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The Ins and Outs of Insulin Resistance

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 24th, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

You’ve probably heard many reasons why you should avoid sugary foods: tooth decay, lack of any nutritional value, and weight gain among them. But did you know that a diet high in sugar also may lead to a serious condition called insulin resistance?

Insulin is hormone that’s made in the pancreas and works throughout the body. Its job is to regulate your blood sugar levels…

Coming to Terms With Sugar Substitutes

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 9th, 2013 Tags: , ,

If you’re trying to eat only healthy things, you already know to avoid sugary drinks like soda, lemonade, sweetened iced tea, and frothy coffee confections. But what does that leave you? Just plain water, seltzer/club soda, tea, and coffee. These options may seem a lot less exciting, especially if you believe you have an incurable sweet tooth.

I’m sure this is why many people end…

Sugar: Should You Worry About It?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on April 10th, 2013 Tags: , , ,

We live in a sweet-crazed world. Sweet, sugary foods taste delicious, make us feel good, and border on addictive. Our latest love affair with cupcakes is just the tip of the iceberg — or icing, in this case! Many of us consume sugar at just about every meal and snack time, maybe without even realizing it.

We no longer need a celebration to bring out…

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