My friend Andrew writes Hershey about ingredients in their “high end” products

My friend Andrew wrote to Hershey to complain about the ingredients high-fructose corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated fats, in their high-end Brookside chocolate products. It’s astonishing that, in their response, they don’t address his actual concerns about the effects on the public health. They defend themselves by saying that corn syrup is easy and has…

Sugar is worse than just “empty calories” and tooth decay

An interesting study you’re not likely to ever hear about came out of my own alma mater, the University of Utah, and THIS article was published in the Tribune: Many mothers let their children eat loads of sugary food, thinking that it’s okay because their kid is thin, and they’ll make him brush his teeth…

Xylitol as a sugar alternative—GIVEAWAY today! part 1 of 2

The average American eats 152 lbs. of sugar annually, compared to 20 lbs. a century ago. That’s 750 calories daily, from refined sugar–which is half an adult woman’s daily calorie requirements! Some doctors have predicted that since Americans are eating 100 times more sugar than the human pancreas can process, in 20 years, every single…

How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:  I am trying to stop eating sugar, but am SO weak!  I’ve been reading some recommended books, and trying to exercise willpower, and I still struggle.   I’m curious what your process was, that led to success, and how you’ve been able to stay off sugar.  I could do it before I had kids,…