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  • Additive claims to be the boss of sugar, benefiting diabetics

    Additive claims to be the boss of sugar, benefiting diabetics
    Diabetes can affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is the brain's main source of fuel and provides critical energy for the cells. If you have diabetes, it means that eating too many carbohydrates can spike blood...
  • Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get

    Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get
    Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight. All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
  • Hypoglycemia: A Vicious Cycle

    Hypoglycemia: A Vicious Cycle
    Do you ever find yourself feeling faint and irritable when you've skipped a meal? Do you feel fatigued, depressed or worried when you don't have enough food or have gone too long between meals? Do you crave sugars and carbohydrates and feel immediate...
  • PREVIOUS CONTENT: Study links BPA, sexual problems

    <b>PREVIOUS CONTENT:</b> Study links BPA, sexual problems
    Chinese factory workers exposed to huge amounts of bisphenol A had a substantially higher risk of sexual dysfunction, according to a study released late Tuesday that is expected to add more urgency to the question of the chemical's safety. The new study,...
  • Sugar-Free Foods: Not the Sweet Choice?

    Sugar-Free Foods: Not the Sweet Choice?
    These days, the average American consumes a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, totaling about 350 calories. Thus, in the context of a national obesity problem, it's no surprise that food manufacturers have begun introducing sugar-free versions of...
  • Avoiding Poisons

    Avoiding Poisons
    Avoiding unsafe cleaning products is just as important as identifying safe ones. One hundred thousand chemicals are used commercially, and the production of chemicals doubles every seven years. Cleaning products are among the most toxic substances that...
  • A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA

    A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA
    IN a small, windowless laboratory -- far removed from romantic vineyard vistas -- scientists at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) are attempting what most wine lovers would say is impossible. They are developing a test for terroir,...
  • PREVIOUS CONTENT: Are you feeding your baby BPA?

    <b>PREVIOUS CONTENT:</b> Are you feeding your baby BPA?
    Parents everywhere were alarmed when, in 2008, Health Canada announced it had found the estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, in 84 percent of samples of baby food sold in glass jars. Their lids were lined with plastic. At the forefront...
  • Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients -- once seen as fringe -- are now mainstream.

    Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients -- once seen as fringe -- are now mainstream.
    First of two parts At first, the experimental shampoo looked like a putrid salad dressing. Its oil and its water just couldn't get along. They separated in the bottle and, over time, the shampoo took on an ugly brown hue. The team at Avalon Organics,...
  • Are Dangerous Toxins Lurking In Your Everyday Products?

    Are Dangerous Toxins Lurking In Your Everyday Products?
    The health-conscious among us take care to avoid notorious risks such as mercury-laden fish, lead paint and cigarette smoke—all of which contain chemicals proven to do a body bad. But do you ever think twice about the lotion you smear on your face, the...
  • Letters to the editor

    The other side of open adoption Re "Between Two Families," a two-part series, Aug. 5 and 6 If The Times intended to write in support of the adoption process, specifically "open adoption," then it seems that you picked a poor example. I am the mother of...
  • The murky math of calorie counting

    In California and elsewhere, public health advocates are battling the restaurant industry over the passage of regulations requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menu boards. The restaurant industry's counter-arguments are crassly...