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  • Aspartame Bitter Truth, Sweet Lie
    In an effort to reduce calories and lose weight, many people switched to Diet Coke and foods containing aspartame when the sugar-substitute was approved as a food additive in the mid-1980s. Aspartame is widely known by the brand names NutraSweet and Equal. It was approved for use in diet sodas and children’s vitamins in 1983 after a tenacious and scandalous 14-year battle with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) around safety concerns. Aspartame’s approval and ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Spring in Europe and Japan
    While this UnitedHealthcare/Medtronic travesty (see post below) has been going on, I’ve been traveling. Two events have taken me to Europe and Japan. The first was my brother in law’s birthday/retirement party in The Netherlands. The second is an invitation to speak in Munich in a few weeks to a global gathering of Roche pharma executives. I […] ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • 7 Nutrition Secrets to Live a Longer and Healthier Life
    Below is my blog post for Huffington Post “7 secrets to live a longer–and healthier–life. You can also read it here. Let’s face it. We all want to live a longer — and healthier — life. Aging is inevitable but there are healthy habits we can create and foods we can enjoy to help prologue our lives. A nutrient dense diet along with a stress-free lifestyle goes hand in hand to promote longevity. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Avoid Church Potluck Weight Gain!
    A spiritual belief system is the cornerstone of many, if not most societies. It is the engine that drives faith, provides comfort and guidance, warms us when we are chilled by worry, soothes us when we experience loss, guides us when we are confused, and puts in perspective the mystery of all those unanswered questions. My spirituality is very important to me and one of the pillars of my health and wellness. It is quite ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Will Adding More to the Food Label Quell Confusion?
    I tend to have a standing grocery list. I buy foods my family enjoys, which includes what may be deemed “healthy” and also snacks that could be called “treats”, “junk”, or “occasional foods”. I buy “big” brands, store labels, fresh, … Continue reading ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 13, 2016
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