High Fructose Corn Syrup Part 4 Pathology

By now we know that: The production and consumption of high fructose corn syrup has sky rocketed because it’s a cheap sweetener That unlike sucrose, it’s metabolized totally in the liver where it turns to fat That it does not turn off your appetite, so you keep eating and get fat High Fructose Corn Syrup […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup Part 3 Metabolism

Let’s continue to explore the effects of high fructose corn syrup on the body by gaining an understanding of how the body metabolizes it and compare fructose metabolism with sucrose (table sugar) metabolism. From a chemical standpoint high fructose corn syrup and sucrose are remarkably the same, each containing approximately 50% glucose and 50% fructose. […]

Sleep Disturbance1Over Stimulated by Diet

If we’re going to talk about sleep disturbance, we better start with the basics before you waste your money on a lot of sleep aids. Of course, when you’re around me, we always start with diet and toxicity – both big culprits in a lot of things that ail us. Eating sweets can rob your […]

Menopause Facts – Every Woman Needs To Know

By Guest Author Jeff Schuman Menopause is a dreaded word for many women because they know that at some time in their life they will have to go through this change. That is why it is important for every woman to understand some menopause facts that will make it easier for you to deal with […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup Part 2 Manufacturing HFCS

To better understand the effects of high fructose corn syrup on our bodies let’s take a look at how a whole food like corn becomes corn syrup. Manufacturers developed the process for making corn syrup back in the 1960s. Basically soaking the corn kernels in warm water with sulfur dioxide softens them facilitating the process […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup 1 – The History

You probably don’t even realize that you’re eating high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) because it’s in so many processed and packaged foods. On the other hand if you choose natural whole foods, you probably rarely eat high fructose corn syrup. Either way it’s wise to know what’s going on with this form of sweetener in […]

Do Natural Remedies Really Work In Getting Rid Of Brown Age Spots?

By guest author Zach Smith Did you know that those brown spots can be caused by the aging process? Those are brown age spots. Their appearance can be precipitated by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet rays. The sun’s ultraviolet rays tend to stress out collagen and elastin fibers. Our integument is not completely defenseless against the […]

Sugar Alcohols

In our quest to explore sweeteners and how they affect the body, let’s take a look at sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols are neither sugar nor alcohol So how did they get that misnomer? Basically their chemical structures look similar to alcohol and sugar, so someone coined the name sugar alcohol. As another type of carbohydrate […]

Nutrients that Decrease Your Risk for Macular Degeneration

The older we get, the greater the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But we’re not helpless victims of this condition. We can take preventative steps. Let’s ask some experts in the field what they would recommend to prevent AMD. Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, a Harvard graduate, leads the Clinical Trials Branch at the […]

Excitotoxins – is the Taste Worth the Risk?

Excitotoxins – Part 4 – Is it worth it to ingest these excitotoxins? Catch the beginning of this story here: https://www.drjomd.com/2011/08/excitotoxins-part-1/ https://www.drjomd.com/2011/09/excitotoxins-part-2/ https://www.drjomd.com/2011/09/excitotoxins-part-3/ And hidden sources of MSG here: https://www.drjomd.com/2011/08/hidden-sources-of-msg/   Is it worth it to ingest these excitotoxins? Hardly! Now that you know, will you keep feeding processed food and diet drinks to your […]