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Sugar Sweetened Soda Tops the Chart for Prostate Cancer Risk

by Brad
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Studying 8,128 men over a 15-year period, men who drank just a soda a day or other drinks with added sugar saw a 40% increase in the risk of developing prostate cancer. Other non-liquid sugars were implicated as well, but surprisingly, at less of an increased risk.

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The Top 3 Most Addicting Foods, Why They’re Destroying Your Health, and 2 Steps to Transition Off Narcotic Foods

by Donna Gates
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Wheat, dairy, and sugar are the most addictive foods on the planet. All three activate pathways in the brain that signal pleasure and reward. These are the same pathways that drugs like heroin or cocaine follow.

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What You Need to Know Before Ordering from a Juice Bar

by Donna Gates
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Juice bars are popping up everywhere: in shopping malls, in health food stores, and along boutique-lined streets. While opting for juice rather than a sugary coffee drink is a step in the right direction, it does not necessarily mean that what you are getting at the juice bar is good for you.

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Crowding sugar out

by Kelli
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Your best bet to reducing the amount of sugar your children eat is to focus on adding nutritious foods, rather than on eliminating all sweets. The idea is that we don’t have to do it all perfectly.

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5 Things to Cut Out of Your Diet

by Brad
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I received this dandy little article in my inbox recently. It’s written by Tony Horton, the creator of the famous P90X routine. This would apply to those trying to build muscle or lose weight, and anyone else just trying to eat healthy. I’m just going to let this one speak for itself (except that anyone who does P90X knows that he is not a fan of dairy – and we know how bad that is for you – so I’d add one more to his list). You may or may not like it. He said it, not me.

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I’m Gonna Fight Back

by Kelli
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The word “Remisson” usually inspires good thoughts, good feelings, and hope. On the other hand, the word “Relapse” often carries with it fear and worry.

I’ve just gotten hit with a relapse, and I’m already fighting back.

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Diet Soda: Not on Anyone’s Diet

by Kelli
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I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta to have my Endodontic brother-in-law give me a root canal. He did a fantastic job – definitely worth going across the country for.

I couldn’t help but notice the population there seems to be made up of a very high percentage of overweight and obese people. I also noted the “World of Coke” headquarters as we were driving through downtown.

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