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Sugar: A Problem or Not?

Sugar: A Problem or Not?

Is sugar becoming a problem for Americans and people from other Western countries?  According to the CDC obesity rates have skyrocketed in the last decade, and so has the consumption of sugary foods and drinks.  In this article, I intend to explore whether sugar-loaded foods are becoming a health-problem.  The obesity epidemic is no joke.  Diabetes and obesity have become ubiquitous across the United States. Statistics indicate that by the year 2040 one-hundred percent of Americans … Read entire article »

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Addicted to ….

Addicted to ….

  Every sector of life and humanity needs another to monitor its activities, keep it as honest as possible, and—hopefully—reign in its more destructive tendencies.  While the scientists conducting research into deadly viruses and their threat to mankind no doubt wish to lessen the potential for outbreaks of, shall we say, “pandemicide,” the question I would ask is: To what extent are you willing to risk the well-being of yourself and society at large in order … Read entire article »

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Can a Specific Gene Lead to Depression?

Can a Specific Gene Lead to Depression?

There are a number of possibilities for someone to become depressed. Some believe it is hereditary, some believe it was brought on by a traumatic event; others even believe they were born with it. Regardless of the cause, scientists have been searching for a possible cause of depression. Time Magazine posted an article reveling a new study has confirmed that evidence of a particular gene involved in transporting serotonin, a brain chemical critical to mod, may … Read entire article »

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Possible New JFAA Fellowship – Junk Food Addicts Anonymous?

We all know bacon drenched in gravy and a side of biscuits probably isn’t your healthiest breakfast choice. However, when we bought the container of bacon at our local Stop ‘n Shop, would we have thought twice about buying it if the package had contained a warning indicating the addictive potential of the bacon? Scientists’ emerging research shows a parallel between the brain’s reactions that occur with substances such as morphine, cocaine and heroin and reactions that occur with junk food such as candy, chips, sodas, fast foods — anything that tastes really, really delicious and releases dopamine in the brain upon consumption. Scientists used rats to study affects on the brain when junk food such as icing, chocolate, and sausage were eaten. The rat’s resulting brain were almost duplicates … Read entire article »

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