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 […]

Macular Degeneration and Heavy Metals

According to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, the incidence of macular degeneration in Australia for people over the age of 50 is 1 in 7. The disease is sometimes knows as ‘age related macular degeneration’ (AMD) because the incidence has been found to increase with age.   What Is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is a condition […]

Excitotoxins Abundant in Processed Food

Excitotoxins – Part 3 Review the previous articles here: https://www.drjomd.com/2011/08/excitotoxins-part-1/ https://www.drjomd.com/2011/09/excitotoxins-part-2/ And hidden sources of MSG here: https://www.drjomd.com/2011/08/hidden-sources-of-msg/ How much processed food and diet drinks or candies or mints are you eating on a daily basis? If that’s your main diet, you are ingesting a heavy load of excitotoxins. You will have trouble finding prepared […]

Tips On Strength Training To Stay Healthy

By Guest Author David King A lot has been written about the benefits of cardiovascular aerobic training. Until recently, however, little attention has been given to strength training which is an important component of a balanced fitness program. Part of the problem is that strength training has been equated with bodybuilding. However, you do not […]

Excitotoxins – Neurotransmitters in Over-Drive

Excitotoxins – Part 2 MSG, Aspartame dangers uncovered. You will find part 1 here: https://www.drjomd.com/2011/08/excitotoxins-part-1/ And hidden sources of MSG here: https://www.drjomd.com/2011/08/hidden-sources-of-msg/ Turns out the original assumption that glutamate supplied energy to the brain was almost right. But rather than supplying energy to the brain glutamate, aspartate and several other amino acids carry nerve messages […]