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Alternative Coffee

Perhaps I might have led you astray with the title, “Alternative Coffee”, perhaps not.  Some people are very routine in their coffee regimen.  I used to be.   347 more words

Writings By Lynn K. Scott

What is sugar or sucrose?

What is sugar (also known as table sugar or sucrose)?

Sucrose is a disaccharide composed of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose. Sucrose (table sugar or sugar) is obtained from sugar cane or sugar beets. 121 more words

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for you than other sugars?

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for you than other sugars?

The simplest and shortest answer: if you are concerned or want to optimize your health it’s a good idea to keep your daily intake of added sugar, regardless of the type, to a minimum. 819 more words

Making Of... Photos on the Sugar Posts

As promised, there is (at least) one more story in the pictures included in our two posts on sugars (which you can find here (part 1) … 568 more words


Sugar Isn't Any Healthier Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is terrible for you. I want to be really clear about that. But if you pore over ingredient labels trying to avoid it, or if you opt for Jones Soda or Mexican Coke because of its “real” sugar, you may have been duped.

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Keeping infants sweet and warm to help the immunization go down - but is it a good idea?

Sucrose given to newborns prior to anticipated painful procedures has been used for many years now.  The pooled evidence as presented by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews concludes that “Sucrose is safe and effective for reducing procedural pain from single painful events (heel lance, venepuncture).”  As care providers for newborns in an Intensive care setting we have become accustomed to providing this sugar to infants prior to such procedures and there is no question that we note the benefit in both subjective assessment of pain and when using more objective scoring systems. 335 more words


Are Diet Products Doing Your Body More Harm Than Good?

Do you eat or drink “diet” this or “light” that? Did you know those products might actually be doing more harm than good when it comes to your health and weight loss goals? 264 more words