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Don’t be discouraged!  We’ve been looking at sugar alternatives and have found many that are dangerous or even deadly.  There are still plenty of options left for us, though. One of these is Xylitol. Xylitol is found in many fruits, […]

Eating healthy was hard enough when you just had to avoid chemicals.  Now bad-for-you stuff is sneaking into the stores masquerading as natural and healthy. I was delighted to discover agave nectar. The very name sounds healthy.  Agave is the […]

A sweetener that has no calories, a glycemic number of zero, and no side effects. Besides that, it is relatively inexpensive. So why doesn’t everyone just use Stevia?  The comments I’ve received on yesterday’s blog tell why.  The taste. I […]

Good news!  You do have some healthier options. We’ve been looking at sweeteners that are hidden poisons.  Now we’re going to examine some choices that are natural and good-for-you, as well as some that are natural-and-not-bad-for-you.  Unfortunately, they all have […]

All sugars are not created equal.  There is growing evidence that the sugar we eat most is the most deadly. That form of sweetener is called high fructose corn syrup. There is a lot of confusion about this stuff. What […]

Experts are now saying that sugar is so very poisonous and the obesity epidemic resulting from our nations’s monstrous sweet tooth is so severe, that government should intervene. (See yesterday’s post.) Not me, you may say.  I don’t even like […]

How bad for you is sugar?  Bad enough to rate government intervention? Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a professor of pediatrics, in the division of endocrinology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, thinks so.  In a recent article in Nature magazine, […]

Numbers don’t lie, but they might not saying what we think they are saying. For years the followers of “calories-in-calories-out” diet styles have used the same formula.  There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. If you cut out […]

H.A.L.T. the sugar addiction!  The little slogan is really good advice for resisting the lure of whatever has taken too big a foothold in our lives.  We discussed the “H” yesterday — don’t get too hungry, because low blood sugar […]

Some of you may just enjoy food. That’s fine!  Scripture says God has given us all things to enjoy — and that includes the pleasures of the palate.  But what if food has become too important to you?  If your […]