CCS Medical Blog

Beware of Sneaky Sugar Alcohols in Food

Understanding sugar alcohols can get tricky, and they are most definitely NOT a treat. With Halloween approaching, many may reach for sugar-free candy, thinking they are making a better choice. Sugar-free candy, like many other foods marketed as "healthier choices,"...

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The Health Impact of Natural Sugars

Is sugar by any other name still sugar?

For anyone who has been following my blogs, or done their homework on healthier eating, it should be evident that added sugars and their omnipresence in the Western diet are the root cause for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

But what...

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New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018

Last year, Kris Erdman, our Vice President of Clinical Services, wrote a blog on New Year’s Resolutions that emphasized continuous improvement (or “CI”) through short-term, attainable objectives. 

Instead of the grand scale dreams of working out five days every week,...

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How to Cut Out the Sneaky Sugars!

In doing my research for this specific battle in the war against added sugars, I hit the jackpot when I discovered this blog from Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Guru, JJ Virgin, called “10 Sneaky Sugar Sources That Hold Your Weight Hostage.” 

She helps clients lose...

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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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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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Why is Soda Addictive?

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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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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