On January 7th, Bloomberg.com posted an excellent article on the dangers of high salt intake and the fight to get limits placed on the salt content of foods. Worth the read!
The Arizona Wellness Foundation has recently launched a new program to help people who are struggling to lose weight and get in shape. We call our program Eaters In Crisis.
In the coming weeks, we will be taking on patients and walking them through how to transform their bodies and achieve their best, healthiest versions of themselves. Check out our website at www.eatersincrisis.com and enjoy the video below to learn more about our program.
After posting yesterday's blog on dietitians suggesting Coke as a healthy snack, I found enough research and articles on soda's effects on the body to do several more blog posts. Today I'm going to focus on soda consumption and osteoporosis.
In 2006, an article was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. This study was testing the effects of cola intake on bone mineral density in both men and women. Bone mineral density was measured in the spine and at three points in the hip. Soft drink intake was measured through a food-frequency questionnaire. Once the data was collected and analyzed, the researchers discovered the following results:
While other research needs to be done, this study shows that intake of cola is associated with lower bone mineral density in older women. If you needed an additional reason for yourself or the women in your life to avoid colas (above and beyond the lack of nutrients and effects of sugar/HFCS on the body), here it is.
If you are a regular soda drinker and are looking to improve your health but need help, call our office at 602-559-4064 to schedule your initial consultation.
No, your eyes have not deceived you. Dietitians are now suggesting that Coke can be a healthy snack between meals. It should come as no surprise to learn that those making such ridiculous claims are being paid by Coca-Cola. It is incredibly saddening to hear stories people who are supposed to be educating the public are instead in the pockets of companies that make products void of any nutritional value.
Let me be clear on this: Soda of any kind is not a healthy snack ever. With its high sugar content and lack of any nutrients, it is essentially liquid candy. If you are craving something sweet, soda is not the answer. Instead try a piece of fruit, yogurt with berries & granola, or a small amount of the many foods being made that are sweetened with stevia instead of sugar.
If you are looking for more directed help making dietary changes, call our office at 602-559-4064 to schedule your initial consultation.
We all know that soda is bad for us. With is high sugar content, low nutritional value, and artificial chemicals it is essentially liquid candy. Perhaps they are more harmful to the body than just their dietary profile, though?
In 2012, PepsiCo won a small claims case against Ronald Ball. Ball claimed that when he opened up his can of refreshing Mountain Dew he found a mouse carcass floating in it. PepsiCo disputed the claim in an unexpected way. They did not roll out their standards of safety, nor their inspection certificates, nor anything else to show how the mouse could never have gotten into that can in the first place.
Instead, they claimed that the mouse carcass could not have survived being suspended in the bright yellow bubbly liquid 15 months after the can was made. They brought in expects to show that the mouse would have completely dissolved in just 30 days.
More than one YouTube blogger tried their own experiments with a rodent, Mountain Dew, and 30 days. Take a look at the video below and see just how right PepsiCo was. Be warned, it's not pretty.
Dr. Andria Orlowski has been in practice as a Naturopathic Physician for over two decades. She is accomplished in a variety of wellness treatments that have helped her patients achieve true healing.