Announcements

Awesome Tele-Seminar With Artificial Sweetener Expert

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We had another amazing tele-seminar with artificial sweetener expert Dr. Janet Starr Hull, who is a walking encyclopedia of information. We covered quite a bit of ground, discussing aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), neotame, Acesulfame-K, sugar alcohols, cyclamates and saccharin, as well as such "natural sweeteners" as honey, maple syrup and barley malt. We even chatted about […]

Announcements

USDA Issues Added Sugars Table

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Thank you, USDA! Wow! I am impressed. Our very own United States Department of Agriculture has issued a new online table that lets you look up the added sugars and carbs in 2,041 common foods, the USDA announced in its article, Added Dietary Sugars Are Now Easily Identified.. The list of added sugars–which are defined […]

Beware of Hidden Sugars

Tobacco Manufacturers Plug Candy-Flavored Cigarettes

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I already wrote about this development previously, but the subject is worth revisiting, because tobacco manufacturers have recently introduced a number of exotic, candy-flavored cigarettes in an effort to target the youth market, according to a study published in Health Affairs. Candy-flavored cigarettes? Talk about a way to lure innocent kids! "This research revealed the […]

Beware of Hidden Sugars

Candy-Flavored Cigarettes Still Target Teens!

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Shame on certain members of the tobacco industry! I’m horrified, as you should be, too!  The tobacco industry is continuing to target teens by selling candy-flavored cigarettes, according to the American Lung Association. Not only that but the products seek to lure our nation’s young by: Making smoking look "cool" by using hip-hop imagery and […]