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Fructose As a Weapon of Mass Destruction
Russell Skinner, MD
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, was once a minor part of our diet. In the early 1900s, the average American took in about 15 grams of fructose a day (about half an ounce), most of it from eating fruits and vegetables.
According Harvard Medical School, today we average four or five times that amount, almost all of it from the refined sugars (sucrose) used to make breakfast cereals, pastries, sodas, fruit drinks, and other sweet foods and beverages.
Researchers point to the fact that the rise in obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in our country parallels a significant increase in dietary fructose consumption
Ronit Mor, ND
Summer has begun, and with it comes extended daylight. For many people, these long days are brimming with vacations, parties, and other enjoyable events. While these activities are most certainly fun, there could also be an element of stress involved. How our bodies handle stress, whether big or small, is important to our well-being, and excessive stress can be problematic for our overall health. To get a better glimpse at how the body manages the triggers of stress, you must go to the source of it all—the HPA axis.
What is the HPA axis?
The HPA axis is the interaction that exists between the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands. This axis is the interconnecting of the central nervous system with the endocrine system and is responsible for regulating functions such as stress response in the body.