Sugar May Be More Dangerous Than We’ve Been Led To Believe

Recent news out of the University of California in San Francisco brought forth some shocking allegations against the sugar industry when it came across animal research and clinical trials from the 1960’s that had been conducted to gain an understanding of the effects of sugar on cardiovascular health. Uncovering the data itself was not the shocking part, but the fact that the sugar industry efficiently buried the data to keep consumers purchasing and consuming sugar, is.


The sugar industry has long maintained that sugar consumption bares no impact on the promotion of heart disease, diabetes or obesity, despite the many studies that suggest otherwise, and this recent discovery of buried historical documentation further showcases that they genuinely do believe there is significant harm in consuming sugar.


The documents showcase that a group called the Sugar Research Foundation (today’s Sugar Association.) funded research projects that used animals to see if there was a connection between heart health and sugar, and what they found is that it not only promoted heart disease, but bladder cancer as well. Upon their findings, they decided never to publish the results and instead continue to churn out sugar-filled products and market them to our kids and us.


While the Sugar Association disputes the claims that they have been misleading the public, it has also recently been uncovered that they have led and funded multiple campaigns to counter the public’s negative perception of sugar, campaigns that are highly biased in their favor. One of the men in charge of the campaigns goes by John Hickson, a former sugar association executive that left the association to join the tobacco industry. Hickson has been known to have previously paid influential scientists from Harvard University to publish review papers in the late 60’s that minimized the connection between sugar and heart disease and instead put the blame on saturated fat despite all the evidence to the contrary. It begs the question, can we trust the Sugar Association at all, and how will this impact our kids moving forward?


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Waiakea Water Takes Bottled Water to Another Dimension With Degradable Plastic Bottles

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water has become the top-selling bottled water in under five years for a number of reasons, but its sustainable message of preserving the environment is one of its original features. Waiakea Water has always been environmentally conscious using 100 percent recycled plastic or REPT to make their bottles, but recently, Ryan Emmons, the 27-year-old entrepreneur and CEO of Waiakea has an outstanding announcement: Waiakea Water has developed a fully degradable plastic bottle that they are releasing in 2018.

Emmons is leading the millennial generation as CEO of this successful company, which is becoming the sustainable bottled water for Millenials. They are being drawn to it by the millions as this group is responsible for purchasing over 85 percent of Waiakea Water. Pure clean water and sustainable packaging are two main features that have made this bottled water so popular.

Emmons discovered Waiakea Water when his family vacationed in Hawaii as a child. The source of this delicious, crystal-clear, mineral-filled water is the natural spring inside the active volcano. The water falls 1,400 feet through the porous rock, collecting incredible nutrients and electrolytes as it flows. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water does not filter out any of these nutrients, so the result is an amazing alkaline, crisp, natural water.

Founded in 2012, Drink Healthy, Drink Sustainably, and Drink Ethically has been the motto for the company. Emmons uses this as his motto and the principles that he used to build his successful company. From the company’s inception, Ryan donates 650 liters of clean water to nations that need it. The donations go through, and millions of gallons are donated to people who need it.

Waiakea’s mission is to provide a natural volcanic water while fulfilling all three parts of the motto. Donating clean water is a philanthropic action that Emmons has felt called to since he started Waiakea.

When the 100 percent degradable plastic bottle appear on the shelves, they will be the first in the bottled water industry. This young entrepreneur has made amazing progress in five years, and the future holds incredible promise for Waiakea Water.

Fasting Could Be The Next Big Thing For Dieters

Scientists have made an amazing new discovery that will change the way losing weight, and keeping fit have both been viewed in the past. They have determined that unlike what has been the belief in the past, fasting is not really bad for your health. On the contrary, not only will fasting help you lose weight, but it also has a number of amazing health benefits. It reduces cardiovascular risk, reduces inflammation and increases insulin resistance as well as lowering blood sugar levels. This new discovery is an absolute game changer, since it debunks several theories concerning fasting and its effects on your health, and makes losing weight way much easier.

From the research, a new weight loss method has been established. Intermittent fasting is a practice that involves skipping meals over regular periods of time or periodically reducing the amount of food consumed over time. This method has been proven to effectively help you reduce your weight in an amazing way. It helps you lose the body fat while retaining the muscle. This is because when you fast, the body eventually runs out of carbohydrates to digest, therefore resulting to digesting the stored fats in your body. This makes it perhaps the easiest way to lose weight currently known to man.

