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FDA Slaps Major Restrictions onto Avandia

The FDA has announced that it will significantly restrict Avandia to Type 2 diabetics who cannot control their diabetes on other medications. Now, why doesn’t the FDA suggest something BETTER than medications? And why does Avandia work in such a risky way?

A Diet for Reducing Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Cancer cells crave sugar and don’t do well at burning fats.  So it makes sense that reducing the sugar that’s available to cancer cells might slow them down, while at the same time, improve energy for a person undergoing cancer treatments.  It’s not an approach you’ll hear much about in the United States, but this…

Sweet “Treats” – The New Heroin?

If you “feel” addicted to sweets, is it safe to abstain except on weekends?  Maybe not.  A 2009 study shows the addictive power of sweet treats, at the same time that a new campaign by the American Dairy Counsel was  launched to get more children to drink more sweetened chocolate milk.  Lead researchers include Pietro…

Hospital Blood Sugars – Christopher Fox, MD

Keep your blood sugars low in the hospital, and you may heal faster.  That’s the take-home message from this talk, presented by Chistopher Fox, MD, of Boulder Endocrinology in Colorado.  Dr. Fox gave this presention at a diabetes education symposium in Boulder around 2008. Listen – Hospital Blood Sugars (30 minutes)

Chef Ann Cooper on Healthy School Lunch

Do school lunches and snacks have to be sweet and filled with processed foods before kids will eat them?  Listen to the Renegade Lunch Lady, Chef Ann Cooper, at Boulder Valley Schools, hear what happens when school lunch gets healthier. Listen (30 Minutes) Healthy School Lunch Chef Ann Cooper This program first broadcast on KGNU