CCS Medical Blog

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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Understanding Carbohydrates: Bad vs. Good

It’s not enough to just cut out added sugars from your diet! Bad carbs like rice, potatoes and pasta are just as much of a health risk as eating too many sugary snacks.

Since January, we have dedicated more than half of our blog space to raising awareness about the...

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The Power of Good Fats

In a recent email to our patients, we promoted the benefits of fresh fruits as a healthy alternative for those who struggle with the national addiction to desserts, snacks and beverages that are made with added sugars and artificial sweeteners. 

But I would go one step...

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A National Fight Against Added Sugars

Last April, I wrote my final submission on my War on Sugar blog series to make room for other meaningful health topics in our CCS Medical blog section. I feel we would be remiss if we didn’t revisit this critical issue to examine recent developments in what we hope will...

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Too Much Sugar Can Lead to Alzheimer's!

The first sign of Alzheimer’s is no longer memory loss – it’s high glucose levels!

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