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Glycemic load vs. glycemic index The glycemic index of a food is the amount you have to eat before it raises your blood sugar. The glycemic load is the amount of carbs times the glycemic index. What difference does that make? We ...
Jan 08 2008 1:00pm
I had a friend who said all white foods were poison. White bread, white rice, potatoes, w ... more
Jan 08 2008 7:25pm
De-coding the Glycemic Index We’ve heard that eating foods low on the Glycemic Index helps keep blood sugar stable and our diet healthy. But what does that mean, really? Low GI foods are slowly digested, releasing sugar (glucos ...
Aug 04 2007 8:25pm
The GI, Guys You’ve probably heard the words "glycemic index" or "glycemic load" when it comes to certain foods. What the heck does that mean? The glycemic index (GI) of food is important when constructing a ...
Nov 12 2007 2:28pm
Low-carb diet speeds initial weight loss: study In a study of overweight and obese people, those who went on a low carbohydrate diet lost more weight -- and more fat -- than their peers who went on a low-fat, portion-controlled diet. After 12 we ...
Apr 02 2007 10:41am
Splurge with Agave You may have heard about agave, nature’s low glycemic sweetener (if not – seek it out!), now a company called Organic Nectars has come out with an agave gelato, which is receiving high scores on t ...
Sep 10 2007 1:02pm
Beware Artificial Sweeteners There are many reasons to consider eating less sugar. However, think twice before you use artificial alternatives. Many studies have shown the negative health effects of Saccharin (Sweet-n-Low) on h ...
Jun 04 2007 2:16am
Blue Corn Tortillas the Healthy Way to Go Next time Mexican food night rolls around, try to add a little color to your fare with blue corn taco shells or tortilla chips. Mexican researchers have found that blue corn tortillas have 20 percent ...
Aug 21 2007 10:06am
"Bell's Palsy of the Gut" and Other GI Manifestations of Lyme and Associated Diseases PRACTICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY April 2006 by Virginia T. Sherr, MD Bell's palsy signifies paralysis of facial muscles related to inflammation of the associated seventh Cr ...
Jul 08 2008 6:40pm
When to Suspect Lyme The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, ...
Jul 08 2008 6:37pm
Standard pregnancy weight can lead to overweight toddlers The standard advice for how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy may need to change, according to a rigorous and provocative study suggesting that even accepted weight gains may raise the ...
Apr 03 2007 11:03am