Every Halloween millions of American children (and adults) dress up in costumes and play the “trick or treat” game to earn their sugary treat. While this is all great family fun and game, there is actually a less-than-fun trick being played in the dispensed sugary items. When children are … [Read more...] about The Trick in Sugar
Are Diet Drinks Better Than Regular Soda?
Summer is upon us with vengeance. The heat (and the humidity) is almost intolerable. That soft drink in the fridge by the checkout counter of any store is just the right thing to quench that miserable feeling. But do you choose the regular or diet soda? What's the difference? The following article … [Read more...] about Are Diet Drinks Better Than Regular Soda?
The Stress-Salt-Sugar-Sex Connection
We have discussed so far about how the body handles stress and the strong connection between stress, adrenal hormones (epinephrine and norepinephrine, and cortisol) and insulin interaction as we manage stress. Today, I am going a step further as we look at adrenal hormones interactions with DHEA and … [Read more...] about The Stress-Salt-Sugar-Sex Connection
The Stress-Cortisol-Insulin Connection
To help us handle stress, adrenaline affects a variety of different parts of our body function. For example, it functions as a hormone (a well known fact) as described in our last blog, and as a neurotransmitter in the brain (not so well known). Our body produces adrenaline in large quantity in … [Read more...] about The Stress-Cortisol-Insulin Connection