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Fasting: Not Just A New Fad

There’s been a lot of talk about fasting lately, and it seems like a new fad. Yet fasting is anything but new. Humans have been doing it for thousands of years, as part of religious ceremony, and even as part of basic existence. Our caveman ancestors were not likely to have had abundant food sources,

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Breaking Down Type II Diabetes Myths

Katie Peeden, MD November is American Diabetes Month and since November 14th is World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated “to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications, and the care that people with the condition need,” I wanted to share some information on the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in the United States.  According to the CDC’s website:  It is estimated

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It’s not the fat dummy – it’s the sugar! (…and other great untruths we have swallowed)

In recent blogs and newsletters we have highlighted certain “truths” we have been led to believe were going to make us healthier, when in fact they did just the opposite. In this last month’s newsletter, we referenced Time magazine’s article on 6/23/14 – Eat Butter: Scientists labeled fat the enemy. Why they were wrong. The Time author reviews in detail how fat has been demonized for years, yet fat hasn’t been the problem. If you were lucky enough to attend our screening of the documentary, Fed Up, or if you are paying attention in general to the population around you, you will begin to understand that our generation is rapidly becoming the largest ever failed experiment in food science. We have been listening to the “experts” – but it turns out the “experts” were wrong! It seems that sugar, specifically high fructose corn syrup is currently our biggest concern.

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