Tag: diabetes

100% Fruit Juice

by Volume 15, Number 8 The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has long been associated with increased risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health problems. Because of this, many persons in the population assumed that “diet” beverages were…

Sugar

by Volume 15, Number 4 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “sweet tooth” as “a craving or fondness for sweet food.” Many people, including me, would acknowledge having a strong affinity for sugary foods. Is sugar an addictive substance? In a recent…

Necks

by Volume 13, Number 6 The 17th century philosopher René Descartes had a profound impact on perspectives of health and illness, as he challenged the prevailing notion of his time that sickness was a form of divine punishment. Descartes’ argued…