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Sugary Drinks Linked to Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Many people mistakenly believe that as long as you are drinking fruit juice, it's healthy even though it's sweet, but this is a dangerous misconception.

Sugar Cravings and a Sweetie Pie (Plus 7 Ways to Curb the Jungle Drums)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sugar cravings might be one of the most insidious downward spirals in health management. If you eat something high in refined sugar, your blood glucose level skyrockets... and then crashes.

Who Owns Haiti's Future?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Three years and $6 billon later, we remain with the same questions and a very troubling report about USAID from CEPR. The big question remains. Who is capable of charting the way forward for Haiti?

How to Determine the Best Alternative Natural Sweetener

JJ Virgin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

I looked at the science behind four of these popular sweeteners to determine which ones you can safely incorporate into your diet and which ones need to go the way of those nasty artificial sweeteners.

WATCH: How Much Sugar Is Really In Your Food?

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Sugar in food isn't always obvious. When you're eating savory items, for example, you don't necessarily expect much sweetener in the ingredients. So o...

Easy Ways To Kick Your Sugar Addiction

Posted 04.26.2013 | OWN

If ice cream, cookies, cakes and soda are your ultimate Achilles' heel, fret not. There is hope! Here, Dr. Oz reveals easy ways to kick your sugar add...

'Green News Report' - April 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

NBA Player Has Serious Candy Habit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

Michael Beasley doesn't sugarcoat his candy habit. The Phoenix Suns player told the Arizona Republic that he eats "six or seven packs" of Skittles a d...

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be damaging your body. Could you be harming your kidneys without realizing it?

Mayor Bloomberg Launches a Clandestine Passover Police Unit

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

On the heels of the court revocation of Bloomberg's ban on 16-ounce soft drinks, New York's mayor promptly created a secret Passover police unit (code name Sugar Daddy).

Psychodiabetes: Sugar on the Brain

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

I disagree with those who say, "Everything in moderation." Would you want your child taking heroin in moderation -- or your spouse having affairs in moderation? If you want to protect your brain, you need to get off the sugar.

Buckwheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Nik Sharma | Posted 05.15.2013 | Taste
Nik Sharma

Buckwheat grain gives an amazing flour with a rich and deep earthy texture which fits perfectly in these cookies. Buckwheat is also gluten- and wheat-free, making it an ideal flour substitute in most dishes for people with related allergies.

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

Bakery Shut Down After FDA's Startling Discovery

AP | Posted 03.15.2013 | Small Business

CLIFTON, N.J. -- A New Jersey bakery has closed after federal officials found sugar in sugar-free items and fat content well above what was on the lab...

Fruits, Nuts, and Friends Like These

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The statement that fructose is toxic is, simply, false. Fruit contains fructose. Honey, which has been part of the human diet since the Stone Age, contains more fructose than glucose. Saying that fructose is toxic but fruit is not is like saying that democracy is evil, but the United States is fine.

Sweet Nothings, Bitter Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have great respect and appreciation for the Times, and a fair portion of both for the insights of foodie/journalist Mark Bittman. But I have just about none of either for the combination of the two represented in an editorial by Mr. Bittman in the Times this week declaring sugar toxic.

Is Sugar Making the World Fat, Diabetic, and Hypertensive?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.

Meredith Melnick

Does Too Much Sugar Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Dr. Robert Lustig is the anti-sugar man. In his popular YouTube lecture, ...

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

Let's Ask Marion: What's The Recommended Daily Allowance of Sugar?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry Trueman

Environmental advocate/writer Kerry Trueman checks in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book...

This Is Why Coca-Cola Is So Addictive

Michael Moss | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Moss

In creating products that will sell consistently, food manufacturers learned to walk a line between the extremes of an exciting first bite or sip and the utterly familiar. More than any other product, Coke had mastered this balancing act.

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

3 Ways Fructose Wreaks Havoc On Your Health

Well+Good NYC | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Fructose is one F-word that should really offend you. The sweet half of sugar (as opposed to glucose, its more acceptable partner), is one of the b...

7 Food Swaps Science Says You Should Make Right Now

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

There's a lot of confusing information about food out there. Here are seven easy changes you can make today to help settle some of these health questions in your life, and start on the path to a longer, healthier life.