AVOID! The Toxic Truth About Stevia
By Jane Barthelemy. Stevia is marketed as a healthy sweetener. But surprising new evidence indicates all stevia sold in grocery stores is highly processed with methyl alcohol or other toxic chemicals. Healthy Solution: Look for my top natural non-toxic sweeteners.
Do you know if your stevia is pure? Or is it mixed with other sweeteners, sugars, and chemicals? Do you wonder how your stevia is refined? What does “natural” mean, if anything? Where is your stevia produced? You ...
Maple Syrup LOADED with SUGAR! The devil is in the details.
We LOVE to drizzle gobs of maple syrup on Paleo Pancakes! Because it's pure sap from maple trees - Right? Uh Oh! Sorry, the answer is NO! But maple syrup is unprocessed - Right? The answer is again NO! Maple syrup low in sugar - Right? NO NO NO! Maple won't acidify my body pH like sugar. SORRY, IT ACIDIFIES THE SAME AS SUGAR! As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha! Here goes!
Here's the ELEPHANT in the Room!
As we generously smother our ...
Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Disease & Uric Acid Caused by Fructose?
What causes high URIC ACID in the body? This is my question today. Many of our chronic diseases are associated with high uric acid levels. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, elevated Uric Acid is a common thread linking our rising chronic metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, gout, insulin resistance, Non fatty liver disease, and Alzheimer’s.
“It’s time we put uric acid where it belongs, to measure it and follow it over time, as we do with ...
Vanquish Obesity & Diabetes, 6 Steps
Like two sides of the same problem, Obesity and Diabetes have similar roots. The six primary culprits work together to perpetuate a cycle that's tough to break. This article outlines the six culprits, and how to break them.
These are the 6 roots of Obesity and Diabetes:
Low fiber diet,
High blood sugar causing glucose addiction,
Refined grains (simple carbs = sugar),
Empty foods, Mineral deficiencies from packaged industrial foods,
Emotional craving for ...
High-Sugar Forbidden Fruits, Which Ones Make You Fat?
What's the worst food for weight gain? Sugary fruit! Surprising new studies show high-fructose fruits are top culprits in weight gain. Due to a genetic mutation 40,000 years ago, the fructose you eat goes immediately to fat. To lose weight, skip these high-sugar fruits: Bananas, Grapes, Pineapples, Mangos, Oranges, Dried fruits, Raisins, Dates, Melons, Peaches, Sweet apples and juices.
Instead eat tart low-sugar fruits: raspberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes, strawberries, and ...
5 Top Healthy Sweeteners
Top ratings go to 1) Raw Honey, 2) PureLo by Swanson, 3) Swerve Sweetener, 4) Lakanto, and 5) Raw Stevia leaves, the only healthy sweeteners I can find. My criterion are purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a world epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disorder, we need sweeteners that stop the sugar cycle in it's tracks. Sadly, grocery stores do not carry healthy sweeteners, so we buy them online. We don't really need sweeteners, but some of us got used to a ...
Uh Oh! Coconut Sugar is 100% Sugar!
Terrible news! Coconut sugar is 100% sugar! You won't feel a glycemic rush, as coconut sugar is relatively low in glucose. But here's the rub: The rest of the sugar is fructose! It's 100% carbs! Just like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), fructose is a liver toxin that causes high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes (Yup, our top epidemics). Fructose doesn't give you a glycemic jolt. Instead it quietly and insidiously fills your liver with bad lipid (fat) deposits and makes you want ...
Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!
By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the tree is sustainable or earth-friendly. How is Xylitol produced? How does it affect the body? You deserve to know the truth to make an informed choice. ...
Alzheimer’s and Cancer: A Common Cause?
Alzheimer’s Disease affects 50 million people in the world.
This is projected to more than double to 131 million people by 2050. Scientists are calling Alzheimer's Disease "Type 3 Diabetes" because of its link to blood sugar. Let's cut to the chase. Amazingly, we can prevent and even reverse AD if we cut out sugar, refined carbs, add healthy fats, and move the body! The underlying deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer's Disease begins many years earlier with too much sugar, ...
Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!
BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled.
Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases.
Best Paleo Sweeteners
By Jane Barthelemy.
The spotlight is on Paleo Sweeteners
- minimally processed that don't raise blood sugar. We live in times when sugars and refined carbs in industrial foods are causing epidemic health challenges worldwide. Many people are turning to the Paleo diet for guidance. What did our ancestors eat? ...
Good-bye Sugar Cravings. Hello Health!
It's 3:30 pm, your brain is getting foggy, your energy is a bit low, your nerves are on edge, and you need a sweet snack. Sound familiar? Sugar cravings are a very physical reality in our lives. Sugar stimulates the brain’s reward centers through the neuro-transmitter dopamine, just like other addictive drugs. Foods high in fat and sugar stimulate ...
325 Sweeteners, Which is Best?
By Jane Barthelemy.
I’m passionate about natural sweeteners, and I hope you are too. This is an exhaustive list of 325 sweeteners available in the USA, by yours truly.
Gleaned from nutrition labels and supermarket shelves, it’s the most complete list ...
The Skinny on Obesity – Video Series
By Jane Barthelemy.
The data is in. Sugar causes fat deposits and obesity. Sugar causes diabetes. It's that simple.
Here's an amazing new video series from the U of C showing clear scientific evidence that obesity, diabetes, and many diseases are caused by sugar and ...
My Trip to the Just Like Sugar Factory
Everybody asks me: "What's in the chicory root sweetener?" Last week I paid a visit to the Just Like Sugar factory to give their CEO, Mike Sylver, a signed copy of my book Paleo Desserts
. I had already done an enormous amount of research comparing hundreds of sweeteners on the market and I compiled...
Lick the Sugar Habit without Deprivation
By Jane Barthelemy.
Many of us crave sweets, like Brownies and Chocolate Fudge.
They taste wonderful in the moment, but when your blood sugar plunges a few minutes later, and you suddenly gain 5 pounds, it’s a bad day. Sugars and carbs are the problem with most sweets, causing a spike in blood glucose that destabilizes metabolism, and weight gain. ...
Is Sugar Toxic? CBS 60 Minutes
By Jane Barthelemy.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the U of C in San Francisco, believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet, much of it hidden in processed foods, is killing us and making us fat. CBS 60 Minutes recently aired new scientific research by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that links high blood sugar to obesity, diabetes...
Just Like Sugar Table Top – Natural Chicory Root Sweetener
Product Review by Jane Barthelemy.
Just Like Sugar Table Top
is my favorite natural Paleo sweetener by far. After testing hundreds of sweeteners I use it because it dissolves easily, it tastes delicious, and is easy to measure cup for cup like sugar. Even better, it has zero-calories and zero-carbs. ...