CCS Medical Blog

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

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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Simple & Healthy Diabetes-Friendly Summer Snacks

In our last blog, we offered many tips on how to enjoy a healthier dining out experience, including seeking out chef-driven farm-to-table restaurants, and even shopping a local farmer’s market, which puts you in charge of the dining experience!

When eating at home, these...

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Winning The War on Sugar: The Farce of Sugar Substitutes

Americans love artificial sweeteners because they have fewer or no calories and can thereby help us lose weight. In theory – and both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association both support this, when consumed carefully, non-nutritive sweeteners...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Just Say No!

"Just Say No!" An Old Slogan Becomes the New Battle Cry

In our last blog, "Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar," we discussed the two-pronged addictive power that sugar holds over us as a nation. 

First, there is the physically addictive properties of refined...

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Winning the War on Sugar: Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar

In our last blog, we talked about the desperate need to wage a War on Sugar, akin to the 1980s “War on Drugs.” Using science writer Gary Taubes as our champion, we identified the prevalence of added sugars in our American diet as the real stimulant affecting type 2...

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Keep Healthy Habits Going

Did you make a health-oriented New Year's resolution? To eat better, exercise more, or lose weight? Much of that January motivation starts to wane by the time March rolls around, and many of us are ready to call it quits.

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