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  • How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

    We've long had a love affair with white sugar . And why not? Its sweetness cheers us up, perks us up, and makes all the good times seem even better. So it's disappointing when we learn that sugar has been cheating on us. The happy, energy burst that...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/how-do-natural-sugars-compare-with-table-sugar
  • Sugar - How Sweet it is!

    We've all heard that white sugar is a refined product that's devoid of any nutrients, and how high-fructose corn syrup has led to an epidemic of obesity and poor health. So it's natural that we look for alternative sweeteners. Although honey,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/sugar-how-sweet-it-is
  • Is the Fructose in Fruit Bad for Us?

    We've all heard that fructose is the sugar in fruit. But high fructose corn syrup contains 55% fructose... and we all know that we should avoid this highly refined sugar. So it begs the question, is the sugar (fructose) in fruit bad for us? Dr. Michael...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/is-the-fructose-in-fruit-bad-for-us
  • Why John McDougall MD Recommends Salt Sugar Fat

    Yes, you read the title right! Dr. John McDougall recommends salt, sugar and fat! But before you run to the nearest store to load up on the double chocolate cream pies, please continue reading! This, of course, will be the only time you will see Dr....

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/why-john-mcdougall-md-recommends-salt-sugar-fat
  • RE: Starches converting to sugar--good/bad for cancer diet?

    table sugar (sucrose) is not the most health-promoting food, but it does not create cancer. Neither does the glucose, (which comes from the breakdown of starchy whole-food plants like yams,) promote the initiation, growth, or spread of cancer, according...

    https://www.drcarney.com/discussions/1450-starches-converting-to-sugar-good-bad-for-cancer-diet#reply-1451
  • Consuming Refined Sugar "AGES" Your Body

    You may be familiar with the old saying "You're only as old as your arteries." As the saying implies, the number of candles on your birthday cake may represent your chronological age , but they don't necessarily represent your biological or vascular...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/consuming-refined-sugar-ages-your-body
  • Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 5: Living With Type-1 Diabetes

    As mentioned in “Part 2: Disclaimer”, this is not medical advice. This writing is simply to share what I have learned while managing my own personal Type-1 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes has a very bad reputation, and rightfully so. The diabetic individual...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/ken-s-type-1-diabetes-journey-part-5-living-with-type-1-diabetes
  • Sugary Beverages Add to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet of most Americans. They supply about 36% of added sugar in the American diet, and consume a large portion of the grocery budget of many families. In 2013, US households...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/sugary-beverages-add-to-type-2-diabetes-risk
  • A cross-national relationship between sugar consumption and major depression?

    High rate of consumption of sugar may increase the incidence of depression. ​This research work studied the association between dietary intake of sugar and the incidence of major depression in 6 different countries. Researchers examined the 1991 sugar...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/mental-health/depression/a-cross-national-relationship-between-sugar-consumption-and-major-depression
  • Fat, Not Sugar, Causes Type 2 Diabetes

    the media and most health professionals promote the message that high sugar consumption is the cause of type 2 diabetes, this idea is not really true. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cells become resistant to insulin, resulting in...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/fat-not-sugar-causes-type-2-diabetes
  • Blood-Sugar Simplified

    While the biological mechanisms of blood-sugar control are indeed complicated, the basics are quite simple: blood-sugar is an equilibrium between supply and consumption. Sugar, specifically glucose, is biology's primary fuel. The drawing above...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/blood-sugar-simplified
  • Sugar Linked to Diminished Mental Capacity

    the typical American fare of gooey, weight-promoting desserts would almost be considered un-American. We all know that sugar certainly isn't a health-promoting food, but why is sugar so hard to avoid? Why does the chocolate cream pie seem to be calling...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/sugar-linked-to-diminished-mental-capacity
  • Crunching the Science on Juicing

    Juicing fruits and vegetables was once considered the healthiest of the health trends. Many of us have invested in a juicer, and if we haven't, we probably know friends, family members, or coworkers who have. Those "into" juicing talk about all the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/crunching-the-science-on-juicing
  • How Industries Keep You Coming Back for More

    "Bet you can't eat just one!" Many of you may remember this popular slogan for a potato chip commercial from the 80's. What may surprise you is what measures the food industry takes to insure that you "can't eat just one." In the video clip below,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/how-industries-keep-you-coming-back-for-more
  • Sugar's Relation to Heart Disease

    recently heard a lecture by Dr. Esselstyn on reversing heart disease. One of the food recommendation he made was to avoid sugar. I don't use table sugar or brown sugar anymore. I try to use whole fruit for sweeteners. But I am interested in having more...

    https://www.drcarney.com/discussions/1653-sugar-s-relation-to-heart-disease
  • Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages linked to obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    ​Habitual drinking of sugar and artificially-sweetened soda may promote weight gain and obesity. This study evaluated the effect of generous intake of sugar and artificially-sweetened beverages on the likelihood of developing obesity. Researchers...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/obesity/sugar-and-artificially-sweetened-beverages-linked-to-obesity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
  • Sugar and artificially sweetened soda consumption linked to hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    ​Regular consumers of sugar and artificially-sweetened soda may be highly predisposed to hypertension. ​This study examined the relationship between habitual intake of sugar and artificially-sweetened soda and the odds of developing hypertension using...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/hypertension/sugar-and-artificially-sweetened-soda-consumption-linked-to-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
  • RE: BLOOD SUGAR

    after you wake up, your glucose reading will start to rise because that is the effect that waking up has. Rising blood sugar levels help us to feel more awake, and the longer we have been awake, the higher the level will go....until we start to eat or...

    https://www.drcarney.com/discussions/1513-blood-sugar#reply-1515
  • Insulin Sync

    In a football game, a receiver must be in sync with the passed ball to catch it. In baseball, the batter's bat must be in sync with the pitched ball. In your car, you want the brakes to be in sync with the brake petal. All of the musicians in a...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/miscellaneous-issues/insulin-sync
  • RE: Sugar's Relation to Heart Disease

    question. We also try to avoid sugars, except for fruits and dried fruits for the most part. Although as you will find out from people that follow McDougall, he allows some sugar (also salt) if that is what it is going to take to get people to change...

    https://www.drcarney.com/discussions/1653-sugar-s-relation-to-heart-disease#reply-1654

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