults include sensitivities to peanuts, fish, tree nuts (including walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish and shellfish. For kids, it’s peanuts, soy, wheat, [...]

The Potential Dangers of Ibuprofen

By |2019-07-07T09:01:09+00:00July 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

(Second of Two Parts) The over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller ibuprofen seems to be safe for short-term use in the recommended doses, judging from trials conducted up to 2013. But as I noted in the last issue, alarming headlines appeared in the media in 2017 that left me in some doubt. When [...]