Tag: Diabetes

Binge Drinking, NCDs and Brains


While alcohol consumption has been decreasing in wealthy, developed countries over the past 20 or so years (down 2.5%), this has masked a worldwide increase in dangerous binge drinking in youth and women. Harmful alcohol use is a major factor in non-communicable diseases, early and accidental death and disability, and can affect brain function for…

Artificial Sweeteners Confuse Your Body: Storing Fat and Inducing Diabetes


As noted in the featured video, there are currently five different artificial sweeteners on the market. The one you’re most likely to encounter is aspartame, which also tends to be the worst of the bunch. “Sweetener lesson 101: Avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague. While the mechanisms of harm may differ, they’re all harmful in…

Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today


Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry…