Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain and Diabetes

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Artificial sweeteners, because they contain no calories, are used in place of sugar to prevent weight gain and diabetes. Unfortunately, they do not provide the benefits attributed to them. The major artificial sweeteners are Aspartame (Nutrasweet), Sucralose (Splenda), and Saccharin (Sweet “N Low). More than 6000 foods contain these products, and the number is rising…. Read more »

Lose Weight With Testosterone

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Testosterone deficiency is commonplace, and closely related to age. Levels decline 1% yearly after the age of 40. We also see declines in men under stress, either emotional or physical, and in men taking psychoactive agents such as antidepressants, sedatives, as well as alcohol and other drugs, particularly narcotics. Testosterone is easily measured with a… Read more »

The Most Dangerous Foods for Overweight

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A New England Journal of Medicine study (June 23, 2011, pp 2392-2404) found the following foods most conducive to weight gain: FOOD, WEIGHT GAIN IN A 4- YEAR PERIOD: -Potato chips: 1.69 lb -Potatoes: 1.28 lb -Sugar-sweetened beverages: 1.00 lb -Unprocessed red meats: 0.95 lb -Processed meats: 0.93 lb These foods led to weight loss: FOOD, WEIGHT LOSS IN A… Read more »

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Given that two-thirds of American adults are estimated to be overweight or obese, it’s highly likely that we’ve been advised at one time or another by our doctors to lose weight. But a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology says that advice may not be enough… Read more »

Fun facts…

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Magnesium, muscles and mortality. A small segment of the population have genetic mutations that cause them to have very low levels of magnesium, which can cause altered heart beats, seizures, and involuntary muscle contraction. In addition, it has been estimated that up to 60% of critically ill patients have low levels, and this is associated… Read more »