An extra advantage is that fasting will make you much more resistant to illness. Researchers found that it works much in the same way as a physical exercise by putting the body cells under mild stress and taxing the muscles and the heart, therefore making them much stronger and more resistant to disease. One main concern with fasting, however, is the hunger that one must endure. Indeed, this is the reason why 38% of fasters dropped out within 6 months of starting on the plan, a figure which is 10% higher than other weight loss plans dropout rates. However, research shows that hunger is not quite a concern once one gets used to the plan. You become much more tolerant to hunger as the body adapts to the lack of food on certain days. Many fasters testified that after a while, one becomes so occupied at work or doing some other activities that they do not even notice that they have not eaten the whole day.

A key point to take note of is that fasting is not as much about food deprivation as it is about changing the calorie intake. Therefore, and this is a big plus, you can eat all your favorite meals in any desired quantities on your normal days without affecting the progress on your weight loss. Of course, you have to take care not to over-consume your favorite calorie filled meals on the normal days. But this is highly unlikely, as it has been proven that the average increase in food intake ranges between 10 and 15%, which would have no tangible effect on your weight loss project.

So give this plan a try. It is simple and very little, if any, side effects. The best part is that you can always quit if you fell that it is not working for you.  Of course there are those that want meal prep services, that weigh Nutrisystem cost vs buying regular food, or even fasting.  See a breakdown of how this can work out on PureHealthyLiving:

Plans Kick Off To Improve Lives Of Children In Central New Jersey

Corporates and organizations play a huge role in the society. Now and then, they affect the lives of the communities they are involved in. Organizations such as Jewish Family Service, Great Metro West Able, Fulton Bank, and Zufall Health have taken the initiative to help improve lives of children in Central New Jersey area.


Helping Siblings with Special Needs


Collaborative efforts between Jewish Family Service and Great Metro West Able will see parents educated on creating and maintaining a positive environment for their children. They two organizations have launched a parenting workshop called ‘What About Me?’ whose aim is to help children with special needs. The meeting, which will be held in mid-November, aims to shed light on the neglect of children with special needs.

Studies have shown that parents give more attention to the children with special needs. Often the siblings of children with special needs are neglected and so Jewish Family Service of New Jersey wants to address that issue. This neglect affects the siblings of special needs children. They end up feeling unwanted. ‘What About Me?’ is a great program that seeks to help parents achieve balance at home. It will sensitize parents on recognizing and managing their children’s complex emotions.


Fighting Childhood Obesity


Fulton Bank and Zufall Health in New Jersey have come together to help children in the region fight obesity. The two companies aim to empower families to make healthy lifestyle choices. The program called ‘Andale’ will educate parents and children on the health implications of obesity. ‘Andale’ is Spanish for ‘let’s get moving’ targets young obese Latino children between the age of 7 and 12 years.


The three-month program will not only educate families on the risks associated with obesity but also give solutions to curb the problem. It will introduce methods that help families with obese members live healthy lives through proper diet. Health professionals from Zufall Health will be actively involved in reducing the body mass index of these children to improve their health.


Overcoming obesity will not only enhance the children’s health but will also boost their mental state. “Child obesity is a serious health concern and Fulton is supporting this program to help improve lives of at-risk families.” Said Fulton VC, Betsy Roberts. “We appreciate Fulton’s support in helping promote healthy lifestyles to obese children.” Said President and CEO of Zufall Health.


Parents Beware: Teens and Inflated Body Image Expectations Increase Dangerous Trends

Everyone knows that being a teenager is no walk in the park, but teens today face even more pressure to be perfect than ever before. With social media outlets always challenging teens and preteens to get the most ‘likes’ and followers online, image is what most teens focus on the most when it comes to their attributes. This has led to an alarming increase in laxative or muscle-building substance abuse among male and female teens alike to try to obtain that ‘perfect’ body.

A study on laxative use showed that nearly 11% of women ages 23 to 25 had tried laxatives to use weight, while 12% of young men reported using muscle-enhancing products to gain bulk. This alarming trend is a caution to parents to educate their children about the dangers of doing harmful things to their bodies in the name of image, and an excellent opportunity for them to teach their kids how exercise and eating healthy can make a true difference in how teens feel about themselves.

Unfortunately, the misconception that taking laxatives or muscle-enhancing products will change the body is all teens can focus on. They fail to realize that they are attempting to alter their bodies in ways that are not natural or healthy. If a parent notices their child becoming withdrawn or showing outward signs of weight loss or gain, they should take them to their pediatrician for an examination to ensure they are growing as they should.