A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD, previously called “autism”) is a poorly understood family of related conditions. It is linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain for which the exact causes are unknown. However, it is now recognized that there is probably a combination of factors that lead to autism. Genetic factors seem to play […]

Hijacked! – The Food Industry Shifts Message

An attempt is being made by the food industry to hijack our eating habits! Have you noticed food manufacturers’ use of whole grain, omega-3, and gluten-free claims to market highly processed junk foods¬† that are “made with” whole grain and “gluten free”? Food manufacturers are also adept at getting consumers to think that various processed […]

The Chemistry of Artificial Sweeteners – PART 2 – ASPARTAME

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry […]

The Chemistry of Artificial Sweeteners – PART 1 – SPLENDA

In the past year, shares of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sweeteners, have nearly doubled in price. And sugar has had nothing to do with it. The company sold came up with something much more profitable: sucralose, also known as Splenda. The sweetener is sold in yellow boxes and sachets with royal-blue script […]

An Update about Artificial Sweeteners

One of the things I recommend in my Sugar Buster Program is to remove all artificial sweeteners. From time to time I bring you the latest updates about nutrition news and I thought a refresher on artifical sweeteners would be good. This comes from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, […]