CCS Medical Blog

The Food Giants are Finally Listening, BUT Can They Really Help?

There was a recent article published in the October 17th issue of the Wall Street Journal that, when reading the first few sentences, gave me cause for great hope in our War Against Added Sugar! 

The article was called "The Search for Sugar Substitutes" by Annie...

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Promote Tobacco-Free Living and Join the Great American Smokeout!

Every year on the third Thursday of November, smokers from all over the USA take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

On this day, smokers make a plan to quit, or have planned in advance to quit smoking on this day. Even if they only quit for...

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A Focus on Healthier Outcomes for Women with Diabetes

As we recognize another World Diabetes Day this November 14th, I am pleased to spread the message on this year’s critical theme – A right to a healthy future for women.

This is an appeal on behalf of our mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, and women...

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Why Sugar Is Bad For You, The Damaging Effects of Sugar

Think about this ...

You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car. So why would you consume the wrong sugars in your regular diet?  And why so much?

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day – twice the recommended amount![i] Millions of us continue with...

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How the NEW Nutrition Label Helps the War on Sugar

We have a new weapon in the war on sugar! 

In the spring of 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food manufacturers will be required to make changes to their nutrition labels for packaged products.

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Eggs - The Smart Choice for Healthy Eating!

Eggs are a smart choice for healthy eating. Did you know that each 85-calorie serving of eggs packs a whopping 7 solid grams of protein? They are also packed with amino acids, antioxidants and many beneficial nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the yokes are also good...

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The One-Two Punch of Soda's Addictive Power

In my first blog on the dangers of soda consumption, I focused on the many health benefits from cutting soda out of our regular consumption. When reviewing the advantages of saying no to soda, like better heart and brain health, stronger immune systems and decreasing the...

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Enjoying Good Carbs!

In part one of our blog series "Understanding Carbohydrates," we defined "bad carbs" as highly-glycemic starches, in addition to other food categories that raise blood sugar levels. Who were the leading culprits? Potatoes, rice, pasta and most processed foods (which are...

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A Collective Journey to Better Health

Last fall we relaunched our blog and began using our platform to support our patients in their quest for better health. For many, this means living without the complications of type 2 diabetes. The CDC reports that in 2015 there were 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the...

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Health Alert: Stop Drinking Soda Now!

I interrupt my recent blogs on understanding good carbs vs. bad carbs, which is still "Public Enemy #2" and you haven’t heard the last from me and my new campaign for better health – to revisit my initial war on added sugars and focus on what is perhaps the biggest...

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