Each day we see more and more information on the effects of sugar in and on our bodies. Recently I saw several ads claiming that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS, a source of sugar) and table sugar were both safe. However, recently a study was published by a Pediatrician colleague of mine from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He and his team reported that in 43 children they tested, after only 10 days without sugar, their triglyceride levels (a form of fat) decreased by an average of 33 points. Their LDL-Cholesterols (the bad cholesterol) also dropped 5 points as did their diastolic blood pressure (the lower number). Dr. Robert Lustig and his team also determined that all of the children in their study reduced their risk of diabetes because their sugar and insulin levels normalized. Even though this study was done in children, there is no reason to believe it wouldn’t happen in adults. That this was after only 10 days without sugar is amazing!
To Mask or Not to Mask: Why Are We Still Asking?*
The American public has always been fascinated with masks. I remember growing up with fond memories of the Masked man who left