It's an interesting and clever ad. However, when I think of any sugar-sweetened beverage (juices too), I take these two great quotes to heart.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world? Steve Jobs to John Sculley (CEO of PepsiCo)
You wouldn't think of watering a plant with soda. - Michelle Obama
Many people blame Coke for the obesity epidemic. I don't. I point the finger at The Main Street Diet - TheMainStreetDiet.com
An Interesting Conversation with Michael Pollan, Robert Lustig, and Andrew Weil ... Moderated by Tara Lemmey
There are many myths we believe about heart health. Take a moment to listen to these two well-respected doctors. Guaranteed you will "walk" away with a new perspective.
The People's Pharmacy interviewed Dr. Steve Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic and author of Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need.
Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health -- including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed).
It's not meant to be a comedy, but it is funny. Welcome to the Standard American Diet.
Here's what Ivan Oransky, Executive Editor of Reuters Health, has to say about it. Another good source for objective medical information is: Health News Review.
This is a 7-part documentary on the subject. You may be familiar with Dr. Robert Lustig. He's a YouTube "star". This video, Sugar: The Bitter Truth has been viewed over 2-million times. He has also been seen on a recent 60 Minutes segment: Is Sugar Toxic?
An Epidemic for Every Body - How did we get so fat, so fast? The debut episode debunks the theory that obesity only affects the “gluttons and sloths” among us and is, in fact, a public health problem that impacts everyone.
Sickeningly Sweet - Dr. Lustig illustrates the overabundance of sugar in today’s processed convenience foods and explains how our bodies metabolize these sugars in the same way as alcohol or other toxins, causing damage to the liver and other organs.
Hunger and Hormones: A Vicious Cycle - Sugar impacts the brain just as much as the waistline. In this episode, Dr. Lustig explains the biochemical shifts that sugar causes, making us store fat and feel hungry at the same time.
Sugar: A Sweet Addiction - Sugar isn’t just sweet, it’s addictive. This episode explores the cycle of addiction that sugar causes in the brain, much in the same way as drugs and alcohol.
Generation XL - An unnerving trend of obese infants is just one indication that obesity can be passed on from mother to fetus. This installment looks towards the next generation, with an emphasis on preventive care and pre-natal health.
A Fast-Paced, Fast Food Life - The pace of modern life is a key contributor to today’s obesity epidemic. Elissa Epel and Barbara Laraia explain the connection and offer practical and effective solutions that don’t involve dieting and exercise.
Drugs, Cigarettes, Alcohol…and Sugar? - Our experts offer a frank indictment of the country’s agricultural policy and food industry, which have made it nearly impossible to avoid sugar in our daily diet, and suggestions for possible remedies.
Otis Brawley, M.D., is the American Cancer Society's chief medical and scientific officer. He spoke eloquently about how the health system doesn't provide incentives for the best care, pointing out that the "system isn't failing; failure is the system."
One of his initial statements: "The second leading cause of cancer is the combination of very little physical activity, bad diet, which usually means high caloric intake, and obesity."
You can watch his entire presentation here.
It's an interesting video. However, my bias is toward lifestyle changes and not the use of statins.
If you hate those ridiculous drug ads that appear on TV, this is must-see viewing. Enjoy ...
Charles Duhigg just wrote a book titled: The Power of Habit. Watch this short video to learn how to break any habit.
When it comes to diet, health, and lifestyle issues, we do not discuss taste. Finally, someone addresses taste.
For a healthy lifestyle, taste is one of the keys to success.
Lies, Damn Lies, and the American Food System ... Have a laugh with Jeff Novick.
Most experts will state: Eat Less, *Exercise More. I know first-hand and for many reasons, it's erroneous information. Here's one expert who will explain.
Here's a tech-tip. I watch a lot of videos. There's a tremendous amount of incredible expert information online and for free. However, I never watch these videos online. I download them to my iPhone (the greatest learning tool ever invented). Yes, there's an app for that. Here's an incredible app and it's free.
*Exercise is important. However, it's very difficult to "exercise off" the calories from a typical fast-food or average American restaurant meal.