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is agave good food?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What about the controversy surrounding agave? Answer: I have seen a couple of people with clout on the internet say that one should be careful with agave.   They make a decent point that since much of the product imported into the U.S. is from Mexico, we don’t always know what we’re getting. […]

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high-fructose corn syrup is a health food

I don’t know if you all noticed this comment to a blog entry a couple of weeks ago.   Please inform us all of your opinon! –Robyn Hi my name is Liz and I work with the Corn Refiner’s Association. I wanted to share some infromation about High Fructose Corn Syrup. Both sugar and high […]

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the campaign to make high fructose corn syrup a health food

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I’m a doctor and have  patients influenced by the ads lately promoting high fructose corn syrup as a nutritious food.   How can I convince them otherwise? Answer:   I believe HFCS to be the most destructive of the refined, concentrated sweeteners (with white cane sugar being a close second).   Please read […]

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Good, Better, Best . . . Part II

GRAINS Good: eat whole grains and quit eating white flour. Better: eat soaked whole grains (this requires planning a little ahead, as my cousin noted). Best: eat sprouted, raw nuts, seeds, and grains. SWEETENERS (Note, that I am uneasy about fructose, xylitol, “organic sugar,” or dehydrated cane juice crystals—ways to spend extra money on refined […]

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how to buy yourself diabetes for only $0.50 a day

You know drinking soda is bad for you.   Perhaps you and I talking a bit about  WHY will be just the trigger you need to kick the habit—or get your kids to do so.   Have  a kid you care about  read this.   According to the Nutrition Research Center (Oct. 2007), here’s what […]

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young people with heart disease

Every semester, I have my Management Communications 320 students do an online writing assignment on a company discussion board.   I give them a case involving discussion of an elementary school’s parent-teacher organization’s proposal for a new hot-lunch menu sponsored by fast-food chains.   This case is based on my own real-life experience with my […]

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