This week on East/West Medicine: Julia Nordgren, MD, pediatrician and chef from drjuliacooks.com discusses childhood obesity, and reveals tips for building great food habits for your kids. This Tuesday and every Tuesday @ 6:30PM on KSFR 101.1FM.
The best part of the #FedUpChallenge has been the effect that not eating sugar has had on my skin. As a late(r) in life moderate acne sufferer I have tried every serum, scrub and tonic on the market. I now see the error of my ways.
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
― Ann Wigmore
Sugar and simple carbohydrates damage all organ systems including the skin.
An overdose of sugar and other high glycemic foods create a reaction called glycation that leads to wrinkles, deep lines and acne.
As I write this, we are about to have a family desert. There are two options: fresh fruit and chocolate cake; I bet you can guess which one I am choosing.
I am lucky enough to work with Dr. Grasser as a marketing and web consultant; it is always inspiring to work with doctors who are committed to true wellness and integration of the body-mind.
I am experiencing the results of conscious, clean eating and will continue to be sugar-free long after the #FedUpChallenge.
Happy 8th day of sugar-free bliss.
Best to you,
Audrey @ BRAVE
Here are just a few facts about sugar to make you think twice about reaching for a sugar-laden snack, fruit juice, or cereal.
- Our ancestors used to consume 22 teaspoons of sugar per year, now we average 22 per day! Children average 32 teaspoons per day. For adults, that’s about 175 pounds of sugar per year.
- U.S. Dietary Guidelines provide no limit for added sugar, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still lists sugar as a "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS) substance.
- A recent study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. Only one 20-ounce soda per day increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30 percent.
- Sugar causes heart attacks, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia, and is the leading cause of liver failure in America.
- More than 37 percent of Americans’ sugar calories come from soda.
- Sugar is addictive -- as much as eight times more addictive than cocaine.
- Sugar intake may contribute to cancer via insulin resistance.
- Most breakfast cereals are 75 percent sugar. Not a good way to start the day!
Thank you for joining us in the #FedUpChallenge. Keep up the good work!