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Artficial Sweeteners

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
lArtificial sweeteners have not been proven to help with weight loss. In fact, there is some evidence suggesting the opposite. Most artificial sweeteners have worrisome side effects and some are toxic. Stevia is a safe alternative.            

Childhood Obesity

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the factors leading to childhood obesity such as diet, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep, stress, too much TV, direct to consumer ads. The role of high fructose corn syrup and other sugars as well as fast foods are reviewed.        

Childhood Obesity and Lifestyle Measures

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
There is an epidemic of childhood obesity and much is related to high fructose corn sugar and other sugars and sedentary lifestyles. We need to eliminate TV ads and educate parents and kids about healthy lifestyles.

Dietary Factors in Illness with Geoffrey Marx

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
High fructose corn syrup is perhaps the worst nutrient available that causes disease and is a big factor in causing the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.        

Epidemic of Nutritionally Based Diseases with Geoffrey Marx

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Diabetes and obesity are the greatest health care issues we face today. High fructose corn syrup is found in most foods, even fruit juices now; this is one of the biggest factors we see. Soft drinks have about 12 teaspoons of HFCS. 25% of the US has the precursor of diabetes; the metabolic sydrome.          

Food and Addiction with Francesco Garripoli

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Addiction is common and food is a very common addiction. When we are removed from their natural environment it leads to problems. Sugar and high fructose corn fructose are classic examples of how a natural environment is affected by change. We tend to put blame outside of ourselves, this is what victimization is.              

Food for Thought with Cindy Geshon

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Dr. Len interviews the founder of the Wellness City Challenge in Contra Costa County that is revolutionizing the diets of school children. Her leadership in hands on "eat and learn" classes and promotion of what a healthy diet is is making grass roots changes in the community.      

Is Chocolate Heart Healthy?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Really? Candy bars, truffles and Bon Bons may have chocolate, but they are not healthy for us. Data from a metaanalysis showed that the highest chocolate eaters have a 37% lower risk for heart disease and a 29% lower risk for stroke. The...

Is Coca-Cola another Phillip Morris?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Coca-Cola is intensifying its ads portraying the company as trying to lessen the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes by producing better tasting artificial sweeteners and introducing smaller cans. This seems like full blown damage control to preserve the market for a product that is causing the the problem. In our opinion they are pretending they're...

Is infant formula safe?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Infant formula will never come remotely close to providing the nutrients found in human breast milk. Formula has the wrong fats, sugars, and proteins and is missing most nutrients found in mother's milk. Sixty percent of the calories derived from mother's milk is from fat. It is critical that mothers to be eat a healthy diet starting about...

Is Sugar a Poison?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The rise of obesity is not just from eating too much and lack of exercise. Our consumption of sugar has increased over the past century from 15 to 75 grams a day. This translates to about 150 lbs of sugar a year! Fructose is one of the components of table sugar, or sucrose, and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and is the culprit that leads to insulin...

Junk Food Takeover with Ed Bauman

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
            The standard American diet is sadly deficient in good nutrition and full of food that is unhealthy. Refined carbohydrates, especially high fructose corn syrup, has contributed a lot to the growing epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Other factors, such as trans fats, food additives and preservatives, added...

Kids and Snacks

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Kids are eating snacks that are now making up more than a quarter of their calorie consumption. Do we need legislation to stop this? Nurse Vicki discusses healthy solutions and Dr. Len explains the challenges.            

Laws to Regulate Trans Fat and Calories in Food

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
NY is leading the way in regulating food, especially trans fats and in disclosing calories in food. The real danger in our diet is sugar, and this is discussed with respect to insulin. We need laws to restrict simple sugars.

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: March 4, 2011

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Hour One:  20:20 tips   "When and why to drink water" and "Let's label Genetically Modified food"Topics this hour:   Turmeric for cancer Celebrex is toxic, but may be helpful for colon cancer Insulin Potentiated Therapy with Chemo (gets rid of sugar that cancer cells like) Sugar sweetened drinks increase blood pressure and affect brain...

Preview, Diabetes Intro

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Diabetes is a disease where there is defective energy production because of insulin resistance. The physiology of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and the role of insulin and sugar levels are discussed. Risk factors and complications are reviewed. Treatment options are presented.

Preview, Diet, Which Diet is Right For You?

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
There are so many diets out there that most of us are confused about which one is right for us. Some of this is because there are so many "one size fits all" diets, such as the one recommended by the USDA in its food pyramid. In general there is a huge misconception that fats are bad and a lack of understanding that high fructose corn syrup and other sugars are...

PTA Gets Junk Food Out of Schools

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The PTA knows that getting junk food out of schools is necessary and they are taking action. High sugar foods are prevalent in school meals and vending machines. Less violence and better grades follow a healthy diet.            

Sodas Deposit Fat in Liver, Muscle, and Abdomen

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drinking a liter of soda a day for 6 months increases the amount of fat that will accumulate in the liver, muscles, and abdomen by 25% according to a December 2011 article published in the AJCN. This has been linked to the metabolic syndrome, the precursor of type 2 diabetes, and all of its complications that include hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and obesity....

Sodas Linked to Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The April of 2012 publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that a greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low calorie sodas is linked to a higher risk for stroke. Soft drinks have been associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and coronary artery disease. Those people consuming the most...