Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Even if you're not a Stephen King fan, you've got to admit that cornfields are creepy. Crop circles. Kevin Costner wandering between the rows with a baseball bat. But unless you fled an Iowa childhood, it's not the corn itself that's the problem, but what it's processed into. High fructose corn syrup has been charged with contributing to childhood obesity, diabetes, kidney and heart disease, and vilified by food guru Michael Pollan as environmentally disastrous and for being, well, not food. Now studies show that HFCS could be tainted with mercury.

Read the Entire Article at LA Weekly

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mental Health Tied to Chromium and Insulin

High fructose corn syrup - one of the worst offenders is abundant in many processed foods.

Long known for its beneficial effects on blood sugar, chromium (Cr) has most recently been tied to cognitive health as well. In May of 2009, scientists from the USDA and the Medical College of Georgia reported that Cr supplementation helped prevent Alzheimer`s disease in rodents. In humans, Alzheimer`s is a process that is decades in the making, and has been tied to poor diet, blood sugar and insulin dysfunction. A virtual explosion of new studies on the relationship between dementia and metabolic disorders - such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and elevated blood lipids - has surfaced. Understanding these connections is giving rise to novel strategies for prevention of this disorder.

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The Dangerous Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

I honestly don't know too many people who aren't soda drinkers and that's bad news. A majority of soft drinks contain the deadly sugar substitute known as high fructose corn syrup. The sweetener is also found in most processed foods like peanut butter, pancake syrup and even some prepackaged meats.

This modified sugar is believed to be the number one reason for diseases of the liver, obesity and diabetes. Recent studies have even showed that the addictive sweetener could cause an insulin resistance for those who have diabetes.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Go ahead - drink the Kool-Aid!

Kool-Aid is made with sugar – pure cane sugar, and, like you, I’ve been reading all about the controversy about high fructose corn syrup.

I have rediscovered Kool-Aid.
It happened at my favorite Kroger’s while I was looking for the Dr Pepper made with pure cane sugar.

I guess I need to explain.

As I head towards old age, I’ve become more “aware” of my health. I’m becoming what I used to criticize when I was much younger and much, much smarter. I have become my uncles and aunts and their friends when they were my age – talking about my health and what I do and don’t do for it.

Read the Entire Article at The Tribune

MERCURY Found in Thousands of Foods & Soda's Containing High Fructose Corn Syrup!

One in ten calories consumed by Americans is from high fructose corn syrup.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Starbucks heats up corn syrup-vs-sugar debate with revamp of baked goods offering

Starbucks Corp. plans to revamp its baked goods by June 30, Reuters reports. The coffee chain will begin offering baked goods without high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial flavors and dyes.

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The downward spiral of progress: Why companies keep ruining your favorite products

What's mostly forgotten, though, is that old-fashioned Coca-Cola never came back. What replaced New Coke was a drink called Coca-Cola Classic - made, like New Coke, with cheaper and more cloying high-fructose corn syrup in place of cane sugar.

FOR MORE THAN a decade, starting nearly 20 years ago, I believed that I would never need to think about buying sneakers again. When I needed new sneakers, I simply went to a suitable shoe store and found a pair of Jack Purcell sneakers, size 12, a clean white replica of the dirty and fraying shoes I'd worn into the store.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

'Supersize me' mice research offers grim warning for America's fast food consumers

"We had a feeling we'd see evidence of fatty liver disease by the end of the study," he says. "But we were surprised to find how severe the damage was and how quickly it occurred. It took only four weeks for liver enzymes to increase and for glucose intolerance the beginning of type II diabetes to begin."

It's research that may have you thinking twice before upgrading to the large size at your favorite fast food joint. Saint Louis University research presented this week in Washington, D.C., shows the dangers of high-fat food combined with high fructose corn syrup and a sedentary lifestyle in other words, what may be becoming commonplace among Americans.

Read the Entire Article at Bio-Medicine