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Calories: What are they and are they important?

  by Catherine W. Britell, M.D.  When we talk about the “calories” in food, what does that really mean? A calorie is defined as enough heat to raise one gram of water one degree centigrade.  Dietitians actually use “calorie” to mean the kilocalorie, or large “C” Calorie (equal to 1,000 calories), in measuring the calorific, heating, or […]

10 Reasons To Eat Real Food

10. The rate of obesity has MORE THAN DOUBLED since 1980. 9. There are as many overweight people alive as there were TOTAL PEOPLE ALIVE ~100 years ago. 8. More than 40 million children UNDER 5 are overweight. 7. Obesity is now the #1 health concern among U.S. parents, TOPPING DRUGS & SMOKING. 6. The […]

Sweeteners: More Profitable and Common than Ever

The most common and powerful weapon in the food industry’s arsenal is added sweeteners. Researcher Michael F. Jacobson, with the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said, “Carbonated soft drinks are the single most-consumed food in the American diet.” The problem has gotten so bad that at the turn of the millennium the average […]

Is SANE Eating a Low-Carb Diet?

  The brilliant MooseGeorge from the Support Group asked a wonderful question the other day: There are 3 types of carbs, fiber, sugar and starch. Really only 2 types as starch is just long chains of sugar that are broken back down to simple sugars by our digestion. Fiber isn’t digested by humans and so […]

Q&A: Is SANE Eating the Same for Children and Adults?

Yes and no. Yes, in that the same foods are SANE and inSANE for children and adults. No, in that SANE eating is more important for children because: Children require more nutrition than adults. Children are more susceptible to food-related behavior problems. Fat cells never go away. The habits children form affect them for the […]